Character Conversations // Brett

Character Conversations

Hi guys! Today’s character is…well, maybe a bit of a jerk. But, as you may have seen from previous conversations, I kinda like writing those kinds of characters! XD



Me: Hi Brett…

Brett: Hi. Is this where you’re interviewing me?

M: Yeah…Is this spot okay?

B: Fine I guess. *sits down impatiently* Are you going to get on with it?

M: I’m sorry, is there somewhere you need to be?

B: Yes, as a matter of fact. I just so happen to run the entire Fallcoast News Center, which includes the paper and TV station. I’m supposed to be there in fifteen minutes. You’re lucky I took this time out of my day to see you.

M: *frowns* Gosh, I hadn’t realized you were this important.

B: Well, now you know. *smiles*

M: *eye-roll* Okay, so what’s it like working at the news center? What does your job entail?

B: I’m the commander-in-chief, so to speak, so I look after every area of the facility. I make sure the paper is being printed, that the journalists and reporters are doing their jobs correctly, and that all of the facts used in our media are right.

M: Hmm…Okay. If I can be frank, I know for a fact that some of the stuff you put into your media is not true. *frowns* Care to explain?

B: *scowls* All of the facts are checked by me personally. Are you calling me a liar?

M: Yes, actually.

B: *indignant* How dare you! *pauses, calms self* Fine. So maybe some things I’ve been a bit…lenient on. But straight facts would never work. We embellish. There’s nothing wrong with having our writers add their own personal flair.

M: Except…It’s not their flair, it’s yours.

B: Madeline, may I explain something to you?

M: *waits*

B: Business is like a big ladder. It creates order, which in the end, is better for everyone, right?

M: Where do you stand on this so called ‘ladder’?

B: I’m second-in-command. I execute my superior’s requests through my employees.

M: Earlier, you said you were commander-in-chief.

B: Irrelevant. But all this business talk must be boring you. Allow us to speak on a different subject.

M: Fine. Tell me about your family? *mumbles* Or do you even have one?

B: I…am not married. Yet.

M: I wonder who the lucky girl will be. *thick sarcasm*

B: You don’t think I could get a girl? Is that what you’re saying?

M: Just never mind. You’re clearly married to your work anyway. Moving right along, do you know the Meredith’s?

B: Yes, I work very closely with Jason Meredith. He runs the FIBS. The bank in town, you know?

M: Yes, I know. So…do you know any of his kids?

B: I thought he only had one girl…Lena? Was that her name? She’s a bit snooty, in my opinion.

M: Your opinion is a bit skewed. But let’s wrap this up. What’s your favorite food?

B: I mostly live off of coffee and ramen noodles.

M: I said favorite food. But, okay…Do you play any instruments?

B: I don’t. Though I’m sure I would be great at it.

M: I’m sure. And lastly…Do you know Aidan?

B: Aidan? Coel? She’s…my boss. How did you know that?

M: There was a big welcoming party in her honor? She was in the paper? She’s kind of hard to miss. But anyway, thanks for coming out, Brett. I appreciate it.

B: I’m glad you enjoyed my company. *gets up and struts away in a hurry*

So…Yeah. A bit jerky. But you’d be surprised how fun it is to write these kinds of characters. XD Let me know what you think of him down below!



Movies I Haven’t Actually Watched Yet // (Please Don’t Kill Me)

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Hello all! So, I LOVE movies. Like, a LOT. But funny enough, I haven’t watched some pretty big name movies, even though I want to. I just don’t get around to it. XD So, just to get some reactions, I thought I’d list all of the movies that I haven’t watched. (Also, please don’t hurt me. I know it’s ridiculous that I haven’t watched some of these, but I’m trying okay?! XD )


I reeeeally want to watch this one, but nobody will watch it with me because it’s to…confusing. XD I think it looks awesome, with the dream invasion, and evil companies…Plus the score is EPIC. But I can’t convince anyone to watch it with me. -_-


It’s a Wonderful Life

This is, like, super sad that I haven’t watched this, but I’m allowing myself the excuse that it’s a Christmas movie, so it seems a bit odd to watch it any other time besides…Christmas.

