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Jackie Castle

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Jackie Castle is also known as J.R. Castle.

Jackie Castle is the author of The White Road Chronicles a fantasy series, The Sentinel Archives for school-age readers, and newly released Madison Creek Bed & Breakfast romance series. She has also published articles and short stories in numerous magazines. She's enjoyed many crazy adventures from working as a hairstylist, to her bravest quest: teaching children in daycare and elementary schools. Eventually, she settled down to a somewhat safer pursuit of being a Story-weaver.

Now she lives in her comfortable Texas home where she spins marvelous tales and enjoys relaxing in the evenings with her husband Bob, their children and grandchild.

Her favorite pastime, besides reading, is traipsing throug
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Jackie Castle It's true, despite how much I love writing, sometimes it's hard to get motivated to sit down and start typing.

When I get this way, I do one (or more) …more
It's true, despite how much I love writing, sometimes it's hard to get motivated to sit down and start typing.

When I get this way, I do one (or more) of several things.
#1 - taking a walk helps me clear my mind and stirs my creativity. I love woody parks the best, where there's nothing but the sound of the wind in the trees and the birds merry-making. Also, there's something about the movement of muscles that fires up my brain and helps me work through plot problems or where to go next.

#2 - challenge another writer to an hour or less writing spree. I enjoy the challenge of a competition, or at least knowing there's someone else in the world who is working along with me. Writing tends to be lonely.

#3 - take some time looking through Pinterest at boards that relate to what I'm writing. There's some beautiful fantasy art out there, and they always manage to inspire me.

#4 - Watch a writing lesson video. Kills two with one. I get inspired, and I learn something.

#5 - Get away from the house to write. Coffee shops, restaurant porches, parks, libraries... all these places keep me from feeling hemmed in- as often happens when I stay home too much. Some people get distracted by the noise, I enjoy it. And going out to write makes me feel very Bohemian. lol.

Hope this helps someone else who's needing a bit of inspiration. (less)
Jackie Castle Write every day. This is a must and I know lots of others say the same thing. But if you don't write, you can't improve your skills. Even if it's just…moreWrite every day. This is a must and I know lots of others say the same thing. But if you don't write, you can't improve your skills. Even if it's just a simple journal entry, or a note to a friend, be sure to spend time writing your thoughts down each day.

Hey, if you're aspiring to be a writer, then that means you love writing. Do what you love to make life more enjoyable. (less)
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White Road Collection Sale

Now that The White Road Chronicles series is completed, I decided to combine the first three books and sell them at a slightly discounted price.

Well, this week, I've decided to put the White Road Chronicle Collection Books 1-3 at a deeper discounted price.

For a limited time, you purchase this collection of three books for the price of one!

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“I need a dance partner.” A familiar voice intruded on her thoughts. She turned to find Issah grinning at her. “I’m sure you can find better dance partners than I.” “Perhaps. But you’re who I desire to dance with.” He held out his hand,”
Jackie Castle, Illuminated

“I find mistakes are often our best teachers. Consequences leave a more lasting impression than a mere lecture, don’t you think?” “Yes, sir. Just lectures don’t usually hurt as much. Except for those history lectures. They were pretty hard to endure.”
Jackie Castle, Radiance

“We are all part of the whole, child. Never forget this. Each of us has a part to play in the big scheme of things. Some play very small parts, while others bear heavier burdens. But if one piece is out of sync or missing, the hole it creates is both felt and seen.”
Jackie Castle, Radiance

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“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

“Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Begin at the beginning. Tell Gregory a story. Make some light.”
Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
Anton Chekhov

“He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“You know, I do believe in magic. I was born and raised in a magic time, in a magic town, among magicians. Oh, most everybody else didn’t realize we lived in that web of magic, connected by silver filaments of chance and circumstance. But I knew it all along. When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present and into the future. You probably did too; you just don’t recall it. See, this is my opinion: we all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get put on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age. Told to grow up, for God’s sake. And you know why we were told that? Because the people doing the telling were afraid of our wildness and youth, and because the magic we knew made them ashamed and sad of what they’d allowed to wither in themselves.

After you go so far away from it, though, you can’t really get it back. You can have seconds of it. Just seconds of knowing and remembering. When people get weepy at movies, it’s because in that dark theater the golden pool of magic is touched, just briefly. Then they come out into the hard sun of logic and reason again and it dries up, and they’re left feeling a little heartsad and not knowing why. When a song stirs a memory, when motes of dust turning in a shaft of light takes your attention from the world, when you listen to a train passing on a track at night in the distance and wonder where it might be going, you step beyond who you are and where you are. For the briefest of instants, you have stepped into the magic realm.

That’s what I believe.

The truth of life is that every year we get farther away from the essence that is born within us. We get shouldered with burdens, some of them good, some of them not so good. Things happen to us. Loved ones die. People get in wrecks and get crippled. People lose their way, for one reason or another. It’s not hard to do, in this world of crazy mazes. Life itself does its best to take that memory of magic away from us. You don’t know it’s happening until one day you feel you’ve lost something but you’re not sure what it is. It’s like smiling at a pretty girl and she calls you “sir.” It just happens.

These memories of who I was and where I lived are important to me. They make up a large part of who I’m going to be when my journey winds down. I need the memory of magic if I am ever going to conjure magic again. I need to know and remember, and I want to tell you.”
Robert R. McCammon, Boy's Life

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