Ode To My Beta Reader

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Happy Birthday, Andrea!

It’s my beta reader’s birthday, time to repost an “ode” I wrote for her a few years ago.

Ode to My Beta Reader

My writing stumbles, and one clumsy word

Follows the other, falling from my head

Onto the blameless page quite undeterred:

Words waiting for adornments made in red.

This is the beta reader’s hefty lot.

She wields her pen correcting word and phrase

And punctuation that runs wild and free.

All this she sets to rights, but never plot.

For all of this she well deserves my praise:

Invaluable friend, let’s have some tea.

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Friday Fictioneers – Breathless

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Fabulous Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


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Image ©Karen Rawson Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Karen Rawson’s permission.


Breathless

Up, up, he runs. Faster, faster.

His heart thunders, his chest hurts, ready to explode.

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Project 10K (P10K) April 2018

 

You’ll find the rules and some of the earlier badges on the Project 10K Page.

April rushed by and with it the Camp NaNoWriMo. I know that I’m not the only one who participated. How did it go for you, did you achieve your goals? I found my goal of 50 hours sorting through an old project and making sense of it quite challenging. I had to put in a lot of effort and postpone a lot of other things to get the hours covered. It doesn’t sound much, does it? But with a full-time job, partner, dog, cat, and a few other interesting things these 50 hours turned out to be quite demanding. I’ll write a bit more about my Camp experience further down.

As usual, here are our standard questions:

Do you need a little incentive for writing more regularly? Then this project is for you.

1. Did you meet your writing/editing goals?
2. Did you have fun writing?
3. Did the P10K help with motivation?
4. Anything else you want to tell us, questions you want to ask?

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Nature’s Way – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


Image ©Jan Wayne Fields. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Jan Wayne Field’s permission.


Nature’s Way

In fiction, foreshadowing is prevalent. Bad weather predicts bad events, sunny skies illustrate happiness or freedom. In reality, nature couldn’t care less about our feelings.

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Planet In A Basket – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


Image © Douglas M. MacIlroy Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Doug’s permission.


Planet In A Basket

“What’s this, a basket?”

“Haha, no. It’s a model of how the artificial magnetosphere works.”

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Wrong Number? – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


Image © Yarnspinnerr Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Yarnspinnerr’s permission.


Wrong Number?

The house is rumoured to be haunted. That’s why I got it cheap. I don’t believe in ghosts or ghoulies.

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On The Hamster Wheel – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


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Image © Dale Rogerson Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Dale’s permission.


On The Hamster Wheel

Eight more rounds to go.

Look at all these apartments. Full of light. Spacious. Each with a large balcony garden.

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Project 10K (P10K) March 2018

 

You’ll find the rules and some of the earlier badges on the Project 10K Page.

April is here, but I won’t fool you… instead I’ll have some easter eggs and stuff myself in preparation for the Camp NaNoWriMo. Yes, I’m crazy enough to have joined the lovely Camp Plot Bunnies again. But let’s get to our monthly questions:

Do you need a little incentive for writing more regularly? Then this project is for you.

1. Did you meet your writing/editing goals?
2. Did you have fun writing?
3. Did the P10K help with motivation?
4. Anything else you want to tell us?

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Field Trial – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the Froggy. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


 

Image © Fatima Fakier Deria. Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Fatima Fakier Deria’s permission.


Field Trial

With my eyes closed I remember last summer. How we lazed on the patio: you, me, and the kids.

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