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Did you know that if you fall from a great enough height, hitting water can kill you?
It's true. Fall a great enough distance and hitting a body of water will feel exactly like hitting the concrete.
For those of you who don't know, Camp Nano is a miniature version of Nanowrimo that takes place during the summer months. For Camp Nano writers can choose any goal they want whether it's a word count or page count goal.
There are challenges to working on short stories. Challenges unique to the medium that writers don't find in larger writing projects.
And while I'm certain I still have a lot to learn about this particular medium, I do want to share the one thing I've managed to figure out on the topic.
Whether we want our characters to be humble locksmiths or a master thieves, writing a character who knows how to picks locks can be a lot of fun.
Naming characters is one of my favorite things about writing. And yet, it can still be challenging, and even impossible, sometimes.
How do we know if our name ideas are any good? Are they too typical? Will they convey our feelings for the character and story we want them to?
I am excited to have you join me this week for the second to last installment of this months posts on character names.
Todays post will go over my top five character naming resources
In the play Romeo uses this line to try and convince Juliet that their surnames don’t mean anything and that their families century long feud shouldn’t come between them.
Of course, anyone who has actually read the play, or seen one of the many tv adaptations, knows that he couldn’t have been more wrong.
A character that's bullet proof isn't any fun to read about. And they are even less fun to write. Our characters need to get scuffed up during fights. Wounds give them personality, they act as the price a character pays for winning, and they can even provide more conflict by forcing the character to fight through their weakness.
I am so excited that you are all here for the official relaunch of One Beginner to Another.
This week another great blog comes to life here on the web, and I have the privilege of getting to introduce it along with its awesome authors.
In my last post, I talked about a series I planned where I would cover those tricky human emotions that have such a negative stigma in the church.
This weak we're focusing on fear.
I know this post is going up at a weird time, but a friend from YWW asked for help launching her new blog.
And since it also is focused on growing spiritually I thought that this was just the audience to introduce her to. :)
It may surprise you to learn that I no longer think that anger, on its own, is a sin.
New Years resolutions.
We've all had one. A promise to ourselves to be a better, nicer, healthier or more financially responsible person during the coming year than we were the year before.
And yet, a couple of Christmases ago I began to wonder…
What about the rest of Jesus’ life?
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I am super excited to get to post the second entry in Journeys today. And it's doubly exciting to announce that the author of todays post is none other than MaryLu Tyndall.
Mrs. Tyndall is the bestselling author of the Legacy of the King's Pirates series (and others) and a huge fan of all things buccaneer.
Journeys is a blog dedicated to the stories of writers.
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