I frequently get questions from fellow readers for fantasy book recommendations. I have well-known favorites (The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit) but then my list goes off to books that are less known, so I wanted to share the best with all of you. These have been picked based on the … Continue reading The Best Fantasy Novels You’ve Never Heard Of
Title: Penny White and the Marriage of Gryphons Genre: Fantasy Book Blurb per Goodreads: A blast of wind flicked hair from my face. Long toes wrapped around my waist, claws prickling through fur and clothing as I was snatched from the ground. The dragon lifted me high into the grey skies above Llundain. Of the … Continue reading Book Review – The Marriage of Gryphons
I've been sharing the blurb coaching series from A Writer's Path Writers Club, and this is the next in the series. To learn more about how your blurb can be coached, click here. Enjoy! Name: Clayton Barnett Genre: Romance-Horror-SciFi Title: Cursed Hearts Original Blurb: Even with San Diego occupied by the Mexican Army, Katarina Sosabowski … Continue reading Blurb Coaching – Cursed Hearts
I've been sharing the blurb coaching series from A Writer's Path Writers Club, and this is the next in the series. To learn more about how your blurb can be coached, click here. Enjoy! Name: Felicia Denise Genre: Women's Fiction Title: Heartburn Original Blurb: Ten years ago, Quinn Landon never saw divorce in her … Continue reading Blurb Coaching – Heartburn
Title: A Merchant in Oria Author: David Wiley Genre: Fantasy, Epic Fantasy (Novella) Book Blurb per Goodreads: Firion is a young merchant descended from generations of merchants. His first big break comes along when he sets out to trade with the wealthy dwarven kingdom of Oria. He has always dreamed of visiting this grand kingdom, having … Continue reading Book Review: A Merchant in Oria
I found this lovely gem in my reader this morning and wanted to share it with all of you. The whole article (found at the bottom of A Pilgrim in Narnia's post) is worth reading, but here are a few favorite quotes: "To be able to live a moment in an imagined world, we must … Continue reading George MacDonald Quotes on World-Building
Personally, I like fitting endings even more than happy ones. Sure, it's nice to know that the characters you've read about succeed. When you've invested time and emotional energy, you enjoy it when they make it out of their troubles and gain the victory they've sought for so long, but I don't like false endings. … Continue reading How to Write an Ending that Fits Your Story
So I recently had a suggestion that I create image widgets about my book coaching so they can be put in sidebars, so I did. Thanks, Trix! You're welcome to copy them and post them on your own site, Facebook, etc. Thank you all so much for your interest and support! Copyright 2017 Andrea … Continue reading Widget Images Are Here!
I want to share another delightful writing gem from Ryan Lanz at A Writer's Path. We all want to be talented, but he points out that being skilled can be just as important and give us even greater appreciation for our craft and the work it took to get there. by Ryan Lanz tal·ent [tal-uhnt] noun: … Continue reading Skill vs. Talent – Which Do You Have?
Today marks the start of a new venture…a new blog, devoted to more explicitly Christian writings, Bible studies, etc. I’ll still be writing about writing here at Into the Writerlea, but discussions of scripture can be found at the new blog. Enjoy!
If you had to sum up what God is like as found in the Bible, I think the most fitting term would be mercy.
First Chronicles 16:34 says, “O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever.” The Hebrew word for mercy is often translated as lovingkindness, goodness, and faithfulness. Psalm 13:5 says, “I trust in your lovingkindness. My heart rejoices in your salvation” and Psalm 23:6 says, “Surely goodness and lovingkindness shall follow me all the days of my life, And I shall dwell in the Lord’s house forever.”
In Psalm 25:6-7, David writes, “Lord, remember your tender mercies and your lovingkindness. For they are from old times. Don’t remember the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions. Remember me according to your lovingkindness, For your goodness’ sake, Lord.”
But what about judgment?
If God is so merciful, why is there so…
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