It's the end of the first year of Fictional Lessons for an All-Too-Real Life, and an amazing year it's been. Authors have shared lessons about time travel, humor, history, and honesty, learned from reading and writing fiction. The most common theme seems to be courage. I wonder what we should make of that - does writing … Continue reading Fictional Lessons for an All-Too-Real Life: Stephanie Joyce Cole
This month's Fictional Lesson for an All-Too-Real Life is from Olga Godim, a freelance journalist from Vancouver, Canada. Her passion is fantasy fiction. Olga's short fantasy stories have appeared in multiple internet and print magazines, and her high fantasy novels Almost Adept and Eagle en Garde were published recently by Champagne/Burst Books. As an indie writer, … Continue reading The Courage to Be Myself: Real-Life Lessons from Fiction by Olga Godim
In honor of our annual celebration of MLK Jr's contributions, I read through some of his more famous quotes. This one spoke to me today. “Never, never be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict … Continue reading Or do it anyway.