Life and Such

New Projects

New Projects

This has been a productive week. I spent a good part of last week dealing with a stomach bug running through my house and various children staying home from school, and then last weekend we went camping with a bunch of people from the kids’ school. (Yridessa had quite an adventure on her first camping […]

Star Trek: The 50 Years Club

Star Trek: The 50 Years Club

On the @DoctorWho_BBCA Twitter page, the moderators offered best wishes to Star Trek this way: Happy anniversary, @StarTrek and welcome to the 50 years club! 🖖#StarTrek50 #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/gOUSHT85jf — Doctor Who BBCA (@DoctorWho_BBCA) September 8, 2016 Doctor Who, of course, had its 50th anniversary back in 2013. And I’ll be having mine shortly. I was born the same […]

Perspective

Perspective

I’m reading a book right now–well, actually I’m in the middle of about four books, but this particular one is called 30,000 Teachers, by Faith Fitt. It’s a true story about a woman who, after a difficult break-up, moves to China as a teacher and to share the love of God. The story is fun […]

Embracing the new dream…

Embracing the new dream…

Well, hello everyone! It’s certainly been a while. Keven here. Your friendly neighborhood NAF founder, with something I want to share with the amazing readers that have been following us through all of these years. The past few months have seen a change in my perspective on being a writer…something that’s been on the cusp […]

An Extrovert Among Introverts – The Good, the Great, and the Never Again

An Extrovert Among Introverts – The Good, the Great, and the Never Again

At one point during Realm Makers, I sat with a fellow extrovert and we started counting. Of the 180 attendees, the count was 11 by the end of the conference, the count soared to 13. By this proportion, NAF is teeming with writerly extroverts. Brittany Valentine is another in this count. Even among us extroverts, our […]

A Case for Participation Trophies 

A Case for Participation Trophies 

Friday marked the opening of the 2016 Rio Olympics. We hear about and celebrate the gold medalists but others are competing to bring home a medal of any color. Today they profiled a swimmer who is hoping for silver. She’s second best in the world, a distant second to her teammate. For some, just making […]

Zippy’s First Conference

Zippy’s First Conference

There’s no such thing as a free conference. Gretchen stayed up too late Nerf warring, so she made me write her blog post, not that I minded. Realm Makers 2016 was my first writing conference. It’s a good thing my species doesn’t require much sleep because Vlad, I mean Gretchen, is a vampire. I swear […]