• The Writer


    Hello! My name is Laura, welcome to my blog! I write weird stories, collect dragon plushies and stay up too late with my nose in a book. I am a wife, mom and child saved by grace. My hope is that you find encouragement here or at least a smile or too.
    God bless!

  • “Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book that it may be for the time to come forever and ever.”
    ~Isaiah 30:8.

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    We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "The only just literary critic," he concluded, "is Christ, who admires more than does any man the gifts He Himself has bestowed."
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    “Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisioned by the enemy, don't we consider it his duty to escape?. . .If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we're partisans of liberty, then it's our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can!”
    ~J.R.R. Tolkien

    "Writers who see by the light of their Christian faith will have, in these times, the sharpest eye for the grotesque, for the perverse, and for the unacceptable. To the hard of hearing you shout, and for the almost-blind you draw large and startling figures."
    ~Flannery O'Connor

    You write to communicate to the hearts and minds of others what’s burning inside you. And we edit to let the fire show through the smoke.
    ~Arthur Polotnik

    Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
    ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

    "There are forms of insanity that condemn people to hear voices against their will, but as writers we invite ourselves to hear voices without relinquishing our hold on reality or our right to control."
    ~Writing Fiction by Janet Burroway

    Christians have sometimes been suspicious of stories, because they really can influence you. If you read the Twilight novels once a month for a year, I think you'd be a different human afterward—and not a sparkly one.
    ~Nate Wilson

A Fire Within

It’s funny, there are times when I just want to throw my notebook across the room, break my pencil and pound my head against the wall I’m so frustrated with writing. Then there are the times when I feel so brain dead I can’t even come up with a more interesting synonym for “run”. But, there are always the times when the words just flow from my heart and I find myself crying over what I just wrote because the passion is there and it’s real, it’s from my soul.

Ever since I was a little girl I had this fire inside me, a zeal for something dyeing to get out and be seen by the world. I took it as a desire for adventure, a longing to experience amazing things, and that was partly it. But it seemed no matter what I did or where I looked I couldn’t find what that passion, (or fire), was for. Then, God put a pen in my hand and stirred my mind with possibilities of what we could create on paper together.

Honestly, I never wanted to be a writer, I wanted to go into music as a vocalist, but God had other plans. The first line in a movie I recently saw was, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” I can just see His smile when I decided to become a singer, how He must have gently shaken His head as He lovingly led me in another direction.

Now, writing is my passion, my second love, my act of worship. I think of what Eric Liddell said in Chariots of Fire, “When I run, I feel God’s pleasure.” That’s what’s writing is like for me, I’m doing what I was made to do, but I’m not doing it all alone. God’s beside me, He’s between the lines, He’s the underlying message. I am forever what He made me; a writer.

In Christ,
Laura

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  1. Laura, this post is just beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing… it really is (the purpose of your blog) encouraging. Not just the writing part, but the writing FOR GOD’S GLORY part. =) So thank you for sharing.

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