Category: Writing

Christmas Play 2020: “As Ever, Sam”

If you follow my Instagram, then you know already that rehearsals have begun for my new Christmas play!

We had our first read-through of the script early last week and our first official rehearsal on Wednesday. To say I’m excited would be an understatement. 😄

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Christmas Drama Sale (+ a writing update!)

It’s that time of year again… Kittywham Productions is running our annual Christmas drama sale this week!

I confess, I’ve already been kinda in the Christmas mood for the past month, because I’ve been writing a new Christmas play (more on that at the end of the post!).

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Words Like Ready-Made Clothes

I recently finished reading Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel Wives and Daughters. It’s a wise and winsome story, and I look forward to reviewing it on the podcast in a few weeks.

Thought-provoking themes and characters abound in the novel, but today I just want to share a small, unobtrusive insight buried in the middle of the book.

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Poem: “Light Years”

There’s a place in Hebrews (quoting from the Psalms) that reads, “You, Lord, laid the foundation of the earth in the beginning, and the heavens are the work of your hands; they will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment, like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end.” (Heb. 1:10-12)

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23 Things I Learned as a 23-Year-Old

Last year, I enjoyed writing my 22 Things I Learned as a 22-Year-Old post so much that I thought I’d do a similar post again this year. Who knows, maybe it’ll become a tradition. I’m a little late this time around (my birthday was a couple weeks ago), but better late than never!

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2019 In Review: Scripts, Books, and More

I’m slow to return to the blog and social media after the holidays, but here I am, alive and well! I hope the season of Christmas and the turning of the new year was a time of rest, reflection, and inspiration for you. It certainly was for me.

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Morris, Mounce, and Morgenstern: How I Name Characters (Part 2)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I hope you’re taking the day off to rest, enjoy good food, and spend time with family and friends. It’s a wonderful holiday that really does tend to get blotted out between Halloween and Christmas (not to mention Black Friday), and it deserves some attention!

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Morris, Mounce, and Morgenstern: How I Name Characters (Part 1)

Naming the characters in my stories is one of my favorite parts of writing. I sift through names trying to find The One, I have the character try on different options for size, and finally, a name fits. It’s their name.

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October Update: FACCS Convention & a New Play

Hm. How have I not posted since the 8th? This seems to be an October trend for me. Last year too I missed two blogposts in a row in October. Not sure what’s up with that—maybe a coincidence, or maybe in October I’m just braindead after writing a new Christmas play?

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Little Women and the Paralyzed Princess

I watched Little Women (the old 1994 film) last weekend, for the first time in years. Going into it I had this vague impression that I’d seen it once or twice when I was much younger, but I couldn’t recall anything specific.

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