by Carol Brennan King Poem 2 in a series Can you feel it? the rumble of the black steel monster gulping clean air exhaling fire and sparks air too hot to breathe. Can you feel it? the air shimmering in hot waves burning your face as it passes by this thing, that shakes the earth…Read more No writing lessons here: just a bit of the feels from a recent walk: October 24, 2022
Have you ever started over? Like maybe you were making cookies and you added two teaspoons of baking powder instead of baking soda, and there was no way to dig that out the bowl. So you had to start over.
Or maybe you were painting. And the paint on the wall was sure different from the paint color you thought you bought. And you had to start over.
I have had to start over more than once, and I think this is the third iteration of my blog. If you’re interested in some of my earlier posts as a blogger, you can browse around in Bits and Pieces, Meditations, or Tiny House. Those earlier posts are organized by category.
But I am starting over here – new thoughts, new adventures, and new stories. After all, I have never been in this exact place in life before, so I invite you to look over my shoulder, read my diary/blog and see if you can relate to any of my thoughts.
Don’t Waste Your Time
“We need to be thinking seriously about moving,” floated into the air like static on the phone during a storm. Does that help you understand how I felt about the idea? I confess my first thought was, “I hate moving.” My second thought was, “It is sooooo much work.” Don’t leave now. It is going to get better.
Choosing Discernment over Fear
o. Don’t be afraid of the Bible. Or any other book with new ideas or words. Read closely, with discernment. Look the words up. See how those words are used and what they mean. Don’t be afraid of what you might find out. Be freed to discover the truth of God’s love story.
Creative Writing and Memoir Class March 16, 2022
You must build tension. Things must happen to and involving your key characters that put them at risk. The longer you can make that tension last or build new reasons for tension, the more un-put-downable will your story be.
Classes Start This Week
January 29, 2022 from the desk of Carol Brennan King Long time, no ??? See doesn’t work, or maybe it does. It has been a log time since you have seen me here. That does not mean that I have stopped caring about our writing community. I have been taking classes – the most recent…Read more Classes Start This Week
Happy New Year (‘s resolutions)!
January 1, 2022 by Carol Brennan King Well, I don't know about you, but this last year has been a humdinger. I thought 2020 was a dilly, but for me personally, this last year has been a year of greater challenges (you can all understand that), but it has also been a year of growth.…Read more Happy New Year (‘s resolutions)!
Covid and Me…and God: “Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
December 24, 2021 Carol Brennan King First, we have had our vaccine shots, all three of them. Secondly, the news is full of notes about how this thing, this virus, is way worse for those who have underlying conditions, like respiratory or autoimmune disorders, and more. But those two affect my family. So how do…Read more Covid and Me…and God: “Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
“Sit Still and Be Quiet”
So, if you have to “sit still and be quiet” a lot, what do you do? You think. You go places in your head. You rehearse past injustices (being honest here) and remembered or anticipated joys, depending on which holiday had just passed or was to come.
Surprised by Oxford
the most important part of the book is watching an unbeliever wrestle through her fears
Writers: This one’s for you! July 30, 2019
but every once in a while, think about what the writer is doing