A Sneak-Peek from my Email List

There is always more room in my email list! Right now, I am sending out an email series that gives sneak-peeks at my up and coming third novel. If you want free resources at many of my writings, then please subscribe at the bottom of this post!

Here are some screenshots from my latest email campaign:

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‘Tis true: You receive writing updates, news bulletins, and progress that is being made with Conservative Cornerstones. If you sign up, you also receive a free eBook titled Rhymes for a Child’s Picnic Lunch? You’ll find a few screenshots of it on this page!

And yes, I let everyone watch my YouTube videos, whether you are subscribed to my email list or not. Interested in the above screenshot of my reading a chapter of my book? Watch below!

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Showcasing on YouTube

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Here are my latest two videos from YouTube. They showcase my books The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor respectively. I hope you enjoy!

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Catching Up

Sorry everyone! ‘Tis been a long time since posting on here before today. I hope you enjoy both of my articles about my two books, The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor.

I have not posted for a little while because I’ve been updating my YouTube equipment and working on my third novel. Both things are coming along well, albeit slow. If you are concerned because none of my YouTube videos work from this past semester, don’t worry! I have created a video discussing what my YouTube channel will be about in this upcoming year (below). In short, I’ve moved my previous videos from last year to private for now, but I will be recreating them with my better equipment, so hang tight! More content will be coming out shortly.

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RC Sproul and Lindsey Grahm: Latest from YouTube

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As I continue working on to the end of this year, one marketing venue I have been working to improve is my YouTube channel. It is still a little below professional quality, yet I have been cranking out several videos a week and probably have the quality about as good as it can get with my current camera. I plan to be switching tactics next semester and instead of creating six videos a week, create and release two videos a week. One will be less quality, and the other I will be implementing a new strategy to improve its quality. We’ll see where all that goes, but for now, I thought I would leave you with the last few videos that are hot off the presses!

 

This last video is very special to me now that our dear Rev. Dr. RC Sproul has passed from this life to be with His Holy Lord and Savior. When I created this video (it’s takes some time from filming to publication), I had no idea that within a few weeks, RC Sproul would die. I know his preaching has affected so many. The below text was a very small tribute I gave him in the comments section of a couple of the Ligonier Ministries YouTube channel videos:

I think that RC Sproul has been the most influential Christian in the Reformed faith since the Westminster assembly first drafted the Westminster Standards. He has definitely been the most influential contemporary theologian in my family’s understanding of what reformed teaching is. May God raise up another man like RC Sproul to continue preaching in full strength and with similar zeal the truth and essence of reformed theology. I’m glad that Ligonier ministries is prepared to continue without their dear and faithful leader, and I also realize the difficult standard by which they must measure up to in his absence. God bless the Sproul family.

I could not end this note without also giving gratitude for RC’s optimistic eschatological teachings, as I am a Postmillennialist, and my father taught me much of what I know about the Olivet Discourse from RC Sproul’s sermons on it.

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A Few Setbacks – Pushing Through!

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So, you are probably wondering why I have not blogged in a week. I had a few setbacks, one of them being my main production computer crashing on me and having to fix the problems with it largely myself. Sorry for the delay!

As a quick update, I lost some of my draft for my coming book, but thankfully had some of it backed up, and because I always first write with pen and paper, it’s mostly just copy and revise from the hard copy that I have.

On YouTube, I am continuing to improve my channel. Below is my latest published work, though there are several more videos in the pipeline.

 

As far as my other websites are concerned, I plan to be publishing a few articles on them today, but do not worry! They will be posted here as well.

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An Exhaustive Blog

Hello everyone! I’ve decided to change the dynamics of this blog ever so slightly. As stated previously, I consider this to be my parent website that oversees all my other websites. But, I have an apology to make! I haven’t exactly been using it as the top site that gives you all the information you need.

From now on, every blog post I make on any of my other websites, I plan to publish here. Therefore, if you want to keep up-to-date with ALL of my blog writings, all you have to do is follow this blog! However, if you only want to keep up with one topic, say, The Williams House, then you can just follow the Williams House Blog. It’s a win-win! If you want a list of my other websites, look at this page.

~This is a housekeeping message from the proprietor.

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Recent Readings from My Two Published Books

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So, I’ve shared my main YouTube channel with all of you several times, but I haven’t mentioned much about my audio readings on this blog because I use them for my websites The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor. But I don’t want you to miss all the fun! Here are a few of my audio recordings:

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Update from my Other Websites

So, as many of you may know, Conservative Cornerstones is not my only website! I have built a few others that I post regularly on, yet don’t worry. Conservative Cornerstones is still my main site for my online activity. However, I thought I would give you the latest articles from my other sites. Enjoy!

A Visit From Relatives

In the Fighting Top

Autumn Time

Also, don’t forget that I have created a general rebroadcasting/summary site: JoshuaReynoldsSite

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Quick Writing Update – Sneak Peek Preview!

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I’m continuing to write the first draft of my third novel. As previously stated, it is a historical fiction novel set around the turn of the century. This draft I plan to have completed around mid-December. There is a YouTube video close to being published that gives a little tid bit of information on one of the scenes I’ve written, yet I thought I would post a story snippet also below! This comes from Chapter 3, and keep in mind, it’s a first draft!