Pride and Prejudice

The newer, 2005 version. With Matthew Macfayden. Yass. Why haven’t I watched this? I dunno. It’s kind of long, and you really need to be ready to watch these kinds of movies. *shrugs* I hear Mr. Darcy is wonderful.

Star Wars

*hoard clambers after Madeline, stomps on her angrily, then leaves, leaving her beaten and ashamed*

Okay, so…I really want to watch these movies, but I would need to MARATHON THEM PEOPLE. Otherwise with longer series like these, I just totally forget what’s happening, (granted I know the Star Wars story and all the characters pretty perfectly, but still.) So sue me. Or just make me watch the movies.

Back to the Future

Oldies but goodies. I wish I would’ve watched them on the day Marty went into the future, back in 2015. That would’ve been awesome.

Harry Potter

Okay, so I’m really iffy on these. I kinda want to read the books too, but I…I just don’t know. I think they’d be really good, but my family…they’re not into the whole HP thing. It’s tough dilemma. I don’t know. We’ll see. I do know that I’d read the books before I watch the movies. Because that just seems right, you know?


WHICH ONES TO WATCH. I’d love to see the originals with Toby Maguire, but the new Amazing Spider-Man movies look good too. And, of course there’s Homecoming. (I’m totally going to see that one, no one can stop me.)

Pirates of the Caribbean

I just need to watch these. Jack Sparrow is weirdly entertaining and…Will Turner, guys.

Now You See Me

MAGICIANS. THAT ARE CON ARTISTS. I require this in my life. And they have a whole bunch of cool actor/esses in them, so…there’s that.

Star Trek

I love stories in space, what can I say? I need me some Spock. Vulcan’s are awesome. Live long and prosper.

The Hunger Games

When this first came out, I was super curious about it. But, then I heard that it was really dark and gory? Bloody? I don’t know, but I shied away, because I’m super squeamish about that kinda stuff. I might consider watching them now, though.

So there’s my list. Go ahead, attack me. I can take it. XD What are some popular movies that you haven’t seen? Please tell me I’m now alone…Let me know down below!


Character Conversations // Abner

Character Conversations

Hello guys! Sorry for the late interview, I was gone all day yesterday, so I’m giving you one today instead! I hope you like him! ^_^



Me: Hi Abner!

Abner: Good to see you. *shakes hand*

M: So, I know you’re a cop, like Robert. Do you know each other well?

A: You bet. When I was moved from home in Brooklyn to Fallcoast, I met him the first day. Poor guy couldn’t catch a break. His whole day was going messy, so I invited him and his wife over for dinner. Then we were friends.

M: You said you lived in Brooklyn before. Brooklyn as in, New York?

A: Yeah. I’d served there since I was 20 years old, then when I was 34 I was asked to come down to Minnesota.

M: Do you like it here?

A: Your summers are brutal, lemme tell ya. Up to your ears with mosquitoes. Surprised you haven’t all died from malaria.

M: *internally dies laughing* We’re kinda famous for our mosquitoes. So since you’re friends with Robert, when did he tell you about his special talent?

A: That was only a few days after we invited him to dinner. I know what you’re talkin’ about. *grins* How he does stuff with your limbs and body. It’s funny that’d he’d become a cop then, eh?

M: Yeah. He’s really struggling with it…*mumbles* And things are only going to get worse…

A: Whispering is rude you know.

M: I know. So are you a Super then?

A: Nah. Kinda glad about it too. Supers here have nothing but trouble. Pity them, I do. *purses lips*

M: So what’s the most interesting case you ever had to work on, as a cop?

A: That’d have to be the time back in Brooklyn when there was a massive outbreak of Supers. A sudden huge influx of superhumans, you can imagine how the cops were reacting. I was just young and inexperienced at the time. I had no idea what the heck was going on. *laughs* That’s when things started getting more tense between citizens and Supers.

