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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

New Novel!

*drum roll* 

Introducing, my third novel, TYRA’S STONE!  (You can view its page is HERE.)  I am now almost halfway through with outlining and will begin writing in the next couple of months.   I’m sure you’re wondering, if TYRA’S STONE is my third novel, where’s my second?  Well, the story in my second novel changed so much I’m going to re-do the small bit of outlining I’ve done for it.  Once I’m further along with that one, I’ll make a special post for it.  (Until then, you can check out its synopsis HERE.)

Alrighty!  Here is the full scoop on this new story. 

Synopsis:
Tyra is a bard, a storyteller, a master of spinning tales filled with true love and happy endings, something her life is devoid of.  Silas is a knight, a figure of honor and nobility, but right now, he couldn’t be farther from them.  Two people that could not be more different, yet so alike, whose lives intertwine in a way neither one of them could have imagined. 

As Tyra fights for freedom and Silas for forgiveness, they begin a journey that will test every part of their beings.  When the time comes, will Tyra betray the very love she has longed for her whole life?  Will Silas learn to let go of his mistakes and move on?  Or will they both give in to despair and reject the love that would save them? 

Characters:

Tyra (Hero): Quick and sharp.  She’s perfected the ability to appear brave and collected, but inside she is covered with scars and desperate for security.  Her trade as a bard is her one joy.  She loves spinning tales that capture the imagination and holds the listener spell bound.  

Silas (Supporting Cast): Kind and gentle:  Quiet and seemingly shy, Silas has a strong character and deep convictions.  He has a tender, yet brave heart and will fight valiantly for those he loves.

Darius (Villain): Cruel and cunning.  Darius lives by his obsessions.  He is no one’s fool, deceitfully resourceful, he is a master at fabricating truths.

About:

TYR’S STONE is about the saving power of Agape Love.  Involved is the fight between lies and truth, and the question, “am I worth being loved unconditionally?”

I’m really excited about is novel.  It’s taken a while to develop, but I love this set of characters and can’t wait to see where they take the story.  (Just like with HEART OF HOPE, I’ll be posting updates on how TYRA’S STONE is going.) 

As I write each story, God takes me on a journey, showing me new truths, and teaching me along the way.  This story is about love, why?  God has laid on my heart a desire to paint a picture for readers, (Christian, and non-Christian,) of what real love is.  Our culture has perverted what true love really is and I’m hoping this story helps clear the fog and point readers to where true love comes from, (or, Who it comes from).  

Thanks for reading.

God bless.

~Laura

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  1. =) As usual Laura, I implore you to write fast! From the sound of Tyra and Silas, some sparks will be flying… =) I can’t wait to see how you’ll convey the lesson of Agape Love through them!
    And I still can’t believe Darius is the name of your bad guy… 😉

    Reply
    • storygirl308

       /  August 18, 2010

      I’ll write as fast as me brain will alow. 🙂

      Yes, I had to chuckled when I read your book. 😉

      Reply

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