Look For The Best In People

When you look for the best in people, You're giving them a chance to be The person that they know they are, The one that they can see. When you look for the best in people, In time, I'm sure you'll find That feeling positively toward others Will beautifully change your mind. When you look… Continue reading Look For The Best In People

Behind The Scenes of My Short Stories

Hi there! I hope you're having a beautiful day. ❤ Since I first started my blog two winters ago, I have been periodically sharing short stories - you may have seen a few of them! Browsing free stock photo websites to find images for my posts has not only made my blog visually-pleasing, but it… Continue reading Behind The Scenes of My Short Stories

‘I Love You’ – A Short Story

This is part three of 'Doors Away.' ❤ Enjoy! Kneeling beside the edge of the pool, she smiled at her reflection in the murky waters. Her rain boots were strapped securely around her feet, and she knew that her companion was just behind her on the trail. Even though he had warned her to stay… Continue reading ‘I Love You’ – A Short Story

Teach Me To Be Gentle

Teach Me To Be Gentle Teach me to be mindful of every word I say. Teach me to pause in moments of anger and simply stop to pray. Teach me to care for my siblings when they’re sad. Teach me to think first instead of getting mad. Teach me that there’s more to life than… Continue reading Teach Me To Be Gentle

‘First’ – A Short Story

This is part two of 'Doors Away.' ❤ Enjoy! “I didn’t know this place existed!” She stepped up onto the concrete, angling herself as close as she could to the sparkling water. “That’s understandable,” he said, and she noticed when he grinned slightly. “You just moved here.” She turned toward him again and graced him… Continue reading ‘First’ – A Short Story

‘Doors Away’ – A Short Story

The hedge that separated them had always made her curious. Grinning in a silly manner, she once again stood idly upon her doormat and glanced, as best she could, over the barrier. The most frustrating thing was that the leaves were angled down toward her, creating a wall for her neighbor to easily hide behind.… Continue reading ‘Doors Away’ – A Short Story

Introducing: My New Story!

Hi there! I hope you're having a beautiful Tuesday. ❤ Recently, I have been thinking about covering topics on my blog that haven't appeared in my posts in weeks (even months, in some cases!). I like to keep a variety of focuses in my posts because otherwise, my content gets repetitive. 🙂 Ironically, I just… Continue reading Introducing: My New Story!

Writing a Historical Fiction Novel ~ Balancing Fact and Fiction

Hello everyone! I hope that you're all doing well. (: I have a fun post to share with you today! It has been quite a while since I wrote an addition to my mini series Writing A Historical Fiction Novel, and as I am now writing one such novel myself (so exciting!), I wanted to… Continue reading Writing a Historical Fiction Novel ~ Balancing Fact and Fiction

‘Home’ – A Short Story

"You were absolutely wonderful, sweetheart!" The woman knelt down in front of the young child, securing her camera back around her neck. With a smile, she reached out and pushed back the blond curls that framed her daughter's face. "Are you ready to be done with our little photoshoot now?" "Yes, mommy," the child replied,… Continue reading ‘Home’ – A Short Story

Stories I’d Love To Write – Part One

Hello everyone! Today's post is honestly an extremely unique idea for a post. I've never seen a blogger cover this topic before, although I don't actually know that many writers here on WordPress. (*makes a mental note to go meet some more*) lol Either way, I absolutely loved the idea when it popped into my… Continue reading Stories I’d Love To Write – Part One

Writing a Historical Fiction Novel ~ Staying Inspired

Writing a story takes a lot of time, effort, and motivation. It takes allowing the characters to grow in your mind, imagining the type of setting/s you'll be placing them in, and deciding where you want the book to begin, go, and end. As I've found through the planning process of my own current novel,… Continue reading Writing a Historical Fiction Novel ~ Staying Inspired

Beautiful People – March 2017

As the recipe I was going to share today didn't turn out, I've decided to post something a bit different! I hope you enjoy. ~~~~ Yesterday, Jaylee Morgan, an amazing writer that I follow, posted about a writers' linkup that she participated in this month. I loved getting to read her answers to the questions,… Continue reading Beautiful People – March 2017

Writing a Historical Fiction Novel ~ Research Tips

Sad fact: I've always struggled to plan stories. From the time that I was writing short stories about my pets as a kid, I've struggled to plan ahead; if I have an awesome story idea, I want to go ahead and start writing, regardless of whether the story has any structure, or not. Most of the stories… Continue reading Writing a Historical Fiction Novel ~ Research Tips

‘Jump’ – A Short Story

"Go on," he said softly, his deep voice resonating in my ears; "jump." I grinned brightly, and without turning to look at him, I shook my head. My hair, which was coiled into a ponytail at the time, swished across my shoulders. As it did, I sensed that it hit something. Before I could swivel… Continue reading ‘Jump’ – A Short Story