M: Did you have to confront any Supers?

A: Yeah, there were a few creeps I had to deal with. Sure woulda helped if Robert’d been there. *grins* Yeah, there was one kid with some kind of matter control, had to take him out. There was another time where there was a drunk Super destroying the side of a building. That was fun…

M: Didn’t that outbreak end up with the police killing thousands of Supers? I’m not saying that it was bad, it was obviously done for safety reasons, but now that that’s over, the aftermath…Do you think Supers are being treated fairly?

A: Goodness, no! The three big powers here in Fallcoast couldn’t care less about Supers. They want them gone, dead. Too afraid to deal with’em the right way. And with all the stupid staged hero/villain fights they show on TV…It’s plain ridiculous. As if the people feel any better knowing there’s a ‘hero’ out there to help them.

M: I feel you. It’s a good thing there’s people like Lena and Jake, huh?

A: *smiles* You know Lena and Jake. They’re good kids. Can’t help worrying about’em though. Vigilantes have a dangerous job, you know?

M: I know too well. So, a few last questions for you; what is your favorite food?

A: Gotta be thin crust pizza. With the works. Nothing better.

M: Do you have a family?

A: Just me and my wife. So far. *winks*

M: Do you like being a cop?

A: There’s nothing I love better. But when things aren’t fair. *wags finger* Nuh-uh. That’s not cool. Police are all about fairness, giving everyone a shot at redemption. Not all this ‘kill-on-sight’ business.

M: Well, thank you, Abner, for this time.

A: Sure thing, sweets.

Do you like him? He’s a great guy, I LOVE writing about him. What do you think? Let me know below!


A Bit of Encouragement // I Punch 9 Writerly Doubts in the Face

As a writer, I’ve had ups and downs, highs and lows. And sometimes those lows…they feel like you never want to write again and that you’re writing is so worthless you’d rather crumple it up and burn it with fire rather than try to fix it.

But I’m here today to tell you to keep going. Doubts happen to all of us, but we can defeat them. Here are some that I’ve struggled with, and then the solution that I’ve reached.

This story is so terrible. Nobody will want to read it. Why should I even bother?


Why should you even bother. Hm. How about because it’s a great story and it needs to be told? Too cheesy? Okay. How about there will be at least two people out there who will love your story to pieces. You, and your biggest fan. Still not convinced? How about because writing is fun and you don’t do it for other people, you do it because you need to write and get this story out of you. People will like your story. It’s inevitable. And if they don’t, at least you can be proud that you actually wrote something. That’s a huge accomplishment!

This story is a mess. I’ll never be able to fix it.

Okay, so maybe you’ve stumbled upon a massive plot hole or 5, or maybe you’re story is so incoherent that it’s barely readable. Fear not, writers! There is this magical thing, that all writers use when they happen upon these tragedies. It’s called…revision. First drafts aren’t perfect, they’re to get the story down on paper. Second drafts aren’t that great either. Neither are third, fourth, maybe even fifth drafts. That’s why we revise. And edit. Have others read your writing, get feedback, have someone work out the kinks with you. You will fix it, don’t worry. It may seem messy now, but it’ll shine, one day.

I’m not a real writer.

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Well… that’s stupid. Of course you are! You write, don’t you? That’s all a writer is. Someone who writes. So if you write absolutely anything, be it short stories, or novels, or grocery lists, you’re a real, genuine writer.

I’m so horrible at (dialogue, imagery, setting, etc). I’ll never get good at it.

This sounds incredibly like a cliché, but practice, practice, practice makes perfect. You’ll never get good at said thing with the attitude that you’ll never get good at it. Try finding writing exercises for the particular thing you’re struggling with. Then do them until, bit by bit, you find that maybe that conversation between your main character and villain wasn’t so bad. That maybe you’re kinda proud of that one paragraph where you described that creepy castle. Don’t give up. You will get good at it.

The internet is too distracting, so I end up never writing.

