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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

Topics for 2010

Hello peoples! We have a new twelve months ahead of us. So what’s the plan for the blog in this New Year? Well, first: I’ll still be posting Stephen of Scarborough parts, Novel Updates, and the regular/inspirational blog posts. Second: I’d like to start adding story reviews. I’m also planning on doing a series on Novel Outlining and Character Development this summer.
Now, with those plans set, I want to know if there is anything you guys would like to see on this blog in the coming year. Since I started this blog to help encourage Christian writers to write for the Glory of Christ, I want your input on topics. (Note: Please be reasonable and helpful in any suggestions you may have.)  So, any ideas?

In Christ,

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  1. Daniel

     /  January 7, 2010

    Yay for SoS!! 😀
    Sounds like a great plan, Laura.
    Something that might be helpful (which I’ve thought about trying to do on my secondary blog but haven’t had time), is explaining how one can put your faith into your story. It’s much easier said than done.

    • storygirl308

       /  January 8, 2010

      I didn’t think about that Daniel, but I think that would be a very good topic. I know I didn’t have a clue on how to but my faith into my work without it sounding cheesy or cliched when I first started writing.
      Thank you for the idea. *adds to list*

      • Daniel

         /  January 8, 2010

        Same here. I’m getting better about it, and much more comfortable with it, but the first time I tried… it was downright terrible.

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