Verse of the Month | December 2018

It's the last month of 2018, y'all! Isn't that just crazy?! I can look back at this year and previous years and see the harder times, but also see those times of joy. In everything, I can praise God for where He has led me today.

December's Verse of the Month centers around Psalm 139. In school, children and teenagers are taught that everything came together in one big bang--called the Big Bang (you probably guessed that before I said it). However, that is simply NOT possible.

Click HERE to read Verse of the Month for December.

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My Writing Journey | November 2018 Update

The month of November is a writer's busiest month! Why?


What in the world is NaNoWriMo...?

NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. It's a challenge for writers to write 50,000 words--a novel--from November 1 to November 30.

But...I'm not doing it this year. In fact, I've never participated in NaNoWriMo...yet. I want to next year.

However, while it's true I haven't been doing NaNoWriMo, I've still found the month of November to be one of my most productive months!

Keep reading to find out what I've been up to!

Accepted or Rejected?I submitted an article to TheRebelution, and it was accepted! I will share that article with you in two weeks!

A guest post I had written for someone was published this week! However, I don't want to overwhelm you with too much information in one post, so I'll let you read the article in a few weeks! Keep an eye out! ;)

Novel Update!I've been trying to organize my novel--what I've written so far--…

Back in Philadelphia | Novel Snippet (+ An Awesome Survey!)

First things first...

Happy Thanksgiving!I hope your Thanksgiving day was full of fun, family, friends, and food! (Can't forget the turkey, right?)

I just want to say how grateful I am for your support. Really. You don't know how much it means to me. Thank you to all the comments on my blog--they've been super encouraging. I hope these posts have been helpful and encouraging to you in return. <3

I'm sorry it's taken me SO long to share another novel snippet! I shared this snippet on my writing community, and then I was like, "Oh, wait! I can share this with my awesome writing supporters, too!"

So that's what I'm doing today! :)

This snippet is from chapter 10 in my historical WIP (Work in Progress), In His Hands. One of my main characters, David Williams, is a doctor who lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the Civil War.

Without further ado, let's see what's going on in David's part of the world...

DAVID PUT HIS HAND out of the carr…

Is Said Dead? Should You Use "Said" in Dialogue? | Guest Post

Today I have the pleasure of presenting Willowcreek Pines' third guest post! I enjoyed working with Jessie on her post, and I am very excited to share her article today!

Said is dead.

Did your English teacher or writing instructor ever tell you that? There are a thousand and one articles out there calling for said's swift demise, but there are also many fighting against its unjust condemnation.

What's the big deal, anyway, and should you be using “said” in your writing?
I remember my teacher once telling me never to use “said” when writing dialogue because it is tedious and boring. If you read the example beneath, you will understand her point:
“We both know Maia doesn't have it,” she said, “and we're running out of time.”
“Yes,” he said.” I have a plan. It's not great, but it's a start.”
She nodded seriously. “Not great is better than not at all,” she said.
He smiled. “It's you, you know,” he said.
“What is?”
“You're trying to work out…

Managing Your Time During the School Season | Guest Post

Anna Hammer is a fellow blogger and writer, and she has been published on! I've enjoyed working with Anna on her post, and now I'm excited to share it with you!

In today's post, Anna talks about managing our time during the school season, which--as we all know--is one of the busiest seasons of our lives!

I hope you enjoy today's post!

. . . Since school started this fall, I’ve been overwhelmingly busy. With running around all day from school, to homework, and to sports practice, I haven’t had much free time. Many other students are in the same situation. After a long day, it’s easy to decide to mindlessly scroll through messages or binge-watch YouTube on the couch for an hour. It’s easy to choose the activity that requires little effort rather than the one that would be the most beneficial to us. But in light of eternity, is it worth it? With a busy schedule, it’s important to prioritize. As Christians, the way we spend our time should be different t…

Verse of the Month | November 2018

There are times when you don't know whether or not you have a purpose in life, or whether you have any talents.
As a writer, you feel as though you can't be as great a writer as your favorite authors.
But I'm here to tell you that that's okay.
Click here to read Verse of the Month for November.