One Word Photo Challenge-Mauve

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Jennifer Nichole Wells color for this week is mauve!  There is something about this color that speaks to me.  This pale shade of purple is one of my favorites.

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This hosta is from my garden last summer.  It shows up as a delicate mauve color to start with.  Once the blooms open up they take on the palest mauve shade – almost white.

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I took this photo yesterday of some wild flowers growing alongside the road.  They are a delicate mauve color also.  Unfortunately, my photo does not do them justice.

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That is one thing about Florida, even the weeds and wild flowers are attractive!

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Thanks for checking in with me today.  As you can see above, Jennifer and I are loving spring in Florida!  Visit when you can!

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21 Traits Of An Awakening Soul

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Do any of these traits sound familiar to you? I recognized many! <3

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You can say it’s because of a global shift in consciousness, a destiny we have arrived at due to spiritual evolution, or the outcome of strange times, but, many people all across the globe are going through intense personal changes and sensing an expansion of consciousness. Personal changes of this magnitude can be difficult to recognize and to understand, but here are 21 traits that might suggest you are going through a big shift within yourself.

1.  Being in public places is sometimes overwhelming. Since our walls between self and other are dissolving, we haven’t really learned to distinguish between someone else’s energy and our own. If the general mood of the crowd is herd-like or negative, we can feel this acutely, and may feel like retreating into our own private space. When we have recharged our batteries with meditation, spending time in nature, far away from other people, or…

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#BeWoW Blog share-Sharing Visual Joy

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Ron, of Ronovan Writes, hosts a blog share he calls, “Be Wonderful on Wednesday,” BeWoW for short!  This week, Ron asked us to talk about what gives us inspiration.  I thought long and hard on this all day.  I feel inspired much of the day and am a relatively happy person.  I have recognized that I am an extremely visual person, so with that, I will share what inspired me on this fabulous Wednesday.  Join me on my walk to Fairy Swamp!

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Here is the road to Fairy Swamp.  Azaleas are ablaze with color!

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Close up of red azaleas in the morning sun.

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Look at the vibrant greens of the bushes along the road.

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Fairy Swamp is changing from the nakedness of a dead winter swamp into a green spring swamp.  New life is everywhere!

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Fairy Swamp is shedding the last vestiges of drabness, instead displaying her new leaves like jewelry around the trees that make up the swamp.

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New vines are growing, ready to twist around the lanky tree trunks.  The vines make it easy for the Swamp Fairies to traverse the swamp.

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Noticeable from the road is a wild rose twisting in amongst the trees.

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Here is the road back to Blackberry Ridge!

I hope you enjoyed this pleasant interlude into your day.  Nature inspires me to write.  I love the quietness of the morning and the way the sun makes everything shiny and new.

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I hope you enjoyed your virtual walk today.  If at all possible, try to take a walk of your own in your neighborhood.  Walking helps you become more creative too!

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Thanks for popping by for a shot of positive!  Have it with your coffee and you will smile all day!

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday–Katherine Neville

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote Wednesday.  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer.  By sharing your quotes, we will all gain insight and inspiration to propel us forward in our writing careers.

Writer's Quote Wednesday

Let’s get more in-depth with the quotes and the author of the quote, by adding names of books, poetry, and music to the mix. Tell something about the author to engage us with the quote.

A quote from a piece of music is just as inspiring as a quote that you read in a book.  You can provide images of music with the words, or a portion of a song with an image. Get creative!

Be ready to participate with videos and words, photos, and any other media you care to share.  I would love to hear some quotes spoken or even sung! Please make sure and give credit to the author of the quote. If it is an image quote you found on the internet, please say where you found it.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week.  On Tuesday I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs.

I will share your images on social media for added exposure.  Copy the badge above and include it on your own post.  Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader.

On your own blog post do a ping back to this post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  A ping back is when you embed (or copy)  the http:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post.

Make sure to check my weekly prompt to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the http:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

If you do not do a ping-back, please post a comment on this post with a link to your post so I can find your quote. Please only post to this prompt post. Thanks so much.

Get creative and have fun!

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This week I would like to share a quote that pertains specifically to writing by Katherine Neville:

Keep Writing

This is a quote that everyone should have hanging by their computer as a reminder to themselves that they must keep writing.  We all have self doubts about our writing, who doesn’t?  I believe those doubts are what make us great.  Those doubts make us work harder, and they make us realize that nothing comes easy in this life.  You must work at becoming a success every day.

Have you ever noticed how if you don’t write for a few days you feel fidgety, like something is just not right?  If that happens to you, it is because you have the heart of a writer beating strong in your body.  That need to write, explain, describe, expound… that is your true essence!  Don’t fight it!  Take Katherine Neville’s advice:  Keep writing! No one can stop you, but you!

Katherine Neville is an American author who specializes in adventure novels.  She currently has four top-notch novels found on her personal website: Katherine Neville.com:  “The Eight,” “The Fire,” “The Magic Circle,” and “A Calculated Risk.”  Here is the link to her Goodreads page also.  I have not read any of her novels however, I do intend to.  If you have read her books let me know what you think in the comments.

