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Monday Motivation: When Deadlines Have Gone By


                     Working to deadlines is a commendable attitude even for folks not writing for  a magazine or someone else who needs their contribution.                                    When you KNOW the deadline has gone…… Continue reading Monday Motivation: When Deadlines Have Gone By

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Cultivating Imagination During Tough Times


A creative writer needs to stimulate their imagination to enable them to express with words their flair and comprehension.  Stimulating the creative part of our humanity also can be of great assistance when we are faced with certain uncomfortable life situations. ****   I met a young woman in the waiting-room of the Radium Clinic.   …… Continue reading Cultivating Imagination During Tough Times

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 8: Becoming a Blogger


       I will always be grateful to The Author Learning Centre based in the U.S.A. and a young man who only knew me through my book Beyond the Ashes. I had been given a subscription to this writer’s centre which was more about marketing than what I was really seeking.          This young man…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 8: Becoming a Blogger

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 7: Doing More Than You Thought You Could


Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com      I completed a book.             I told a story.         It is probably not the best story and will never become famous, but I wrote it.        From notes and comments in notebooks the story and the people became real.  I became committed to the folks in the…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 7: Doing More Than You Thought You Could

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Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 6


      A wonderful opportunity was offered to me at the end of the same year I wrote the short story about the horse sitting on my Mum’s car.  It was a true story!       Because the short story amused the wife of our small community local Mayor, she phoned me and suggested I apply for…… Continue reading Find Your Unique Writing Voice- Part 6

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A Surprise….2021 Goal


2021 A Writing Goal.  This goal has taken my breath away.     It is and was something I never wanted to do.  Suddenly I sensed in the night there was a goal I needed to aim for. It is to be the story of my life, without bringing in heritage or legacy issues, the absolute truth…… Continue reading A Surprise….2021 Goal

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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?