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My Blog SCRIBBLE AND EDIT reflects my love of creative writing, design, literature and film. Check out my Poems & haiku, Romantic Flash Fiction; Blogfest Entries; Blog Awards and other prose and Flash Fiction. Do bear with me, as I will reciprocate with those genuine commenters on my blog.  BTW I sometimes withhold comments for challenges until later. Comments about the post are much appreciated. Thank you.
Comments based on others' comments can lead to misunderstandings that spread like whispers!

The only SURE way for me to follow you back is if you leave a comment. However, if your Blog has a black background and white writing then it makes my eyes squiffy...

Thursday, 5 November 2015

I've missed you guys

Hi everyone, well, so much has happened in the past 27 months with 5 bereavements,
It all seems surreal and another life time ago. I'm crawling out of the crater where the sadness, anxiety and stress has been lurking and looking forward to the future. I have missed you guys, your support and talent.

I've had constant flashing zig-zag, blind spot migraines, the last right in the middle of watching Suffragettes at the cinema set off my the very noisy, fast and bright Dolby Sound Advert. We had to leave and miss the end of the film. Boo hoo!
I've found also that I must be gluten free, which has been so liberating for me

I have written only one poem since I last posted, which I am adding here now and look forward to catching up on all your news/ posts. It's about a friendship of two knitting people I know well, who grew apart because their lives and perspectives had moved in different directions.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Bless You! Thanks and Writer's Retreats

Blessings to Sara and the person who nominated me for my gift. Very kind and thoughtful. Thank you :O)xx
Have any of you been on a writer's retreat for a week or weekend? Did you find it helpful?

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy 2015

May you all have a wonderful 2015
with best wishes

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Belated Who's your hero bloghop

Once again coming to the party a little late, but I thought I would share with you the person, who inspired me to write. Michelle Wallace and J LCampbell's Blog hop.

Well I used to write my parents letters before I could spell and properly form letters and they would be delighted. This then developed into creating my own little books on anything I could think of as I enjoyed the stories they read to me and my mother was a librarian and instilled  love and reverence in me for books. Then I started writing my own stories...

Over the pat few years my heroine has been my lovely Internet friend, Sharon Luchessi, who was like a surrogate Mum, best friend, confidant and no 1 fan and she would patiently and enthusiastically direct my writing to help me better hone my skills. She was a wonderful person who sadly died this March and my inbox aches its emptiness. However, I still have her in my heart and know she is supporting me still in her happy haven in Heaven.
How about you?

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Worth a Second Reading?

 Apologies for being away again so long. We've now had 4 bereavements in 13 months, which affected my ability to blog. I do hope I have not missed anything major. You have been fondly in my thoughts.

This weekend I started re-reading the Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness and it's proving to be as brilliant the second time around so far. If it's written and constructed well, it certainly stands more than one reading and it got me thinking...

What novels have you re-read and enjoyed just as much 2nd time around?

Sunday, 5 October 2014

IWSG tips book

Congratulations to the IWSG Website on its one year Anniversary. In honor of the site's success, the moderators are compiling an anthology and invite all bloggers to submit their best tips in their blog post today.

The purpose of the book is to assist other writers on the journey, so we are looking for tips and instructions in the areas of writing, publishing, and marketing. It can be inspirational in nature as long as you provide a solid benefit. We’ve already received a lot of great entries–mostly in the area of writing–so looking for some good tips on publishing and marketing. Be sure to state which category, add a one line by-line, and permission for us to use it in the book.

Once you have posted on October 1, go to this page at the IWSG site and enter your link. Deadline for submissions is October 2.

My advice would be to switch off your internal editor while you are writing a first draft. There has been many a time I have thought: This is rubbish, no-one will want to read this and then stopped writing. 

Why is this a bad thing I hear you ask?
1. it stifles creativity
2. it stunts your daily writing routine
3. if authors like Stephanie Meyer when writing the Twilight Series for example, had thought this those books would never have become the phenomenal success they became.
I for one am a great fan of them, despite thinking that if e.g. smelling blood was a problem for Jasper et al, then no way would vampires (albeit vegetarian ones) be able to exist in a school where accidents involving bleeding happen on a regular basis (e.g. the paper cut incident in book 2 which causes so much grief.)
4. to be good at something you must have experience and know-how which can only be gained by writing and reading lots.

So what are you waiting for? 

See post below about  reviews for the latest e-book of a blogger who writes and writes and publishes his stuff regularly...