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The Power Of The Blogging And Writing Communities – Hugh’s Views & News  

This is why nobody should ever underestimate the power of the blogging and writing communities.
— Read on hughsviewsandnews.com/2020/01/06/the-power-of-the-blogging-and-writing-communities/

New Beginnings

Every year begins with new resolutions. Some are old versions of broken promises or unfulfilled dreams and wishes from previous years; others are works in progress to help improve our lives, beliefs or to capture those moth-eaten dreams. Mine is the latter. Continue reading

Because I’m not worth it!

Safe guard!

Shout out self worth.

Keep communication

Open and safe and free for all –

But me!

 

 

 

Pic courtesy of https://twitter.com/scottdurairaj/status/833692383401406464

 

 

Little Napoleon

Have you ever met a little Napoleon?

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Vitriol, chamomile for my soul

Sour tasting words expounded,

Sweet saccharine sounds;

A melody of chaffing rhetoric,

Holding you, tightly bound. Continue reading

Promises

My father taught me to never make false promises. If I said I was going to do something, I should. He would be so disappointed in me this weekend. This is why: Continue reading

Monday Coffee

Forced to face the anger of the blustery wind, my night time coffee readers run for cover behind the double glazed windows of the coffee shop, observing the carnage outside. Trees thresh about, gripped by shuddering spasms while swaying in unison, as though possessed in their prayers for salvation. Beyond those glowing rectangular frames, cups clink and milk hisses as crowds of bloggers, authors and poets mingle with artists and musicians. A warm atmosphere tinged with satisfaction sits atop the bookshelves and multi-coloured sofas; everyone is in his or her safe space. On days like this, the coffee shop is full to capacity.

I’m glad you found me. We haven’t got our usual seat by the brick wall filled with book shelves. Instead, we are further back, pushed against the glass wall overlooking the swollen river which looks like it’s trying to hold onto the contents of its dinner without upchucking over the grassy lanes. Our meeting today is rather brief. It has been a long day and an episode of The Walking Dead awaits. So, let me get down to sharing my week with you. For those who are subscribed to my blog, you might have noticed my new Free Write section appear this week. This is part of my practise course work for my degree. The creative writing aspect requires you to try to free write every day. Some days have been difficult and others not so much. Overall, I managed four days out of seven. I have to improve.

Ideas have come together for the Literary Festival at the end of this month. Activities are now ready for my little Book Corner, I even have a roller banner designed for the occasion. I just need to order it and hopefully get it delivered before the event. The Children’s Writing panel event is going to be pretty exciting because it’s a question and answer session for people wanting to tackle writing children’s books for the first time. My nerves are tingling at the prospect of getting a questions I can’t answer but I think it will be a good experience.

Last week saw a pivotal moment in my life. Circumstances are pushing me in a more definite direction now and I feel it is going to lead to more exciting adventures in the future. I’ll share more once the picture becomes clearer.

What about you? What has happened to you over the past week?

Today, I got to meet up with a lady I’m mentoring. She has some wonderful ideas for a children’s book and has no idea how to start, so I’m helping her. I have a feeling she is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the future as she has the ability to spin a yarn that has me in stitches for hours. I love her story telling and can’t wait to see her book come to life.

The hum of the coffee shop is slowing to a gentle murmur. At last, those possessed trees are now resting and the silence outside is a welcome relief for those stragglers from the coffee shop waiting for their buses to take them home. As we part ways, I wish you a happy week ahead and look forward to catching up again for another coffee date next week.

Have a great week!

 

Literary Festival

Join me at the Festival.

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #274 Air&Lantern.

It has been a while since I’ve participated in Ronovan’s haiku challenge. What a great way to celebrate poetry.

Here is my attempt for the challenge words Air and Lantern:

Shapeless serpent breathes,

Blowing hope, up and away –

Lighting the darkness.

 

If you’d like to try your hand at a haiku, here are Ronovan’s helpful tips:

https://ronovanwrites.com/2019/10/07/ronovanwrites-weekly-haiku-poetry-prompt-challenge-274-airlantern/

Have a go.

Blast Off with Space Dust comes to an end

Ritu has kindly taken the helm and is leading us to the final stop at her special blog where there’s a party going on! Treats and a quick video of me reading Space Dust are part of the line up, so don’t miss out.

For the final time, click on the pic!