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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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Keeping a Journal

Want to know a great way to write every day?  Keep a journal!

I’m sure you’ve heard this before, I know I have, but it’s a good thing to be reminded of.  I use to keep a journal every year and even if the entries were rather sporadic at points it was a good exercise and it’s fun to look back on who I was that year.  One of my writing goals for this year is to keep a journal again, (or make a really good effort to keep one 😛 ).  I want to remember what my thoughts were as this new little one grows inside me or as we prepare to move into our house once remodeling is finished or what it’s like the moment I hold my child for the first time.

Keeping a journal isn’t just a good writing exercise, it’s a good way to capture memories.  When you write down what your thoughts were on a certain day, during a certain event in your life, then go back and read it months or years later, the memory is fuller, crisper, because there are details written down that you may have forgotten.

Give it a try this year.  Pick out a special looking note book, or type it out on your computer.  You don’t have to write much, you don’t have to write everyday.  You can write in the morning, afternoon, evening, or all of the above.  Just put some thoughts down on paper, even if you think they are silly or embarrassing.

Just go with the flow.

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