I have made this year about expressing gratitude and discovering happiness. This wasn’t really a planned thing, but I had been given a happiness journal last year that I only really half used and so I wanted to throw myself into that from the beginning of the year. I was also given a gratitude diary and thought that might be nice to do also. Then, on New Year’s morning, I suddenly remembered New Year’s resolutions and, since I hadn’t made any yet, I whipped one up.
This year, I am trying to tap into my creativity and intuition. On a practical level, this is unlikely to bring be more money, but it does mean broadening, or rather finding an outlet for, my wider interests. Continue reading
At this time of year, it is always useful to turn the focus on yourself, to reflect back on the past twelve months, to look at your year in review, to see what you have achieved and how far you have come…so that you might learn from your experiences and set new goals for the forthcoming year.
Today I offer an old essay from my uni days, it is an overview of postmodernism, taking a closer analytical look at deconstruction as part of the postmodernist movement. In particular I address the work of Jaques Derrida, how it has developed, is applied and its continuing contributions to the postmodernism. I put forth a brief definition of modernism, as I saw it then, as a kind of historical background and finish up with some reflections of my own. Continue reading
Children who are exposed to books and reading are more likely to be readers as adults, so fostering a love of books in your child’s early years is vital.
I love travel, but it’s good to finally be home again and unpack the suitcase!
Here are a few pictures from my trip…
Well, time to get back to reality!
Life stories, autobiography, biography and memoir, are all recreations and discoveries of a life. A well-crafted life story shapes your diverse and colourful assortment of personal vignettes into a graceful, coherent narrative that conveys the larger story and wisdom of your life. This is what a writer does when ghostwriting life stories.
For writers, rejections are a dime a dozen – it is all part of the process. Understanding this will help you avoid rejection blues.
We’ve all heard that old adage ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’ and I think we all agree that these are words to live by, but, here’s the thing…it’s entirely different when you apply this saying to actual books. When you stand in a bookstore or browse eBooks online, you can be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of choices available. Some kind of process of elimination has to occur, and that usually begins with what we see: the book cover!
If you have been thinking about hiring a proofreader, but are not sure what they do or if that is the service you need, then read on.