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I love words. I'm learning to use them.

Month: January, 2013

How to tell a story.

Super simple and hardly exhaustive, but a fun tutorial.

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The world needs stories.

I love stories. Always have, always will. Whether it’s discovering a story or telling one myself, I don’t think a day has passed where I haven’t encountered a snapshot of someone else’s narrative.

Stories can be born from friendly conversation, personal testimony or faith systems. Whatever the source, stories make us human. I fully concur with author Philip Pullman: “After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” Read the rest of this entry »

Shameless plug: Buy my book?

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“Read more books.” Was that part of your New Year’s resolution? Maybe I can help *Sneaky Grinch smile*

I don’t often do blatant pushes for my book, but I wanted to let you know that you can now get the e-version of Eastbound Sailing for just $2.55 via Diesel eBook Store.

Skeptical? Here’s what people are saying on Amazon: Read the rest of this entry »

The real importance of reading.

Books

This pile of books sits right by my bedside. I look at them each night before going to sleep, eagerly anticipating the experience of discovering the stories and characters therein.

I got all of these books as Christmas gifts, giving me an exciting reading list for 2013. Most have been adapted into films, only two of which I have seen. “The book is always better than the movie,” most people say, so I look forward to following up with the films afterward and making my own assessment. Read the rest of this entry »

Amazing books that are difficult to read.

“Have you ever read [title]?”

“No, I haven’t.”

“Whaaaat?! You HAVE to read it, it will change your life!”

Ever found yourself in this exchange and then, following the recommender’s advice, struggled to read through said book? I sure have. Read the rest of this entry »