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My English Rose

By JennyT, published on Aug 27, 2013

I have written about my Dad (Pop) but not Mum...so it's now her turn.

The English Rose.

This is the lady who says now she's not beautiful (at 84) & that growing old means people "look at you as though you are stupid or they don't understand you, or have patience for you".

This is the lady who gets frustrated by not being able to do what she did in her younger years.

This is the lady who suffered a fall a couple of years ago and now has difficulty walking (one of my little penguins).

BUT This is the lady that brought me into this world.

This... (more)

Tags: writing, love, relationships, age, mothers, caring, elderly, mums and daughters

Doors Are Opening

By melanie jean juneau, published on Aug 8, 2013

Last week, my spiritual director causally mentioned that now my writing online would be blessed, that it would flourish.Two days later, after leaving a comment on Catholic Attachment Parenting Corner, the editor, Kim, e-mailed me .

"I’ve actually been thinking about you. I know you are busy and have other writing commitments but you’ve been on my heart for a while. I would love it if you’d join our writing staff or at least consider writing one piece or a series of articles on a particular topic. I feel you have a unique perspective as an experienced mom looking at this gentle... (more)

Tags: writing, encouragement, timing

9 Critical Reading Skills That Many Scholars Claim You Lack

By darinlhammond, published on Jul 24, 2013

...a point, in that we should be able to do this form of reading. Katherine Anne Ackley describes it this way:

you read something carefully, thoughtfully, and thoroughly for two reasons: first, to understand it, and second, to assess it. Once you develop a clear understanding of a piece of writing, you have a solid basis for moving beyond comprehension to evaluation.

Almost looks like a tranquil form of meditation, doesn't it?You are capable of this type of reading though it may not have been presented to you in this way in the past. I will define and describe critical reading, and... (more)

Tags: writing, critical thinking, higher education, psychology, reading, digital media, critical reading, reading skills

Creativity Birthed in Boredom

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jul 12, 2013

...my kids in activities but slowly I saw the fruit of giving the time to play like kids have played for centuries. They are self-motivated, hard-working but most of all each one of my nine kids are creative. One is a Red Seal Chef, others are artists, creative with clothes, make-up, dance, writing, woodworking, carpentry, car repair and they all love to read. I simply stumbled upon a secret because I had no other choice. Ingenuity and creativity are birthed in boredom.

One of my daughters is entering a contest for her baby room design, Everything is hand-made, recycled,... (more)

Tags: child, writing, creativity, art, imagination, design, chef, parent, boredom, large family, make-up, woodworking, arts & design, crafts

I Think, I Feel, I Write

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jul 5, 2013

Think low and think high.

Oh, the thinks you can think up

if only you try!

Dr. Seuss

I have often needed help during my first year on the internet. I still barely understand 21st century technology. Other writers always answer my how toquestions. More importantly, fellow bloggers comment on articles, award them and promote my blog without expecting anything in return. What an unexpected example of Christian charity for a ‘stranger’ who is a novice on the computer. For example, seeker told me what a Daily Prompt was and how to link to another blog. I had struggled... (more)

Tags: blogging, writing, pay it forward, help each other

Discovering Our Own Writing Style

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jun 20, 2013

...words together. Writers in past centuries called it the muse. Left logical brain editing follows afterwards. However, if I attempt to write the first draft with my logical left brain, the article is stilted, boring and painful to read.

Hoping that I am not alone in this approach to writing, I have unearthed some powerful and some outrageously funny quotes on the subject of writing:

I do not plan my fiction any more than I normally plan woodland walks; I follow the path that seems most promising at any given point, not some itinerary decided before entry.” ~ John Fowles... (more)

Tags: writing, creativity, writer, brain, logic, john fowles, lateralization of brain function, w. somerset maugham

Becoming a Writer After All

By melanie jean juneau, published on Jun 17, 2013

It just took 40 years of living a strange life before this avid reader and crazy oral story-teller started writing again; this time though, it is in humility. After rinsing out diapers for 19 years in the toilet, it is impossible to stay egotistical. Outwardly, my life is diametrically opposed to anything I could have imagined as a teenager.Yet this strange life I find myself living has brought me more fulfilment and joy than I ever could have imagined as well as a wealth of writing material.

I was an avid reader who loved school. As expected, I completed an Honours Degree in English... (more)

Tags: babies, writing, mothers, devotion

Immediate Help Finding Blog Topics

By darinlhammond, published on May 25, 2013

...and make you famous.

But, you are realistic and would be satisfied with a solid post that enhances your brand and attracts visitors.When you have written for a few years, sometimes the well lacks a bit of water. It's hard to come up with new, valuable blog posts everyday.As a university writing instructor, I face this wall with 60 students each semester. Imagine your problem of finding a topic multiplied by 60 to a 100 students, more worried about plans for Friday night than your little assignment to write a personal essay."Mr. Hammond, I don't know what to write about" I am thinking ... (more)

Tags: blogging, writing, blogging tips, writing tips, title tips

What Are the Real Costs of Self-Publishing? Wrong Question..

By melanie jean juneau, published on May 21, 2013

...on arrival. Marketing and PR will insist that they are the ticket to success. Any of those experts could be right, but they could also be dead wrong.

To know why, you have to understand the reality. Up until the self-publishing boom, it was a rare writer who was making a living from his writing. I can’t recall who said it: “You can get rich writing fiction, but you can’t make a living.” For the longest time that was true. Even best sellers had to work “real” jobs. Even writers who commanded respectable advances weren’t making a living. They might get a $100,000 dollar... (more)

Tags: self-publishing, writing, publishing, e-books

Thanks

By melanie jean juneau, published on May 5, 2013

It has been barely a year since I began writing again, after a 33 year sabbatical. Yes, you did read that correctly, it has not been weeks or months but 30+ years since I wrote more than mummy drivel or edited high school and university essays.

It took a few months of interacting with other writers first on my blog and then on interactive sites like BlogHer and BlogCatalog before I started to relax. Comments and words of encouragement welcomed me as an equal into their writing communities with open arms.

The real breakthrough came via BrooWaha because this site’s guidelines as... (more)

Tags: writing, encouragement, mentors

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