Happy New Year Wishes - praying 2021 is a year of happiness, peace, and love for all - stay safe. See you in January!
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Sunday, December 27, 2020
The December box from Scribbler has arrived. You can learn about previous boxes, and why I subscribed by clicking the "Scribbler" link in the labels below.This month the box offers coverage of the theme: CLIFFHANGERS.
As always, the first thing you see upon opening the box is a writing exercise/contest postcard. Each month provides a new challenge for writers to practice. The deadline for this month is January 13.
Also included is the collectible 'Writing Passport' with the author discussing this months theme of CLIFFHANGERS.
The orphaned Elsie Camden learned as a girl that there were two kinds of wizards in the world: those who pay for the power to cast spells and those, like her, born with the ability to break them. But as an unlicensed magic user, her gift is a crime. Commissioned by an underground group known as the Cowls, Elsie uses her spellbreaking to push back against the aristocrats and help the common man. She always did love the tale of Robin Hood.
Elite magic user Bacchus Kelsey is one elusive spell away from his mastership when he catches Elsie breaking an enchantment. To protect her secret, Elsie strikes a bargain. She’ll help Bacchus fix unruly spells around his estate if he doesn’t turn her in. Working together, Elsie’s trust in—and fondness for—the handsome stranger grows. So does her trepidation about the rise in the murders of wizards and the theft of the spellbooks their bodies leave behind.
For a rogue spellbreaker like Elsie, there’s so much to learn about her powers, her family, the intriguing Bacchus, and the untold dangers shadowing every step of a journey she’s destined to complete. But will she uncover the mystery before it’s too late to save everything she loves?
Monday, December 21, 2020
This picture was taken in my front yard a couple of years ago. So far this year, we've had a few freezes, but no snow.While we usually stay busy enjoying a lot of time with friends and family, we are planning a much quieter holiday this year - immediate family only. This has certainly been a year of new frustrations, but also a reminder of the things we usually take for granted. I feel truly blessed, despite the chaos 2020 brought.
Saturday, December 12, 2020
1) FOR KIDS - If you have the Amazon app, you can download some children's Christmas books for FREE. To learn more: http://www.amazon.com/iMarvel-Christmas-Story-Books-Free/dp/B0062NFLBM
3) FOR MUSIC LOVERS - iHeartChristmas Classics offers a free variety of traditional and contemprary tunes to get you in the holiday spirit: https://www.iheart.com/live/iheartchristmas-classics-6137/
4) MOVIES FOR ALL AGES - 28 of the best Christmas movies on Youtube in time for the 2018 season: https://www.lifewire.com/watch-christmas-movies-on-youtube-3486071
5) 10 SHORT CLASSICS - some of my favorites are in this list: https://ebookfriendly.com/christmas-stories-free-download/
6) 31 BEST CHRISTMAS READS - Classics most everyone will recognize and love: https://www.bookbub.com/blog/2017/11/21/classic-christmas-books-to-read
Are here any freebies out there that you want to recommend? What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?
Sunday, December 6, 2020
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
t’s time for another group posting of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! founded by Alex J. Cavanaugh. Time to release our fears to the world – or offer encouragement to those who are feeling neurotic. If you’d like to join us, click on the tab above and sign up. We post the first Wednesday of every month. Your words might be the encouragement someone needs. You can also join us on twitter using the hashtag #IWSG, or on the Facebook page.Now, IWSG hosts have changed up the format in an effort to make it more fun and interactive.Every month, they will announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say.
Don’t forget to visit others that day to see their answers. Want to join, or learn more? Visit our - Sign-up List.
DECEMBER QUESTION - Are there months or times of the year that you are more productive with your writing than other months, and why?