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Coffee Catch Up

Hello and welcome back to the bat cave. Thank you for joining me a day later than usual for our weekly catch up. I’ll explain the delay in a moment. First, let’s fill our cups and find a shady spot to sit down and relax. Continue reading

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15 Things I Learned After Reading 100 Query Letters

15 Things I Learned After Reading 100 Query Letters

15 Things I Learned After Reading 100 Query Letters
— Read on ryanlanz.com/2019/04/28/15-things-i-learned-after-reading-100-query-letters/

What are Action Beats?

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How To Add An Image To A Comment On A WordPress Blog

How To Add An Image To A Comment On A WordPress Blog

How To Add An Image To A Comment On A WordPress Blog
— Read on hughsviewsandnews.com/2019/04/25/how-to-add-an-image-to-a-comment-on-a-wordpress-blog/

How to Convey Emotion in Your Story – The Emotion Thesaurus 2nd Ed #amwriting @angelaackerman

How to Convey Emotion in Your Story – The Emotion Thesaurus 2nd Ed #amwriting @angelaackerman

How to Convey Emotion in Your Story – The Emotion Thesaurus 2nd Ed #amwriting @angelaackerman


— Read on sachablack.co.uk/2019/04/22/how-to-convey-emotion-in-your-story/

Monday Coffee

Welcome to the bat cave in our new abode. It’s a little messy at the moment with a large plastic container holding our video tapes and cds filling the space between the single chairs. On the up side, my new blue sofa is just itching to be used, so let’s grab our cups of tea and coffee and give it a purpose. Continue reading

Smorgasbord Easter Parade

Happy Easter everyone!

It’s Easter Monday and we are all partying at Sally’s blog today. Bring your hat and something sweet to eat as we join the parade and say hello to some fantastic blogs.

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Serendipity

I often enjoy writing about fortuitous moments in life where everything aligns to create a happy happenstance. This week has been no different… Continue reading

Monday Coffee

If we were having coffee, I would register the deep regret of meeting you at the precise moment the Notre-Dame Cathedral in France is burning down. Such an iconic structure with more than just a religious value to its history, we can only watch in despair.

It leads me to think about the values we hold as humans in a world focused on confusion of true facts and hatred rather than the good deeds that still happen and wonderful people who sacrifice for others. With a hint in the media that this fire may have been intentional and now bending towards accidental, I wonder why there are so many reports of hate crimes against religious buildings. Does this stop people believing or change their values? No. All it does is destroy and breed more hate.

If we were having coffee, I would point out that the Values we hold follow through all our lives, in every circumstance. If we succumb to hatred and cheating others of their rights, we become worthless.

Sorry it’s not a proper catch up. I’m just losing my faith in humanity and feel like I’m choking on my coffee.

Peace.

Being a Pantser

There are different writing styles: those plotters who plan and collect information before creating a wonderful story map with links to all the different segments of their creations, writing the beginning, middle and end so that they know what direction to take as they create new worlds; then there are those pantsers that grasp at the little earwig whispering fresh ideas to create worlds and jump straight in, no life jackets or planning required. I’m the latter and sometimes, being a pantser sucks! Continue reading