Out of this world…

The other day, during a bout of procrastination, I found myself thinking about astronauts, space travel, rockets and aliens. To my surprise I discovered a few novel-writing similarities. Here is my list:

via Why Writing a Novel is Like Space Exploration #MondayBlogs #AmWriting  — BlondeWriteMore

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If you haven’t encountered Christopher’s poetry, now is your chance.

Short Poems and Other Nonsense

I do not aspire

To be like the men

In my town,

Who walk around

Calloused,

And call it strength.

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Division

“The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.”                      – George Orwell

“One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.”       – Niccolo Machiavelli

Division

An adage I heard often

As a little girl

The bigger they are

The harder they…

Beyond cracked,or tectonics

Seams rival Grand Canyon

Each day new fissures appear

America, broken the

Faults emerging everywhere

Targeting everyone, who

Isn’t part of the problem

There is no unity

States could not be

More divided

Your moral compass sank

Can the ship be far behind?

You cannot make

America great again,

By subjugation, violence

Hatred is the the brand name

We know who is selling it

 

 

Bisous,  

 

Léa

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Video: ‘Opera vs Trump’ is the finest (and funniest) takedown of the US President

I loved this the first time I heard it. Now I want to share it with anyone who has missed it. Thanks Alain.

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For all of you who like a little bit of politics thrown into your Opera.

Thanks to my friends Gaspar for sending me the link originally.

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https://video.scroll.in/839760/watch-opera-vs-trump-is-the-finest-and-funniest-takedown-of-the-us-president

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How to write a book…

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There are more books being written and published at this moment in time than ever before. Self publishing has opened the doors to a global sharing of imagination and knowledge, but when you pick up the proverbial pen for the very first time, it can seem a daunting task. How do you start, where does it end… and how can you define success?

There are a plethora of resources available online to help writers start, explore or hone their craft. It matters not at all what you are looking for, there is something available. Whether you want to know how to write the vilest of villains or avoid creating a histrionic heroine,  advice, good, bad and indifferent is easily located thanks to the power of the internet.

Most of this advice, it is true, is aimed at writers of fiction. There is a tendency to generalise and the…

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Well done David!

Just to let people who may be interested know, I have my first novel on Amazon, printed and Kindle versions. Having waited in vain for agents to even acknowledge my e-mails, I have decided to self-publish because I would like people to READ it. It’s called Zazou and Rebecca, and is set in Southern France, […]

via A bit of self-publicity… — belovedalder

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Tony Brown, tells it like it is!

Someone designed a monument to a stray cop bullet that broke through walls and killed a child asleep in a crib, couldn’t decide on which city needed it most as there were so many to choose from, cast a giant version of it and placed it in the dead geographical center of the USA where […]

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6 Ways To Practice Descriptive Writing

Rachel Poli

The words don’t always flow well when we sit down to write. Sometimes we have to start off working on a creative writing prompt, take a walk, or even just sit back and sip on our coffee for a moment.

Then we hope some sort of idea will come to us sooner rather than later.

Or if we already have the idea in our hand, but we’re not entirely how to paint that picture worth 1,000 words for our readers.

6 Ways to Practice Descriptive Writing1. Practice different scenerios

Cooking dinner? Take in your sights and smells and even your taste later on. Describe what you’re cooking, the ingredients, how your counter looks, what’s in the sink, etc. Paint your whole kitchen based on that one meal. Mostly likely, not all that description will be needed, but the practice is fun.

2. Look up creative writing prompts

If you type “descriptive writing” into Google, you’re…

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Historical Saturday New Release: “A Hundred Tiny Threads” by Judith Barrow

I’ve enjoyed several of Barbara’s books and have this on order.

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HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY – ‘A Hundred Tiny Threads’ by Judith Barrow – the prequel to the Howarth Family Series was published a few days ago. Starting in 1911 over the years we uncover the threads that bind Winifred and Bill together.

“Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds
of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.”
Simone Signoret.

I had the good fortune to be able to attend the packed launch event of this long awaited book at Waterstones in Carmarthen.

You can read all four books in any order, they are stand alone books but as we discussed this issue with Judith, the consensus was that reading them in the order they were written might be the best option.

I’ve been a fan of Judith’s amazing stories and her lovable persona for years and enjoyed joining her large group of readers and supporters…

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