5 Things Tuesday – Beating the Pandemic Blues

Last Tuesday we did a post on your five most common emotions during the pandemic. Going through all your responses, the balance was predominantly negative – sadness, anger, frustration, loneliness and many similar ones. Yet we have come through the last 14 to 18 months somehow. This week I ask you to list the ways you kept those pandemic blues at bay. Here is my … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday – Beating the Pandemic Blues

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Blogging Insights – New Format # 13

“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader – not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon.” — E.L. Doctorow I think this is what it means to “show and not tell”. What do you think? You can tell me what you think by leaving a reply in my comments section. Better still why not write a … Continue reading Blogging Insights – New Format # 13

5 ThingsTuesday: Feelings / Emotions you felt most often during the Pandemic

The Covid 19 Pandemic is far from over. It has been around for 14 to 18 months (depending on when it hit your region). This is long enough for you to recognise the feelings/emotions you have experienced most often. Desolation When the first lockdown was imposed in my city in March 2020, it came at the end of a very busy time. Winter is the … Continue reading 5 ThingsTuesday: Feelings / Emotions you felt most often during the Pandemic

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Blogging Insights – New Format # 11

Today’s quote is from celebrated author Margaret Atwood. ” Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow.” — Margaret Atwood Who do you write for? Yourself, your readers, or posterity? I would love to know. You can tell me what you think by leaving a reply in my comments section. Better … Continue reading Blogging Insights – New Format # 11

5 Things Tuesday: Favourite Rainy Day Activities

It has been pouring cats and dogs in Lahore last week. We are experiencing late monsoon rains. They usually occur in July and August. Torrential rain means we don’t go out unless absolutely necessary, since there is a lot of water on the roads. This week I thought it would be fun to list my favourite rainy day activities. 5 Favourite Rainy Day Activities Frying … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday: Favourite Rainy Day Activities

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Blogging Insights – New Format # 10

I saw this on Instagram the other day and thought it would be interesting to discuss it on Blogging Insights: ” What I mind in modern society very much is the awful lack of grammar. ” — Ruth Rendell One sees deplorable grammar in many places on the Internet. Sometimes it is passed off as abbreviations and contractions. Most of the time people just don’t … Continue reading Blogging Insights – New Format # 10

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 9

I am not a fan of Stephen King because the horror genre does not interest me. Writing tips and advice from him can be found abundantly on the Internet. This has made me keen to read his book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. The following quote really speaks to me : “Writing did not save my life, but it has continued to do … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 9

5 Things Tuesday — 5 Things You Love About Autumn

Here are my 5 Autumn Faves : Dry leaves It is mesmerizing to watch dry leaves falling to earth one by one. Once they make a thick carpet on the ground, it is such fun when they crunch and crackle underfoot. Bonfires made from these leaves give the autumn breeze it’s particular smoky fragrance. Autumn hues Burgundy, plum, auburn, cinnamon, mustard, pumpkin, russet, rust, spinach … Continue reading 5 Things Tuesday — 5 Things You Love About Autumn

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 8

“If you intend to write as truthfully as you can, your days as a member of polite society are numbered.”― Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft Quote courtesy goodreads Do you agree, and if so, how far ? In my opinion, a writer/blogger should never write what is untrue (except in fiction, which is a given). At the same time, if there is a … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 8