Beautiful Books: The Pentegreen Series / / Yes, You Finally Get to Meet MY MOST BELOVED BRAINCHILD


So, hello, lovely readers! I am currently drowning in schoolwork and SOOOO thankful that it's almost Thanksgiving break. The prospect of two days off is beautiful. I can't wait.

I'm also editing feverishly (or at least pretending to edit feverishly) for the Rooglewood contest! I have, like, one month to get that submitted. HOLY COW WHAT AM I DOING?????

I'll tell you what I am doing: I am writing a blog post about my brainchild. This is the one that I have had brimming in the bottom of my brain (although usually also at the top of my brain) for about eight years. It's a story about the triumph of good over evil and never underestimating the short girl who looks like she can't wield anything besides a pen.

It's a story I've been in love with since it first came into being when I was eight, when I…

The Bibliophile Sweater Tag!!! Because Autumn!!!!!

I was tagged for this wonderful, autumny tag (it's basically winter here now, but whatever) by Mary (the tag's creator)and Ivie. I feel popular now. Cookies for both of you!!!!!!
- Give the person who tagged you a never-ending supply of cookies (or just thank them - either works)- Answer all the questions and use the blog graphic for this tag somewhere in your post
- Pass along the tag to at least five other people
- Wear a sweater (okay, this is optional...but why wouldn't you want to??)
And look at that! I AM wearing a sweater!

Fuzzy sweater (a book that is the epitome of comfort)
I've read this story like twenty times. I love it so much. <3 Of all the Wingfeather Saga books, this one is my favorite. It's dark, emotional, and brutal, but it's still so incredibly comforting to read. If you have not read this series, see THIS POST. I could rave about Wingfeather Saga all day, but I won't. XD
Striped sweater (book which you devoured every line of)

An Open Letter to the LGBT Community

Dear human beings, those of you who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or something else,

I am so sorry. Sorry for the pain, sorry for those of us who do not know how to speak to you, sorry for what you have had to endure. I ask for your forgiveness for those who are rude and blunt and tell you you’re less than human.
But at the same time, despite my sorrow and sympathy, I cannot endorse your life choices, nor the fact that you are going against what my God says through the Bible. You see, I am a Christian. And I know you have been cut by us in the past. Let me explain, with grace, why I, as a Christian, cannot support what you call “love.”
In the Bible, God calls the church the “bride of Christ.” Jesus Christ, our redeemer, is the Husband of the Church as a whole. It gets weird if you think about it too much, but marriage here on earth is meant to be a picture of this relationship: Christ, the Perfect Bridegroom, and his Bride, the Church. The husband is meant to represe…

The Four-Part Writing Special / / Part 4: Writing

You all know the drill: Hi, how ya doin, this is Julian's blog series, etc., etc. This is the last post in the Four-Part Writing Special! It's so exciting. But also sad. I have like forty unfinished posts, but I don't know what I'm going to do after this series is done.

Le Questionnes (For a similar post click here.)
1. What do you do to get yourself into the story?
Basically I sit down and start writing. I can write pretty much anywhere if I convince myself to focus, so it's a matter of just GOING FOR IT. 
I also spend months and even years getting to know my characters and their stories before I've started writing. I can't write if I don't know my characters front, back, up, and down. It's a requirement for me. 
2. Do you do anything extra - art, covers, character journals, glossaries, playlists, etc. to help you with your story?
I draw lots of character art. Here's some of that. 

And I make playlists. Here's some of tha…

The Four-Part Writing Special Part 3// Storyworld (This should be fun)

Yo yo party people!!! (Points to any person who spends time on YouTube and understood that reference. XD)

Today is the day of the third part of the Four-Part Writing Special! I'm running out of ways to creatively introduce the posts in this series. So... I'll just say that WE'RE DOING THIS.
Links to previous posts:
Part 1: Story
Part 2: Characters

Name a unique aspect of your story world. Umm.. Yikes. I guess the fact that the kids are at university in a fantasy world? via GIPHY

Talk about one of the important animals in the story (someone's pet or horse; or a fierce animal the MC must defeat). Well, then. There are unicorns, as has been mentioned multiple times before! That's always exciting...right?
Okay, you want details. Fine.    The unicorns are named Sigel, Monterya, Rune, Elwyn, Dryade, Langaria, and Albion. They're Briallen's babies. They have (as of right now) a rather small part in the story, but I love them. (And I also need…

The Four-Part Writing Special// Part 2: Characters

Before I go on to today's post: Please, take some time today to pray for the survivors of the Las Vegas shooting. I know I'm a little late on saying something about that, but PTSD is something that takes years to shake and doesn't seem to ever fully go away. Pray that the people of the United States would find God in the midst of this tragedy and not cling to superficialities.

But now: For today's post! Which will hopefully be a little more light-hearted as Part 2 of the Four-Part Writing Special!

Once again, be sure to check out the other posts in this month's pre-NaNo series! 

And here we go! Today's post: The characters of my WIP, which has gotten a working title lately: Hurricane Ink. 
1. Who is the Main Character? Her name is Briallen. She's a young woman at university with a dangerous backstory. Cryptic much? ^_^

A little more detail for you lovely people: Briallen is nineteen years old (although that doesn't really factor into the story much.) She…

The Four-Part Writing Special //Part 1: Story

So, hey everyone!

First of all: thank you guys so much for the great feedback I've gotten so far on my alpha reading call. I may not actually have to do a separate recruiting period for betas! If you'd like to sign up for THAT, it'll be a little while before I'm ready for that, so you may want to go ahead and sign up, or you can let me know in the comments or through the contact form that you'd like me to add you to that list. Click HERE for more info on that!

Today's post will begin a linkup started by Julian. Several other bloggers are getting involved, so keep an eye out for their posts!

Are you preparing for NaNo? I'm afraid I'm not 100% sure as to whether I'll be doing it this year or not.

But if you are, best of luck to you! I'm going to tell you today about the WIP I'm working on right now, a super-secret project that is no-longer-super-secret. But here we go!

LE QUESTIONS  1. What is the title, genre, and current status of your WIP…

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