Julia R.

  • Julia R. posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    “Go the extra mile. It’s never crowded.”
    -Dr. Wayne Dyer
    ps I have no idea who the guy is who said that, I just thought it was a cool quote!

  • Julia R. posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Same here 😉 I mostly remember to check KP when someone tags me and I get an alert through my email. I wish I remembered more often. It’s a pretty great place!

    • @julia-r Yes, I tend to forget about it to. Well, it’s more like I have a week where I check it 5 times a day and then a month where I completely forget about the website and then a couple weeks where I check it off and on and then repeat…

  • Julia R. posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I like fantasy and sci-fi. I love writing short stories. As for time periods, I love the medieval era, Renaissance period, and also pre-Christian eras. I think there is so little known about exactly what happened when in those times that you could make almost anything happen and you wouldn’t really have to worry about dates or what was invented…[Read more]

    • I think fantasy is cool, but I’m not so good at writing it, usually. My sister is pretty good at that, I think. I do think medieval era is pretty fascinating. Those time periods would be pretty easy to write about. I’ve always been really interested in WWI & II era. Usually, when I try to write short stories, they turn into novels…that have yet…[Read more]

  • Julia R. posted an update 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    @ceaseless-prayer Hi Kelieigha Liess! Awesome name, by the way! What kind of writing do you like to do?

    • Hi Julia, thanks! I like to write mostly realistic fiction, but also some fanciful fiction or allegorical type. What about you? What is your favorite time period?

      • I like fantasy and sci-fi. I love writing short stories. As for time periods, I love the medieval era, Renaissance period, and also pre-Christian eras. I think there is so little known about exactly what happened when in those times that you could make almost anything happen and you wouldn’t really have to worry about dates or what was invented…[Read more]

        • I think fantasy is cool, but I’m not so good at writing it, usually. My sister is pretty good at that, I think. I do think medieval era is pretty fascinating. Those time periods would be pretty easy to write about. I’ve always been really interested in WWI & II era. Usually, when I try to write short stories, they turn into novels…that have yet…[Read more]

  • Julia R. posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Makes sense. Do you collect and/or press specimens?

    • No. Just photography and live specimens. I am sure to keep them out of reach of small children and animals. I have a lot of other plants too. Not just poisonous ones, lol!

  • @perfectfifths it sure does!!! Thanks so much! Sorry I made you look it up… I’m actually in the middle of my very first novel (which I have written more than four chapters of :D)! I’m at 28,925 words and 65 pages, which is pretty exciting for me! Maybe I’ll actually finish it this time! 😛

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  • Just curious… how long can a short story be before being considered a mini-book? (or whatever you would call that…) I enjoy writing short stories most and it would probably be good to get an idea of how long or short I should make them!
    @daeus @ethryndal @emma-flournoy @kate-flournoy @dragon-snapper @mark-kamibaya

  • Julia R. posted an update 2 months ago

    @stewie-plotter I saw on your profile that one of your interests is “rare poisonous plants”. Found that unique and oddly delightful 🙂 So…. what does a rare poisonous plant-lover do for fun regarding that hobby? Just curious…

    • @julia-r Nothing too out of the norm. The plants I like best are, in fact, rare. So I don’t get much time to actually pursue that hobby given the rarity of my subjects and the limitations of my time and budget.

  • Julia R. posted a new activity comment 2 months ago

    Such a great reminder!!!

  • @Daeus: amylynn9@live.com here you go! Tell her you’re a friend of Hannah and Julia R., with whom she has had dinner with and sent 19th century letters to, and maybe she won’t be weirded out. She’s a pretty easygoing person, so you should be fine. I’m sure she’d be happy to share your survey! And if she’s not, then, well, it was worth a shot.

  • @Daeus that last post was actually me, I made it from Hannah’s account by mistake. This is what happens when you share a computer. 😀

  • Julia R. posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Can’t wait to check some of these out!!! I will have lots to read this summer! Thanks, everyone! Oh, and I have read Johnny Tremain, but it’s been a *few* years, so thanks for mentioning it! I think I’ll go to my bookshelf and re-read it now!

    • I’m in the middle of reading Virals by Kathy Rieches (the original mind behind BONES)… it’s so, so good! I highly recommend it. Just throwing that out there in case you’re still needing some more reading material. 😉

  • Julia R. posted an update 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hey, I’d like to start building up my summer reading list! Going on a looonnggg vacation and need a few recommendations. So: good books? I like fantasy and the like, not a big fan of romance or horror novels. @graciegirl @overcomer @r-j-wordsmith @Rachelle @Dragon-Snapper @northerner @perfectfifths @Ethryndal @Brandon-Miller @the-bean @Julia-R @Gid…[Read more]

    • Ooh ooh what about Tales of Goldstone Wood series by Anne Elizabeth Stengl. I really love the ones I’ve read of that and they’re really beautiful fantasy and allegory-ish too. Super well written.

    • And another thought that I just had would be: Orphan’s Song (Gillian Bronte Adams), or A Wish Made of Glass (Ashlee Willis) – both fantasy. 🙂

      • Pendragon’s Heir by Suzannah Rowntree. Arthurian legend and historical fantasy plus time-travel. Also a great book in its own right. Be prepared for an authour who asks hard moral questions and doesn’t give easy answers. Has a bit of romance but even I (who can’t talk about romance at all without getting snarky) liked it.

    • I’ve got too many recommendations.
      Ilyon Chronicles by Jaye L. Knight
      Blades of Acktar series by Tricia Mingerink.
      Finding Angel by Kat Heckenbach
      Tales of Taelis series by Sarah Holman
      Annabeth’s War and Captive of Raven Castle by Jessica Greyson.

      • The Gammage Cup, by Carol Kendall

        I just finished reading that a couple weeks ago, and can’t stop raving about it. Fantasy. No romance. No horror. Just a lovely, light read.

    • If you haven’t read the Wingfeather Saga, I strongly suggest those. Very strongly. 🙂 The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stuart is a great book as well.

    • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. More of a sci-fi than a fantasy, but it’s a must read. I recommend it to everyone.

      Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard is fantastic, though if you get it you should probably get the sequel alongside it and spare yourself the suspense.

      If you’ve never read Little Men (yes: men. not women) by Lousia May Alcott you need…[Read more]

    • Patrick W. Carr’s “The Staff and the Sword” trilogy was a really refreshing fantasy to me. =) Also “The Scarlet Pimpernel” (not fantasy) was really good.

    • Can’t wait to check some of these out!!! I will have lots to read this summer! Thanks, everyone! Oh, and I have read Johnny Tremain, but it’s been a *few* years, so thanks for mentioning it! I think I’ll go to my bookshelf and re-read it now!

      • I’m in the middle of reading Virals by Kathy Rieches (the original mind behind BONES)… it’s so, so good! I highly recommend it. Just throwing that out there in case you’re still needing some more reading material. 😉

  • @Jane-Maree awesome! Love to visit there and Tasmania and pretty much everywhere.

  • @Jane-Maree : Yup. Australia is 100% on the bucket list now! I like blue skies and lots of bright stars and diverse landscapes!!! If you don’t mind sharing, what region of Australia do you live in?

  • @Jane-Maree welcome! I’ve been a really horrible person and haven’t been on Kingdom Pen in forever, but I popped back because it is the bestiest place on the Web. I hope you enjoy it!!!
    As an American with severe wanderlust issues (I spend hours drooling over gorgeous pictures on Google Earth), I need to ask you: what’s the coolest thing…[Read more]

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