All posts for the month January, 2015

Simmer Starters – January 30, 2015 (Special Feature: Flash Fiction!)

Favorite links from the past week!  Enjoy. Two Things to Tell Yourself in Temptation (ScribblePreach) – “Temptation is tricky.  Just when you think you’ve got hold of it, it rears its ugly head….again, and again, and again.” How Each Myers-Briggs Type Responds to Finding a Spider in the Shower (BlondeRJ) – Some good, clean fun for the […]

What God and Geeks Have in Common

As a writer, I sometimes fall into “geek-out mode” about my own book.  As in, “it rivals the geekery I had about Lord of the Rings during my teenage years.”  That kind of geek mode. I think about it all day.  My characters are constantly on my mind.  I am going squeeee! over random details that nobody […]

Simmer Starters – Jan. 23, 2015

Welcome to a new feature on the Simmering Mind!  (Well, really more of a resurrected feature.) Every Friday I will post a collection of links that got me thinking or woke up my imagination that week.  They might be related to writing, faith, science, sci-fi and fantasy, or fiction in general, and occasionally parenting or […]

Writing Updates – January 2015

I didn’t have a post prepared for this week, so I thought I would give a brief update on what I’ve been doing lately with my writing. 🙂 Currently simmering: Story contest: My flash fiction entry in Speculative Faith’s story prompt contest made it to the final rounds!!  I didn’t realize it until a friend posted […]

7 Ways Your Characters Might Be Weak (And 11 Ways to Fix Them!)

I’ve been working on my science-fiction trilogy for almost ten years now.  (Whew, it seems like an eternity!)  I started writing it at fourteen years old, and often dreamed of being like Christopher Paolini and becoming a famous published teenager. Now, looking back, I am so, SO glad I didn’t get published back then! My story, my […]