Venessa Knizley

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Venessa Knizley was born in Santa Ana, CA, and was educated at Multnomah University in Portland, OR, where she received her degree in Bible and Theology with a Greek minor. She is now a wife and homeschooling mother of five, residing in the desert southwest of Yuma, AZ.

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Venessa Knizley When I really and truly feel "blocked" ...when I simply cannot find the words I need to press through on a chapter, I've found that its not usually be…moreWhen I really and truly feel "blocked" ...when I simply cannot find the words I need to press through on a chapter, I've found that its not usually because I don't have the right words, but because I don't have the right story line or scene. For example, in book III of my series (which is still in the works) I needed to create a scene that introduced two characters coming back to England from France. I had it originally in mind to start the scene with them disembarking from the ship, and then moving on to find a certain woman character in the town of London. No matter how many times I sat down to write this chapter...nothing happened. Finally, I just stopped and thought, what if I don't start this scene like this at all. What is the information that truly needs to be conveyed? I realized that the entire scene with them walking through the town to find this woman would be absolute filler (needless information). Once I freed my mind to think of an alternate setting...the new scene came flooding in! It now began already inside the woman's house in the middle of a heated argument, with one of the character's companions already headed home. It just flowed and worked perfectly. So in my mind, if you are blocked...it may be because you're headed in the wrong direction. You could try climbing the mountain like Anna in the Disney movie Frozen...or you could be like Olaf, and find that stair case around back that just so happens to go exactly where you want to go. Crazy how that works :-)(less)
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"I hate just giving three stars to a book by an author that I have gotten to know a bit. She has be diligent to get the bad language out of the first two stories in her series and I so admire her for that, following the Holy Spirit's leading. This sto" Read more of this review »
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"Velena and Tristan are back in the second installment of this medieval 'coming of age' saga. Many of the comments I made in my review of Beneath Outstretched Arms bear repeating here, but I will sum them up by saying that I love that this is set in t" Read more of this review »
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"Great story, engaging characters, and well-written (except for a few mis-spellings). I enjoyed the humorous passages, and was saddened by the unhappy ones. The use of scripture and the presentation of the gospel story are well done. Although this is " Read more of this review »
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