Storms May Come – Chapter 4

Click here to start reading from the beginning. … I ran my hand along the rough walls, fingers catching on the innumerable tiny shells. Everyone in the village who could lift the coquina stones had been helping to build a wall around our homes. Even the children combed the beaches for oyster shells, which were burned into lime and mixed […]

How to Begin Writing a Story

We know from first-hand experience that beginning a story is the hardest part. Sometimes it’s coming up with the story idea in general, other times it’s putting those first words onto paper. So, we decided to share some of the strategies that have worked for us. Start with the Ending If you’ve never heard this before, we wanted to let […]

Storms May Come – Chapter 3

To read from the beginning, click here. … We stood on the rocky shore as the sun first peeked above the ocean, glinting off the water and painting the skies vivid colors. We watched as a dozen tails broke the surface of the waves, the glistening scales more beautiful than the sunrise. They skimmed across the water towards our party […]

Best Places to Stay for Fantasy Nerds

Earth and Sky Dwellings We’ve wanted to stay at these Harry Potter & Lord of the Rings-themed AirBnBs for a while now, and once you see them you’ll understand! Earth and Sky Dwellings has two Harry Potter dwellings, Wizard’s Hollow and Alchemy, and one LOTR hut, Dragon’s Knoll. Located in the mountains of North Carolina, they are a relaxing getaway. […]