Literary Titan – Writer Resource

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Literary Titan is a website that provides author services, among them review services, book trailer/cover services, and editorial services. With over 3,000 followers on WordPress alone, they showcase books and are a great way for authors to advertise! Just today, they have consented to my guest blogging on their website to showcase my books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor. They even give book awards to those writers that they find to be exceptional for unique writing styles, vivid worlds, complex characters, or original ideas. Please check out Literary Titan at: www.literarytitan.com

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And so much more! Please visit Literary Titan for more information.

 

Disclaimer: I am posting this from an agreement Literary Titan and I made to be able to guest blog on his site. In no way do I endorse or support all the books that have been showcased there, or all the edits or critiques that have been made.

 

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

Marketing for Autumn Time

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Hello everyone! Well, we near the end of summer. Many have already counted summer over, though technically autumn does not begin until September 22nd. Yet, school students have gone back to school, and the cold months are not too far around the corner here in Michigan.

This time provides a perfect segue from my summer work to my autumn work. Over the course of this summer, I have been very busy laying a foundation for marketing my first two published books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor. Now, I can ease up a little bit to devote more time to writing my third book. The below is a video outline where I’ve been and where I’m planning to go from here. I did not mention how often I will blog over the next several months in the video, though you can expect three or so posts a week, starting next week. Have a wonderful autumn, and I’ll be seeing you in posts and videos to come!

 

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

September 11th

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I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

We were a kinder people when God was our lawgiver. May America remember the blessings of the Lord.

September 11, 2001 was considered by many a judgement upon the nation. Yet, has daylight faded more since then? The actions and heroism that took place that day are legendary and will be passed down through the generations. Christians prayed and came together for help, and story after story tells of the chivalry that took place in rescuing those who could be.

Remember that God judges a nation as a people. May we turn back to the Lord and seek His salvation and help. “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14.

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

Changing a Link!

Hello everyone! This is to notify all of you that I am changing the URL for my Sample Treasure on the Southern Moor pages. The old link took you to an older version of my book’s sample pages, but now that I have the final typeset manuscript in my hands, I’ve updated the text to its final form. I have also expanded it! Now, instead of only having chapters 1 and 3, you get to read chapters one, three, and four for free! This also means that my old blog post links that give Treasure on the Southern Moor sample pages will not work. Enjoy the updated version!

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Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

Children’s Hour

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Here is this weekend’s Children’s Hour post. Enjoy!

Good Night and Good Morning

A fair little girl sat under a tree,
Sewing as long as her eyes could see;
Then smoothed her work, and folded it right,
And said, “Dear work, good night! good night!”

Such a number of rooks came over her head,
Crying, “Caw! Caw!” on their way to bed;
She said, as she watched their curious flight,
“Little black things, good night! good night!”

The horses neighed, and the oxen lowed,
The sheep’s “Bleat! bleat!” came over the road;
All seeming to say, with a quiet delight,
“Good little girl, good night! good night!”

She did not say to the sun, “Good night!”
Though she saw him there like a ball of light,
For she knew he had God’s time to keep
All over the world, and never could sleep.

The tall pink foxglove bowed his head,
The violets curtsied and went to bed;
And good little Lucy tied up her hair,
And said on her knees her favourite prayer.

And while on her pillow she softly lay,
She knew nothing more till again it was day;
And all things said to the beautiful sun,
“Good morning! good morning! our work is begun!
~Richard Monckton Milnes, Lord Houghton

Now the Day is Over

[A minor note regarding the below poem: As the second to last verse pleas that God would see you pure and sinless, know that this is only possible by the work of Jesus Christ. We are still corrupted with sin, but when God sees you with the cloak of Christ’s righteousness, He remembers the sin no more.]

Now the day is over,
Night is drawing nigh,
Shadows of the evening
Steal across the sky.

Now the darkness gathers,
Stars began to peep,
Birds and beasts and flowers
Soon will be asleep.

Jesus, give the weary
Calm and sweet repose;
With thy tenderest blessing
May our eyelids close.

Grant to little children
Visions bright of thee;
Guard the sailors tossing
On the deep blue sea.

Comfort every sufferer
Watching late in pain;
Those who plan some evil
From their sin restrain.

Through the long night-watches
May thine angels spread
Their white wings above me,
Watching round my bed.

When the morning wakens,
Then may I arise
Pure and fresh and sinless
In thy holy eyes.

Glory to the Father,
Glory to the Son,
And to thee, blest Spirit,
Whilst all ages run.
~Sabine Baring-Gould

Humpty Dumpty’s Song

In winter, when the fields are white,
I sing this song for your delight.

In Spring, when woods are getting green,
I’ll try and tell you what I mean.

In Summer, when the days are long,
Perhaps you’ll understand the song.

In Autumn, when the leaves are brown,
Take pen and ink, and write it down.

I sent a message to the fish:
I told them “This is what I wish.”

The little fishes of the sea,
They sent an answer back to me.

The little fishes’ answer was
“We cannot do it, Sir, because-”

I sent to them again to say
“It will be better to obey.”

The fishes answered, with a grin,
“Why, what a temper you are in!”

I told them once, I told them twice:
They would not listen to advice.

I took a kettle large and new,
Fit for the deed I had to do.

My heart went hop, my heart went thump:
I filled the kettle at the pump.

Then someone came to me and said
“The little fishes are in bed.”

I said to him, I said it plain,
“Then you must wake them up again.”

I said it very loud and clear:
I went and shouted in his ear.

But he was very stiff and proud:
He said “You needn’t shout so loud!”