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Just turn it off. Haha, just kidding, that’s never worked for me. Instead, what I do, is I use it as a reward system. I write x amount of words, I get to watch a Studio C sketch. I write for x amount of time, I get to surf on Pinterest or Goodreads for 5 or 10 minutes. That’s the system that works best for me, but…I’m still trying to figure this one out, guys… XD

I’ll never be able to write like (insert favorite author).

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You’re right. You won’t. Because you can’t. Nobody can write like you. And that’s an amazing thing! Just think; no author can come up with the same amazing characters as you. No author can come up with that thrilling plot twist you created. No one can transport you into your story as you do. Because you’re not writing as them. You’re writing as you.

I don’t write everyday, so I’m failing as a writer.

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Don’t you realize? Every time you’re thinking about your story. Every time you have an imaginary conversation with one of your characters. Every time you’re in the shower and you concoct a perfect plot twist. Every time you read a book. You’re writing. You’re being inspired and letting things percolate in your mind and thinking things through. Just because you’re not getting words down on paper doesn’t mean you’re not working.

Nobody will ever be as invested in my story as I am.

Ahem. Have you ever heard of a fangirl?


I’m never going to finish this novel…

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If you really, truly, love it, you will. It won’t let you leave it unfinished. And if it’s such a chore to finish and write it, maybe it’s not for you. If you’re not loving your novel/writing 100%,(True, it can feel like a love-hate relationship sometimes, but…you know what I mean), it won’t matter how much time you invest in it, it won’t ever seem finished.  Which is totally okay! Begin a new project. Something you really, really love. Something you want to invest your time in. Because if you love it, chances are, other people will too.

Well, there’s my two cents. Do you struggle with any of these? What are some other doubts that I didn’t include? How do you deal with them? Let me know down in the comments below!


The 2nd Annual Silmarillion Awards // And the Winner is…


Welcome, one and all, to the second annual Silmarillion awards ceremony!! I thank you for attending, and I invite you to pull up a chair; relax; maybe even have one of the free cookies provided.

We had quite a turn-out this year! So many of you cast in nominations and seconds, and so many of you voted for your favorites. So, thank you again for all of your participation!

But enough from me. I think it’s time I introduced the man of the hour. Or rather…the hobbit of the hour. Ladies and gentlemen, give a round of applause to our presenter of the Silver Tongue Silmaril…

Bilbo Baggins of the Shire!

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Yes, hello, hello, thank you for having me present. You’re all too kind. *smiles* I must say, I was rather shocked when I was asked to present. I’m told this category of the awards is quite new this year, and I feel honored that I would be worthy of presenting.

Well, you are one of the most silver tongued people that I’ve ever met!

You flatter me. But that reminds me…would you mind terribly if I announced the winner in the form of a riddle?

Absolutely not!! That would be wonderful, actually!

Good, good, very well, then, I’ll do it. *clears throat*

I’m shiny like the moon, but only second best. I can be a dollar, but I’m not green. I am gray, but metallic. What am I?

And another…

I can taste, but I don’t taste good. I am often held, but never touched. I can cut like a knife, but I’m not sharp. I am wet, but I don’t rust. What am I?

There, we go. Put them together and we have our winner. How was that?

Wonderful! Can anyone guess the winner?


Yes? No? Well, Bilbo, those were fabulous riddles, but I think you might have to spell it out for the audience.

Oh, I suppose so. The winner of the Silver Tongue Silmaril goes to a man brimming with kindness. A man so loving, so caring, he would rather die than have his daughter harmed. With his natural love of words, his charming personality, and his magical voice, I present to you…

Silver Tongue from Inkheart!

Otherwise, known as Mo, which I will hereby call you, I present you with this lovely Silmaril. I couldn’t imagine a better person to have this award. Your name says it all.


Oh goodness…Thank you all so much! I can’t believe you would choose little me to be the winner. I’m nearly moved to tears. You’re all wonderful, thank you for your kindness! I will forever treasure this Silmaril!

You surely deserve it, Mo! And thank you Bilbo, for the lovely presentation!!

