Category Archives: Writing

Publishing Your Blog the Easy Way

Okay, so it’s only a blog but you know the time and the effort you put into it and you don’t want to lose the body of work held within your sites’ pages. Perhaps you have been travelling and your … Continue reading

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Passion and Creativity

Have you worked out what leads your creative spirit? Do you have to work at being creative or does it just happen? I am sure it is different for everyone and I’d love to know how your creations happen. This … Continue reading

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Collecting Autographs

Did you have an autograph book? I know I did when I was in high school and particularly in our last year we busily collected the pearls of wisdom, seldom original, from our friends and classmates. Many of them were … Continue reading

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Selfish to the end: 99 Word Flash Fiction

Seeing the steep drops close to the edge of the winding road my body tensed and my heart started to thump as though I’d just run a marathon. The now snake-like dirt road , punctuated with tight hairpin bends that … Continue reading

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“The Inaugural Meeting of Fairvale Ladies Book Club” – A Book Review and just a tad of jealousy

A long time friend gave me The Inaugural Meeting of the Fairvale Ladies Bookclub  by Sophie Green for my birthday with a little trepidation. She knows I read a lot and was worried it may not have been a book … Continue reading

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A New Start: Fiction for the New Year

The shaft of light penetrated into the blue depths of the water below the man floating aimlessly, limbs spread to form the letter X. The water was warm. Bathtub warm. The amount of salt made floating an effortless pastime. Looking … Continue reading

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Times Past: What is Memoir

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Irene Waters I started off this series for Charli saying that I had already written about what memoir is and at the time I chose not to repeat it. However, in summing…

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Time in Memoir

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Irene Waters My almost ninety-year-old mother rings me every night. A habit that began many years ago both to ensure that she had someone to talk to every day and from a…

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January 2018: Times Past

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
By Irene Waters Unlike Charli scooping snow from her porch as the Lady of the Lake weaves her winter charm and C. Jai, holed up escaping the cold, I hail from the Sunshine…

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Buzz to Bang: 99 Word Flash Fiction

“Ugh! Tinnitus. Today it’s thrumming rather than clanging.  “I’ve got buzzing reverberating also.” Sheila cocked her head. ” It’s in the garage.” The hum intensifed as Peter entered the garage. “Hell! There’s a swarm of bees in here.” “Smoke subdues … Continue reading

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