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Santa Bear


The house was quiet and still. Bears stood in neat rows on lounge-room shelves dozing in the night-time summer heat. Suddenly, from inside the cupboard, with sliding glass doors, a voice spoke. ‘I feel very silly’ a small light- coloured brown bear sighed. He sadly shook his head. The huge white pom pom on his…… Continue reading Santa Bear

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 5


          Finding your own unique voice. I wanted to write for many years. However, life as wife and mother took priority. Then, one year in my 40’s, two significant unexpected writing events occurred. A vehicle maintenance shop advertised a writing competition. The prize was to be $200 worth of car accessories. They wanted a 500…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 5

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 4


 Finding my voice.  Once I discovered that writing for me was a gift I needed to nurture, I stopped thinking perhaps it was to be my source of income. I stopped imagining writing a ‘best seller’ or changing the world. I stopped thinking, in fact, writing was to BE my life. This is one vital…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 4

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 3


Like an unsharpened pencil.   I still did not find my own voice. I thought working on a newspaper would lead me to fulfill my writing dreams. I loved newspaper life. I loved the pace and the ever changing of news day by day. I loved working with journalists. I worked for a season as a…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 3

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 2


I always wanted to be a Journalist. A Reporter, as they were called when I was young, carried a certain quality of excitement and adventure. Superman always rescued Lois Lane, who with cub reporter Jimmy Olson, worked on the Daily Mail. The life of newspaper people inspired me, particularly because I loved to write, and…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 2

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 1


                        English author Edward Bulwer-Lytton wrote this in 1839. He came to understand that the written word had the power to destroy, to influence in both destructive or positively life-enhancing ways the society around him. This gives ordinary folk like you and me a great life-time challenge. How do we find our own unique writing…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 1

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Motivational Monday: Why We Need to Enjoy the Little Things in Life


A Thought to Ponder:  Every new week is like an open window into new possibilities. Open the window wide and with a smile venture forth. Enjoy the little things.     One day you may look back and realize…..they were the big things. Thoughts?

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WHEN CLEAR VISION IS OBSCURED


Do you have a dream? Do you have a goal? Do you have vision? Without these things (providing they not un-achievable or selfishly motivated) how do we handle it when we can’t SEE the end result but glimpse only part of what is possible? This indeed is true of most of life. A goal can…… Continue reading WHEN CLEAR VISION IS OBSCURED