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Blogging Insights–New Format– # 44 — Novels etc.

TODAY’S QUOTE: “There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.” (W. Somerset Maughum) MY THOUGHTS: Today’s quote divides the blogging community into two groups. 1. The first group includes those who have written/published a novel/novels, also those who are writing one and also those who have thought about writing a novel but have not yet taken the plunge. … Continue reading Blogging Insights–New Format– # 44 — Novels etc.

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 43 — “Hard work:

TODAY’S QUOTE “The desire to write well cannot be fulfilled without hard work.^ — Dean Koontz My friend Melanie B. Cee found this quote for me. MY THOUGHTS This quote resonates with another older saying “If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well”. Coming back to “writing well” we first need to define what it means. For Dean Koontz who is primarily … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 43 — “Hard work:

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 43 — Intuition

TODAY’S QUOTE “Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” — Ray Bradbury MY THOUGHTS Many moons ago, we debated the merits of plotting versus “pantzing” (writing by the seat of your pants). Although a plot pertains more to a story whether novel, poetry or play, all forms of writing (blog posts included) can be planned. Some people belong to one … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 43 — Intuition

5 Things You Don’t Buy Anymore

5 Things Tuesday After the pandemic and during the current geopolitical situation inflation is on an upward spiral. This leads you to evaluate more carefully what you spend on. It seems like a good idea to do a couple of 5things posts on shopping decisions. Today I ask you to list 5 Things You Don’t Buy Anymore Here’s my list: Magazines Growing up, I loved … Continue reading 5 Things You Don’t Buy Anymore

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 42 — “Read a lot”

TODAY’S QUOTE: “You need to read everything. Read fiction, non-fiction, magazines, newspapers. Read history, historical fiction, biography. Read mystery novels, fantasy, SF, horror, mainstream, literary classics, adventure, satire. Every writer has something to teach you, for good or ill. (And yes, you can learn from bad books as well as good ones — what not to do).”George R.R. Martin, via the author’s FAQ for fans MY … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 42 — “Read a lot”

5 Things You Are Glad You Bought

5 Things Tuesday After the pandemic and during the current geopolitical situation inflation is on an upward spiral. This leads you to evaluate more carefully what you spend on. It seems like a good idea to do a couple of 5things posts on shopping decisions. Today I ask you to list 5 Things You Are Glad You Bought Here’s my list: My Smart phone It … Continue reading 5 Things You Are Glad You Bought

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 41 — “perfection”

TODAY’S QUOTE : “If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word.” — Margaret Atwood MY THOUGHTS Margaret Atwood is one of my current favourite authors. I have read two books by her: Alias Grace and The Testaments and am currently on my third, The Handmaid’s Tale. I have also bought a book of essays by her called Burning Questions. Some of these … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 41 — “perfection”