All posts tagged: writing

Real Estate Tales

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beautiful / funny / real estate

As part of my job I visit a different three homes each week and do a write up for the local paper. Sometimes the agency provides me with the keys to a house, especially if it is vacant. Well today I was given a set of about eight to ten keys for a house I was to visit. The luxury home was fairly isolated in a rural setting and the house numbering was a bit […]

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 […]

Writing a memoir

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Uncategorized / Writing

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 […]

Importance of access to literacy

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Indigenous Australians / Literacy / Motivation

“Whether it’s reading or writing, literacy is an outlet to an untouchable world – your imagination. Not only is literacy a basic human right, it is a fundamental building block for learning as well as a personal empowerment tool. It is the catalyst for social and global progress.”  (from http://internationalliteracyday.org/ ) International Literacy Day was held on 8 September 2015. It is a good time to remember that some people have difficulty with the following: reading […]

Legacy and Learning

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Acceptance / Mindfulness / Values

I love learning new things. My most recent ‘new thing’ is learning how to write feature articles. It is online learning through the Australian Writers Centre. It is a great course and I am getting a lot out of it. One exercise was to interview a fellow student and write a profile about them. I paired up with Miranda from Queensland and we agreed to a Skype interview. We stuck to the ten minutes recommended […]

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 […]

Creating characters – just for fun :-)

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creativity / Writing

I go to a creative writing group every other Monday afternoon. We were to develop two characters and then arrange for them to meet. I was given a door-to-door sales rep and a story-teller and they were to meet at the races. I really enjoyed developing the characters while considering the following: sex, detailed appearance and age ancestry likes and dislikes interests strengths and weaknesses desires, secrets and fears where they were born, had lived […]

Introvert or Extrovert?

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creativity / emotions / Writing

I believe I am an introvert. As time goes by, I realise that being introverted affects many areas of my life. I am not much into group activities and feel much more comfortable in a one on one situation. Last year I did a writing course online and I really got into it (I had to as there were assignments to do). In doing the course I found a way to tell my stories from […]