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Day 1 – Creativity Challenge

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30 day creativity challenge / Acceptance / Christmas / Cohuna Victoria / creativity / Writing

Click HERE if you would like to join me in the Creativity Challenge! Today my challenge will be to write a short post about the following topic: “What is the best lesson you have learned?” When I was in my early 30’s my marriage broke up and I found myself in a situation where I had few possessions (including money) and three young children to take care of. I was also living in a remote […]

Random thoughts on Real Estate Writing :)

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creativity / Real Estate Writing / The workplace / Writing / You must be kidding?

I recently resigned from my part-time job as a Real Estate Writer with our local community newspaper. Each week I would visit three properties and write an article on each one. I also edited about a dozen small articles written by the real estate sales reps. Real estate writing has a bad reputation however it isn’t that difficult to write up an honest description of a property with a focus on its positive attributes. Below […]

On Writing

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I came across this passage recently while researching about writing memoirs. It really struck a chord with me. According to Elizabeth Sullivan, a licensed marriage and family therapist in San Francisco: Writing creates a mind-body-spirit connection. She also said that when you use your hands to pen or type something directly from your brain, you are creating a powerful connection between your inner experience and your body’s movement out in the world. Source and for […]

You really should write a book …

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memoir / Uncategorized / Writing

When I tell people about some of the places I have lived and things I have done and seen, many suggest that I should write a book. But would it really be of interest to anyone? I have made a start and written around 10,000 words – a very brief summary of my life up until now. I am unsure where to go from here. I decided to do some brain-storming to flesh it out a […]

Ocean liners and polished boars!

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funny / Wisdom too late / Writing

Well, what do ocean liners and boars have in common? And what is a polished boar anyway? Each Thursday I do some real estate writing and editing for our local paper. I edit short descriptions of various properties for sale. Because we are near the beach it is quite common for agents to state that there is room to park a boat or caravan. However, today an enterprising sales representative expected me to believe that there […]

Getting Started on my Memoir

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memoir / Uncategorized / Writing

I asked for ideas on memoir writing a little while ago and received some excellent tips. Even so, getting started was still a  problem. I decided to do a mind map/brain storm and see where that took me. I looked at it from the following angles: why do I want to do it? how am I going to do it? what do I need to do it? when is this going to happen? I then […]

Writing a memoir

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I would like to write my memoir one day. I am currently collecting information and advice as to how to go about it. I have scoured my blog for passages that can be included. I have also read several memoirs to learn how writers tackle it. My intent is to gather snippets of information/memories until I feel I have a good mix and quantity of quality information. The purpose of this post is to glean […]

Bloggers, writers and journalists

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There are so many different forms of writing! How can one learn to be a great writer? When I think about it, these examples come to mind: news reporting feature writing creative writing novel writing – different genres short stories – different genres writer of children’s stories blogging – different themes and purposes technical, business and scientific writing personal journal writing copy-writing for websites or advertising/public relations advertorials policy writing for governments and other organisations […]

Staring at the blank screen …

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Blogging / Writing

I don’t seem to write much these days. Not only that, but I don’t get ideas like I used to. I want to hang in and write some more. I fear if I leave it too long, writing could become one of the things I used to do. I’ve become a little shy in publishing so I am making the effort today. My tagline used to say, “If you want to write, just write!”. OK […]

Writing Styles

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Books / creativity / love / Writing

I recently re-read Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D.H.Lawrence. I was surprised that I still found it to be a bit raunchy even in the 21st Century. I moved on to another of Lawrence’s books – this time it was Women In Love. For your information, David Herbert Richards Lawrence was born on 11 September 1885 in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England. I was fascinated with the beauty of his writing as it is so different to most […]