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Thoughts On Books: Endless Ideas

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Endless Ideas: Master Bottomless Creativity by Sean M. Platt and Neeve Silver A few weeks ago I picked up Endless Ideas, which I had first heard from on The Story Studio podcast. Initially, I wanted to use it for my article writing more than… Continue Reading “Thoughts On Books: Endless Ideas”

Flash Fiction: The House with the Blue Roof

This is the first story that I’ve written that will make up part of the collection titled “Where the Stars Used to Sing”.

Reading & Listening Update: Research, L’Morte d’Arthur Lectures, and More

Besides sitting with a nasty head cold while writing this (oh the joy of the changing season — hello there, autumn, my second-favourite season who’s not being very friendly this year), the past two weeks have not been too bad. The one highlight (oh,… Continue Reading “Reading & Listening Update: Research, L’Morte d’Arthur Lectures, and More”

Thoughts on Books: The Myth & Magic of Embroidery

The Myth and Magic of Embroidery by Helen M. Stevens “From ancient times, embroidery and other textile arts have been associated with myths and legends, fables and fairy tales, high drama and folklore, from Ancient Greece to modern Europe. This book explores the use… Continue Reading “Thoughts on Books: The Myth & Magic of Embroidery”

Friday Stuff: Existential Questions, Plants, Solar Eclipses, Word Origins, and What I’m Reading

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THE 10-YEAR QUESTION. – Jon Acuff “Ten years from now, what will the older you wish the younger you had done?” Could This Be the End of Frankincense? – JoAnna Klein As more uses are found for the aromatic resin, the population of trees… Continue Reading “Friday Stuff: Existential Questions, Plants, Solar Eclipses, Word Origins, and What I’m Reading”

Thoughts on Books: Writing with Chronic Illness by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

There was especially one book which caught my eye (and that was the first one that I ended up reading); Writing with Chronic Illness by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.

My Current Writing Research Sources

I thought that it might be interesting to show the type of books and sources I use for research and to up my writing game. These are not all of the books and sources I use, mind you. But they do give an idea… Continue Reading “My Current Writing Research Sources”

Reading Update: Essays and Porcelain

To follow me on Goodreads, click here. Essays Uit die dagboek van ’n vrou, by Audrey Blignault, compiled by Marié Heese. Originally written for Sarie (one of the staple South African magazines), these essays by a beloved South African and Afrikaans author gives a… Continue Reading “Reading Update: Essays and Porcelain”

Thoughts while reading: Snaps, Scraps and Snippets of the Past and Present

‘Memories are nothing less than bits of gold waiting to be mined from the veins of life.’

Thoughts on Books: The Lives They Left Behind: Suitcases From a State Hospital Attic

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“This book is dedicated to the memories of the Willard Suitcase owners, and to all others who have lived and died in mental institutions.” — Darby Penney & Peter Statsny