Don’t give Fear your Integrity.

I’ve been working through the different writing classes on Master Class, each taught by a different author. I’ve finished three of the authors’ classes and am working on my fourth. Initially I planned on just taking Malcolm Gladwell’s class. Of all the authors available to learn from on Master Class, his genre and style of…

Historical People and Titles

This is another one for my notebook and compost heap. This is the rough outline of a historical fiction novel I started, but have decided not to proceed with. I love historical fiction, and the ones that I respect and admire typically are written by an author who has spent many many years researching the…

Timeline

This is another one for my notebook and compost heap. This a timeline of some of the Highland Clearances events that I was taking note of for a historical fiction novel I started, but have decided not to proceed with. I love historical fiction, and the ones that I respect and admire typically are written…

What I Know For Sure

I have a habit (I won’t label it as good or bad) of buying books. I know I can check them out from the library, and sometimes I do. It would make sense to at least check it out from the library first to see if I like it enough to buy it. But I…

Books

This is another one for my notebook and compost heap. This a list of non-fiction books that discuss the Highland Clearance that I kept track of for a historical fiction novel I started, but have decided not to proceed with. I love historical fiction, and the ones that I respect and admire typically are written…

Maps

This is another one for my notebook and compost heap. This some of the notes for a historical fiction novel I started, but have decided not to proceed with. I love historical fiction, and the ones that I respect and admire typically are written by an author who has spent many many years researching the…

Scottish Terms

This is another one for my notebook and compost heap. This is the rough outline of a historical fiction novel I started, but have decided not to proceed with. I love historical fiction, and the ones that I respect and admire typically are written by an author who has spent many many years researching the…

James MacAvoy

This is another one for my notebook and compost heap. This is the rough outline of a historical fiction novel I started, but have decided not to proceed with. I love historical fiction, and the ones that I respect and admire typically are written by an author who has spent many many years researching the…

Farewell for a time

Three or four years ago I wrote a book titled The Christian Doormat. It’s a book where I explored and talked about the conflicting views around being meek, patient, forgiving, humble, and turning the other cheek. To often choosing to be a “good Christian” is confused with accepting imprisonment as a doormat. After all, is…

The Hobbit

The majority of the books we have read in our book group have been books that force you to confront hard realities, books that strip away the naive belief that we live in a fairy tale world, books that are like an older brother who tells you the truth about Santa when you are only…