Monthly Archives: Jul 2014

We Never Know What We Can Achieve Until We Try

We often tell others we’d be hopeless at drawing, painting, writing or baking when in fact we’ve never even tried. Those of you who have followed my posts and seen all my early work will know my art-work is far … Continue reading

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The Welcome Wagon

Reblogging just to make sure that we never forget this

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Anniversary Of The Day We Met 51 Years Ago

  On July 12th 1963 I met my lovely future husband. I am one of the luckiest women alive because he’s a wonderful man with all the attributes of my gentle, kind, hard-working, honest, passionate and compassionate father. This doesn’t … Continue reading

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Dear Writer … it’s not all about you, ya know! – a reminder

Originally posted on Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing:
I was going to write a blog post about social media and how I’ve been paring down my use of it, because I’m finding it to be not all that social or the…

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Cart before the horse (Not always a bad thing)

Originally posted on readful things blog:
As any author will tell you, writing the book is the easy part. After that comes the fun of editing, cover design, book blurbs and the ultimate in evil, MARKETING. Most authors are already…

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Lessons From a Sunworshipper

I’m reblogging this in the hope it can awaken more people to the dangers of skin cancer.

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reblogged…One Afternoon with Lily

One Afternoon with Lily.

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Reblogged… On Writing Poetry – John Thomas Dodds

On Writing Poetry.    

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From My Archives – Hebe Near Steps

  Promoting Authors, Artists and Poets your website here Why don’t you add this list on your next post. You know it makes sense.  

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Dear Indie Author

Originally posted on All I Have to Say:
Dear Indie Author, Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment. You’ve written a book, which is an incredible achievement. I’m so proud of you! Unfortunately, I was not able to review your book. I…

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From My Archives – Vivid Flowers

  Promoting Authors, Artists and Poets Your website here Why don’t you add this list to all your posts?

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A to Z Book Survey….

Originally posted on mylittlebookblog:
So I found this at the blog The Perceptual Page Turner. Not only is this blog pretty awesome and the posts thought provoking but the name of this blog is just brilliant. I found this A-Z…

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Typical writer ‘earns £11,000 a year’, research reveals

Originally posted on When pen hits paper.:
It is only the minority who earn a substantial amount from writing The number of those working as full-time writers has also dropped from 40% of all writers in 2005 to 11.5% now.……

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The Neuroblastoma Children’s Society Still Needs Your Help

Sadly Millie-Rose Heaton lost her battle against this dreadful disease. We can no longer help Millie-Rose but there are lots of other children suffering this illness. Please visit the Neuroblastoma Children’s Society website where you’ll learn of the other little fighters.

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A Good Idea

Originally posted on Bookin' It:
So, So Important! Saw this on Twitter yesterday with a request to share, so…I’m sharin’! Lots of people honestly don’t know how important some of these things can be to an author, especially an independent…

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From my Archive – Pebble Beach

  Promoting Authors, Artists and Poets Why don’t you add this list to your post and include your own website?  

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The Facebook Experiment: The “Why” Questions

Originally posted on Paul Bernal's Blog:
A great deal has been written about the Facebook experiment – what did they actually do, how did they do it, what was the effect, was it ethical, was it legal, will it…

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Six Apples and a Sucrine

Originally posted on Africantapestry:
In summer we don’t eat apples. We munch on peaches and nectarines. Except the horses. They have their apples throughout the year. An apple is one of the most delicious subjects to draw and paint. For…

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Another Acrylic Painting From My Archive (7)

My second ever acrylic painting. Unfortunately, this image came from my imagination only so bears no real resemblance to nature’s flowers.

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Could Even Be Your Buddy

Originally posted on Jo Robinson:
I read a thing where a scientist monitored the brains of professional writers and non-professional writers while they were writing. Non-pros brains appeared to be visualising what they wrote, and the pucker scribbers brains appeared…

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