And he was very proud and stiff:
He said “I’d go and wake them, if-”

I took a corkscrew from the shelf:
I went to wake them up myself.

And when I found the door was locked,
I pulled and pushed and kicked and knocked.

And when I found the door was shut,
I tried to turn the handle, but-
~Lewis Carroll

How I Read My Books with a British Accent

Hello everyone. I published the below YouTube video a few days ago but am just getting around to blogging it now. My voice was scratchy from a cold, but you can still get the gist of what I’m saying. Please checkout both my series on reading my book The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor. You can find these video series here in my blog or on my YouTube channel! Treasure on the Southern Moor should be in print in under two weeks!

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

Tahquamenon Falls – Nature Blogging

Here are a few pictures a took a couple years ago when my family and I vacationed near Tahquamenon Falls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. There were two sets of falls, the upper and the lower. I cannot remember what all I photographed, though it appears that the first few pictures are the lower and the last few are the upper. Enjoy!

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

Chapter 15 Treasure on the Southern Moor – Ending Series!

Chapter 15, titled The Adventures at Mazagan, brings the faithful crew to the reality that hoards of treasure brings trouble. Yet by the end of this chapter, they still find their venture worthwhile. A single crate stuffed with treasure now remains in their possession, and they find themselves shorthanded in sailing again.

Here are the next videos in my series of reading select chapters of my book Treasure on the Southern Moor. Note that I had to split this video up into two parts because of complications with my video editor. You can find out the latest update regarding this book here. Please also purchase my book The Williams House. Check out more information in my bookstore!

I have decided to end this series with this video. If you want to see if the faithful crew makes it back to Plymouth, and if they have any treasure when they arrive, wait for the book to come out in print! For more information on where I am in production, check out this post.

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.     The thrill of the sea – the song of the ocean winds – out sails and up anchor! – guided by the compass and stars – as a poet once said, “to the lonely sea and sky”. It is the eighteenth century, and the sailing vessel is the only way to travel the raging seas. The Southern Moor sets sails from England to Africa with a crew of forty-two persons, guided by a captain with his son and daughter, where those of the trusted crew hope to find treasure with only the guidance of a map an old friend of the captain’s had given him and a handful of the treasure itself, brought back from the African shoreline. With the smell of cooking from the galley, you may find them about on the weather decks reefing the sails or lashing down the ship’s boats, or listen to the captain play on his fipple flute with the accompaniment of the cello and violin. Hear the ocean waves lap against the bows, or have cataracts of sea water come flooding over the main deck in the midst of a raging storm.
.     In Plymouth, England, there are those few friends of the captain who wonder if he will ever return. Is the Southern Moor, newly finished vessel and never before tested in the ocean waters, strong enough to sail through storms and cannon fire to reach the warm lands of the African shoreline and make the same journey back? With all of its rectangular sails billowing in the wind, bowsprit brass tip of heather shining in the sunlight, and the polish of the wood shining without a fingerprint to be seen, the Southern Moor leaves the harbor of Sutton Pool to test itself in the ocean and plough the stormy seas. . .

Enjoy the videos!

Final artwork for Treasure on the Southern Moor:

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

Philippians 4:8 Thinklist

Philippians 4:8: “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

Hello everyone! I have put together an incomplete list of things to think about and meditate on concerning Philippians 4:8. This verse is such a great verse and is widely ignored by all the things people wash into themselves these days, whether it’s through modern Hollywood movies, TV, or something else that turns minds towards immorality and away from that which is virtuous. I hope you enjoy my list!

True: God’s word; His salvation and love for me; His redemptive plan in history; My family’s salvation; God’s justice and mercy; A true Christian friend; Sin’s path to despair and salvation’s path to joy;

Noble: Works of the new man; The acts of the Lord; Helping the widow and orphan; Proclaiming the gospel; The work of the gospel; Acts of Kindness: Aiding the elderly in the church and community, sharing the gospel with your neighbors, helping your neighbors in ways they might need help, providing food and drink to the poor, speaking kindly to the brethren, being a good witness to the world, Serving those who cannot repay you (Luke 14:12-14).

Just: God is just; defending the innocent; Associating with the lowly; Divining right from wrong; Walking “worthy of the calling” in the Christian life;

Pure: That which is holy; Biblical manhood; the heavenly host; That which is above reproach; Honest work in the Lord.

Lovely: God’s eternal power and Godhead (Romans 1:20); The ordaining of moon, stars, sunlight, growing things, life, the colors in the sky and on the earth, sounds, smells, and tastes.

Good Report: A reputation above reproach; Non-laziness; Giving glory to God; Being gracious; Being disciplined in the Word; Mimicking the Creator by being creative; Having joy for creation; Working with one’s hands; Cultivating gardens; being a good steward of all things God has given to you, including property, wealth, and possessions; Managing your house well.

Any Virtue: Good and pleasant music; Healthy and tasty foods; A well-kept estate; gardens and gardening; Using one’s gifts/talents for the glorification of God and the edification of the brethren; Fitness; Enjoying the fat and produce of the land; Remembering the Lord’s blessings.

Anything Praiseworthy: The Lord, His works of creation and providence; nature walks; family time; spending time outdoors; gardening; flowers; growing things; cultivating outdoors; cultivating family and community;

 

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!

A Circular Garden, Flower Gardens – Nature Blogging

Here are a few pictures and videos I took of a circular garden and another garden walk within Dow Gardens (check out Dow Gardens website for more of their info). Enjoy!

 

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Author of Children’s Books / Family Stories – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post. Look up my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor in my bookstore!