You’re very welcome, Madeline. I’m glad I came. I never expected to have so much fun. *smiles*

Thank you all for coming to this ceremony! Be sure to check out the other ceremonies going on at the other bloggers sites. A new one is posted everyday weekday until the 28th!

And for those of your curious what the result percentages were…

  • Silver Tongue from Inkheart – 33%
  • Puddleglum from The Chronicles of Narnia – 32% (Dear Puddlglum lost by one vote!)
  • The Florid Sword from The Wingfeather Saga – 13%
  • Eanrin from The Tales of Goldstone Wood – 13%
  • Leonard from The Tales of Goldstone Wodd – 8%

Well, what a great time! I hope you’ve enjoyed Bilbo’s presentation, and yay for Mo! Send your congrats to him down below! Thank you all again for participating! 😀


Reintegration by Ashley Bogner // Cover Reveal!

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Hello guys! I have something very special to show you guys today! Ashley Bogner’s new book Reintegration AMAZING cover is out today!

A few details before the cover:

A perfect citizen. A captured rebel. One decision could destroy them both…

“As a Regulator, seventeen-year-old Katherine Holliday’s duty is to protect the people of the Federation from a group of violent rebels who have exiled themselves to the mysterious wilderness. When one of these rebels is captured within the Federation, the government leaders propose an alternative to execution, a procedure they call Reintegration. The procedure involves erasing the rebel’s memory and attempting to make him a member of society. The rebel, a young man named Matthew, is not the violent criminal Katherine expects, and she can’t help but befriend him. A few weeks after Matthew’s Reintegration, Katherine realizes the procedure failed and she is now presented with a choice no one else can help her make. Can she warn her superiors that Reintegration failed, which could mean death for Matthew? Or will she defy everything she knows to help him escape—and risk her own execution?”

Wow…I don’t know about you guys, but this book sounds AWESOME! 😀

A little about the talented author:


When Ashley Bogner was in third grade, she decided she would be a published author when she grew up. Ashley is a homeschool graduate and has lived in seven different states. She completed a year of Bible college and in the fall will begin pursuing a degree in Communication Studies. After college, her plan is to work in the Christian publishing industry. When not writing, she can be found baking, posting book reviews on her blog, and watching her favorite movies over and over to the point of memorization.

Be sure to check out her blog and add Reintegration to your Goodreads TBR-pile!

Okay, okay, you all probably want to see the cover now…

Building the suspense…



Here it is!

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ISN’T IT GORGEOUS?!?! *gazes in delight*

I’m so glad you joined me for this cover reveal! I’m super excited about Ashley’s book, and I’m so glad I got to reveal for her! Let me know what you think of the cover down below!


Character Conversations // Robert

Character Conversations

Hello guys! Welcome to this week’s character conversation! Today, I have a very sweet character with me. He’s a police officer with a secret…



Me: Hi Robert!

Robert: Hi! I’ll try to answer your questions to the best of my abilities. *smiles*

M: Sounds good! Okay, first, I’m told that you’re a police officer. What’s that like?

R: …I do love protecting the people of Fallcoast. But I feel sometimes the other officers aren’t always the nicest.

M: What do you mean?

R: They’re…very prejudiced against Supers. And, well, Supers are illegal. So that doesn’t help. I know they’re just trying to protect the city from things they don’t understand, but…

M: Don’t they realize they’re making more trouble in the process? Crime rates have hit the roof and Fallcoast isn’t as safe as it used to be. *squints eyes* Are you one of those Super-haters?

R: Me? No, no, not at all. But don’t tell my boss I said that.

M: You’re referring to Gavin, right?

R: Yeah…He’s not the…friendliest guy I’ve met.

M: *mutters* So he should be a blast to interview…So what makes you so sympathetic toward Supers?

R: *eyes dart nervously around* Well, um…I am because…I am one.

M: *le gasp* A Super cop?! That sounds awesome! What’s your power?

R: *looks slightly relieved* Oh, I can manipulate the human body. Stop someone from moving, force someone to move…I’m still learning, honestly.

