Tag: writing

The beauty of a park bench.

As I was walking through the park one summer’s evening with my family and puppy, something caught my eye. It was this bench. Nothing out of the ordinary right? Take a closer look. The only reason I saw it was because I had stopped for a moment with Ben to chat and the dappled evening…

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1st Draft Completed!

I can’t believe it, but I can say that my 1st draft it complete! I also have to say that it also felt…anti-climatic. Not that I expected fireworks or a band to jump out and sing to me. Or even a contract for a book deal to fall mysteriously into my lap. But there was…

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New year, new me? Not quite.

Have you managed to keep your new years resolution? Or have you forgotten your resolve and that commitment has already fallen by the wayside? Or do you not even bother? It is a strange thing how every year we make promise to change something about ourselves? To “improve” or “let go” or do something crazy…

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Characters.

How do characters come to you? Sometimes it’s a name and a flourish of information comes with it. Like how they look, their distinct character, angry, brash, shy, quiet or even the connection to the story. Sometimes, it’s a face, why they are sad, happy, confused or terrified. Other times, I have to dig for…

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Recap.

So much has happened in such little time. I did not believe my mother when she told me that as you get older, time begins to slip through  your fingers and when you have kids, the years are so much shorter. Time flies, as they say. Still, I can happily say, that I have begun…

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The art of storytelling.

I am in the middle of editing and re-writing my story. There have been a couple of moments where I wanted to cry, to pull my hair out or just completely delete the story. What stops me is the fact that my story is no longer in me, it is living and breathing on the…

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1st Draft Complete

I can’t believe it, but I can say that my 1st draft it complete! I also have to say that it also felt…anti-climatic. Not that I expected fireworks or a band to jump out and sing to me. Or even a contract for a book deal to fall mysteriously into my lap. But there was…

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My 1st rejection

I think I have hit a milestone in my writing career, my first rejection email! Now, I have to admit, it hurt. I may have even shed a little tear. However, it was quickly wiped away and my hurt was quickly replaced with a deeper desire to accomplish my goal of being published. I felt…

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Revelation 21:5

What an incredible promise! How deep and mysterious it is, but also full of hope and encouragement. This promise in Revelations, of God’s ability to make all things new is for the future so that we cling onto the promise of the new heaven and earth but is also for now. It is an anchor for…

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Testimony.

As you may already know, I have moved to Hastings recently. I have now joined a church and I am also in a new house group. I have been asked to give my testimony to the group in the next get together. When I was asked, I have to admit that my heart did a…

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