J. Grace Pennington

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I am a storyteller. I capture stories from my mind with a pen, from life with a camera, and from books with my voice. Here, you can learn more about my stories, or perhaps get my help in telling yours.


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Sometimes I’m Not Creative

Well, I haven’t posted in almost a month, contrary to my most sincere desires. My schedule these days looks a bit like this:

Get up around 6:30 to head to the gym.

Work out for about 45 minutes.

Get to work by 8:00 and spend the day answering phones, entering things into the computer, and finding little snippets of time to write where I can.

Get off work at 5:00 and find some dinner, then do one of three things:

– Write/other work – Hang out with my boyfriend – Socialize in some manner–church, writers group, friends, etc.

Then collapse … Keep reading

Independence Day

About a week ago, I was at a coffee place celebrating a friend’s birthday. I’d had a rough day, and when I spotted a dollar theater next door, I impulsively texted my boyfriend, “Want to drive over and see a super late movie with me?” He did, and we saw Independence Day 2. It was decent, for what it was, though not nearly as good as the first. But it reminded me of the review I wrote back when I first viewed the original, so I thought I’d dig up that review and share it for your reading pleasure.

Something’s … Keep reading

Guest Post–A Firmament Fan’s Look at August Howitz

Well, I didn’t say anything in the last post about analyzing everyone’s favorite Austrian space pilot, but considering it’s the month of August it seemed only appropriate!

Grace brought it up to me that how could we miss an opportunity to write continue the series with a breakdown of the beautiful character that is August.

And since I would write Firmament fan-fiction for a full time job if I could, I had no opposition.

If you don’t know why you should be in love with Firmament‘s young heroine Andi Lloyd, or her father Doctor Lloyd, not to mention the … Keep reading

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