M: So you’re in to anatomy, then?

R: *laughs* Yes, actually. But not just that. Physiology is really important too, in understanding how the body works.

M: Have you ever delved into the brain?

R: No, no, that’s not my area. I’d rather not mess with something so important and…confusing.

M: Wise choice. So, we both know being a cop is a dangerous job. But how does your family feel about it?

R: Sharon, my wife, has told me before that she worries about me every day…But she hasn’t stopped me. *smiles sadly* Especially in Fallcoast, I feel like being a cop is more dangerous than being a cop in, say, Albany, where my friend Abner used to work. It’s hard, knowing you have a wife and little girl at home, and then there’s the possibility of never seeing them again.

M: You have a little girl? *adorable!*

R: Yes, Abigail. She’s my little Shortcake. *grins*

M: Just out of curiosity…do you think Abigail will be a Super?

R: …I don’t know. I’ve thought about it before. I hope she isn’t. That she can live a normal life, like any kid should.

M: You feel bad for Lena and Jake?

R: *sighs* Yes. As a dad, knowing that they’re out there, risking their lives for people who don’t even care for them…It’s hard. *stares at lap*

M: Don’t worry. Things will improve. That’s a promise from me. *wink* But we’re getting close to the end of this interview. So, for a few last questions…What’s your favorite food?

R: Hmm…I think it would have to be a homemade, pepperoni, deep-dish pizza. Abner makes them the best.

M: I love deep-dish! What’s the hardest part about your job?

R: Ooh, tough one…I’d say having to arrest Supers. That’s really, really hard. It’s not like we actively seek them out, but when we see them…we have to detain them. If anyone ever found out about me…*shudders*

M: Okay, last question: do you know anything about the Miss Coel?

R: …She seems nice enough…I’ve never met her personally…

M: Well…Be glad you haven’t! Thank you, Robert, for this interview. It was a pleasure.

R: No, thank you. This was fun. *smiles*

He’s nice, right? I love writing him…Especially because he has to deal with a lot of conflictions and it gets really interesting… XD Let me know what you think of him down below!



The Perfectionist with a Billion Story Ideas // 4 Survival Tips

The Perfectionist with a Billion Story Ideas

You may or may not know this about me, but I’m a huge perfectionist. I hate it when things aren’t just so. It’s both a blessing and a curse, in a way. I’d say I’m a very good judge of quality, but with my own things…I’m my worst critic.

Which brings me to this post. It is entirely possible that I will have at least a billion story ideas in my lifetime. (No joke, guys. XD ) And I’m just so excited about all of them, and they’re all just begging to be written and I want to just write them ALL. O_O

But…I don’t.

Because I’m also a procrastinator. (Ah, the INFJ, the paradox.)

So far, I’ve written approximately three novels. It took me a while, but I did. But while I was writing them, I was constantly thinking about the other ideas in my head. And I became overwhelmed. How was I ever going to make all of these ideas into books? There isn’t enough time in the day, especially being a procrastinator! I tried to calm myself by telling myself that I could write all of them, if I tried really hard and stuck to it.

But that wasn’t the problem, I realized.

I could maybe write all of them, but would they be perfect, just the way I pictured them in my head? Could my vision be accurately portrayed on paper?

And then I became overwhelmed again.

So, since I feel like this is a huge problem I have, I set out to fix it. And this is what I came up with.

1. You have to be a little…crazy.

I mean…you’re a writer. That’s basically like slapping a huge sticker on your forehead that says ‘I’m a psycho’, am I right? XD Okay, so maybe not that bad. But every genius is always at least a little bit…cuckoo. 😛

2. Do what you want WHILE you want to do it.

This was a super huge problem that I didn’t realize until too late.

I had laid out all of my ideas, written them in a list, nice and orderly, and showed it to my parents. And I don’t know why, I don’t know how this made sense in my head, but this was my game plan.

“I’m going to write them in this order.”

