Monday, March 24, 2014

Lúthien Tinúviel and Beren

For all Tolkien fans, I bring you a gorgeous creation by my new family/artist extraordinaire, Jackie Musto! She gave Alex and I this stelliferous rendering of Lúthien Tinúviel and Beren as a wedding gift.

Jackie is also an amazing comic book artist and writer! You can check out the adventures of Kay, a girl whose best friend just happens to be a skeleton, at

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Your Word

Note: I have used this activity as an introductory exercise at the beginning of my English classes, but I think it works well as a character analysis exercise, too.

Your Word

A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used.
                                                         -Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

(Character) Name:


Directions: Please write a short paragraph about the word that best represents your life right now. Summarize the definition and explain how it represents your identity.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Story Track Lyrics

I find it sometimes helps me to write when I assign a musical theme for each chapter. Below is my track list for my current fairytale WIP, packed with splendiferous artists!

0. “Iceland” by Sean Dockery/ "White" as Diamonds by Alela Diane

1.  “Someone said goodbye” by Enya/ “My Immortal” by Evanescence

2.  “Crystallize” by Lindsey Stirling

3.  “Hunter” by Bjork

4.  “What else is there?” by Royskopp

5.  “Strange Encounter” by the Green Children

6.  “Symphony of Dreams” by Kitaro

7.  “Cry of the forest” by Forest Elves

8.  “Flamants Roses” by Vangelis

9.  “Zen, Light and Silence” by Sambodi Prem

10.   “Huljic: Duel” by Bond

11.  “The Rose of Winter” by Nox Arcana

12.  “The Frozen World” by Emilie Simon