Desolate and not grand but what brings contentment also makes me happy. What is happiness? I have found my answer in life’s simple things. Many folks think of striving and achievements. This often brings moments of happiness. Often, I have discovered that real happiness is such an intense emotion that it cannot possibly last…… Continue reading Are you Happy? What is Happiness to You?
Enjoyment of Writing is a GIFT and a life Passion. Writing is a Journey of Discovery, Of self and of the world around us. The first question I had to answer long ago when I was a child was this. Do you love to write for the sheer joy of putting words on…… Continue reading Writing is a Journey of Discovery, Of Self and of the World Around us
WordPress Reader There are several ways to find these bloggers and since most of you blog with WordPress, people with similar interests should be a bit easier to find thanks to the WordPress reader. When you login and go to wordpress.com, that is what is called your reader which shows you the most recent posts that the…… Continue reading How do I Find Bloggers With Similar Interests?
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
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
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
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
If you are anything like me, your blog receives a lot of spam comments. Usually, WordPress is pretty good at catching them but some still sneak through. So here are some techniques that I use to separate the spammers from the legitimate comments. 1. Check the website and username linked to the comment: This is perhaps one of…… Continue reading 6 Things to Look for in Order to Determine if a Comment is a Spam Comment
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
Happy new year! I hope you have had an enjoyable New Year so far! I have been enjoying a break to reflect and determine how to best move forward. As I was reading other bloggers goals for 2021, it made me wonder what are your blog goals for this year? What are the things you…… Continue reading What are Your Blog Goals?
I don’t write everyday. I wish I did but I don’t. Life happens. I’ve said that phrase this year more times than I can count. Yet, I chose this year to dive back into blogging after a long (and busy) hiatus. This year, I’m focusing on consistent and quality content. It seems that you are doing…… Continue reading How to Meet Your Blogging Goals
Blogging is time consuming. Even a hobby blog takes time and research to run smoothly and consistently. Fortunately, there are some ways to maximize your time.
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
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
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
1. Engage with other bloggers: More and more, I am realizing the importance of interacting with other bloggers in order to grow my audience. Engaging with other bloggers is fun! I always learn something new. Plus, it does come in handy to have blogging relationships as they often give great feedback and provide opportunities such…… Continue reading 6 Things I Would Tell Myself When I First Began Blogging
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
As someone who has been blogging on and off for seven years, I am well aware of the issues of lack of time and motivation that we all develop on our blogging journey. When it comes to blogging, there are times when I’m feeling super creative and motivated and can spend hours crafting posts. While…… Continue reading How to be More Consistent With Your Blog
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
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