What does it means to have a story published? Here’s 7 aspects.

1. Gratitude I feel grateful my publisher considered my story worthy of publication. It meant she saw potential in my writing. 2. Trust In submitting my story to the publisher and in trusting her with my work, it meant allowing myself to trust the process she asked of me. It was a journey in itself. Making requested changes meant trusting the judgement of many people in the industry who were involved in the pathway to publication. 3. Team Work Working

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Light cost, meaty dishes; a walk down memory lane

50 years ago. During my childhood, low cost meals and simple dishes were a fact of life. My mother managed our household of five on a minimal budget that didn’t always keep pace with inflation. Even so, we never went without. There was always food in the cupboard, and the pantry, and later, when we could afford one, the freezer. Because we lived in isolation, on a farm, frequent trips to the shops weren’t possible. My mother bought in bulk.

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Spoilt for choice at local writers convention

Spoilt for Choice

The fourth Rockingham Writers Convention was a resounding success. Huge congratulations to all involved in preparing and running the day.  I could not fault one aspect.   I was sorry to miss out attending for two years running, due to family circumstances. This one made up for it! A taste of the program was all anyone could get from the many workshops on offer. We were spoilt for choice. I attended- Therese Edmonds – Creating Effective Story Structure Natasha Lester

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How to waste time and justify it.

De-clutter, write or study? Ever since I joined my local Buy Nothing group it’s been a toss-up between devoting time to de-cluttering my home or to writing. Sandwiched in-between the two is a course on photography I studied in six weeks – all six modules crammed with high-end, professional information, intensive and challenging. (You can read my initial response to the course here.) Learning to take photos with a fresh eye, I’m tackling close-ups before moving on to macro photography

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Passion Renewed

Over the past few weeks I’ve been reshaping my understanding of photography through an online course. Steve Parish’s Masterclass in Photography is almost at an end. What I’m learning gives a greater sense of purpose and provides a way forward with a hobby I’ve loved since childhood. My first shots From the day I was given my mother’s Brownie camera on a picnic and my brother and I ran off, eagerly snapping away at swans and ducks on the nearby

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