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09 June 2011

The Beginning


My name is Rachel, and that explains everything.
I come from a long line of born storytellers and mischief-makers, from my Mom who regaled her children with tales of childhood adventures involving dumpsters, ketchup, toothpaste, and hairbrushes….to my Grandpa who tells of the time he set his twin daughters out to the curb in garbage bags to wait for the garbage truck because they were so naughty. I trace my own fondness for telling a good story to that heritage.
I find life terribly exciting, and most of what I write, even the fiction, is directly influenced by my own experiences. I have passionately strong opinions about most topics, especially homeschooling, courting, the Chinese language, cross-cultural living, the Bible, Indian food, clothes, literature, and Angel. Do not be surprised if you hear more on these topics in the days to come. I self-published my first book, “The Random Writings of Rachel” two years ago, but since then, college essays on topics such as the Ru tradition of moral cultivation and sustainable biofuels have taken up most of the time I devote to writing. Now I hope to get back to the lighter short stories and reflections that I love to write, and I hope you will enjoy reading them and learning about my life.

10 comments :

  1. If there was a like button to this, I would click it! I love your short and simple illustration about your mom and your grandpa.. hahahah.. Keep writing for His glory! :)

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  2. haha wow your grandpa sounds a LOT like my grandmother! haha I love it. Thanks for linking up girl, this is fun! :)

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  3. You self published a book? Wow, that is amazing! Good for you :)

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    1. Thanks! Self-publishing is, however, far easier than real publishing. It was a good experience, I'm proud of my little book, and I did make some money for college, but I'm looking forward to hopefully someday getting a "real" publisher to publish a book of mine. :)

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  4. Ah, publishing a book, self-published or not is a dream of mine! I just never have the time to devote to writing a book I'd be proud of.

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    1. Yes, it definitely takes time, and that's hard with everything else there is going on in life! The editing is the most time-consuming, I think. And, if you're self-publishing, you have to do all the design work for the actual book too! It's my dream to get a book published "for real" one of these days. Keep writing (even if you don't have time!)!

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  5. Rachel, I so enjoyed your first post! I'm glad you kept writing. I always enjoy reading what you have to say.

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  6. I can't wait to read more stories! Your Grandfather sounds like someone I'd get along with for sure. :)
    Thanks for linking up! I'm so looking forward to reading more of your story!
    Misty

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  7. Good Afternoon Rachel, What a fascinating family you come from......are you sure your grandad isn't related to my husband, because my husband is not only mischievous but can tell a tremendous story aswell. My daughters say their dad is like the character in the film Big Fish, as his stories are "all about the flavour" which is so true. I look forward to reading more of your posts as I can tell we are going to have fun. Lovely to have met you and I will catch up with you tomorrow. Best Wishes from England, Daphne

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  8. Found you from the link up party, I'm lookinging forward to reading your adventures!

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