Josh R Smith

Finding inspiration  – with Lego!

Finding inspiration – with Lego!

A few weeks ago, I shared about my love for comics. Comic books taught me about heroes, conflict, and fighting to the end. I find inspiration between those pages and in the colorful heroes and villains. I grew up as the youngest with two older sisters. I spent much of my tweenage years on the […]

Getting Lyrical

Getting Lyrical

Today on the blog, I want to talk about one of the mediums that words impact me the most. Music. I know people fall into many different camps when it comes to worship music – hymns, modern, contemporary, fast, slow, rock, acoustic, and everything in between. There’s something special about music. There is power in […]

Book Review – Fawkes

Book Review – Fawkes

Fawkes had me hooked on the first line. Why is this guy turning to stone? What has he done to deserve such a fate? How long will it take? Will he die? This books has been called “the perfect mix of magic and history,” “and explosion of magic, love, and the truth about loyalty,” “deft […]

Go buy a book

Go buy a book

I returned from my first writer’s conference with a short stack of new books. I perused the book store, met with a couple of the authors, and chose books that looked interesting. I gobbled them up when I got home. Each book blew my mind. These were some of my jumps into christian science-fiction and […]

Brain Dead or Realm Makers 2018 recap

Brain Dead or Realm Makers 2018 recap

Following close on the heels of my “What I’ve learned from Realm Makers” series was my time spent at Realm Makers 2018. I know I talk about this conference a lot, but this is my second family. These people get me, and not just “they’re nerds and like Star Wars.” They get my struggles, my […]

What I learned from Realm Makers – part 2

What I learned from Realm Makers – part 2

The Realm Makers conference is one of my most-looked-forward-to moments of the year. Last week I talked about my first trip to St Louis and how my creative process was so greatly impacted. The following year I made a late night trek to Philadelphia, PA and spent my first night in the airport. Yup, my […]

What I learned from Realm Makers – part 1

What I learned from Realm Makers – part 1

I’ve posted before about my love for the Realm Makers conference. How it was my first foray into the writing world, and how much stepping onto the campus in St Louis in 2015 changed my perspective. Next week will be my fourth time attending Realm Makers, and I wanted to share some of the things […]