Creative writing consists of the ability to elaborate on interesting text and by avoiding the obvious. This keeps the reader to the end and still leaves him satisfied with the minutes spent on reading. This means betting on analogies, figures of speech, and a captivating story. Avoiding conventional standards. Developing this skill is fundamental for…… Continue reading Tips to Improve Your Creative Writing
2 days ago I was a child. Yesterday, I was a teenager. Today, I´m 51 years old. Tomorrow, I will be an old man. My grandparents, many relatives and friends are no longer among me (fortunately my mom and dad are still alive, and ruling their lives). We are mortal souls and we must accept…… Continue reading How do you Deal With Getting Older?
It´s been a long time since my last post here, this one is just to wish all of you a great 2019 and I promise to write on a regular basis this year.
The Poetic Bond is an annual anthology of international poetry garnered from new media, social and professional networking This year i´ve decided to submit 3 of my poems, and one of them will be published, so this is what i call great news 🙂
Quoting Ilka Chase (1905- 1978)
Thanks Faye, Thanks Fairen, São Martinho do Porto (SMP) is a quiet village at about 12 miles from where I live, with the exception of July and especially August, when it´s almost impossible to park and get peace…I love it during Winter, Autumn and Spring because I can walk on my own on an almost desert beach and feel the wind…… Continue reading A Magnificent Challenge
I´ve published this post for the first time on April 13, 2015, but I believe that those Q&A can still be useful for our readers and followers Often our readers ask us us on various topics. Here are 5 questions and my personal answers 1.Clearly I am not easily inspired .. Dang We all have moments of great inspiration, but sometimes we have the dilemma of…… Continue reading Q&A
As some of you know, one of the things I do is writing poetry, so let me share one thought: Jim Morrison in 1967 (Music – When The Music’s Over, album Strange Days) wrote We Want The World And We Want It Now, well I don´t want the world (now or anytime) as I´m a…… Continue reading Any Poets Out There ?
What´s your opinion about this day? – This year we will have another “friday the 13th” in October – In 2010 we had one (August), in 2011 one (May), in 2012 three (January, April and July), in 2013 two (September and December), in 2014 one (June) in 2015 three (February, March and November), last year one…… Continue reading Today Is
Last week I wrote about what we eat, today I will write about what we drink: Usually we drink red wine and Portugal has excellent red wines – Barca Velha and Pêra-Manca are the most famous, but their high price does not make them accessible to the majority of us (a bottle can cost around…… Continue reading What Do We Drink On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal
Traditionally, the Christmas Eve (known as “Consoada” a word that comes from the Latin word Consolare (“to comfort”) supper consists of abstaining from meat dishes. Most of the families eat salted codfish with boiled potatoes and vegetables, adding olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice, but in some parts of Portugal the tradition is to…… Continue reading What Do We Eat On Christmas Eve And On Christmas Day Here In Portugal
There are millions of blogs which each of us have never heard of, and lots of them are for sure great, but we don´t follow them because we don´t realize that they exist… Each one of us follows some blogs (1, 2, 5, 10 no matter the figure). Beyond the blogs in which I am…… Continue reading Why Do You Follow Us ?
Of course everyone can post about everything, but I´ve got my own limits. Apart from explicit content (no mather its origin), it can be social, racial, religious or sexual violence, there are a few more subjects I avoid: There are dozens of posts where parents claim that their kids are some kind of genius. Of course they…… Continue reading Things (so help me God) I will never post about
There is no right answer, but to me a good blog is a place I like to visit as its contents interest me. I don´t care if the blog has many or few visits, makes millions or zero, that´s another story. what is your opinion?
Let me introduce you Faye Roots: She lives with her husband in the quiet rural area of Wolvi near Gympie in Queensland, Australia. She has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Faye has always loved to write and has been successful in the publication of short stories and morning devotionals. She won an essay competition when…… Continue reading Motivational Monday: Do you have a small notebook and pencil/pen ?