Month: November 2016

10 Fantastic Christmas Presents for Writers

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As a writer myself, I think these are thoughtful gift suggestions for any writer.

Writing in the House of Dreams: Creative Dreaming, Creative Writing

It’s that time again, and the great thing about buying things for writers is that you can give them something that will provide weeks or months of writing pleasure and inspiration without breaking the bank.

Here are some suggestions for things your writing friends might like – or if you’re a writer, why not treat yourself?

Gorgeous Notebooks.

The name says it all, and they really are gorgeous. I’ve been using them for my writing journals for several years now, as readers of my newsletter will know. Great quality paper, beautiful binding, a useful ribbon to mark your place and a handy pocket at the back for bits and pieces.

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Disposable fountain pens.

They write just like a fountain pen but the ink doesn’t smudge, and they come in every colour. If you aren’t keen on sharpies for book-signing, these are a good alternative, as well as being…

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The Bringer of Books and Smiles

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Kindness Blog

For the last eight years, Colbert Nembhard has been bringing books (and smiles) to homeless children in The Bronx, New York.

Mr Nembhard, a librarian who’s been the manager of the Morrisania branch of the New York Public Library for 25 years, has been on a mission to making literacy a constant in their wandering and ever changing lives.

The New York Times reports:

“It’s a pleasure to come in here,” Mr. Nembhard began on that Wednesday, never removing his jacket during a presentation that was just short of a Mr. Rogers routine.

He began to sing, “Good morning to you,” and followed with “Wheels on the Bus.” The children joined in with a chorus of “round and round, round and round.”

Toddlers, fidgeting in their chairs or in their mothers’ arms, suddenly became fixated. They could not wait to flip open “Dear Zoo,” by Rod Campbell, a lift-a-flap book…

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Grateful: A Love Song to the World

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Watch this video and be inspired.

Espirational: A 10 Minute Vacation for the Soul

Be sure to watch this video all the way through.  There are surprises at the very end.

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Holiday Meet and Greet

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Tis the season to visit each others blog

Espirational: A 10 Minute Vacation for the Soul

This is the season when people like to come together.  We smile at people we meet on the street.  We may even say hello or offer a holiday greeting.  We host and/or attend parties, family dinners and other social events.  Why can’t we do these things online?  Well, I think we can, soooo…..

On this Sunday before American Thanksgiving I am hosting an online gathering to give bloggers a chance to meet each other and visit each others blogs.  I think this will be fun, but for it to work people need to participate.  How?

  1. Reply to this blog post answering one of the following questions:    What is one thing you are grateful for?  or  What holiday do you observe during November or December and how do you celebrate?
  2. Please also give a link to your blog so we can visit.  Only family friendly blogs please.
  3. Re-blog this post on your blog and invite others…

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Thought for Today

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Words are my passion

Espirational: A 10 Minute Vacation for the Soul

“Words are windows, or they’re walls,
They sentence us, or set us free.
When I speak and when I hear,
Let the love light shine through me.”

– Ruth Bebermeyer –

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