Stream of consciousness Saturday–“scene”

I am in the process of writing my first book.  Currently, I am still in the planning stage waiting for my thoughts to come together before I proceed.  I have discovered a couple of secrets to my madness.  I have to take my time.  I am not in a race to publish a book.  I … Continue reading Stream of consciousness Saturday–“scene”

The Clinic–photo rehab #5: Fog in fairy swamp

Fairy Swamp in the fog is mysterious with shadows at every turn.  I love the way the fog curls around the bare trees. Many thanks to Lucile De Godoy and her photo rehab challenge for letting me share my part of the world. Thanks for popping in to see what I have been up to.  … Continue reading The Clinic–photo rehab #5: Fog in fairy swamp

Into the Depths

Welcome to Pensacola Beach, Florida where the white sand seems to stretch on into infinity.  The turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico beckon to you, inviting you in for a quick swim.  The beach and the ocean are alluring, while the rhythm of the waves gently lapping the shore mesmerize and entice you.  In … Continue reading Into the Depths

RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #29 Fret&Chill

After a stupendous day yesterday with temperatures hovering around 70 degrees F., today a cold front blew into Pensacola, Florida with a vengeance.  I suppose it is payback for yesterday’s glorious temperatures.  Sugar and Spice, the Pomeranian sisters, have spring fever, and they are true Floridians now… they do not appreciate January’s winds blowing them … Continue reading RonovanWrites Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt Challenge #29 Fret&Chill


(Image credit: The Write Lifestyle) Overwhelming Grand Breathtaking Tremendous Awe-inspiring Astounding Humbling Can you think of any other words to use in place of AWESOME? Come by and visit whenever you have the chance.  I enjoy seeing all of you!

Writer’s Quote Wednesday, Theodore Roosevelt, 2015-5

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote Wednesday.  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer.  By sharing your quotes, we will all gain insight and inspiration to propel us forward in our writing careers. Be … Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday, Theodore Roosevelt, 2015-5

Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up

Welcome to the WRITER’S QUOTE WEDNESDAY Weekly Wrap-Up where I like to share our writer’s photographic and writing talent by making up their own quotes, or sharing quotes from their favorite authors. Please do not link to this post.  Link to the new prompt on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Do you have a quote that … Continue reading Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap-Up

One Word Photo Challenge–Beige

Jennifer Nichole Wells Challenge color for this week is beige, one of my favorite colors to work with as a base color to add other colors to.  Find the rules to her challenge here. Muted shades of beige are found all over Fairy Swamp in the winter. The wild sea grasses on the beach are … Continue reading One Word Photo Challenge–Beige

Write Start Craft Essays and Contest: 75 Word Openings

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wsThe fine folks at Biographile have been running an excellent series of craft essays under the title “Write Start: Practical Advice from Savvy Authors.” Here is a bit of description, with links to the series and the contest they are running in conjunction with Paste magazine:

…we’ve spent the past few months asking forty-plus authors to share their hard-earned writing advice to remind you you’re not alone. For the month of January, in the spirit of new beginnings, Biographile will be spending each day celebrating the craft of writing by giving you all the basics to get started.

Spanning genres, backgrounds, and styles, these authors have given us a goldmine of good habits and encouraging words. From writing rituals, to secrets in overcoming writer’s block, to tricks in engineering the perfect opening paragraph; if one piece doesn’t inspire you to start writing, another will. In the words of one author, echoing the famed advice of another: first things first, if you want to write, start with your ass in the chair.

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Mindful Monday–Positive Thinking

Time sure flies when you are having fun!  It is Monday, January 26, and my fourth week of 2015 sharing my views on becoming more ‘mindful’.  This encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to.  So far, this month … Continue reading Mindful Monday–Positive Thinking