There are days when I look at my blog posting history from when I first started this blog, 7 years ago, and think, "Wow Rayleigh, you really had no life--to be able to just sit and write that much"! But the truth is that life just gets busy, things change, and honestly, I'll probably never… Continue reading I’m Getting Married!
A small house adorned in simple, soft light, glows with coziness against the snow. Smoke rolls out the chimney, promising warmth, and a single green wreath is hung on the door. Inside the home is more simplicity but amongst the garland, yellow lights, cotton snow and cookies, are silly homemade ornaments, their worth in sentiment… Continue reading The Feelings of Christmas
I was asked to be a guest "speaker" for Naomi's online writing conference, Inkling to Write, last week, and I'd love to share the article I wrote for her! Be sure to check out her other guests as well, they each had some wonderful writing advice (especially with NaNoWriMo going on!). 6 Ways to Stay… Continue reading Writing Emotion With Music
Today is literally the last day you have to speak with friends and family members who are participating in NaNoWriMo, for an ENTIRE MONTH! The long phone calls will soon be forgotten, text messages will be extremely short and probably unintelligible, and it's possible that you will forget what they look like. If you share… Continue reading NaNoWriMo-Say Farewell to Your Writing Friends
King David is known for many things in the Bible, but I personally admire him for his faith in God throughout his life. You’ve probably heard one of the many retold stories from his life, from the time he was anointed king, to his friendship with Jonathan, and yes, probably the most told story of… Continue reading How to Achieve Your Goals by Reaching Higher: An Example from King David
Writers tend to be different. Maybe our abnormality is accredited to the excessive amounts of time we spend with our own thoughts. Maybe we see and understand more than non-writers. Maybe our creativity has fried our brains. I was and am different. As a determined, overly imaginative teenager, I decided to spend my seventeenth… Continue reading Coffee Confessions: Choosing to Express Like Espresso-Guest Post by Author Caroline George
Here is a link to the rules and an example post in case you missed them or need a quick recap: CREAT A BACKSTORY And here is the character who needs a backstory! (Please be aware that I am unfamiliar with this photographer so if you decide to look up more of her work, be… Continue reading Creat a Backstory #2