Yeah…no. That was a big mistake. At the time, I had wanted to write my superhero trilogy, The D. But that’s not what I wrote. I started the Imprint trilogy. (Don’t get me wrong, Imprint totally awesome, it’s my first child, and I will forever love it to pieces.) But it wasn’t what I wanted to write at the time.

And that made things reeeeally hard.

Yeah, so I wouldn’t recommend doing that. Write what you want, when you want. Don’t make a list and think in your head that this is the order I’m writing it in, and I have to do that. That’s stupid and the opposite of what you should do.

3. Accept that your novel(s) will never, ever be perfect.

I’m still trying to accept this. It will never, ever, ever be perfect.

But I want it to be. So, so badly.

I think of it like this: books are like geodes. Geodes may look super clean and polished and maybe even kinda pretty on the outside. But it’s when you break them, when they become flawed, that they are truly beautiful.

Book are the same way. You can polish your manuscript a million times, but there will always be something you can change. And that’s okay. That’s what readers want. Imperfections are what makes a book unique and enjoyable. Nobody wants a boring, polished book. They want the stuff inside, the stuff that really matters.

Okay, whoa, that totally just got really deep. XD

4. Don’t be afraid to take a break.

This is important to remember as a writer. When things seem super overwhelming and it feels like your just falling behind, can’t keep up, feeling like you’ll never make it, step away.

Read a book. Listen to music. Take a walk. Bake something yummy. Aside from writing, I really love music and playing the piano. So when I’m feeling tense, I step away and just play music for a bit. It could be a few hours, a few days, even a few weeks. I’ve had it where I stopped writing for nearly a year. And it was okay. I came back feeling refreshed and excited at all the prospects ahead of me.

So take a break, fellow perfectionist writer with a billion ideas. You deserve it. 😉

So there’s my two cents. Tell me if you struggle with this same thing or if I’m the only one down in the comments below. And always remember: Better billions of ideas rather than none! 😛


Silmarillion Awards // Voting Round!


Hello guys! And may I just say…WOW! Thank you all SO, SO MUCH for all of your nominations and seconds! It was a blast seeing all of you interact in the comments! 🙂

Also, shout-out to ALEX C. who won the giveaway included in my last post! Be sure to check your email, and congratulations!

Now, on to the voting! The top 5 nominees are…

Eanrin from The Tales of Goldstone Wood – Knight of Farthestshore and bard of King Ibudan, is a faerie of Rudiobus, able to shift between his two true forms, man and cat. He is famous across all realms for his poetic accounts of historical events and his tales of love – jilted and otherwise.

Lionheart from The Tales of Goldstone Wood – Also known as Leonard the Lightning Tongue, has always had a love for riddles and tomfoolery. His greatest wish was to become a court jester, and he did become one, but rather by accident. Him and Eanrin often butt heads with each other.

Puddleglum from The Chronicles of Narnia – Pessimistic might be the kindest descriptor. But in spite of his beliefs that it will start raining, that food that tastes good is bound to turn the stomach later, and his concerns that his companions may start knifing each other…you’ll not find a truer companion or guide. His words of wisdom may be a bit depressing, but that doesn’t make them any less accurate!

Silver Tongue a.k.a. Mo from the Inkheart trilogy – He’s a bookbinder that has the ability to bring fictional characters out of books and into the real world by reading aloud, therefore known to many as Silver Tongue.

The Florid Sword from The Wingfeather Saga – That mysterious swashbuckler, has some pompously magnificent monologue!

Now go vote for your favorites using ~> THIS LINK! Just remember: no voting more than once!

And, surprise, surprise! We’re doing something new this year! It is a scavenger hunt across the blogosphere! Your mission is to piece together the phrase running rampant across the other bloggers posts. Piece together the entire phrase and enter it in the voting form to be entered into a giveaway for this AWESOME grand prize!!

