Poetry: How to Include it in Your Writing

Poetry and including poems in our writing is one of those interesting literary devices that is either loved or hated by both the writer and the reader.

As a writer,  I myself love a bit of poetry here and there. The chance to break away from writing my story and have a little fun jotting down a few rhymes is always a welcome break to the slow plod that is often storytelling. However, I have often wondered if readers love it just as much? Or would they simply skim over it and continue on reading the story?

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Time to Move On….

It is with a lot of prior thought that I am publishing this post today.

I took a look at my goals for this next year in Jan. (as I always try to do!) which
includes my writing goals. And I have made the decision to discontinue writing here on this little blog for now.

Not because I do not Absolutely, Positively Love sharing my writing inspirations on here with all of you, but because after much consideration, I have decided that I am ready to move on to some other, bigger projects.

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Writer’s Winter Blues

As these long, dark winter days start to feel endless, monotonous and mundane, I often find myself uninspired and lethargic when it comes to my writing. I like lots of light and getting out of doors often helps me organize my thoughts. Two things that we don’t see much of or can do in the winter!

Blue and White on snowy day

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The Things that Inspire Me: Books

When you are a writer, it is a given that one of your biggest inspirations is books!
Why would we want to write them, if we don’t love them to?

love letters hidden in our books, how many lovers did you have he he...
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The Top Five Things a New Year Means to a Writer

Fireworks chalk pastel on black construction paper

  1. A New Start on Finally Writing your Book
  2. A Whole Year Ahead to Explore Your Writing Ability
  3. Opportunities Yet Unknown
  4. Another Year to be Inspired All Over Again
  5. Fresh Determination to Use Your Talents and Gifts

(And Bonus! – A Totally New Chance to tackle that TBR pile! 🙂

Literary Foods: Beatrix Potter’s Roasted Apples

I have adored Beatrix Potter’s little stories since I was very young. One of my very first memories is of my dad sitting me on his knee and reading me the “Tale of Mr. Jeremy Fisher”. I remember asking for it to be read to me again and again and shivering when the unique frog food of “grasshopper with lady bird sauce” was mentioned at the end.

Beatrix Potter--leads to a nice 5 min videoBeatrix’s little books are full of references to food. From the Roly-Poly Pudding to Peter’s feast in Mr. Gregory’s garden all the way to a mouse size banquet in the Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse and Ginger and Pickles wonderful store with mentions of sugar, peppermints, cream biscuits and water crackers. Almost all of Beatrix’s books include some reference to food or at least to the classic English custom of teatime.
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A Writer’s Hygge

As the long winter months stretch before us and I am gearing up for some short days and long nights ahead, I started thinking again about a concept I read about earlier this year. The concept of Hygge. This is a Danish idea that basically translates into English as the art form of creating feelings of cozy, warm contentment and wellness.

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