Profile: ABC: An Alphabet Book of My Mother

Adv. Comp. Remix. Portrait of Mom



But let you adorning….

For my self-portrait remix, I am planning on a painting a sign that has special/influential Bible verses, songs, and quotes on it.


Here is one of them. 🙂

“Do not let your adorning be external–the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear–but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” (I Peter 3:3-4)


Short and Sweet Advice for Writers – Mix and Match for New Story Ideas

Found this gem and since I’m working with remixes this semester, I figured it’d be a helpful companion along the way! 🙂

Live to Write - Write to Live

mix it upNothing is new. At least, that’s what they say. The stories we tell today are the same stories that have been told all over the world and throughout the ages. Our job as writers is less about finding a new and unique story than it is about finding a new and unique way to tell an old story:

  • Boy Meets Girl
  • Hero Slays the Monster
  • Peasant Becomes Royalty
  • Adventurer Completes the Quest
  • Sleuth Solves the Mystery
  • And so on …

What can you do to make an old story new? How do you transform a predictable tale into something that’s exciting both to the reader and to you, the writer?

Mix it up.

If you’re stuck for a new story idea, try mining the “old,” tried and true stories and then adding a twist. For instance:

  • Put an old story or character in a new setting.
    • Take classic fairytale characters…

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Because, after all, I love tea.

I’m staying up late. {It’s only the third day, ya’ll, I gotta learn some time management skills…} But, I’m making it better by drinking hot tea. In an orange mug. {GO POKES!}

Here are some tea pictures…Nothing super fancy. Just happiness in an orange cup. ❤


As always,