See you in a Month!

For those who missed it, I recently wrote a post about how I need a break to focus on my health and wellbeing.  So I’m taking a month-long hiatus throughout May. 

There will still be some posts appearing on my blog, these will be my guest posts on Wednesdays.  All these posts are scheduled so I really am taking a break.

All comments after today will be responded to in June when I’m back. 

Taking a hiatus, see you soon. Image from Pixabay.

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What the New Facebook and Instagram Changes Mean for You

Facebook has once again made some changes that are rolling out in 2019 with the main change being they want to focus heavily on building relationships and interactions. 

This means if you want your Facebook Page’s posts to be viewed by more people you need to really build those connections and avoid some pitfalls.  Receiving a few “likes” won’t be enough to keep you in front of your readers.

What the new facebook and instagram changes mean for you. Image from Pixabay of Facebook and Instagram icons

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How to Plan your protagonists journey

Having come down with a stomach bug, I haven’t been able to write today’s blog post. However, nstead I thought I would share this awesome post from my friend and fellow writer, Lorraine Ambers. Check it out

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Throughout everyone’s journey, there are hopes, aspirations, and dreams; and in order for any of those things to come to fruition, certain steps need to be taken to get to the chosen goal. The superficial goal.

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Now here’s the tricky part, the unseen truth behind those desires: What we want, isn’t what we need. That’s because subconsciously, the things we’re hoping to manifest are in fact a band-aid of wishful thinking. The inherent lie we tell ourselves is that when we achieve X, Y or Z somehow we’ll feel better, be whole and be blissfully happy.

But in reality, a better-paid job, a bigger house or faster car will never fill the void we’re trying to escape. This applies to our characters too. Therefore its simply the superficial goal – to figure out what our character needs, we’ll need to delve further and enter the first stage of our

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Writing Tips – Guest Post by Ari Meghlen

I was given the opportunity to share my advice on author Kevin Klehr’s blog. Check it out here.

Ps apologies for the lack of Friday’s blog post. We have had a death in the family. Thanks for your understanding.

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Today’s guest blogger is a bit of an enigma.

We know Ari Meghlen’s avatar from her Twitter site as she shares daily questions for us to consider under the hashtag #TheMerryWriter. She is working on several books yet hasn’t been published. But she has flash fiction pieces on her website, as well as a wealth of articles about writing.

We also know that Ari loves writing fantasy, loves blogging, is an archer, a movie-lover, a sculptor and a bad card player.

I was nervous when I asked her to write a guest blog because I never feel comfortable direct messaging someone I don’t know well. I was really happy Ms Meghlen said yes.


I want to say a big thanks to Kevin for inviting me onto his writing blog, I truly appreciate this opportunity.  Here are some of my tips:

1 – Don’t Compare

One of the most destructive habits…

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