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Brothers …

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Cohuna Victoria / family history / Friends and family / Writing

I am the youngest of five children with two sisters and two brothers. This story goes back to when we were kids.Somehow my brothers had me twisted around their little fingers. For example they would con me into polishing their shoes. I would spend ages doing it and waiting for their approval which was very hard to get. I remember we had an old cupboard in our yard (no longer useful in the house) and […]

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 […]