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

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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

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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

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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

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Blogging Insights — New Format # 7

This week , I am breaking the mould completely and not posting something about blogging or writing. ” Did you know that 1980 and 2021 are as far apart as 1980 and 1939 ? “ I found the above quote on WhatsApp and don’t know what source to credit. Anyone with slightly greater mental math skills than mine would know this already. Those of us … Continue reading Blogging Insights — New Format # 7