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Archives for October 2014

There’s Something Spooky Going On – Halloween Friday Fiction

Welcome to Friday Fiction: a place where I share extracts of writing (my own and that of published authors). This is a link-up, where you can add your own work, read others' and hopefully get some feedback and ideas (see the Blue Frog below to add your link). Here is an extract of mine that I would ... READ the POST

Is Reading Just As Important As Writing?

I've been a bookworm for as long as I can remember and it comes as no surprise that my love of books and reading is what inspired me to want to be a writer myself. Reading is important if you are a writer. You can find ideas and inspiration from other books. You can identify the genre you enjoy and ... READ the POST

Can You Write A Novel In One Month – To NaNo Or Not To NaNo

National Novel Writing Month or Nanowrimo as it is commonly referred to, is fast approaching. From November 1st thousands of writers will attempt to write a minimum of 50,000 words before midnight on the 31st. Some writers hate the idea and believe you cannot possibly write a novel in a month. ... READ the POST

Gluten and Dairy Free Banana and Chocolate Chip Muffins

'Have I ever had muffins before?' My five year old asked me. I wasn't sure. There are lots of things that he has never eaten. I don't buy gluten and dairy free cakes very often, not because I am mean, but because I think that in general, they are sugar-laden, dry and overly priced. I make treats to ... READ the POST

I Don’t Want To Be Your Ghost – Friday Fiction

This week, my Friday Fiction post is based on a prompt I found. Like a previous post I wrote, the inspiration comes from a song, only this time, it is the title of the song from which the prompt is based. Here it is in full: Your prompt this week is to take the following phrases “Didn’t want to be ... READ the POST

Global Handwashing Day – Teaching Children About Bacteria and Hygiene

October 15th is Global Handwashing Day,  a day created to raise awareness of how the simple act of washing your hands after using the toilet and before and after preparing food, is vital to prevent the spread of infections. It is important that children are aware of the need to wash their hands and ... READ the POST

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