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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

Q&A

This is for your questions if you have any.  Comment, ask a question, and I’ll answer you as best I can.

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Laura

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10 Comments

  1. bookmeister15

     /  September 22, 2009

    What denomination are you? What church do you go to? Can you tell me your testimony?

    -Zoe
    Jeremiah 29:11

    Reply
    • storygirl308

       /  September 22, 2009

      I am a Southern Baptist and attend a First Baptist Church in the town where I live.

      As for my testimony….

      I grew up in a Christian household and accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Lord when I was about four years old. I really didn’t truly start growing in my Faith until I was about fourteen. Then, I was really struggling with fitting in and founding my purpose. It seemed that all of my friends knew what thier Calling was and were doing all kinds of cool things. Every night I would pray and ask God to give me a job to do, to show me what it was that He wanted me to do with my life. He taught me so much about trusting in Him throughout thoughs years. There was many a night I cried myself to sleep because I felt so on the outside of everything, but He was there, holding me hand, guiding me to where I needed to be. His timing is perfect and his faithfulness is over reaching. On a beautiful October morning He announced my Calling loud and clear, and I have been a writer ever since. (The rest is written in the “Short Biography” page.)

      I hope that answered your questions enough Zoe and that I didn’t get too long winded. 🙂

      In Christ,
      Laura

      Reply
  2. storygirl308

     /  November 15, 2009

    post from Welcome page: November 15 by Shaina.

    “hi, i really think what your doing here on this blog is a great thing and hope that God will bless you in every area of your life not only in writing!
    the reason for my commenting is that on discovering this blog, i was very encouraged and wanted to know how i could get some of my stuff out there! i love to write and have been for a number of years now. seeing your blog has made me hopeful that perhaps someone out there might be interested in the stories i have to tell!
    as a part of the next generation of writers for His glory, I’d love to do my part if some how i could have the opportunity!
    please help a fellow writer find the path to a successful writing career!
    truly yours in Christ,
    ~Shaina~”

    __________________________________________________________________________________________

    About getting your stuff out there… you could start a blog. 😀
    Right now my stuff isn’t “out there”, it’s on my blog and drifting through friend’s hands. So I honestly don’t know what to tell you except, start a blog and dig into finding a publisher. I know there are magazines out there that publish short stories, but once they have your story, it’s theirs. I’m big on keeping all rights to my stories, so I wouldn’t suggest that.

    I don’t know what else to suggest… I hope that helped a bit.

    In Christ,
    Laura

    Reply
  3. Shaina

     /  November 16, 2009

    thanks! it dose!

    Reply
  4. Shaina

     /  November 16, 2009

    so, what about your novel? are you planning on having it published, or will it only be available to view on your blog?

    Reply
    • storygirl308

       /  November 16, 2009

      I’m planning on getting it published. I haven’t looked in detail at publishers yet because I don’t have a finished manuscript. When I am done and looking hard I’ll be sure to post my findings for you all.

      Reply
  5. Olos son of Andreos knight of AMOG by order of the Black Cross

     /  November 18, 2009

    Where rests the details for the writing contest?

    Reply
  6. muramatu4

     /  October 7, 2010

    Dear Laura,

    I found your blog when I was searching for a blog about fiction short
    stories. I am a high school student in Japan writing fiction short stories
    for my english class and I was wondering if I could write a piece for your
    blog? Just giving me advices would be great too.
    Please contact me if you are interested in seeing my work!
    I also post my stories on a blog
    heres the link: http://dihs2010.wordpress.com/
    so please check them out!

    Yours,
    muramatu4

    Reply
    • storygirl308

       /  October 12, 2010

      Hello muramatu4,

      Thank you so much for visiting my blog, it’s nice to see new people commenting.
      I don’t do “guest posts” on this blog, but I would be happy to look at your work.
      What kind of advice were you looking for?

      I’ll be sure to check out the blog, thank you for posting the link. 🙂

      Again, thank you for stopping by!

      God bless,
      ~Laura

      Reply

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