I am always open to reading books of different genre but not always of the children’s book variety. Reading Elle’s story pronounced (Ellie) I quickly forgot that it was for children. The character is one we can all identify with through the various struggles and challenges she faces and later overcomes. It’s a book about Love, loss, hope, healing, kindness and a lot of things we sometimes forget to teach or remind our children to be. Though this tale is woven through fantasy, it can’t help be anything but real. Elle Burton reminds us to be brave,honest and even believe in the magic of people, friends and family. Be sure to join Elle in her adventures in this first installment.
Freedom with Writing brings 14 paying anthology markets for this Spring:
Calling all our authors to give it a shot! What could you possibly lose?
There are two types of content that I usually post on my blog:
Daily Experiences – things I see and do, journal-type notes, general thoughts etc. These posts are generally just for fun – I write them for enjoyment and they keep within the original purpose that the blog was intended for: therapy. I don’t pay much attention to SEO, keywords or images as I know that these sorts of posts will be seen over a period of about a month and then will be considered to be out of date. Essentially, non-evergreen content that has an expiration date.
Evergreen Content – posts that will be generally relevant over long periods of time and aren’t necessarily specific to my own life. Within these I am much more focused on keywords and SEO techniques, I spend a much longer period of time crafting beautiful and pinnable images and I make sure…
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Feel free to add your floral photo to the comments. This way we can all enjoy everyone’s flowers.
I took this photo on April 16. It was an extremely windy day. I thought I captured it daily well. Sony A7II – 18-200mm lens, f/18.0, 1/640, ISO 4000
Qi (energy) hugs
Cauliflower “rice” is a great substitute for making lower carb dishes! This healthier version of fried rice has plenty of veggies and can easily be made into a vegetarian dish, too.
Total Time: 30 minutes
- 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets OR Trader Joe’s fresh riced cauliflower (16 oz bag)
- 2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
- 2 large eggs, whisked
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- Non-stick cooking spray
- 1/2 sweet onion, diced
- 1 Tablespoon + 1 tsp minced garlic, divided
- 1 bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup baby broccoli
- 6 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce, divided
- 1 cup diced pineapple
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Slice chicken breast into chunks, marinate in 3 Tbsp soy sauce and 1 tsp minced garlic for 20-30 minutes, in the meantime chop your vegetables
- Add the cauliflower florets to a food processor and pulse just until the…
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Since it’s National Haiku Day, according to twitter, here’s a haiku for Carpe Diem a crossroads haiku, fusion of two haiku to make a third, original one. The two haiku we are given in the prompt are:
the crow has flown away:
swaying in the evening sun,
a leafless tree.
over the wintry
forest, winds howl in rage
with no leaves to blow.
© Soseki Natsume
This is my fusion of the two.
Crow wings bear away
the winter sun
wind gnaws bare boughs.
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Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some poetry?
HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY!
I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and by leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.
Opportunities for Poets
Dime Show Review publishes fiction, flash fiction, ten-word stories, poetry, and essays, both online and in print. They are looking for literature that suspends doubt, writing that appears of its own accord and tells secrets we never suspected but always knew.
Dime Show Review is published three times a year in print, and online on a rolling basis. They accept submissions from February 1 through November 1 each year, and they respond to most submissions within two to twelve weeks. Authors who don’t receive a response within three months are welcome…
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The daily word prompt is Ranch
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