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Movie – The Book Shop

The Book Shop – the story written by Penelope Fitzgerald Now I am on Bribie Island house sitting, I am close to the Movie Theatre and last night went to see the movie The Book Shop, based on the novel … Continue reading

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Writing Obituaries

Writing Obits Have you thought about writing or preparing obituaries? I have a passion for “life stories” – and I believe that obituaries fit into that genre.  I like writing obits – sometimes. Why sometimes?  It is a matter of … Continue reading

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Decline of Spelling

UBC – Day 15 I am quite sure that those of us who are over 50 years of age, especially those involved in education or writing, will talk of the decline of spelling.  What is happening to our language? Learning … Continue reading

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The Family Writing Competition

UBC Day 9 The Family Writing Competition I created a family writing competition.  I wasn’t going to post about it, but since sending the details to the four potential entrants, and hearing the stories from their parents, I thought it … Continue reading

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My Niche?

Niche?  What Niche? I don’t have a “Niche”.  I find this question has come up with the Ultimate Blog Challenge before, and I can’t say that things have progressed to having a “niche”.  In fact, as I have said before, … Continue reading

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Secret Santa Book Dilemma

Secret Santa Books At the SWWQ Christmas End of Year meeting this year, members are taking second-hand books, written by women writers, as part of a “Secret Santa Books” project. Sounds like a bit of fun! Second Hand Books The … Continue reading

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Book Reviews – How They Help Your Writing

I confess I don’t do regular Book Reviews.  I do know that I should do more, but it is a time factor with me. Not a lot of reviews are done with some of the books I read.  Often when … Continue reading

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Obits – The Stories of Life

Some years ago I “discovered” obituaries or obits as some folk in the industry like to say.   As a lover of life stories, biographies, memoir etc, it fits right into my major interest.  I’d much rather read this genre than … Continue reading

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Editor, Editor. Please Check My Work.

Another friend has published a book – a story of her life.  I have read it.  It is a memoir of a very interesting life, but sadly there are many errors in it. Who needs an Editor? One of the … Continue reading

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All about Grammarly

Grammarly – My Word Checker as I write. I use Grammarly – though I often overrule it, it is helpful to me as a writer in many ways.  I like the weekly reports, and while many of the errors it … Continue reading

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