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I've been creative writing all my life, though with various haitus(es) along the way. IFrom 2010 I started this blog and enjoyed sharing writing and other information with everyone. illness and bereavement supplied the more recent hiatus.

Saturday 20 November 2010

Writer's Oasis Blogfest

A bit of fun 'Writer's Oasis Blogfest'. Describe where your Oasis would be? (A haunted house with thunder & lightning raging, a beach with sand, shells, lapping waves?)
You may take one
. What would that be? You also have the complete set of Oxford English Dictionaries and Roget's Thesaurus plus five year's supply of paper and pens. What five books would you also take with you and why?

So where would my oasis be? I think I am my best when I'm out in the countryside walking, so I'd need someone with me to take notes, preferably suitably attentive and hunky without being too distracting (unless I was writing a romance !) I just love those fresh crisp sunny days when you feel like you can conquer the world and I love trees and the bird song and the babbling brooks and gushing waterfalls near our home. It just excites my creative juices.

My luxury would be a Costa Coffee Café wherever I needed a rest stop.
My five books: well I guess it would depend on what genre I was writing myself. I like to immerse myself in books written by others in the same genre when I'm composing my own stuff, so at the moment I'm into YA suspence and post apocalyptic stuff. I've been reading Patrick Ness, Meg Rosoff and a new author to me called Sophie McKenzie. Oh and I'd probably add a 'how to book'. I've recently discovered the Plot Whisperer and Martha Alderson.

  • All you do is: Post your entry for the Blogfest theme on your blog.
  • Sign up on the linkey at the bottom of this post [NB: To be fair to everyone playing PLEASE ONLY ENTER LINKS that lead to a Blogfest item.
  • Leave a comment for the blog host (me), below. Thank you 
  • Visit the other blog sites signed up to this Blogfest linkey page and leave comments
  • If you don't feel inspired to join in, do please advertise this blogfest on your blogs for us. Thank You.
  • If the linkey is still active that means so is the blogfest, so you can still enter.
Click on the names to read the other entries:
3. Liz

A HUGE thanks to them for taking part.


  1. Hi Madeleine! I really enjoyed immersing myself in a daydream about my perfect writer's oasis. Thanks for hosting!
    Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Thanks for hosting this blogfest!

  3. Oh, what a great idea for a blogfest! Your oasis sounds heavenly. Country, coffee, and books--I am so there!

  4. What a great idea for a blogfest - don't think I'll be able to join in, but I'll tell you here that it would have to be somewhere warm with palm trees. Apparently I like palm trees. A lot. :) Good luck on the blogfest!

  5. HI Madeleine,

    I wish I knew about this earlier. It looks like it's just for today. I was insane putting my condo together after plastering and painting the place.

    Thanks so much for posting my blogfest! I hope I can make your next one...



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