Why I Can’t Stand “Strong Female Characters”

 My siblings and I were watching a bonus feature on a TV recently (Avatar: The Last Airbender, if you must know), and it was titled “The Women of Avatar: The Last Airbender”. One thing I’ll point out first is that none of these “women” were over the age of eighteen, so in my mind they … Continue reading Why I Can’t Stand “Strong Female Characters”

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Saying Goodbye… Again

Over the last seven years, I have said goodbye many, many times. I've come to expect the word in relationships. For all the times I've been viscerally reminded that nothing lasts but Christ, each parting or separation is still as painful as the one before. Goodbyes are a part of life. There are the "until … Continue reading Saying Goodbye… Again

Have You Ever Heard an Almost-Grown Man Giggle?

I have. In fact, I hear it at least once every summer. The giggles get deeper and hence more endearing every year. Earlier this summer, my brother’s two best friends drove in from Missouri for a visit. And it was awesome. I always love when Caleb and Zachary come to visit, because no matter how … Continue reading Have You Ever Heard an Almost-Grown Man Giggle?

An Ode to My Sunday School Class

I'm alive y'all! Between graduating, looking for a job (getting a car!!), finding a job, getting training to officially get said job, and then WORKING said job, I've been just a little busy. But. I'm back. *** Almost two years ago my family and I started going to a new church. I was halfway through … Continue reading An Ode to My Sunday School Class

The Stick Girl: Chapter One (Part 1 of 2)

In Which a Girl Meets the World I can see!That was the girl's first thought.  It's white.That was her second thought. Her eyes roved this way and that, examining the world she'd been dropped into. She couldn't remember anything before- no people, places, not even herself. Everything was blank in her mind, just like the expanse around … Continue reading The Stick Girl: Chapter One (Part 1 of 2)

The Challenge: Revisited and Revived

Hello, everyone! It's been something like a month since I last posted. To make a long, long story short, my mom has pointed out that my previous idea for The Challenge would basically be a wonderful way for me to expand an idea from my novel. So, after weeks of listing every kind of writing … Continue reading The Challenge: Revisited and Revived

The Challenge: Day Four – Outline

Hey, everyone! Sorry, I didn't post yesterday or Monday. I'm still trying to get in the hang of having a daily post commitment. I just realized that the whole post I wrote on Friday (which was a rough outline) is gone! It isn't in my drafts or published on my site. :/ Guess I'll just … Continue reading The Challenge: Day Four – Outline

A Note from Sydney, Issuer of The Challenge

Hi, everyone! I'm Sydney, Sarah's younger sister.I wanted to write a post about The Challenge, so here is it. Let's talk about the challenge and what I think about it. 1. I have to say, Sarah, you really surprised me. Kind of. I remember a blog post you wrote about our Thanksgivings last year and some … Continue reading A Note from Sydney, Issuer of The Challenge

The Challenge: Day Three – Choosing an Idea

This isn't normally a problem for me. I've been working on a single novel for almost three years now, so the big question of "main plot" isn't really an issue anymore. But this time? Ho boy. To be honest, the first idea really is my favorite. I'm a Southern gal in every way, so a … Continue reading The Challenge: Day Three – Choosing an Idea

The Challenge: Day Two – Ideas

I don't have much time today; I'm about to head for church after helping a lady pack up her kitchen. However, I do have a couple rough ideas: A girl coming to meet her fiance's Southern family for the first time. The relationship between several siblings who've just moved to a new town. The relationship … Continue reading The Challenge: Day Two – Ideas