On Vacation

There will be NO Writer’s Quote Wednesday next week.  However, I will post the Wrap-Up from this week next Tuesday.  I am going to take some time off to spend with our daughter and two grand daughters who are here for their spring break.  I will be back on April 5th, 2015! 

What quote inspired you this week?  Join in and share it with all of us!

Thanks for popping in for a visit.  I look forward to seeing all of you again!

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday Weekly Wrap Up from 3/18/15

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Welcome to the WRITER’S QUOTE WEDNESDAY Weekly Wrap-Up where our writers highlight their photographic and writing talent by making up their own quotes, or sharing quotes from our favorite authors. Please do not link to this post. Link to the new prompt on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  Please don’t forget to tag your post “Writer’s Quote Wednesday.”  It’s getting hard to find your contributions. <3

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I love all the hard work that goes into a great challenge, and we have it here!  I must tell all of you that have been with this challenge from the beginning how much I appreciate the detail and dedication you show in your posts.  I have learned much from all of you!  Please feel free to browse the quotes that keep us in pursuit of our writing goals created for you, by authors:

Here are the Writer’s Quotes from last Wednesday.  IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR WRITING INSPIRATION… THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE!

Please check out the fabulous quotes these writer’s came up with and visit their blogs:  (Please let me know if I missed your blog) If your quote was an image I grabbed it for our online gallery, if not I did try to add your quote.

My Decade Long Travels

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Jade the Mystic

I love Oscar Wilde. he said he was born too fast. What he said was not understandable. His words were too creative to be understood. Let me add one of his quotes

“The man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.”    ; )

Pearls Before Swine

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- by Epicurus

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Bittersweet Sensations

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Meredith’s Musings

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“Be still, and the world is bound to turn herself inside out to entertain you. Everywhere you look, joyful noise is clanging to drown out quiet desperation.”–Barbara Kingsolver

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Remember to be still…

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Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

– Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)

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“A heavy load is greater than no load at all ” – Lucy PeaceCrafting     A quote by a little voice inside my soul :)

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It’s a poem I have written a few years ago and even made a bi-lingual YouTube video of it.

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Weird and Wonderful

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Thank you so much for stopping by to enjoy the quotes that have been created to give us all inspiration!

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A @COLLEENCHESEBRO #BOOK #REVIEW “THE MISTREATMENT OF ZORA LANGSTON” by @REBIRTHOFLISA

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This was an excellent book! Check out Lisa’s blog at https://rebirthoflisa.wordpress.com/

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Mistreatment of Zora Langston

Title:  The Mistreatment of Zora Langston

Author:  Lisa W. Tetting

Website: https://rebirthoflisa.wordpress.com/

ASIN:  B00URD7AKI

ISBN 13: 9780996142908

Published:  1 edition (March 15, 2015)

Pages:  163 pages

Genre:  Young Adult, Drama, Black Fiction, Coming of Age,

*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review, which follows.

At the tender age of nine years old, Zora Langston loses the most important person in her life, her father.  This one event, sets off a chain of events that is mind-boggling.  Zora is left with a mother who despises her, a sister who hates her, and a brother who does not even acknowledge her presence.  The death of Zora’s father is further exacerbated when her mother’s boyfriend moves in and takes his place as the head of the household.

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Manic Mondays

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I stumbled upon the above cartoon at Susan Cushman’s blog  and had to share it.  This is surely the truth for most of us writer types out there.  Our past experiences contribute to our writing in so many ways.  College professors will expound on the virtues of writing what you know because it gives a budding writer something to work off of with loads of experiences to draw from.  That is only the start, however.

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I like incorporating a three-step writing process into my work called ethos, pathos, and logos, shown in the illustration below.  I also look for these items when I am reviewing a book.

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(Image courtesy of Christopher Altman’s blog called, “The Writer’s Toolbox,” 

If you write your blog, your poetry, or your novel in such a way as to suggest any kind of feelings to your reader you are using pathos.  We convey ethos by establishing credibility with our readers.  I always try to sound like I know what I am talking about when I write.  If the reader believes you they will follow your blog.  Logos is imparted to our readers by applying some logic to our writing.  In other words, check the flow of your work.  Does it make sense?

In the blogging world we tend to write what we feel; and that means sometimes those words come out in a manic mess.  To me, there is nothing wrong with that style of writing.  Some of my favorite blogs are written in the form of a letter, which is called epistolary.  That type of writing uses strong pathos to draw the reader in.  You feel close to the writer, as if you are sharing their deep, dark secrets.  Many times you are!

Writing with the 3 step writing process has helped to ground my writing in numerous ways.  If you are having a manic Monday with writer’s block staring back at you in the mirror, try using ethos, pathos, and logos in your writing.  It will help you to get back on that keyboard once again.

Thanks for stopping by.  I enjoy seeing all of you!

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