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    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

Revision Frenzy!

This week is Chapter Six Revision Frenzy! I’ve been procrastinating for the last two weeks and it’s time to buckle down, get to work, put my nose to the grind stone, seat of pants to seat of chair. It is my goal to get chapter six DONE this week if it kills me! Time to focus, time to type like wild, time for… caffeine! So *brandishes trusty pen* chapter six, prepare to meet your maker!

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9 Comments

  1. Zoe

     /  November 30, 2009

    Go Laura! You can do it!

    Reply
  2. Nairam

     /  November 30, 2009

    😀 Good luck!

    Reply
  3. lilacandivy

     /  November 30, 2009

    =) as your stress begins, mine ends! (this is the last day of November!!!)
    Go go go!

    Reply
  4. Daniel

     /  November 30, 2009

    You can do it!!!
    two things: 1. Don’t do it if it kills you! It isn’t worth it. 😛
    2. I like that last line.. 😀 😀 😀 “… prepare to meet your maker.” 😀

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    • storygirl308

       /  December 1, 2009

      Okay, I won’t kill myself. 🙂

      Thank you all for the encouragement!

      Reply
  5. musingsbymarie

     /  December 3, 2009

    Hi, I have a silly question to ask. I just set up a wordpress blog. When you click on my comments there is a list of possibly related posts from other blogs -Something I DO NOT want! I noticed that yours doesn’t have it and I was wondering if you could tell me how to get rid of it.

    You are the only person I know who has a wordpress blog. 🙂

    Reply
    • storygirl308

       /  December 3, 2009

      I don’t think you can get rid of it. (I still have “related posts” lists that have nothing to do with my blog and wish there was a way to get rid of them.)
      Sorry I can’t help.

      How do you know me?

      Reply
  6. musingsbymarie

     /  December 3, 2009

    Thanks, I guess I missed it on yours. : /

    I found your blog a few weeks ago while searching for writing help. I commented on your Welcome page a few times and have enjoyed your blog ever since I found it. Thanks for your answer.

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  7. Zoe

     /  December 4, 2009

    Marie,

    Here’s how to get rid of related posts:
    Appearance–>Extras–>then click on the box that says ‘hide related links on this blog’
    I hope this solves your problem!

    -Zoe

    Reply

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