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I have some great contacts in the industry that I have worked with, as well as read a lot of their blogs etc. So I thought I might share some of them with you today. First cab off the rank is Cayce Berryman. As you will probably know, I have shared a lot of Cayce's stuff... Continue Reading →
The organisation quest continues. One of my organisation goals was to increase my 'followers' on this blog and social media. But I found that I was spending a LOT of time concentrating on how to do that and not on what the whole idea was: constructive writing. So I have decided to give it a... Continue Reading →
Trying to work out some process for my (now) anthology of my historical fiction works based on the immigration journeys, and very early life in Australia, of my ancestors, I needed to work out just how long I could get away with for a short story. The way I put the work together relies on... Continue Reading →
I tend to feel a little sorry for Edward, the son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour. He never knew his mother and his father died when he was only nine years old. And although he was king of England and Ireland, he never actually ruled in his own right: he died when he was only... Continue Reading →
Okay - I'm starting to get this organisational stuff done. I am happy to report that, except for a few little glitches called 'that is life', the diary schedules are working well. I have my Monday and Wednesday post themes started, and come Friday the first Friday themed post will appear. Fridays will be dedicated... Continue Reading →
Ok - time to add to the blog organisation. Thought I would make Wednesday the day I share great links that I have found that are not necessarily related to what I'm writing: just stuff I like. Today I thought I would treat you to some great Tudor links. I love Tudor history! So many... Continue Reading →
Since I retired from teaching, one of the silly things I have really missed is stationery. Sad, I know. But I love stationery. And, if you want to be organised in your writing life, you could do worse than develop a love for it Let's dispense with the 'goes without saying' stuff first: pens (in... Continue Reading →
Okay - going out on a limb here. I'm actually going to try and be a little systematic and organised with my writing, particularly blogging, this year. Last year was really about finding my feet on more solid ground. This year I want to cement myself into the writing world. And to do that, I... Continue Reading →
I love Silent Night …
Silent night. Is it ever? It certainly wasn’t on the night Jesus was born. Upstairs in the “inn” there would have been multiple families all crowded together, sweaty, smelly, and loud. The “barn” in the back would have housed all the beasts of burden who carried those families and their travel gear to Bethlehem for this tax season. Outside a multitude of armies of angels are shouting out praises to a group of sheep ranchers scared out of their minds. Just up the hill in Bethlehem King Herod is sharpening his swords while waiting eagerly for the “wise guys” to bring back word of this newborn king. Nothing is quiet.
Christmas Eve wasn’t ever quiet in my house growing up either. I was the second of eight kids and if ever we were a rowdy bunch it was on Christmas Eve. We had a Christmas Eve candle light church service…
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