Category Archives: ideas for writing

“Comment Challenge”

Ohhhh yes! If you thought I have already bitten off more than I can chew, think again!..lol.   It should be really fun, all I have to do is comment on five new blogs each day for 21 days. The theory … Continue reading

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“My Mission”…..

Okay! So my mission over the next 12 months, since I chose to accept it, is to write 12 manuscripts over 12 months. This is a challenge that I have signed up for on Julie Hedlund’s blog. These will be … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! to everyone and I hope you are looking forward to a bright future in both your personal and writing world. Looking back over 2011 I can honestly say it has been one of ups and downs, certainly … Continue reading

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“Fruits of ones labour of love”

As my husband pops the newly picked peas from our garden and cooks up the broccoli for our dinner (also from our garden), I browse through a newly arrived book that I had purchased from Amazon.com “Campaigner Challenges 2011”   collected … Continue reading

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“Perfect Picture Book Friday”

For “Perfect Picture Book Friday” this week, a lovely new feature on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog, I am reviewing a book with a difference. Saturday Mountain  through the Art Style of Paul Dore Retold by Julie Somark Original Text: by Jinrak … Continue reading

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“Thanksgiving Contest! “

Over on Susanna’s Blog everyone is invited to ……… Write a children’s Thanksgiving story beginning with the sentence: “They were supposed to go to Grandma’s for Thanksgiving, but the blizzard came in fast….” Maximum word length: 250 (but anything less … Continue reading

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I Have Been Memed!

When I first saw I had been Memed, and the questions being asked, I have to admit I became a little nervous about doing it, as it does conjure up some very deep memories and some that are best left … Continue reading

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“November, a Month of Ideas”

During my time with the Writer’s Platform Campaign on Rach Writes Blog I came across another month long writers campaign called PiBoldMo, created and run by Tara Laser. A mother of two young girls, a member of SCBWI she has … Continue reading

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Third Platform Builder Campaign Challenge

In the final of Rachel Harrie’s Platform Builder Campaign, she has set us an even greater challenge.  One that I often wrestle with……. “Show not Tell” It is… Write a blog post in 300 words or less, excluding the title. The post … Continue reading

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Book Reading challenge: 31

“Sounds Spooky” By Christopher Cheng and Illustrator Sarah Davis Imagine sitting up in bed late at night and hearing strange, creaking, tinkering noises or the sound of something crashing (which probably woke you up in the first place) and you … Continue reading

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