Tuesday, February 21, 2017

1 Cor. 13:4-8 ~ The Way of Love


Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
  Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away, as for tongues; they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away.[...]


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The Waterfall Braid ~ The Waterfall Braid Series Pt. 1


The Waterfall braid is stunning. It's as simple as that, and it's the perfect way to start my newest hairstyle series!


Y'all know the best part about it though? It's just a French braid with an extra step. How neat is that?


The Waterfall Braid

  1. Brush hair and make a deep part.
  2. Pick up a medium to large section at the front of the hair-heavy side.
  3. Divide the sections into three equal pieces.
  4. Cross the top piece over the middle. This gives you new top and middle pieces.
  5. Cross the bottom piece over the new middle piece. This gives you new bottom and middle pieces.
  6. Divide the new bottom piece in half. Drop the front half. You now have a smaller bottom piece.
  7. Add some loose hair to the top piece and then cross the now bigger top piece over the middle piece. This gives you new middle and top pieces.
  8. Add some loose hair to the smaller bottom piece and then cross the now bigger bottom piece over the middle piece. This gives you new bottom and middle pieces.
  9. Repeat steps 6-8 until you reach the other side of the head. Then stop adding hair.
  10. Finish with a regular braid by repeating steps 4&5 down the length, OR ponytail at the top.
And you're done! How easy was that? Well... if that was hard for you, just leave me a comment. I'm always willing to help.

Happy Hairstyling!
RhoXie

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Writing Questions ~ The Write it Right Series Pt. One

Hooray! The writing series! Y'all, I'm so excited it's ridiculous. Seriously I am. Just look...


That's how excited I am. I could seriously do that. Now, let's get started with the most important part of a story - the characters!
   There are numerous character-helps out there. My friend Morgan interview her characters, and Gail Carson Levine's book, Writing Magic (see more here) has a wonderful questionnaire. Different methods work different for different characters from different authors. But in my (small) experience, you must know some things about your character.
  1. What does he/she fear? I don't just mean, are they afraid of spiders? What do they fear emotionally, mentally, or physically? What is it that haunts them?
  2. What do they want most? This is your character's motive, their driving force. Arguably the most important information, you must know it. What they want also often connects to what they fear.
  3. Why? Your most valuable question, why is the key to knowing your character. Why is that their fear? Why do they want that?
  4. How does all this effect him/her? If they want to fly, what will they for the ability? How far will they go? How does that desire change them?
This is just a start. There's way more to learn about your characters. Just see what I mean.


If you know these things, you're well on your way to understanding your character. But that's just my opinion. If yours is different, tell me. I want to know.

RhoXie