Does Originality Exist?
When I went to the doctor last week for a routine checkup, I told her about my recently published book, Through His Disciples’ Eyes.
After I described the book’s plot, she proceeded to tell me that it sounded like the Joshua Book Series and asked me if I’ve ever read it.
The “Joshua” what? Huh? No, I have not heard of it.
Before is Necessary for the After
Self-Published Authors, Reviewers, and Book Readers, I Need Advice
Hello there friends.
I have a dilemma, and perhaps someone might have advice. Continue reading “Self-Published Authors, Reviewers, and Book Readers, I Need Advice”
Symbol, Reflection, Clue
Nature is Being
Tre and I observe nature
from our back patio
His eyes veer upward
To the bare branches of a tree
I Am . . .
I wasn’t going to publish a post this week, but reading others’ blogs sparked some thoughts. I’ve expressed similar philosophy that I read in those posts many times. I even wrote it into my latest novel, yet I haven’t been taking my own advice.Is it true that we teach what we need to learn?
The Near Future
With society polarized, inflation skyrocketing, war, and nefarious occurrences across the globe, what does the future look like? If things continue to get worse, might humanity be seeking hope?
As for me, I’ve been seeking hope for humanity for over a decade now. This is why I wrote Through His Disciples’ Eyes. What might the near future look like if things don’t change soon? Continue reading “The Near Future”
There was this girl—teenager, really—whose soul was deeply troubled. All she wanted was for someone to love her, but abandonment and abuse were all she received. Abandoned and abused by the people who were supposed to love and take care of her. And who knew that writing it all out in her diary would be the catalyst to change her life forever? 👇👇👇
There was this guy—a man who masked deep-seeded anguish by taking control of situations and wielding authority. He lived sixty years ago. The fellow was an evangelical who had it out for anyone he believed blasphemed the Bible. He made sure to set them straight about the “inerrant word of God.” Continue reading “Tobias”
Capture the Mood
I know people don’t listen to the radio as much anymore. Especially those under forty who probably listen to streaming music. When I’m driving, I tend to leave on the radio. Sometimes an unexpected song will play that resonates with my soul. In other words, it captures my mood and/or gives me hope.
My favorite books when I was a kid and into adulthood have always been fictional characters who stick in my mind long after I finished reading. This is why I love to create characters who are rich in . . . well, character! I hope readers get so familiar with the people they are reading about that they feel as if they are friends—feel for them when they screw up and wish they could give them advice. Continue reading “Character”
Every time I think I know who I am, life throws me a curveball and I’m whacked up side the head.
Come on Over
Work With It
“You wade in deep waters.”
Good Cheer for the New Year
“A new and improved you is not determined by a New Year but by a new mind.”