Welcome to “A Storynerd’s Life”!

Hello! Welcome to my blog– I am so excited to have you here reading these words!

It is perfectly normal you have no idea what “storynerd” means. I’m brand new to this blogging thing and decided to get off to a terrific start by coining a term. *nervous grin*

Allow me to explain and then… introductions! I promise to tell y’all people who I am as long as you introduce yourselves too.

Hi, I'm a Storynerd!

I was looking for a word to describe, and it had to be the right word. “Booknerd”, “bookdragon”, or “bibliophile” came close… people, often introverts to some degree, who obsess over books. But that still wasn’t perfect.

See, as much as I love soaking up delicious words bound together… that’s not what I am all about.

It is the stories in life that interest me the most. Yes, that includes books, but there is also so much more!



lover of all things which hold a tale

I read stories in the random passerby’s face. Ones he is longing to tell someone who cares to listen, and others, more, buried deep down inside and hidden.

I hear a story in the bird’s call. See one in the sunset, the Artist’s masterpiece.

There is a story tucked inside song lyrics-

Even in the music. I can feel the fears, laughter, longing- spoken by the notes as they soar and dip.

I can see stories tucked inside the corners of a smile, preserved in a photograph years ago. And I wish I knew them more.

All these stories swirl about me each day; I see, hear, read them everywhere I look. Some make me laugh or squeal inside. Sometimes they make me “cool-shiver” (did I coin that too?) because of a hero, a gem, I’ve found just because I cared to pause and watch and notice. Sometimes the stories hurt to ‘read’, they wring out my heart –hard. But I still love them. And I still want more. πŸ™‚ That’s what a Storynerd means!

This blog is dedicated to recounting the joys and trials… the journeys… the life -of me! πŸ˜€ And for telling those precious stories I run across that simply beg to be told. ❀ You can expect a post about two times each week.

My name is Anna (pronounced “onnuh”). You can go read my official bio thingy on my about page, but I wanted to say “hi” real quick and tell y’all a few things about me. πŸ™‚


*I’m a pastor’s kid– which means my family has suuuuper long theological discussions over meals and examines the worldview behind everything. I love it!
*I always, always lose my shoes. Usually by accident, sometimes on purpose… call me Cinderella. πŸ˜‰
*There are seven sisters in my family. We have one brother, and I’ve always been his buddy/human wood-clamp/comedy partner.
*Three of my older siblings are published authors, and I hope to be someday soon.
*Though I never thought I could write anything but fiction, I write for the site TeensGotCents.com. Whaat?!
*I write with really short pencils… for some reason they all have teeth marks on them. πŸ˜›
*My siblings and I speak fluent movie and book quotes (and those of our own invention).
*I enjoy deep conversations with beautiful souls about a wonderful God.
*The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (edited by my darling Mamsie!) makes me cry and laugh at the same time.
*My dad, an artist, helps us see the beauty in the world, and my mom is the literary lover– reading books aloud to the family ever since we were tiny!
*Each Sunday I drag my friends at church into the foyer to make them sing with me.
*I wear reading glasses… when I remember to. πŸ˜‰
*When the toothbrushes come out, you know brilliance is about to happen. Honestly, we can’t get anything done in this creatively-generating family. lol
*I had only ever written short stories before I dove headfirst into a novel NaNoWriMo 2016, reaching the grand 50k when I rebooted the story NaNo 2017. YAY!!

So that’s who I am! πŸ™‚ I also write, read, play Frisbee, and sketch way-too-short story characters. (Oh, and I’m super short.)

Also, I’m a storynerd. Now tell me about you! πŸ™‚ ~A

39 thoughts on “Welcome to “A Storynerd’s Life”!

      1. Heyy I just wanna say I’ve enjoyed having you here on my lil blog, and also how short are you? because I feel like I’m shorter, idk why XD
        AMEN to Book Thief!! ❀
        Thanks so much, Aditi!!

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  1. Yay, Anna! That’s so great that you started your own blog! πŸŽ‰I am looking forward to reading your posts. (: Aww, I wanna sing with you in the foyer!!! 😫 Maybe next time we visit! πŸ™‚ Love ya!

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    1. Aww!! You are so encouraging, Angela!! *hugs* I’m excited to jump into this blogging world– you people are completely amazing!! ❀
      LOL totally. XD Although, it's so crazy warm here that I've burnt my feet doing that, and couldn't feel anything under my feet for the rest of the month. πŸ˜€

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  2. Welcome to the blogging community, Anna! ❀❀ You and I are kindred spirits. I feel the EXACT same way about story writing!!! Could I be an honorary storynerd?

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    1. Thanks so much!!
      Aw that’s super! Finding a kindred spirit is always so special and exciting!! You can absolutely be an honorary storynerd. πŸ˜‰

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  3. This was about the most perfect first post that I’ve ever seen in all my born days. Goodness! Seriously, though. I just wanna be a storynerd now. And I want you to someday guest post on my blog about being a storynerd. πŸ˜‰
    Something random about me? Well, growing up we played this really random game in the car. When we would see a car with a headlight out, then we’d hit the top of our car and say “padiddle” and then kiss the driver of our car. This always worked out fine since the driver was nearly always a parent or an older sibling. Then I started driving. The first time I saw a “padiddle” I automatically said the word as I hit the ceiling of the car. But then I was stumped. What was I supposed to do next? Finally, I decided that to play the game correctly I needed to kiss the driver – which would be me – so I settled for kissing the back of my hand. As it turns out, a 90-minute round-trip to work means I see a lot of missing headlights, and therefore I regularly kiss my hand while driving. But hey, I’ve always been good at playing board games by myself when no one else wanted to join in, so I guess playing padiddle by myself is kinda natural….

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    1. Wow, I don’t even know how to reply to this comment! You’re the sweetest thing, Lydia! You are my #1 blogging encourager, and I would be delighted and honored to get to guest post sometime, about being a Storynerd, on your amazing blog!

      Haha What a fun, hilarious story! Thanks for sharing a random fact about yourself! “Padiddle” sounds like a great game. πŸ˜‚


  4. Wow, so awesome that you coined a word! (And what a great word to coin, too.) I definitely see where you’re coming from: there are stories in so many more aspects of life than just books (though those are wonderful for sure!); I will definitely try to use that word now. πŸ˜€
    And to start off with, I wouldn’t say I’m up to YOUR standards just yet, but I do consider myself a storynerd, insofar as even non-book stories interest and excite me. Perhaps just an amateur/apprentice one, though.
    And I’m glad to find other people that care about exactly what their words mean, the shades and differences and nuances between them. Is there a word for that? Maybe you should coin one. πŸ™‚

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  5. I think ‘author’s brain’ ought to be a real condition. See, I don’t think in pictures, I don’t have a movie. I think in words. I just start talking aloud while reading or playing some kind of relaxing game and a plot comes! Or I’ll be thinking about accents in general, or travel or some topic that I get stuck on and a “What if…” comes.

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  6. Hey Anna!! I just found your blog even though I’m subscribed to PerAnna’s blog πŸ˜‰ (and y’all are subscribed to mine πŸ‘) and…wow. I’ve never read anything that so completely nails how I feel about stories. Storynerds unite!! That was beautiful. And your family sounds like a lot of fun! Three cheers for moms who take care of those books for us!!


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