1 Grand Prize To Rule Them All


My snippet of phrase I give to you: Their radiance shone like the distant stars

Follow THIS LINK to find the next piece of the phrase…

Thank you guys for all of your nominations!! I’m so excited for voting round, and may your favorite character win… 😉


Character Conversations // Randy

Character Conversations

Whew, it’s been so long, and with all the Silmarillion festivities, I knew it wouldn’t work to post last Saturday. But I’m back! And I’m very pleased to introduce one of my favorite geniuses to you guys! XD



Me: Hello, Dr. Berke.

Randy: Evening, Madam.

M: I’m glad you could make it for an interview. I’m very eager to talk with you.

R: Before we begin, may I clear something up?

M: …Sure?

R: I am a tad…scatterbrained. If I interrupt you, or appear to be not listening, it is not because you aren’t interesting. It is merely my own fault.

M: …Well, that’s…that’s good to know…Thanks for-

R: I’m sure you’re wondering about the scar.

M: …?

M: Yes. I was going to ask about that. Aren’t you known as-

R: Dr. Scar? Yes, people think it’s hilarious. Insensitive, all of them.

M: Yes, so insensitive. I wouldn’t call you that. I like the name Randy. But to stay on track, how’d it happen?

R: I was at work, when suddenly people began running, fleeing something horrible. I never did figure out what it was, but I have the scar to prove it happened.

M: That sounds awful! *sadness*

R: Later, when I had semi-recovered from my wound, I vowed to get my revenge on that monster that destroyed me. *laughs derisively* Well, now I’m just a bitter old man with no wife or daughter.

M: I’m…so sorry. That’s horrible. What happened to your family? Or is that too-

R: Gloria died to lung cancer. Jovie ran away from me, afraid of what I’d become. I’m sure she’s safe, wherever she is now…

M: *bites tongue to keep from crying* This is a heavy topic. Let’s move away. Tell me about your life here in Fallcoast.

R: It’s a nice, quiet life. Lonely, but when that happens, I go out and I feel better. Doing the most menial things can make everything so much better.

M: Strange how that works, huh? You don’t have trouble with the police, do you?

R: Sometimes. I try to keep my past quiet, but things can happen. I never thought emotions had such a powerful effect on people. Killing them essentially kills the person with them.

M: …Wait, what? Killing…emotions?

R: Yes, that’s usually how I get in trouble. But I usually escape. But I only ever stay in jail for a few days at a time, depending on the crime.

M: What does killing emotions mean? *subconsciously backs away*

R: It’s quite self-explanatory, wouldn’t you say? It all happened with this jewel I found…The day Gloria was brought in for a check-up…

M: *sighs* Can’t you focus? Do you kill emotions all the time? What does it feel like?

R: It makes people like robots. I take away people feelings. It’s useful for getting what you want, but it’s not a good feeling you get when you’re doing. Lots of Supers say they get a rush of joy when they use their abilities. I don’t.

M: …That sounds dangerous.

R: Well, like I said, it’s often how I get into trouble.

M: Quick question: do you know Jake? Kauffman?

R: Yes, he’s nice. Very smart, though his parents aren’t kind to him. Wouldn’t make sense if you had a family you would treat them with all the love you could ever muster?

M: So you must know Lena, then?

R: Yes, she’s Jake’s girlfriend. She seems nice, personable, not that I’ve ever spoken to-

M: *snickers* Jake’s girlfriend? *laughs* Don’t say anything to Jake about that. But we’re nearing the end of this interview, so I have a few more questions for you. What is your favorite food?

R: Hmm…I haven’t had a good, homey meal in such a long time. I do enjoy a good steak and potatoes.

M: Are you…actually a doctor?

R: Not a doctor in the traditional sense. I’m a scientist doctor. I work with chemicals, various poisons, and genetics.

M: …Those things…*shakes head* Never mind. I don’t even want to know.

R: Why not?

M: Last question: do you plan on living like this…forever?

R: *frowns* I hadn’t planned it, but it seems it was planned for me.

M: Things will work out. I promise. *winks* Thank you for the interview.

R: Surely. *nods*

So…maybe he’s a bit strange…But I LOVE him, guys! I’d describe him as a sweet, slightly crazed, tough guy. What do you think? Let me know in the comments!