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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.
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  • “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.
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    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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NaNoWriMo September

Who’s up for NaNoWriMo in September?  Well, it’s not exactly NaNoWriMo, there isn’t a set word count, the only “rule” is to have whatever project you’re working on done by the end of September.

I’m doing this for myself as a bit of a kick in the proverbial pants.  I’ve been outlining and developing all year (and procrastinating, lots of that), and I wanted to have at least one draft done before 2015 rolls around.  This is a kick starter.

NaNoWriMo September (my creation of it anyway), is for anyone who has a writing project that needs a little push.  Whether you’re editing, writing or outlining, it’s a motivational spur on along with accountability to meet your goals.

I and  a small handful of friends and fellow writers are doing it together, it’s going to be awesome.

Not to worry, I will finish the fantasy series (and hopefully start working on another soon…), I’m just switching priorities for the moment.  Refocusing goals and what-not.

So what about you?  Do you need a little push to start/finish a project?  Join us!

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  1. I’m excited about this! 😀 Thanks for inviting me.

  2. Hmm… I seriously need to finish my novel, but then, I’m starting college on the 20th of September, and I’m only a tenth, if that much, through it… ‘Fraid I can’t, but this is a very good idea.

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