Hello, again dear readers! My apologies for the absence. I have been dealing with some things which have kept me mentally blocked from writing any posts. I will probably leave the explanation for a Self-Love Sunday post for November. (And yes, I know I missed October. It was a bit of a difficult month for … Continue reading The Holidays are Coming!
It might look like I accidentally ended up here, but I promise you, I didn't. Even though I sit here shivering against the wall my knees tucked up to my chest, I remain fully in control even up to this moment. I want him to think he is in control. I need him to. He … Continue reading It might look like I accidentally ended up here, but I promise you, I didn’t…
Goodreads Synopsis: Joshua Gibbs survived the Civil War, building on his wartime experiences to become a small town doctor. And if he wakes from nightmares more often than he would like, only his dog Major is there to know it. Then two newcomers arrive in Cowbird Creek: Clara Brook, a plain-speaking and yet enigmatic farmer’s … Continue reading What Heals the Heart – Review
If you could be a blank page or could start your story afresh, what would you write about yourself? How would you begin? With a: Once Upon a Time... or One dark and stormy night... or perhaps even an In a galaxy far, far away... What would you choose? What would your opening line be? … Continue reading A Blank Page
** This post discusses difficult subject matter! ** Literary Lovelies, I've been debating whether or not to actually post this. I have gone back and forth between scheduling it and unscheduling it. But I think I am just going to pull the metaphorical trigger. (Trigger pun very much intended.) So here we go... Are there … Continue reading To trigger or not to trigger…
Hello, again dear Readers, I hope this post finds you well and enjoying what this time of year has to offer. In all honesty (a small blog name pun), I have been struggling. There were a blissful few days where I thought things were normalizing or I was getting used to the changes happening around … Continue reading September Self-Love Sunday
Dear Readers, I have always been a Paranoid Polly (my own personal reference) when it comes to, in all honesty, the majority of my life. So when I was awoken in the middle of the night mid-June by a nightmare which made me force myself to wake up and walk around my room before I … Continue reading When writing goes really really well…
Dear Readers, A topic has come to my attention which I would like to discuss with you: What does and doesn't belong on a book cover in your opinion? Are you okay with quotes from reviews? If so does it matter if they are from other popular authors or newspapers or other publications forms? Are … Continue reading Discussion: What should or shouldn’t be on a book cover?
Dear Readers, we meet again! How long has it been since we last communicated? TOO LONG! That's how long. I am coming to you this Sunday with a once-a-month Sunday plan to share a little self-love with ourselves. Not the usual conceptual self-love pampering but one with an Honestly Austen twist, let's write something about … Continue reading Self-Love Sundays
Dearest Readers, For the vast majority of my life, I have been teased for my tendency to provide human characteristics to inanimate objects as well as animals, otherwise known as personification. I am sure I have even dipped my toe into the depths of anthropomorphism, which according to dictionary.com is the: The attribution of human … Continue reading From the perspective of the page
Goodreads Synopsis: A house built high on the moor, A golden age, ended by war, A house left empty, falling to ruin. During the Edwardian period, the wealthy Kearleys entertained important guests at their summer home on the moors; enjoying lavish parties showcasing the house and its views of the mountains. By the 1950s the … Continue reading For the Love of Prose
You may not know literary lovelies that I not only write this lovely blog for you all, but I have within the last year finished a novel. I have titled it: Whose Story. I would like to put the first chapter on here (a much longer post than my usual) for you all to read … Continue reading Whose Story? – Chapter 1
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend from Canada! Have you ever placed an exclamation mark at the end of a sentence and then pondered whether you really mean to be exclamatory? I do this ALL the time! There are some instances where I just move that cursor on back and delete it and there are times when I … Continue reading A Turkey By Any Other Name…
Hello dear readers! I wanted to know your thoughts on writing challenges literary lovelies? I have been following the #nanowrimo hashtag on Instagram and sometimes it is inspiring and other times simply daunting. I thought I might take this one I found and making it into a writing prompt Wednesday. (Although I feel like I … Continue reading Writing challenges… yay or nay?
Ugh, dear Readers! I am not sure what is happening to me with my inability to write anything from prompt to "decent" blog post to anything really. I find myself in a September creative rut. Therefore I decided to write an observational story about my inability to write a successful Writing Prompt Wednesday. She … Continue reading Writing not being prompted Wednesday
Hello Literary Lovelies, How is September treating you? Today I wanted to discuss genres from those we love above all else to those we turn to in moments of reading slumps. Is there a genre which will always receive the gold medal in your hearts' dearest readers? I have always loved mystery and suspense from … Continue reading Genres we lean on