We are in a battle—a battle for our health, our freedom, pressure, storms. It is hard to find peace when we struggle to keep our bills paid, help our children with school work, and try to follow all the protocols to keep ourselves and our families safe from this pandemic. Hospitals are short staffed; … Continue reading The Battle Belongs To The LORD
Since I never had the opportunity to go to a school for writers, I'm finally getting what I believe would be equal to an MFA from the Plottinator course I'm taking now.
With so much panic and fear, so much uncertainty about the future, I thought this would be a good time to post the lyrics to one of my favorite hymns. It is the old hymns and some of the modern praise music that I find some of my comfort and peace. The other place I … Continue reading The Gift
It's been a long time since I've posted anything here. It's been a little hectic, spending time with grandkids, coping with allergies, preparing for a granddaughter's wedding, dealing with depressed people who don't want to be encouraged, getting back to teaching children's Sunday school and Wednesday evening church lessons. I'm also working on … Continue reading Taking a Break
I wish to take this opportunity to express my thanks to Mona Eendra for allowing me to use this inspiring photo. Benjamin Franklin is well known for his wit and wisdom, his discovery of electricity, and various essays he wrote during his lifetime. I had never heard the quote inscribed on the pictured book cover, … Continue reading The New Header Image
I love history. I hate war. But without history we don’t learn from our mistakes. Sometimes history is doomed to repeat itself, and we don’t learn from the mistakes. Maybe it’s time the younger took a look at true history, not the made-up stuff to hide the truth in the “history” books that are currently being shoved down our student’s minds. Reblogged from historywithatwist.wordpress.com
As we approach the 75th anniversary of D-Day, we should also remember those who gave their lives before the Normandy Landings to ensure they would be the success they were…
It was 1944, and the troops were waiting nervously for the barrage on the beach to end. Their stomachs heaved as their clumsy landing craft rode the swell. Nearby, the support vessels and destroyers watched as their orderly line headed for the landing spot. The men concentrated on trying to overcome their sea sickness, their impending landing and the assault they’d have to make once they made it to shore.
This wasn’t the heart-in-mouth assault on the beaches of Normandy on June 6 – one of history’s greatest ever naval landings that signalled the end of Hitler’s dominance in Europe. No, this was a few weeks earlier – at Slapton Sands, a beautiful beach in Devon, England.
It was a…
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This is important information for historical writers as well as science fiction/fantasy. Thank you for this post. Looking forward to the next ones in the series. Reblogged from writenook.wordpress.com
We’ve wrapped up our list of mythological creatures, but that doesn’t mean the Wednesday Wisdom is going to stop…
Instead, we’re taking on a new task: unique weaponry. It’s important to know the differences between your dirks and daggers, swords and scimitars. Even more so, about other styles of weapons used in battle…like this week. Let’s take you through history and inspire your fantasy, your historical plots…with what your characters should bring to the war table.
The picture doesn’t show much, but if you look close enough, you can make out a dozen ships. Well, that’s exactly what a hellburner was: a ship. Not a regular ship with a cool name, though; a ship used to cause a massive explosion, similar to what we would consider a nuclear weapon of our time.
Essentially, they were disguised as fire ships – ships set aflame and were set to drift using…
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The tenets on which this country was founded have been under attack for over one hundred years. Like Israel, God’s chosen people, we have allowed secular humanism to erode the fabric of the family. The foundation of faith upon which this country was founded (I did not say religion) has been challenged and disavowed because, … Continue reading The Downfall of the United States: Part 1
At the nine-year mark in our marriage, we hit a bit crisis. Tom wasn't speaking to me and I had no idea what was wrong. A good Christian counselor by the name of Dave Peterson helped me come up with these 10 Steps to a Happy Marriage. They did not come about, however, until a … Continue reading 10 Steps to a Happy Marriage
Libby, thank you so much for sharing this post. I have struggled with my story openings so many times. This was very helpful and timely, as I am starting the revision of my WIP. Reblogged from https://libbysommer.wordpress.com
I’m trying to write a good solid beginning for my new book. I don’t know yet if I’ll be able to maintain the narrative momentum necessary to complete another book length marathon because what I do best is the short form: short stories, flash fiction, prose poems. I’m a sprinter rather than a long distance runner. However, I do have an idea for the setting of the story, the main character and the situation. But that’s all.
Here are the first few paragraphs of my work in progress. My fingers are crossed that I will make it to the end of the story.
“From the window all she could see was a thick expanse of white. She imagined that beyond the bleached park, bereft of native flora, but sprouting feral Norfolk Island pines, lay the immense Pacific Ocean, its agitated waves unravelling along the distant sand of the beach. A…
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