This post is by Nancy Jardine. I’m endlessly amused when I check in to Facebook, or Twitter, or Google+ and find that it’s a ‘National SOMETHING Day'. I just happened to pick up a reference to today, 15th October, while I was looking for some inspiration for a topic for this blog post and it … Continue reading Wow! It’s National Bridge Day!
This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction Small Victories by author Ann Lamont is one of my favorite books. She is an inspirational writer and one can learn a lot by reading her works. I think as a writer I always look at the big picture and am devastated when things don’t go … Continue reading Small Victories
This post is by Nancy Jardine. I’ve said before on this blog that I love words. I love the diversity and elegance of the English language; I love to use really expressive words in my writing, even though they may not be easy everyday ones. What I’ve not done before on this blog (as far … Continue reading Fit Like?
Author Abbie Johnson Taylor Now that the holiday season has passed, some people’s thoughts turn to the effects of drinking too much on New Year’s Eve. Did you know that a hangover isn’t necessarily related to consuming a lot of booze? According to dictionary.com, a hangover can also be defined as "any aftermath of or … Continue reading Hangover: A Source of Inspiration by Abbie Johnson Taylor
This post is by Nancy Jardine. No, the ‘up’ isn’t a mistake when I’m referring to the woods at the top of Tuach Hill (pronounced too-ah), the hill that I can see from my kitchen window in the village of Kintore, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It’s a low hill of approximately 75 metres above sea level, typical … Continue reading If you go up to the woods today…
This post is by Nancy Jardine. Happy 4th July to those who mark this as a very special day- a day for a declaration of independence. If you're doing something special with family or friends, my best wishes for a great get-together. I won't be having a celebration today, though I will be having a … Continue reading Celebrating this week in (old) York- Roman style!
This post is by Nancy Jardine So…am I the optimist that says the June summer solstice marks the beginning of summer and is the harbinger of warmer days, leading to the maturing of healthy and plentiful crops? Or…am I the pessimist who says—yeah, the June solstice is the longest day but that also means the … Continue reading The Summer Solstice is nigh upon us!
Post written and copyright Doris McCraw This is a second of two post on early Colorado Christmas. If you would like to read part one here is the link http://renawomyn.blogspot.com. A unique feature of Colorado is the difference in weather from the high plains/desert and the mountains. Weather on … Continue reading Early Colorado Christmas Part 2
This post is by Nancy Jardine I will…in a minute! No NaNoWriMo for me this November, though I did make myself a simple target - FINISH THE WIP. The one that’s been going on for months now. I’ve added around twenty thousand words, and completely changed the whole ending, which has also meant revisions to … Continue reading Getting ready for…
In a recent post I discussed how I find autumn to be a time of reflection. Over the last few days I’ve been asking myself “what was I thinking?” The past several weeks have been very busy and I’ve had no time to ponder life beyond the next item on my to-do list. This has … Continue reading The Juggler by Erin Farwell