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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.



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

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

Voting is now open!

The fifth annual Bloggers Bash has opened the polls for you to vote for the nominated blogs for this year.

I’m honoured to be listed among some legends in blogging. Please, take the time to vote for your favourites and visit the pages you aren’t familiar with – there are absolute gems in the collection.

Good luck to all the nominees and I hope to meet you in person at the Bash!


Monday Coffee

Welcome to the new garden. The kettle is hot and I’ve put some chairs out for us to sit near the pond. Continue reading

That Friday Feeling

Good morning! On the day the UK was supposed to leave the EU, our personal adventure feels as if it is truly beginning.

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Happy #Wensfriesday!

It’s time for a mid-week Friday treat. Continue reading


Happy Wensfriesday folks!

I’ve got a little piece of writing to share with you before the day ends.

Crowded chimney stacks belched out dark clouds of smog, coughing and coating the hunched buildings cowering below. Sluggish, and almost refrained in its attempts to shine, the sun pleaded with this wall of darkness to let it in. The smog refused. Instead, it slithered through the narrow streets, infusing itself into the porous walls and tattered doors of the overcrowded houses. It paraded down the dimly lit streets, barely visible in the yellowish street lights left on day and night to diminish the darkness. Those trudging wearily through the cobbled alleyways, carrying their musky smell with them, didn’t care. Where they were going, the long hours and strenuous labour blotted out all thought of light and comfort. Where they lived held that same damp hopelessness, so it didn’t matter either way. Such was the life of the hands working the mills in Manchester.

This setting was inspired by what I’m researching at the moment. It also inspired a task I set for my Writers who were told to describe the setting of an industrial city from the past and they came up with some great ideas. It was too tempting for me not to try my own hand at the same!