Blogging 201 – And we’re off!!!

Day One – Goal Setting I’ve become a pretty appalling blogger of late. At the beginning I was full of optimistic ideas. Sadly, over time they’ve ebbed away, much like BBC3 and my ability to wear a bikini without scaring the children. My experience of Blogging 101 was excellent and I met many amazing writers.Continue reading “Blogging 201 – And we’re off!!!”

Out of the Shadows – Friday Fictioneers

It’s that time again folks! Friday Fictioneers is here, hosted by the lovely Rochelle. All you need is the photo prompt and 100 words of your very own 🙂 This weeks was a great one, thanks to Sandra Crook. I hope you enjoy my contribution 🙂 Out of the Shadows Heat rose from the sun-bakedContinue reading “Out of the Shadows – Friday Fictioneers”

All The Way – Friday Fictioneers

Alas, I’m not dead! I have not been taken by those pesky aliens or indeed as some rumours claim, eaten myself to death via chocolate cake. I have, however, been wading through the paperwork that is new school admissions, amidst bathroom remodelling and attempting to make the house look less like we’ve been robbed. SoContinue reading “All The Way – Friday Fictioneers”

…And so it goes!

As many of you know, I decided a year ago to dedicate more time to my writing projects and would post up my progress, or lack of, as I go. With that in mind, I would also like to talk about ‘missed opportunity‘. original image can be found at I’ve been sitting on this ideaContinue reading “…And so it goes!”

Move your Muse!!!

I don’t know about you, but if your muse is anything like mine, she spends most of her time daydreaming and making daisy chains  – forgetting that we had an appointment at all! If you’re feeling sluggish and struggling to get going, try motivating through pictures. I’ve recently been taking part in the Friday Fictionerrs,Continue reading “Move your Muse!!!”

And the Music Played – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is a challenge to write a 100 word story from a picture prompt hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.   I climbed the steps of the old bandstand. Years of exposure had turned the brilliant white wood to grey. ‘Some say you can still hear the band play when one of their descendants is about toContinue reading “And the Music Played – Friday Fictioneers”

I know places!

Today is Prompt Day for “Blogging 101”. We needed to create a post from a prompt on the Daily Post. Mine was; PLACES – Beach, Mountains, forest or somwhere else. This got me thinking about my ideal place to write. “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is toContinue reading “I know places!”

Dynamic Dialogue!

It’s day nine of ‘blogging 101’ and we needed to build on one of the comments we’d made from the previous day. I chose an article on Roz Morris’ blog ‘Nail Your Novel.’ She discussed clumsy dialogue and how to improve your scenes by leaving out more than you put in. I am in the editingContinue reading “Dynamic Dialogue!”

Blogs, blogs everywhere…

…and not enough time to read! There are so many great blogs on here and I’m spending so much time on the Reader, I think I’m on the cusp of a new obsession. Day 8 of ‘blogging 101’ asks us to comment on four blogs we’ve never commented on before. So I decided to logContinue reading “Blogs, blogs everywhere…”

Thanks but…

…no thanks. Maybe you should stick to colouring in – here have a pencil. On second thoughts, give it back, these baby’s are hard to come by! Yep, that will be another NO then. Another, don’t call us and we’ll forget we ever had your number! But I’m telling myself it can’t be all badContinue reading “Thanks but…”

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