Simmer Starters – March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015

My apologies for not getting a regular post out this week.  I’ve been simmering many thoughts lately, and didn’t have any ready to share. 😉  I’m also going through a “word weary” phase when, for a long time, I didn’t want to put out words…just think a lot and ponder.  I’m finally almost ready to start writing again!

Just a few Simmer Starters today…

Wounds and the Effects of Swords (Hank Reinhardt) – This is actually an excerpt from a larger book, which I now want to get!  Very useful information about actual swords and their use in battle, and the effects various wounds had on the enemy.  I’ve also been working my way through this Wiki page on the same topic (be aware there’s some foul language there).  The weaponry and warfare in my Kraesinia books needs rethinking (despite being sci-fi, they use swords, spears, and other “primitive” weapons alongside their guns) so this is very helpful to me!

A Call to Christian Artists (BlondeRJ) – Brief post with encouraging words on the subject of Christianity and the arts.

The War of Love (Jonathan Parnell at Desiring God) – “Human beings are essentially lovers. That is who we are fundamentally. We are affectional creatures, worshipers. And what do we do with the things we love? We care for them, we protect them and guard them and advocate for them. When our loves are threatened, we react — we get angry. … If you want to know why you get angry, just look at what you love.”


  1. Thank you for the link back! Love your blog, as always. 🙂
    Finally reading The War of Love now. 🙂

  2. I love your posts, Bethany. Like many others, I can relate (really) to this one. We have our highs and lows because we’re Creatives. Yep. I meant to write, ‘Creatives’, even if it’s not proper … We’re different. The zone gets interrupted several times a week at my house. Then, sometimes when I have total alone time, I just sit and stare at my computer. Waiting for the magic to happen. Life can get in the way of writing. But ‘life’ is what it’s all about. And sometimes we need to be still and absorb the inspiration around us. 🙂

    • Thank you, Joann! I’m so glad you enjoy my posts. 🙂 I know a lot of writers say you have to write every day, but personally I find that my output is stilted and so much harder when I force it. I write every day when I can, but sometimes I take breaks, and I think that’s okay too. 🙂

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