Happy Monday! What do you think? What does exceeding your own expectations mean for you?
Hello friends! It’s been awhile since we have published here. I have had a bout of wrestling with my computer this past month. I am currently working to get everything back up but in the meantime what is new with you? Feel free to share your recent blog posts and news in the comments below!…… Continue reading Hello, Friends! Work in Progress
Question of the day- How has the tone or message of your writing voice changed? Going through old posts has made me realize how drastically my writing voice has evolved. I can clearly see the times I was experimenting with the different tones and styles of my personal writing. For instance, my current general writing…… Continue reading How has Your Writing Voice Changed
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
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?
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
Happy Feature Friday! This week, in light of recent events, I want to share only one post written by our very own Jane Elizabeth from Crazy Sunshine Jane. Delight in the Little Things by Jane Elizabeth I’m not a Pollyanna, but wouldn’t it be lovely to dance and twirl on a mountain top without a…… Continue reading Feature Friday: Delight in the Little Things
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
I am an English teacher who is driven by the need, the passion to do my best to reach every single one of my students. If one isn’t doing well, I take it personally. It’s my fault. I didn’t do my job. I failed. I should have tried harder. I should have done more. I…… Continue reading Forgiving Myself
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
At times I repress from writing, I find it sorrowful since I’ve yet found a happy story to write about; yes I am alive, still breathing, healthy, I have a job, clothes on my back, food on my plate and a roof above my head. No matter how difficult these things are to retain, I…… Continue reading On Tripping Mode…
Happy Feature Friday! This week, I have been enjoying the simple things in life. Like finding a candle that matches my decor and smells fantastic. Or like seeing my cactus grow from a flower. Both things have been an oddly fulfilling thing to watch. On to some of my favorite posts this week! …… Continue reading Feature Friday: The Simple Things
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
Happy Thursday! Do you prefer to read ebooks or paper books? Submit your vote and write your reason in the comments!