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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

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  1. Daniel

     /  October 29, 2010

    LOL. Awesome. ^_^ I’m ready to bug you! 😀 ANd word wars… *nodnodnod* I love word wars.

    …. Katie won. *FOCL*

  2. There goes the pencils that were useless anyway… I love these vlogs. =D
    Ahh, a 5 page outline!! I feel so unprepared!! But so excited!! =) Chocolate! Now there’s an idea I hadn’t thought of…. Good idea though… hm…

  3. I am prepared and excited. 🙂 Five page outlines are great, haha. I have at least that much material, I think.

    You joining us on the HW threads on the NaNo forum?

  4. storygirl308

     /  October 30, 2010

    @Daniel: Yeah for bugging and word wars! Should be interesting. 😉

    Yeah…. well… I let her. 😛

    @Sarah: When my mom watched it her reaction was, “That’s what the pencils were for!” 😉
    Yes! Chocolate! It’s a must. 🙂

    @Jay: Maybe. I’ll look you put for sure, and check back to HW. 🙂

  5. Daniel

     /  October 30, 2010

    Should be quite interesting. *nod* ^_^
    LOL. Right. 😀

  6. Let’s get some chocolate tomorrow, Laura. =)
    Also you should add the Nano word count widget to your sidebar. It’s relatively easy, just go to http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/widgets, select which widget you want and copy its link starting from the http to the png. Go to widgets and add an image, then paste the link into the image link.
    You’ll be glad you did. =)

  7. Allons-y!

  8. Any chance of an update now that the first week’s over…?


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