in-particular age and genre. I will also be giving my reviews in a Christian viewpoint, because my beliefs are very important to me (One warning--I am very critical.).
I'm also planning on setting up a critiquing program for authors who want to send their books to literary agents and want a free critiquing job. I plan on reading bits of what the author wrote before I begin critiquing, so that I can pick up the author's writing style. I am also going to be posting many of my own stories, so people can decide if they like my work. If interested, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Here's the story I wrote to go with a previous TOTW (the theme was that the story had to begin with, "Lisa was angry, so she threw the book at Nate.").
Here are parts 2 & 3 of the story I put on one of my previous posts. I drew a blank when ending it, so leave suggestions in the comments!
The police car slowed, and came to a rapid stop. I heard footsteps drawing near, and soon I could sense a pair of eyes looking quizzically down on my limp form. His voice was gruff, “Look ‘ere, missy, you’re in a ‘eap of trouble, ya hear? At first I thought you was one a dem early joggers, but then I thought to myself, ‘Why would a jogger jump in a ditch?’. Now would you be so kind as to tell me what you’re doing out ‘ere at five in the mornin’?”
I looked gloomily at the other teens who had habits of waking up early. They were all doing fun things--playing baseball, swimming in the pool, tossing a football around, things like that. I sighed; they were all having the time of their lives, while I was about to experience getting escorted by into the orphanage by a police officer.
I opened the car door and slowly proceed towards the entrance, my stumbling was one of the many signs that my mind was elsewhere. I clutched at the door knob, taking a deep breath before finally opening it. I ignored the constant stares, they didn’t mean anything, I was too determined.
"But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference." --Robert Frost
"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want." Psalm 23:1
"Life is unfair, Highness, anyone who says differently is selling something." The Princess Bride
"Good works do not make a good man, but a good man does good works."--Martin Luther
"Salvation is from our side a choice; from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our accepting and willing are reactions rather than actions."--A.W. Tozer
"Give me the love that leads the way, the faith that nothing can dismay, the hope no disappointments tire, the passion that will burn like fire; Let me not sink to be a clod: Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God."--Amy Carmichael
"I don't mind putting up with you, and all the things you say, but I'm not about to stop or even change my way." Kutless (from the song Shut Me Out)
"Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us."--Abraham Lincoln
"No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown."--William Penn
"The more you have, the more it has you." A Friend
"He makes His ministers a flame of fire. Am I ignitible? God deliver me from the dread asbestos of 'other things.' Saturate me with the oil of the Spirit that I may be aflame. But flame is transient, often short lived. Canst thou bear this, my soul - short life? ... Make me thy fuel, Flame of God."--Jim Elliot
"Let this whole life crumble, let it fade. Let this new life offer be your saving grace."--Jeremy Camp (from the song Let it Fade)
"The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian." A.W. Tozer
"Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear."
"We are all worms. But I do believe I am a glowworm."--Winston Churchhill
"Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it." — Robert Frost
"Obedience to the call of Christ nearly always costs everything to two people- the one who is called, and the one who loves that one."--Oswald Chambers
"Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible."--Corrie Ten Boom
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose." Romans 8:27
"God is not silent. It is the nature of God to speak. The second person of the Holy Trinity is called "The Word." A. W. Tozer
"Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who
think they talk sense."
— Robert Frost
"Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks."--Charles Dickens
"At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found." Hudson Taylor
"A simple, childlike faith in a Divine Friend solves all the problems that come to us by land or sea."--Helen Keller
"I shall hear in Heaven."--Ludwig von Beethoven
"The devil can cite scripture for his purpose."--William Shakespeare
"A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart."--Charles Finney
"People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa....It is emphatically no sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege."--David Livingstone
"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations." Jeremiah 1:5
"Such as do not grow in grace, decay in grace. There is no standing at a stay in religion, either we go forward or backward; if faith does not grow, unbelief will; if heavenly mindedness doth not grow, covetousness will. A man that doth not increase his stock diminisheth it; if you do not improve your stock of grace, your stock will decay. The angels on Jacob's ladder were either ascending or descending; if you do not ascend in religion, you descend." --T. Watson