I Have Sinned Against My Readers

By Molly Jo Realy (@MollyJoRealy) "So if you are presenting a sacrifice at the altar in the Temple and you suddenly remember that someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice there at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your...

The Legend of the Leather Jacket

by Molly Jo Realy (@MollyJoRealy) They say (and by “they,” I mean the “experts” we have not met in person, or TBH have any idea if they actually exist), “Write what you know.” Fiction is only good fiction if it includes relatable characters and scenarios, amiright? So...

Small Favors

“Small favors” is another way of making lemonade out of lemons. It’s also one of the first lines spoken by Mrs. McCready in C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, when she greets the children who carry almost nothing with them. For me, it’s an expression of finding joy in the little things, like community.
When we accept small favors from others, we encourage them to keep giving. And often entertain angels unaware.

The Essence of Journaling

by Molly Jo Realy (@MollyJoRealy) Let’s discuss the essence of journaling, shall we? Raise your hand if you ever had a journal. Oh, yeah. I’ve got all my fingers in a high wiggle. Now. Keep ‘em up if you’ve actually used them. [And if you haven’t, keep reading....

Breaking In Comfort

I had to clean up after a wild four-day party. Y’all were invited, didn’t you get the memo? And many of you showed up. And brought some uninvited guests with ya. Well, what the heck. The more the merrier, right? Except … This was really a party of one.

Remembering What’s New

by Molly Jo Realy (@MollyJoRealy) [Originally posted at MollyJoRealy.com on January 18, 2021] Well, now, bless my heart. Isn't that the strangest thing y'all have ever heard? How can a person expect to remember something that's new? But there it is, anyway. In a big,...

Introducing the Book Builder Binder

by Molly Jo Realy (@MollyJoRealy) The Book Builder Binder is finally here! A $25 value for 20% off! Are you an author who has a lot of ideas? Do you struggle to develop your character's backstory, or the B-Plot? The Book Builder Binder is for you! Filled with material...

He Loves Me. He Loves Me Not.

by Molly Jo Realy (@MollyJoRealy) [Originally posted at Frankly, My Dear ... on May 17, 2011]   I sat, watching others. Not participating. I was near a tree but not under it. Committed to neither sun or shade. A telling situation of my belief system. Surrounded...

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