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World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 3: Building a Religion)

World Building—Creating a Culture (Part 3: Building a Religion)

I’m continuing my series on world building. Start by checking out Part One and Part Two. Building a Religion In Part One, I had an overview of different elements that go into creating a rich, round culture. Now, I’m going to break down those elements and talk about implementing each one in a more detailed […]

Horses and Mules

Horses and Mules

Bandit lowered his head and started to charge

Key Verse

Key Verse

  I just returned from a Women’s Retreat. One of the activities we did was stamp something significant into a key. I chose one of my favorite Bible verses, Matthew 7:14 abbreviated to MT 714. While it’s a fairly well-known verse, I daresay it’s not a popular one. “For the gate is narrow and the […]

Ten Tolkien Quotes for your Writing Wednesday

Ten Tolkien Quotes for your Writing Wednesday

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

Familiar

Familiar

It’s late. I’m still awake. I should really be sleeping. The clock chimes. It’s that mellow, resonating sound I remember from my childhood. It’s familiar, even comforting. My grandpa made clocks for my dad and uncle when they were first married. He has one of them in his own house. I grew up listening to […]

Gone Camping

I grew up camping. My family drove from Indiana to Alaska in a pickup truck with a camper. Twice. Every summer until I was ten we went to Yellowstone. Sometimes just a drive through other times we spent the better part of a week there. We drove through San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego (which was […]

Outlaws

Outlaws

The Amulet Saga Volume Two: The Traveler What Came Before: Seeing     Escape     Bandit     The Road     Beggars     Healer The City     Spy     A Place to Stay Outlaws Taurin stretched. The girl, Rose, knew her healing arts. He felt better than he had before the injury. He watched her in the corner, trying desperately to match the […]