This definitely represents my week… Continue reading “Monthly Quote”
If you’ve been around the writing circuit for some time, you’ll know all about the annual writing challenge known as Continue reading “A Novel Is Not Just for November”
Opening lines are important. Some stick in the mind longer than others and some will mean that short moment in which a reader decides to read on… or not.
- “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.” Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca
- “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must want for a wife.” Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
- “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina
- “It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs, and I didn’t know what I was doing in New York.” Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar
- “It was the day my grandmother exploded.” Iain Banks’ The Crow Road
- “124 was spiteful.” Toni Morrison’s Beloved
- “Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were very normal, thank you very much.” J.K.Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
What are yours and why?
I have to start the beginning of what will become a monthly post with the movie I’ve probably watched more times than any other… Continue reading “Favourite Movie”
As we’re off in the camper van today for a couple of weeks, I’ve been looking at my
to-be-read list which is as long as my arm! Do you have a list like that? I’m a collector of books to be read; as soon as I see something that ignites my interest, it’s on the list… but I’ve decided not to add any more until I get through some of the back log. I’m concentrating on reading fantasy at the moment as I’m rewriting my first fantasy based novel, so here are the ones I hope to be reading in the next few days. We’re off to the heel of Italy, following the sun! The Gargano Penninsula is our first stop…
- The Rose Mark: Black Rose Sorceress by Connie Suttle
- Eye of Truth (Agents of the Crown 1) by Lyndsay Buroker
- Map of Shadows by J.F Penn
- DIYMFA by Gabriella Pereira – this is a non-fiction book on writing which I’m slowly working my way through.
Let me know what you are reading, and why!
The seasons affect my writing in different ways, mainly to do with my mood and activity levels. Needless to say, writing is most difficult in Continue reading “Favourite Season”
Every month I shall be posting a favourite or inspiring image. Some months I may have written something in response to this image, other times I may have not and you may want to respond… this month’s image did produce a reaction and Continue reading “Image of the Month”
You must have had at least one? Embarrassing moment? I’ve had many but the one that really sticks in my mind is when I was Continue reading “My Most Embarrassing Moment”
Today is the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers. It brings back memories for me because Continue reading “On This Day”
Quotes are like footprints in the sand… you can choose to follow the path they take or allow them to be washed away and replaced anew. Here is a favourite – please let me know yours!
When I came across this particular quote, it pulled me up short.
“I can shake off everything as I write, my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” – Anne Frank
The words for one so young, struck me as very mature and even sage. It made me realise the value of our liberty, of our freedom. As writers we should never take that for granted.