Good Morning! Welcome to #2 in my 365 one word prompt challenge.
Today’s writing prompt is beauty.
Beauty. A much contested and controversial topic. Which is almost ironic really. It got me thinking how I view beauty. Continue reading
I usually start my posts with “It’s been a while…” and I want to change that.
While trawling ideas for myself and for a social media gig I have I came across this:
Following the link from Pinterest I read the words and immediately thought: Yes, this is for me.
One word a day, one blog a day, following the list down, 365 days, write anything that comes to mind with that word.
The post is from artjournalist.com for art journal prompts, but I will be sure to let them know how much I as a writer (and fellow creative artist) can–and will–benefit from these prompts.
So let’s get started:
Lots of things come to mind when I think of happiness. Let’s see if I can sort through them…
Things that make me happy:
That’s a lot of happiness. I’m grateful for it. Look at that, I just made myself happier.
What brings you happiness?
So, le boyfriend and I returned from the world tour at the beginning of May. Since then we have made our way from Melbourne to the Gold Coast, back down to Nambucca for a wedding, up to Hamilton Island for a birthday, and finally back to the Sunshine Coast where we have secured and moved into our new house.
In between all that flitting around I have sent off manuscript submissions with personalised synopses, query letters and a perfectly edited manuscript to publishers, and many job applications with personalised cover letters and resumes. Continue reading
Earlier this month I entered the Like a Virgin contest hosted by Kristina Perez and Rhiann Wynn-Nolet. It is the first ever contest that I have entered, so the “Virgin” concept works very well for me. Luckily I made the cut for round 1 as they only take 50 entrants, and I’m one of them!
The contest kicks off tomorrow, and for the last three days we have been getting to know everyone via this bloghop. I couldn’t quite get the link to work (possibly as it’s now the 21st of April on that side of the world) so I have linked back to the Like a Virgin contest main page. Continue reading
I have been trying to learn about writing for a while now. Each week I’m reading books and reading blogs and articles, trying exercises, all in the name of improving my knowledge and application of the craft of writing.
I know I have a long way to go. This is evident in many ways, such as my complete lack of grammar skills and some basic questions I have surrounding…well, every aspect of writing. If you are like me and are just keeping your head above water, you might find this new series I’m embarking upon helpful. Each week I plan to blog about what things I researched and read about in my quest for literary competency. I will cover Questions I asked myself, interesting blogs I read, and content covered in current writer-self-help book.
There will be questions I address that people know the answer to. Some questions may even seem silly. But I was once told no question is silly, if you don’t know the answer to it. I’m sure I’m not the only one learning out there. Continue reading
A post on my alter-ego blog about the food I’ve indulged in during my travels.
Eight months ago I have travelled from Australia to South-East Asia. From there I went north to China, then further north through Mongolia before taking a turn to the west across Russia by train, arriving in Moscow. I flew to Berlin, traipsed south to Nuremberg, then flew to London, then caught a train to Paris. Then I stayed in the French countryside of Normandy for three weeks, before catching the train back to London and spending three months in the UK, including a two week camper van trip across England, Wales and Scotland.
Six weeks ago, I flew from Manchester to Lisbon, in Portugal. Since then I have caught trains across Portugal, Spain, Southern-France and Italy, capping it off…
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“Irrepressible You” is the comical and un-put-down-able work of Georgina Penney. I snagged myself a copy of this truly wicked read this week after both spotting it at a promo price of $0.99 on Amazon and iTunes (still happening people!) and reading the stellar reviews on Goodreads.
You don’t become a notorious British celebrity without rubbing a few people the wrong way, which is why writer and comedian Ben Martindale has decamped to Australia until the latest media frenzy dies down. Continue reading