Are Novels Important?

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I’ve heard people say that reading fictional stories is a waste of time, and I wanted to point out why this is not true.

However, it was simply too big a subject for me! Books have taught me certain lessons … but they’ve taught other people completely different things. And I hate to narrow this broad subject down to just my opinions and experiences!

So, through Google Forms, I asked a variety of readers from social media the following questions: What does reading mean to you? How have novels helped you in your life? Why are they worth something to you?

Here are their responses.

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Sweet Book Sale – Free and Discounted Books!

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That’s right! For Valentine’s Day, we (meaning me and several other Indie authors) are offering several free and discounted ebooks (February 14th-15th). Special thanks for Amanda Tero for putting this all together!

Among these books are The Dressmaker’s Secret and The Lady of the Vineyard (both free today and tomorrow). Hopefully you all will be able to snag a copy! (If you do, tell me what you think! Authors are always wondering if their books are any good.)

But … my books aren’t the only one sale/discounted! Be sure to check out these books from some of my favorite authors as well as several I myself have never read – but am looking forward to!

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Alice Unanswered? What’s that all about?

Alice Unanswered_ What's That All About_

What? I have a sudden and inexplicable desire to tell you about this book! I mean, people have been asking (oh, shush, they have *pretends I have fans* *doesn’t have fans*) about Alice Unanswered, and so here goes!

I actually do have a reason for posting this right now. I hit 25K with Alice Unanswered! Now, granted, I haven’t typed it all up yet … but knowing that I have 25K is very comforting. Even if I’m not sure of the exact number.

And so … yes, I am completing turning over my plans for this year in which I wasn’t going to start writing AlUn until April. Right now, this book is begging to be written … and who am I to refuse?

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AAWC: Challenge #5

Today it’s time for the fifth in a series of writing challenges in the Ardent Author’s Writing Challenge, hosted by the impossible* Zielle at My Homeschool Notebook. (And yes, I will continue to use the same introduction ever time. DON’T JUDGE ME.)

Like other writing challenges which I have participated inI will be posting my entries on this blog, and … I may not always stick to the schedule. Unlike today. #GoodOldSaturday

Team Forest is behind, but we can fix this! Write, write, write! *glares at all the other teams* *and at my teammates* If we were all to post, we could do this!

*ran out of descriptive words starting with “i” that apply in this case.

Team Forest

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February 2018 Dares

February2018 Dares

Guess what? It’s already the last day of January! Isn’t that beyond unbelievable? Why, I remember December 31st like it was yesterday. *ripple dissolve*

Seriously, though, folks. I’m excited for February!* I don’t have a lot of great plans for the month, but I’m glad to be starting anew. A lot of things about January didn’t turn out the way I’d planned, so … yep. New beginnings are good!

But … don’t get me wrong! There were good – great – things about January. Let’s review them now!

*as excited for the rain-and-clouds month as one can possibly be …

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AAWC: Challenge #4

​Today it’s time for the fourth in a series of writing challenges in the Ardent Author’s Writing Challenge, hosted by the incomparable Zielle at My Homeschool Notebook.

Like other writing challenges which I have participated inI will be posting my entries on this blog, and … I may not always stick to the schedule. Like today. Which is Sunday.

Team Forest is behind, but we can fix this! Write, write, write! *glares at all the other teams*

Team Forest

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Writing About Children

What I've Learned from Writing About Children

Just the other day, I was scrolling through social media, and I saw a post mentioning that it’s very hard to write children. I skimmed past quickly. It’s not fun to be the only one not in pain.

Because … to me, writing children is not hard. In fact, it’s a lot easier than writing adults!* To me, children hold the true wisdom of the world. Love, faith, innocence, joy, simplicity … all the good things in life!

The world spoils them eventually (or rather sin nature? Honestly, I’m not sure, but it does happen), but until then …? Well, I say write about them as much as possible! How? Well, here are some Dos and Don’ts!

*this may be because I’m extremely immature I have a young heart.

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Plot Bunny Into Story?

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Hiya, ladies and gents! Today I’m here to tell you how how to turn your plot bunny into a story (courtesy of me thinking about this a lot because that’s what I’m currently doing).

Now, I’m by no means an expert, but I do believe I can offer some advice based on my personal experience, and I’d love to hear your own tricks & tips in the comments!*

So, without further ado, let’s launch into the post!

*not that I’ll actually take your advice. #stubborn

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AAWC: Challenge #3

Today it’s time for the third in a series of writing prompts in the Ardent Author’s Writing Challenge, hosted by the lovely Zielle at My Homeschool Notebook.

Like other writing challenges which I have participated inI will be posting my entries on this blog, and … I may not always stick to the schedule. But I am today.

Team Forest is behind, but we can fix this! Write, write, write! And write  well, my friends! 😉 *glares at all the other teams*

Team Forest

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Flowers is Published!

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That’s right! The short story sequel to The Lady of the Vineyard, Flowers, is now published on Amazon Kindle! You can read more about Flowers on my website. I made a whole page for it and everything. 😛

By the way, my website was recently redone by Mukta of Design Pique Studios. It is absolutely lovely. Thank you so much, Mukta! ❤

And … that is really all I have to say. So, yes, this is an unbelievably short post, but you must forgive me. That is truly all I have to say.

Until next week,

~Kellyn Roth~

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