On Sparking Joy

Heather and I have been spending the last few days this month getting ready to complete a couple baby storybooks. Though Haven is 6 months, we want to stay on top of our photos. This is one of the photos going in his photo book. For me, this picture sparks joy!  ...

On Sharing Our Lost Stories

So my storybook class starts in a couple days. I'm sharing this idea on Facebook because it is an adventure. I want you, my friends, to hold me accountable, to ask how I'm doing in success or failure.  [button link="#http://lillylabs.com/storybookclass/" type="big"...

This Morning_On the Day I Go to Buy Alabaster Paint

I have finished my 500 words of revising for the day. Why do I revise 500 words at a time? I don’t. Well, I do…. Let me explain The Problem: When I write a first draft of anything I pour out a mess of terrible prose upon the page. My first drafts of books are...

This Morning_The Hero of My Own Story

This morning I sit in the quiet ready to ponder what it means to pursue this dream of trying to be a writer. The biggest question that plagues me these days is why can’t I get it? I dream of writing middle grade fiction. I dream of having these crazy stories in my...

The Hope and Habit of Today

When my dreams don't come true I am tempted into despair. Believe it or not, I am not a positive person. I struggle to find meaning each day. Some days I wonder if I can get up. What is the point to all my trying, all my writing, all my work? A wise man once said,...
On Sparking Joy

On Sparking Joy

Heather and I have been spending the last few days this month getting ready to complete a couple baby storybooks. Though Haven is 6 months, we want to stay on top of our photos. This is one of the photos going in his photo book. For me, this picture sparks joy!  ...

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On Sharing Our Lost Stories

On Sharing Our Lost Stories

So my storybook class starts in a couple days. I'm sharing this idea on Facebook because it is an adventure. I want you, my friends, to hold me accountable, to ask how I'm doing in success or failure.  [button link="#http://lillylabs.com/storybookclass/" type="big"...

read more
This Morning_On the Day I Go to Buy Alabaster Paint

This Morning_On the Day I Go to Buy Alabaster Paint

I have finished my 500 words of revising for the day. Why do I revise 500 words at a time? I don’t. Well, I do…. Let me explain The Problem: When I write a first draft of anything I pour out a mess of terrible prose upon the page. My first drafts of books are...

read more
This Morning_The Hero of My Own Story

This Morning_The Hero of My Own Story

This morning I sit in the quiet ready to ponder what it means to pursue this dream of trying to be a writer. The biggest question that plagues me these days is why can’t I get it? I dream of writing middle grade fiction. I dream of having these crazy stories in my...

read more
The Hope and Habit of Today

The Hope and Habit of Today

When my dreams don't come true I am tempted into despair. Believe it or not, I am not a positive person. I struggle to find meaning each day. Some days I wonder if I can get up. What is the point to all my trying, all my writing, all my work? A wise man once said,...

read more

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Storyteller Daniel R Bernstrom

My name is Dan, and I'm the author of One Day in the Eucalyptus Eucalyptus Tree, and more books soon to come from Harper Collins. This is my personal blog. Feel free to read as much as you want. Take care.