Hope :: What Breaks Your Heart?

I’d first like to start with an apology for my lack of blog posts last week. I have no excuse, except that time just seemed to get away from me! Today, I wanted to focus on what I shared with my Tikvah video last week. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, in additionContinue reading “Hope :: What Breaks Your Heart?”

Education :: Active vs. Passive Voice

Alexa was running down the road. Alexa ran down the road. Now read those sentences again and ask yourself: which one seems like there should be more? Usually, when we use passive voice, it lends itself to a finite statement. “Alexa was running down the road.” Yes, it’s an ‘action’ sentence as she is running,Continue reading “Education :: Active vs. Passive Voice”

Hope :: Selfishness vs. Self-Respect

The following words are not words that I came up with. I read them and felt the need to share them here with you. selfishness is putting the wants of yourself over the needs of others self-respect is putting the needs of yourself over the wants of others one is disregarding others, one is takingContinue reading “Hope :: Selfishness vs. Self-Respect”

Hope :: Past the Fear

I don’t know about you, but I’m afraid. A lot. Fear can actually be a good thing. In small doses and if it keeps you from doing something stupid. Fear can also keep you trapped and keep you from doing and being MORE. I don’t know what your “more” is, but I know we allContinue reading “Hope :: Past the Fear”

Education :: Cause and Effect

Every action and every division in a story has an effect on it. With a conflict/resolution situation, you want your writers to know what they want for their outcome so they can shape their story appropriately. You’ll want similar for cause and effect, but on a much smaller scale. This will also be played out veryContinue reading “Education :: Cause and Effect”

Hope :: My Request

Hello, beautiful readers! In addition to these blog posts, my Tikvah videos, and the fiction books I’ve mentioned that I’m trying to get published traditionally, I’ve been working on a non-fiction book! The book is titled, “So You’re a Christian. Now What?” It’s the first of four books that aid new believers in their walkContinue reading “Hope :: My Request”

Education :: Conflict and Resolution

Okay, our younger writers (really any school-age writer who isn’t inclined to being a writer) can often fail to write with a point to their stories. They tend to write their stories as if they’re mundane and real life. The means there’s no tension, no movement, no point. Getting a story on paper is aContinue reading “Education :: Conflict and Resolution”

Hope :: My Symbol

I only just realized I’ve never really talked about the symbol that represents all of my writing and videos. It’s attached to my emails and at the end of every blog post. But I’ve never written here about it. If you look closely, there is a semi-colon. As many of you will know, the semi-colonContinue reading “Hope :: My Symbol”

Education :: Incorporating Real Life into Fiction

The image attached to this post really has nothing to do with the post. I was looking for something animated that looked real and this picture popped up and I thought it was cool! Anyway… No matter our age, we’ve all got experiences that others don’t. We also have experiences in common, obviously. My point:Continue reading “Education :: Incorporating Real Life into Fiction”

Hope :: Stay the Course

No matter in what stage of life you find yourself entrenched, I’m willing to bet you’re fighting battles in your life. Maybe it’s that it seems everything that could go wrong has gone wrong. Maybe it’s that you don’t have anyone supporting you. I could sit here all day naming off things that could beContinue reading “Hope :: Stay the Course”