Anyone who knows me, knows that I am an avid reader as well as a writer. I tend to pick authors that I enjoy and read their entire body of work in chronological order. This not only brings me enjoyment, but it shows me their development as an author from their early to contemporary work.…
Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog on how a deadline will make you, break you or shape you.
Check out part 3 of the short story, The Sewing Circle, by Sally Cronin, from her Flights of Fancy collection as featured in this post from the Smorgasbord Invitation blog.
Welcome to part three of my novella The Sewing Circle from Flights of Fancy. In yesterday’s episode the sewing circle are united in the grief at the loss of their friend.
Part two of the story with link to part one: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/smorgasbord-short-stories-flights-of-fancy-the-sewing-circle-part-two-by-sally-cronin/
The Sewing Circle – Part Three by Sally Cronin
The next afternoon, instead of sitting around completing sewing projects, the women sat quietly as each held a memento in their laps. The objects were neither expensive nor necessarily attractive, but they all reminded the women of some different aspect of Flo’s personality. Big Sal cradled a little ceramic dog that had obviously been lovingly handled over the years.
“Flo bought this when her little Yorkie died,” she wiped a tear from her cheek. “She was a feisty one that Flo and I bet if she was here she would have a thing or two to say about…
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Check out this post with four things that happen when you make writing a habit from the Uninspired Writers blog.
Good morning day dreamers and story tellers. I hope your week has been full of productivity and happiness!
I have had a rather long, stressful and fatigue filled week and yet somehow between it all I have found time to work on my novel edits every day! And it is because of this that I’d like to share my thoughts on today’s blog topic. I’d like to share four things that happen when you make writing a habit, despite your busy life.
1. It becomes hard to quit
Habits are hard to quit, which is often a bad thing. It this case though, it is a very good thing. Once you make writing a habit you’ll find yourself itching to write every day. While it may not always be possible to put pen to paper every day, the desire to is what is important. It means that you’re more likely…
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Check out this guest post from author Mae Claire as featured on John Howell’s Fiction Favorites blog.
I know it is a little odd to see a guest post on the day I usually run a Views of the Neighborhood. I’ve done this for two reasons. 1. My friend Mae Clair is launching a new book and I want to help spread the word. 2. I am in Phoenix this weekend with no opportiunity to capture some sights there. So I am proud to turn my blog over to Mae Clair.
Many thanks for having me as your guest today, John! I’ve been making the rounds with my new mystery/suspense release, Cusp of Night, a book that uses dual timelines and elements of the supernatural.
For the past timelines, I delve into aspects of Spiritualism in the late 19th Century. This was a time when sham mediums were so common many of them advertised their services in the classified ads of local papers. People were…
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Meet guest author, Richard De, from this post on Sue Vincent’s blog.
I was never a writer. I was a reader, right from the day that the squiggles on the page made sense. I was a devourer of the words of others. I grew up and became a captive audience, a traveller in ships of metal, crossing the oceans with goods for trade. It was just me and the sea and a library of other people’s books.
You joined the ship with a book, you left it behind. Part of you travelled on just as part of others accompanied you. There were as many different books as there are seafarers, but they all had a tale to tell. And with time on my hands, I read every one that I could.
I was never a writer, I wrote short, stilted letters home. I saw the wonders of the deep and could only say that it was sunny. I never put…
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Check out this great post from Nicholas Rossis’ blog on making a workspace conducive to writing.
This is a guest post by Jade Anderson is an experienced In-house Editor at Upskilled. With a background in online marketing, Jade runs some successful websites of her own. Her passion for the education industry and content is displayed through the quality of work she offers.
6 Tips for Making a Workspace Conducive to Writing
No matter what type of content you’re writing, whether it’s fiction, investigative journalism, feature pieces or academic articles, the environment that you write in has a big impact on how well you put that piece together. Writing takes skill, for sure, but where you write can affect how you write because if there are distractions in your workplace, your writing is likely to reflect that. As a writer, your workspace should be inspiring and comfortable in equal measure. It should be somewhere you can focus and reflect. Here are five tips for creating…
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