Meet The Four Founders of Fairy Tales

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Imagine a world without fairy tales.

While every culture has developed it’s own tales and fables through time, the success of fairy tales can be traced back to a small group of people.

Four of the most prolific and important of those authors were French writer Charles Perrault, German brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, and Danish author Hans Christian Andersen.

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How to be ‘C.A.L.M.’ in a chaotic world

This weekend I finished Max Lucado’s "Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World." I saw on his website that he “writes books for people who don’t read books.” I liked the layout of the study on anxiety as well as the short chapters and brisk pace. I found myself quoting this book often… Continue reading How to be ‘C.A.L.M.’ in a chaotic world

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Help My Unbelief!

As a Christian, I have had periods where I wrestled with whether I was a true believer. I would go through periods of great depression and anxiety and question my faith. I would come out of the other side of that valley knowing Jesus carried me, but still wonder why I questioned my faith. I… Continue reading Help My Unbelief!


How to Get People to Read Every Single Word You Write

Excellent post on editing writing. I have read and recommend Stephen King’s “On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft.” https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FC0SIM/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

The Art of Blogging

For those of you who are too busy to read this post, here’s the secret to great writing according to Stephen King:

Take out the bad parts.

If this sounds like useless advice, you have yet to understand that great writing is all about rewriting. And you rewrite by taking out the words that aren’t necessary.

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Reading with Pinterest

I love Pinterest. I find so many great hacks, decorating ideas, and recipes. But it wasn't until recently that I started creating a board for books I am reading. I got the idea from authors I follow who do this when planning and writing their books. They will pin pictures and information about time periods… Continue reading Reading with Pinterest


How to Keep a Dream Journal

I have some crazy dreams! I really should write them down. I blame the melatonin that I take every night.

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Dreams Dreams by Samuel Melton Fisher

How to keep a Dream Journal

Begin before bed.

It is important to write about your day before you fall asleep.

Ask yourself key questions: Who did you see? What did you do? Did you have any major events? What was the most emotionally charged event of the day? The answers to these questions could give you insight into your more ambiguous dreams.

Keep your journal close.

Keep a journal by your bedside to record your dreams. It is essential to write down your dreams the moment you wake up. Not doing so could cause your mind to scramble key elements, or you could forget important details all together! Also, make sure to note how you felt upon waking up. Your emotions are insightful when you reflect back on what you dream is telling you.

Record your dreams every day!

Begin to record your dreams daily…

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A Review of Dani Hart’s “Midnight Rose”

I received the Kindle book, “Midnight Rose” by Dani Hart, to read for free. I found the title among other sent that might interest me through Bookbub.com, a site that sends ebook deals to my email. Go to https://www.bookbub.com/ for more information. I  downloaded the book to my Kindle just from the summary. I think… Continue reading A Review of Dani Hart’s “Midnight Rose”

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Review: “Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things”

In her memoir “Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet" Sara Hagerty wrestles with the question, “Is God good to me?” As her story opens, Sara attends a baby shower and leaves in tears. Not long after she wed, she wanted to become a mother and would watch as other women in her life became pregnant, and… Continue reading Review: “Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet: Tasting the Goodness of God in All Things”

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A Review of Bob Goff’s Everybody, Always

I was researching the latest Bible studies on Christianbook.com to see what I should read next when I came across the title, "Everybody, Always: Becoming Love in a World Full of Setbacks and Difficult People" by Bob Goff. The synopsis for the DVD study had me at "creepy people": "What would happen if we stopped… Continue reading A Review of Bob Goff’s Everybody, Always


A review of Soniah Kamal’s “Unmarriageable: Pride & Prejudice in Pakistan”

I received an uncorrected proof of "Unmarriageable: Pride & Prejudice in Pakistan" by Soniah Kamal through Netgalley.com, a retelling of Jane Austen's classic novel, “Pride & Prejudice.” I enjoyed Kamal’s re-imagining of the characters and plot and found myself searching online for everything from locations, clothing, food, and literature. The story begins in December 2000… Continue reading A review of Soniah Kamal’s “Unmarriageable: Pride & Prejudice in Pakistan”