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Tommie Lyn

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  1. I think it's a matter of mispronunciation. There are a number of words that are erroneously interchanged today, not just "where/were," because they aren't pronounced correctly. Listen when young folks today say "where." They leave out the "h" and pronounce it as if it were "were." (Go to the dictionary.com entry for "where" and click to hear how it should be pronounced). "Are" and "our" are also interchanged because of mispronunciation. (Around here, we say "our," but people who have moved here from northern climes say "are" when they mean "our".) I remember a number of years ago, the prom
  2. These days, in a recliner with my laptop.
  3. Welcome back! I also recently returned after a hiatus of several years, and I'm enjoying being back.
  4. It's a political ploy. Many feel they are empowered when they display some sort of victimhood. They don't realize that ALL humans are victims... of Satan. There is not one group of people which has not been victimized by another group of people, and, in turn, has victimized others. We are fallen, sinful beings. Jesus calls us to leave that mindset behind. He calls us to pray for those who mistreat us, not to hate them.
  5. "On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining. The one who says that he is in the Light and yet hates his brother or sister is in the darkness until now. The one who loves his brother and sister remains in the Light, and there is nothing in him to cause stumbling. But the one who hates his brother or sister is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes." -- 1 John 2:8-11
  6. Aw, thanks, CM! And I have to say, you have written some EXCITING, nail-biting stories!
  7. CM, what was one of your most pivotal moments? Would you share that with us?
  8. I can't write unless I have time to get immersed in the story, and these days, I have had too many interruptions {whine, whine}. Actually, I think I'm resisting finishing this story, because my first reader was always my hubby, and he won't be here to read this one. I can't seem to get past that.
  9. I read mostly mysteries and some thrillers. I have written suspense and a historical series.
  10. I'm nearing the end of the third Scribbles story, Scribbles III: Survival, but I can't seem to make myself finish it. When I write, I have to be immersed in the story, I have to be living it, and stuff keeps interrupting me these days, won't let me get involved enough to write. Oh, well, maybe one of these days, I can type "The End."
  11. My favorite ending line that I've written is from Scribbles: "And as he raised his eyes to meet Johnny's, he said, "Don't ever make her mad." " That line ended the story, but there was an Epilogue which set up the next story in the series. Here's the ending line of the Epilogue from Scribbles: "And the discussion continued, circling around opposing opinions as the car circled round hillsides and bore them toward the castle. And toward, they hoped, the destiny envisioned by their forebears."
  12. Oh my. That's a hard question to answer, because, in retrospect, it seems my life has been filled with pivotal moments. But I suppose, all things considered, the one with the most far-reaching effect was the Wednesday night when my daddy had to preach a trial sermon at a congregation in Alabama (we lived in Georgia at the time). I was fourteen. An elder's daughter took me under her wing and invited me to sit with her. Two pews in front of us, there was a most intriguing boy sitting with some of his friends. I became fascinated with him that night and never got over it. I told him later, after
  13. Yay! So glad you're here! And I'm going to look for that movie...sounds like something I'd like to watch.
  14. Sometimes a prologue is necessary. The thing is, prologues have a bad rep because often they've been used to impart dry, uninteresting info, blah, blah, blah, and so many readers skip them. I used a prologue in my first novel BUT I didn't call it a prologue. I labeled it "Muirne." It was a dramatic scene depicting something which happened to a character about 10 years before the story started and was not a part of the story but which was necessary to explain a core issue in the story.
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