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KISSING and The Fading Art of How To Research

The other day I was thinking how it was sad that some people don't like to think or have opinions about something. As if having an opinion about something is bad. You see, I love to spend my days thinking and developing opinions about all sorts of things while I work. It's fun to think. And it's fun to stretch your thoughts in new directions. But this day I was pitying all of those that don't like having opinions.

I really pity those who say things like, "I don't really have an opinion." And say it as if they don't ever have an opinion.

Like I said, I was spending my thought time pitying them. Until I started thinking about how impossible it had to be to not have an opinion about something.
"Surely, there's something that everyone has an opinion about?" 
And then it dawned on me what that something was — kissing! 
Everyone has an opinion about kissing. And if you tell me you don't, I'll be convinced that you are lying to me. 
The …

Relationships Are Not Fairy Tales

I have always loved fairy tales. But not for the reason most seem to like them. I have always thought the fairy tale cliches of love at first sight, dreams do come true, and being saved from a hard life by a handsome Prince were stupid.

"But isn't that what fairy tales are all about? A magical way to dream of true love?"

I like real fairy tales because I see them a stories full of virtue and lessons.

I don't see a story fascinating when it's about a girl falling in love because she finds her heart unable to beat steady because she just saw wind whip over a rugged face and deep blue eyes.

To me, that's not a real fairy tale, but something that Disney has made us think is the real deal. To me a fairy tale is synonymous for a moral tale — a short story about people learning lesson in a radical, shocking way often with a touch of fantasy to thrill us as we learn something valuable. Often where one would expect magic there will be gruesome horror. But the dark…

Something EXCITING Coming SOON + A Sneak Peek of Said Excitement

I'm starting another serial, y'all, and I'm super excited about it, too! 
After I finished the Lawrence Children, I asked you all what you wanted to read next. Most of you said, "Please write Narnia eight!!!!!" 
And I did just that. 
I hoped to have the story up by January. But as you all know, stories take time to write, and that time is often longer than desired. But I did write it, and it's twelve installments long, and if I do say so myself, I quite like what happens to Susan ;D I decided to hire an editor so the story will be in the best condition possible. 
So that means Susan's story won't be ready for all you dear people until March. 
I'll be posting the same as before, an installment every first Monday of the month. 
But I'll also be testing out the waters of Wattpad and posting there every month, too. Don't worry, blogging friends get first reads. I'll be posting on Wattpad the first Wednesday following every first Monday.