All posts for the month March, 2016

Simmer Starters – March 25, 2016

I’m sorry for not blogging in the last couple of weeks!  I’ve been busy writing – hurray!  Hopefully I will have a post up next week, but in the meantime here are some Simmer Starters. 🙂 Laurie Isn’t a Good Guy; He’s a Nice Guy™ (Maddie Rodriguez) – Haha, this is pretty eye-opening!  Although it reads […]

Simmer Starters – March 18, 2016

5 Awkward Questions to Ask Your Protagonists (Janeen Ippolito) – A great set of questions to get to know your characters better.  (My characters answered the questions in the comment section too. 😀 ) Who’s Your Daddy? (Redeemed Reader) – Fascinating thoughts here on the absence (or antagonism) of fathers in literature and what it might mean. […]

Simmer Starters – March 11, 2016

Hobbies to the Glory of God (Tim Challies) – Love this!! “I believe that it is God himself who makes each of us enthusiastic for different interests and activities. We can embrace these and have no reason to fear them or be embarrassed by them. We can experience joy—God’s own joy, I think—when we follow this […]

The Influence of Other Stories on The Kraesinia Trilogy

I grew up on stories. I could name them all for you, all the stories I imbibed and adored and obsessed over in my childhood and later in my teens, all the fandoms my siblings and I lived in.  (There are far more than represented in this list!) Without a doubt, they influenced my storytelling, […]

Simmer Starters – March 4, 2016

7 Ways to Be More Creative (Jessica Knap) – This is a great roundup of ways to kickstart creativity! Complaining is Terrible For You, According to Science (Jessica Stillman) – How negativity or positivity literally rewire our brains.  “Synapses that fire together wire together.” Porn: The Quiet Anesthesia (Ethan Renoe) – Speaking of rewiring brains, here is a […]