Share Your World – 2016 Week 10

041514-sywbannerAnother week and the same old, same old as usual.

This morning I woke up and wondered about the brightness outside. Don’t you know it? Snow… as if there wasn’t all winter for that. Now we want spring, and what do we get?

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Share Your World – 2016 Week 9

041514-sywbannerIt’s cold-ish. I want spring now. But if the last few years are any indication, it will be like this: a grey, too warm winter. A cold spell in early spring, after the plants start to shoot, then maybe two days of spring-like weather. After that heat and drought until summer. And then rain…

Enough weather talk, it gets old. Onwards to  Cee’s Share Your World challenge . Continue reading “Share Your World – 2016 Week 9”

About Writing and a Giveaway

If one of you would like to have a Scrivener discount, please comment on this post from today through Friday. If there are more than one entries, I’ll give them numbers, and let a random number generator make the draw.

What is this about? Last November, I participated in NaNoWriMo and dutifully hacked 50+K words into my computer. I learned a lot: my plot sucks, my characters are ok, world building is difficult, and where was my plot supposed to go again? Anyway, as odd as it sounds, I’m still not discouraged and keep editing, and editing, and changing pov, and replotting, and…

One of the perks of NaNoWriMo are discounts, free memberships, and other gimmicks from their sponsors. One of these sponsors is Literature and Latte, a company that sells the program Scrivener. Continue reading “About Writing and a Giveaway”

Share Your World – 2016 Week 8

041514-sywbannerDid I complain about the weather last week? Now it comes back to bite me. Week 8 brings winter (I can’t say ‘back’ because it wasn’t really here yet). We expect snow and freezing temperature. It looks as if this is going to stick around for a bit. Just when I started to look forward to spring. Sigh…

Warmth and sunshine comes from fun challenges in the  blogosphere, such like  Cee’s Share Your World challenge . Continue reading “Share Your World – 2016 Week 8”

Three Quote Challenge Day 3: 16.02.2016

Susan Langer, whom many of you know through the Friday Fictioneers, Share Your World, and many other challenges, has invited me to participate in the Three Quote challenge. Read more about Susan on my post for Day 1 of the challenge.
You can find Susan’s writings on her personal blog, and on her other blogs, Susan’s blog. The Inner Soul, Susan’s Creative Writing and Poetry, and Susan’s Devotional Journal. Please go and check it out, there’s something there for everyone. Thank you, Susan, for inviting me to this interesting challenge. I had a lot of fun finding these quotes.

I’ve been focusing on quotes about writing by Ursula K. Le Guin. Today you’re getting more than one. These are quotes I’ll be using as my mantra… especially the last one. I’m far too focussed on plot.

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Three Quote Challenge Day 2: 15.02.2016

Susan Langer, whom many of you know through the Friday Fictioneers, Share Your World, and many other challenges, has invited me to participate in the Three Quote challenge. Read more about Susan on my post for Day 1 of the challenge

You can find Susan’s writings on her personal blog, and on her other blogs, Susan’s blog. The Inner Soul, Susan’s Creative Writing and Poetry, and Susan’s Devotional Journal. Please go and check  it out, there’s something there for everyone. Thank you, Susan, for inviting me to this interesting challenge.

I’m going to focus on quotes from Ursula K. Le Guin. She is one of my favourite writers. By looking through her many quotes, I realized that I need to narrow this down a bit further. It seems that there’s a quote from her about almost everything. I’ll be focussing on quotes about writing.

A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning that skill and art of using words well. And their words make the souls of their readers stronger, brighter, deeper. - Ursula K. Le Guin
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Three Quote Challenge Day 1: 14.02.2016

Susan Langer, whom many of you know through the Friday Fictioneers, Share Your World, and many other challenges, has invited me to participate in the Three Quote challenge.

Susan is an avid blogger and writer with many interests. She stands up for animal rights, animal rescues, women’s rights, human rights and mental health awareness.  Apart from participating in many challenges, she blogs about daily life and issues that are important to her. On her creative writing blog, she posts poems, short stories, and flash fiction. Furthermore she helps you with PR for your site or product. You can find Susan’s writings on her personal blog, and on her other blogs, Susan’s blog. The Inner Soul, Susan’s Creative Writing and Poetry, and Susan’s Devotional Journal. Please go and check  it out, there’s something there for everyone. Thank you, Susan, for inviting me to this interesting challenge.

I’m going to focus on quotes from Ursula K. Le Guin. She is one of my favourite writers.

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As a writer you are free. You are about the freest person that ever was. Your freedom is what you have bought with your solitude, your loneliness. You are in the country where you make up the rules, the laws. You are both dictator and obedient populace. It is a country nobody has ever explored before. It is up to you to make the maps, to build the cities. Nobody else in the world can do it, or ever could do it, or ever will be able to do it again.
Ursula K. Le Guin

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Share Your World 2016 – Week 6

041514-sywbannerWhere I live, week 6 greets us with storms and heavy rainfall, cancelled carnival parades and the culmination of the carnival season. In the south-western part of Germany, witches and demons are predominant in the parades. The masks are handcrafted, the costumes hand-sewn. It’s an interesting and fun tradition.
In other parts of the country, costumes are less traditional; the parades contain large wagons that make fun of important political events of the past year, both, local and global politics being mocked irreverently.

But on Ash Wednesday it’s all over (except for the city of Basel where they have another event early in the morning.) In any case, this week always stands out and makes the drab late-winter days more colourful.

A colourful highlight every week in the blogosphere is Cee’s Share Your World challenge . How’s that for an introduction? Here we go: Continue reading “Share Your World 2016 – Week 6”

Share Your World 2016 — Week 5

041514-sywbannerWeek 5. Here is Cee’s: Share Your World Week 5 with more interesting questions. Here we go:

If you had a shelf for your three most special possessions (not including photos, electronic devices and things stored on them, people or animals), what would you put on it?

That’s an interesting question. What would I put there? Continue reading “Share Your World 2016 — Week 5”

Share Your World Week 4

041514-sywbannerWhere does the time go, we’re in week 4 already. So, without further ado, here is Cee’s: Share Your World Week 4

Thank you, Cee, for another round of interesting questions. Here we go:

What one thing are you really glad you did yesterday?

I’m really glad I beat my inner sloth last night and did my (very easy, non-twisty) Yoga exercises. This showed me how stiff I’ve become by being far too lazy as of late. Since I know from experience that only a few weeks of regular practice will make a huge difference, I’m determined to keep it up. I need to lose weight and hate sports, but my trusted, well known Yoga exercises I can do at home, no one sees me, and after a short while it begins to feel really good. There, I said it, now I have to stick to it. 😉

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