Tag: inspiration

Using Your Imperfections

Cold Outside It is winter in Wisconsin. Outside is dry as the moisture freezes. It’s beautiful and crisp. Inside is dry because the heat is on to keep the freezing temperatures at bay. The skin on my hands is rough and dry. Then it… Continue Reading “Using Your Imperfections”

G’desh Inspiration: Four Great Old Testament Stories

The Old Testament is one of the two major inspirations for The Drowning Sands of G’desh. While I am a Christian, the OT is also filled with incredible stories against insurmountable odds. Here are four of my favorites! Please comment on your own favorites.… Continue Reading “G’desh Inspiration: Four Great Old Testament Stories”

Life Sucked and I Won NaNo

UPDATE: By the seat of my pants, I did win NaNoWriMo! YEAH! Very excited. Less excited about everything else. I’d post an image, but having issues turning a PDF into a JPG without spending money. Know how to do it for free? Let me… Continue Reading “Life Sucked and I Won NaNo”

Sankive: Practical Dharma

Disclaimer: I have not studied the concept of Dharma for years on end. I have researched it, read some Hindu and Buddhist texts, and I have seen how I can apply it to my own life, through a Christian lens. Why a Christian lens?… Continue Reading “Sankive: Practical Dharma”

Sit Down (Or Stand) And Write

You want to hear the secret sauce to writer success? Let me give you a glimpse. The Thousand Fold Path Everyone has their advice on how to write. Do you plot or do you pants? Should you focus on world building or character depth?… Continue Reading “Sit Down (Or Stand) And Write”

Under Construction

Under construction can mean so many things, and for me right now it does! First, you’ll notice this website shifting left and right. The main page is no longer the same. Some pages have been added, while others are retired. They don’t meet the… Continue Reading “Under Construction”

Monstrous Inspirations

The Mute of Abr takes place in the city of Abr, far away from Lake G’desh, where Drowning the Sands of G’desh takes place. Where religion is everything at the lake, in Abr they are animistic, praying to the sand, mountains, and salt. The salt, the… Continue Reading “Monstrous Inspirations”

What is your why?

Read a book recently. What?! How could I? Starting with Why. The book is written by Simon Sinek. I found him accidentally on Facebook. For whatever reason, likely his why, I was enthralled. He spoke about leaders getting the last word. Sit there, listen… Continue Reading “What is your why?”

First Step

I woke up at 5:45 this morning, just like the previous morning. I actually woke up at 5:38 because my body already likes this new schedule. Stupid body. As I laid on my couch, because I left the sheets to my bed at my… Continue Reading “First Step”

Doing the right thing

I was at a party today with a good friend. I might have known five of the people there, and I think there were at least a hundred. To those of you unaware, this is an exceedingly uncomfortable social situation. But swimming and food… Continue Reading “Doing the right thing”