5 More Interesting Posts I’ve Read

Time for another link-fest!

  1. God is an Epic Novelist – Interview with Anna Tan
    I don’t even remember how I connected with Anna. Probably an A-Z Blogging Challenge one year. She’s recently released her a novella (you can read a guest post and a review on my blog), but in this interview she covers a lot of issues about growing up in the church AND being a creative. A lot of her thoughts resonate with my own, as well as her experiences.
  2. Women With Firearms: 23 Truths You Should Know – The Survival Mom
    As I mentioned in my blog post this last Saturday, getting carry permits (both open and conceal carry are legal in Oklahoma) has been on my and Mr. Loper’s to-do list for a while. Finances haven’t allowed it up until now. One of the few times I’ve really wished I had a gun was when two stray dogs showed up in our neighborhood and kept us up for three nights in a row as they tried to dig into our chicken enclosure. The other time was when I was home alone one day, and a strange man knocked at the door (he gave no signs of being with the city/police/electric company, etc). When I didn’t answer he moved over to pound on the bedroom window. This post covers many things that you should be aware of if you’re even thinking about carrying a firearm for protection.
  3. Beauty of a Woman BlogFest V: Registration! – August McLaughlin
    I’ve participated at least a couple of times since the second year August put this blogfest together, and it’s always a treat. Women often have a difficult time in our world, especially with the convoluted beauty standards we’re bombarded with, and this is always a reset for me. If you’d like to participate, you can sign up through April 30th!
  4. What Is Earthing? Should You Be Doing It? – The Farmer’s Lamp
    Earthing is simple: it’s being in contact with the dirt. I always ran around barefoot as a child, and even now I take time to go outside and stand in the dirt (and the sunlight! Vitamin D!) for a few minutes at a time. I don’t do it enough, though, but even so I can tell a difference. Being outside alone will improve my mood (unless the wind is brutally cold) in a matter of seconds. We weren’t made to be people inside of buildings. We were made to be outside.
  5. Digging deep – On why writers deserve to be paid – KT Hanna
    Hoping to make a living as a writer is… discouraged, even by people who make a living off of us. Like literary agents. One of the main pieces of advice that goes around in the writing world is “Don’t quit your day job.” And that’s not just advice for new writers – that’s given to all writers. Is it fair? No. And it most definitely shouldn’t be right. KT goes into some of the frustration of that in her post.

Read any phenomenal blogs yourself lately? Comment below and share!

Recent Comments

    • Rebekah Loper
      April 15, 2016 - 10:55 am · Reply

      Thanks, August! I’m definitely going to step out of my comfort zone a bit for this one, and I really should probably start writing my post before I lose track of my thoughts, haha!

  • Jean Marie Bauhaus
    April 15, 2016 - 1:30 pm · Reply

    Some of these look like great reads, and I’ve added them to my list. I’m thinking Anna Tan’s post probably has a lot for me to relate to.

    Getting our carry licenses has been on our to do list for WAY too long. Hope you’re able to get yours soon.

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About Rebekah

Rebekah Loper writes character-driven epic fantasy featuring resilient women in trying and impossible circumstances who just want to save themselves but usually end up saving the world, often while falling in love.
She lives in Tulsa, OK with her husband, dog, two formerly feral cats, a small flock of feathered dragons (...chickens. They're chickens), and an extensive tea collection. When she's not writing, she battles the Oklahoma elements in an effort to create a productive, permaculture urban homestead.