.     Breakfast consisted of hot popovers, a dish called “toad in the hole”, toast, and mushrooms. It would have ordinarily been a wonderful breakfast, yet the children were anxious to be finished and making their way outside.
.     “Hurry up, Ellsworth,” said Brent half an hour later. “I was done ages ago.”
.     “I’m doing the best I can,” said Ellsworth. “Before we reach the seaside, you’ll all be wishing you had taken longer about breakfast.”
.     “I wonder if Father, Mother, and the others have reached the hospital yet,” said Heather.
.     “They probably have by now,” said Allison.
.     No one else said much about Mother and Father, as they were saying their prayers as instructed, and there wasn’t much else to say, and the more they could think about the outdoors, the less they would worry.
.     Breakfast finished, and a few last remarks said to the servants in an attempt to be polite, the children headed outside through the front door and into the gardens, taking a path that would lead them out to the hill country, and eventually to the seaside. Birds were singing close by, and the garden beds and flowers kept growing as though they hadn’t inkling about Mother’s illness. A few puddles still lay about from the previous night’s rain, yet they were quickly drying up, and most of the grass was now dry except for those areas that had remained in shade.
.     “I’m glad you talked the servants into packing a few sandwiches for our lunch,” said Christopher to Ellsworth. “It means we have all afternoon to be out, until tea-time, I suppose.”
.     “I rather think they don’t want us about,” said Ellsworth.
.     “There were very impolite to us if you ask me,” said Allison. “They treated us just as if we were all two years old.”
.     “Oh, it doesn’t matter,” said Ellsworth. “We should be fine until teatime, anyway.”
.     Bridget was feeling the bark of one of the garden trees, and Brent was trying to climb up its lowest branches. They stood for a few minutes there in the flower gardens, listening to the fountain splashing in the distance. Moss had grown around the base of the tree, and Bridget was just starting to pull at it when Ellsworth spoke up again.
.     “Let’s get started toward the seaside,” he said. “It will take us a few hours to get there, especially if we take a few breaks throughout. Besides,” lowering his voice a little, “I see that gardener in the distance, and he always seems grumpy around us – thinks we’re always messing up the garden beds.” He glanced at Bridget’s bit of work with the moss and began to wonder if the gardener was partially right. “Don’t pull the moss, Bridget,” he said aloud. “He might see it later and be annoyed with us all the more.”
.     They set out from the gardens, walking first at a very brisk pace. That is, it was the fastest Bridget could go without running, and it was somewhere around a comfortable, headstrong walk for Ellsworth, and somewhere in-between for the others. The gardens quickly disappeared behind them and looked much smaller, and before long, they were starting to ascend a few hills.
.     “At least we’re taking a more direct path this time,” said Ellsworth, and so they continued.
.     They stopped to rest three times along the way, and their last rest seemed to take some time, though as none of them had remembered to take a pocket watch along, they didn’t know for sure. All they could see was the sun slowly rising in the sky, though they had been instructed in times past not to look directly at it. There were a few streams that ran across the path they took, and they splashed their faces and waded their feet before moving on.
.     The smell of the sea eventually drew nearer, and finally, after crossing a ridge, they could see the sandy shore stretching out far below them. They found the same path they had gone down before and quickly descended, taking in the fresh sea air with deep, even breaths.
.     “Any sign of the others?” asked Heather as they came to the edge of the sand, taking their shoes and stockings back off to feel the sand with their toes.
.     “They don’t appear to be here, yet,” said Allison, “but those look like ships in the distance.”
.     “I think they wanted us to come to the harbor,” said Ellsworth, “but as I didn’t know how to get there, I thought we could follow it in from the beach.”
.     The sound of the waves could be heard lapping against the sandy shore, and they walked over to where they could pick up pebbles and rocks. They tried skipping them a few minutes and found that Ellsworth and Heather were the only two who were any good at it. Then, they set out to their right, keeping the beach to their left and walking along the sand. In the far distance, they could see many things that must have been the docks, and out at sea other small things that must have been the fishing ships, some of them probably quite large close up.
.     “It must be close to noon, now,” said Christopher. “I say, Ellsworth, what about that lunch that was packed us? We don’t have enough to share with the others, and I’m sure they’ll be eating something else on the docks.”
.     “Well, if you’re all ready for it,” said Ellsworth, “then I suppose we can have our dinner here.”
.     They opened the packs that had been sent them by the servants and divided the food up. There was enough for two sandwiches each, with extra bread and cheese and apples for any who needed more. After walking all that way and splashing their faces in water and playing in the sand, they were all quite hungry. Before they could stop themselves, they finished everything that they had brought along.

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Blog Post 101 – Thank You Subscribers!!!

Huzzah and three cheers for all of you!!!

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Thank you, thank you, thank you for everyone who has subscribed to my blog. This is my 101st blog post in 145 days since I began posting on June 12th. You have been a HUGE support as I have built my website this year!

I have learned a few things and am still in the process of learning a lot more. My YouTube channel is still suffering from beginner’s fails, yet I’m sticking at it until I can improve greatly upon it. I have also built several other websites that I am also blogging on, and you can find the list of these sites on my Read My Other Websites! page.

And now . . . I have a HUGE favor to ask of all of you!!!

As I continue building, I have integrated an email list into my business. The form on the webpage to subscribe looks like the below image. If you click the below image, it will take you to the webpage where you can subscribe to my email list to receive a free eBook, updates on my current writings, news bulletins, and more! Please click the image, fill out a brief form, and stay up-to-date with my writings!

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Thank you all for subscribing, and I’ll be seeing you in coming posts, emails, videos, and more!

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