Latest from YouTube and Other Websites

In my Writing Motivational Tip videos, I am in the middle of doing a series on Conservative Writing. Head over to my YouTube channel videos to check them out! Here is the first video in the series:

I have begun a new series on YouTube! In real time, you get to observe my work on my stories. This is an insider’s peek on what it actually takes to make a story come to life. Watch this series for inspiration as well as for a relaxing background noise when you go to write your own story! Here is the first video:

From my Treasure on the Southern Moor and The Williams House websites, I am beginning again to re-broadcast story snippets. Head on over to check them out!

Treasure on the Southern Moor: https://treasureonthesouthernmoor.wordpress.com/

The Williams House: https://thewilliamshouse.wordpress.com/

Your fellow writer,
Joshua Reynolds

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Say ‘Hello’ to My Examples in Five Minutes

Let me convey my message through example, today.

“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” ~Albert Schweitzer

Take five minutes, read through the excerpts of my books below, and see if you can easily imagine the scenes described.

The trees were swaying in the gentle breeze. Long shadows of branch and limb stretched across green grass and winding trails. It was near dusk, and the red sunlight was lighting up the sky and reaching down to the earth in a burst of a million rays. A line of trees stood along a fence and marked the end of the park. Several black lattices arched over many trails, wreaths upon wreaths of flowers dangling from them. Winding stone and brick trails snaked through the wet grass, long shadows covering some of them, and warm sunlight drifting down on others.

It must have been raining earlier in the day, for several puddles were reflecting trees upside down. Dry patches of grass baked warm in the sunlight, yet other grasslands of the park were quite wet, little or no sunlight reaching their soft blades.

~The Williams House, Chapter 1: In the Park

Now the attic had long ago been considered the great place to imagine the most impossible games and congregate between the working orders of the day. It was a singular but very large room, taking up about as much space as one of the great rooms on the floor below. The ceiling curved around to a few points, revealing the shape of the roof with its wooden timbers. Window seats were in front of three large dormer windows, their bases wide and their tops narrowing to a peak. Two narrow staircases spiraled down from either end of the attic, reaching to the floor below. Their closed stairs were made of wood and creaked when tread upon. In two places in the room were a set of sofas and chairs that were fairly worn, yet still comfortable, and the children would at times string sheets and blankets across these to make a large tent. The carpet was not as thick in the attic as it was in the rest of the house, yet it was still soft and a nice shade of blue. The worn down piano lay against the wall that did not have a window, and the instrument looked weather-beaten and old. Yet it was in tune and sounded almost as good as ever. A few stacks of books and several toys lay scattered around the room, with plenty of space in-between.

~The Williams House, Chapter 2: The Start of School

One light that did not extinguish over the now quiet town of Plymouth was that of the old Southgate Inn. Its yellow firelight could be seen glowing from the windows and shining out upon other walls and roofs in the streets. If one had looked into its front window, he would have been able to observe a few customers, chatting around a few randomly placed tables. Firelight danced upon their faces and made their eyes glow as they laughed and spoke in soft, quiet voices. Some of the sailors were there as well, mostly keeping to themselves along the wall nearest the fire.

An older gentleman could have also been seen, coming in now and then to stoke the fire and serve late supper for those who had put off the occasion until now. There was an abundance of fish – freshly cooked trout (that had been caught that day), codfish cakes, warm soda bread, and great slabs of Muenster cheese. There were also steaming mugs of tea and warm milk with honey for those who wished to soon be asleep.

Into this inn trudged a tall gentleman, sleek but well built, late at night (a quarter after twelve), and it was clear he had been out in the very bad weather for several hours. But a different look in his eyes suggested that he had been out in bad weather his whole life and didn’t mind in the least. Everyone remaining was scattered thin now, in groups of threes or fours. They were speaking in even quieter tones than before. Some cast wary looks at the stranger, except the sailors and the innkeeper. The innkeeper seemed to know the man, whispering in his ear and ushering him over to a table in the corner. They exchanged a few words before the innkeeper left.

The stranger looked up and around and smiled brightly. He seemed well familiar with the old inn timbers, and after looking about, he settled down to his own supper and contented himself for the moment about that business. A sheathed cutlass dangled from his side, and on its sheath, inlaid with gold, were the letters C. H. for Captain Horne. His eyes continued to glance at the room with a glint of old memories and a sense of hominess, and he gave his coming voyage no thought at all, looking on cheerily, as if he had spent every night of his life in that inn, eating and laughing at the other customers’ remarks.

~Treasure on the Southern Moor, Chapter 1: The Voyage

If you want to gain more benefits than what you already have in this post, purchase The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor today!

Your fellow writer,
Joshua Reynolds

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Showcasing on YouTube

Hello everyone:

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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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

Keep up-to-date with my YouTube Channel!

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New Websites!

Hello everyone,

I briefly mentioned the news in my Children’s Hour post, but I wanted to dedicate a blog post to it as well. I am launching new websites, but don’t worry! I’m keeping up with the old as well. I’m beginning other sites for focusing more specifically with certain topics. For instances, one of the two other sites I have completed is a blog dedicated entirely to writing about The Williams House. I am making new scenes for it! The other site I have completed is a site that complies all of my professional online business activities; so it’s more of a rebroadcasting and summarizing site. This site (Conservative Cornerstones) is currently the parent site, though I may make that the parent site over time. I am also created a website specially for Treasure on the Southern Moor, and additional websites to handle more of my writings. So please check out the links below, and I hope you enjoy them!

(1) Site for The Williams House: https://thewilliamshouse.wordpress.com/

(2) My summary website: https://joshuareynoldssite.wordpress.com/

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!

Bookstore Back Up and Book Release!

First off, the Xulon Press Bookstore is back up! You may purchase my book The Williams House there directly at: http://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781498496216&HC_ISBN=

Also. . . .

Treasure on the Southern Moor is finally in print!

You can now buy this book directly from the Xulon Press bookstore as well! http://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781545607206&HC_ISBN= I am currently emailing my production team regarding book orders and will be doing a video rundown of my book Treasure on the Southern Moor as soon as I have the printed book in my hands.

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!

 

Edit Approved – Listen to My First Chapter

I have completed approving the editorial changes to my book Treasure on the Southern Moor. It’s almost in production! I just have to read through the manuscript one more time before final submission.

In the meantime, I published a video today of me reading through the first chapter in my published book The Williams House. This book is about eight children who live in the country and have all sorts of adventures. Take a look at the back text in my bookstore!

 

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. Check out my Authoring Conservatism Post.

Treasure on the Southern Moor – Edit almost complete!

I have completed chapters one through thirteen of my book Treasure on the Southern Moor and should have the remaining three chapters completed by the end of tomorrow! Then I will read through the manuscript one more time for final approval before sending the final work into production. Once the book is in production, I will be making decisions on what the final cover work will look like and how the typeset will appear. So far, this means that I am ahead of schedule and should have my book in print before September 1st. Stay tuned!

I put together a video advertising both my books The Williams House and Treasure on the Southern Moor. It’s a little rugged at parts, yet it was a first attempt at reading my own writing into the lens of a camera. I plan to continue making more videos in subsequent days. The British accent was way off at parts, but was passable at others. Enjoy!

 

Also, remember that I have sample pages of both my books uploaded on my website! Please check them out: The Williams HouseTreasure on the Southern Moor Also, please share this Williams House Ad! Please peruse this website, there’s a lot of side pages!

 

Joshua Reynolds on Conservative Cornerstones – Finding Conservative Thought in Olde Books. My Authoring Conservatism Post.