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Writing with illness and disabilities 1

Contentment in the challenges? By Liz Carter It’s such a delight for me to be engaging with Sheila’s questions today. Sheila asked me to share a little about some of the challenges I’ve faced with my long-term lung diseases, especially … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Waireka’ by Sheila Donald, set in nineteenth century New Zealand – a story which makes you see your own life in a new perspective

Originally posted on SC Skillman Author:
Before I start my series on New Zealand, which I visited in November 2019, I am delighted to review a book set in the very place I visited – New Zealand’s North Island. Map…

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My talk on New Zealand and my book Waireka

I would like to share with you my slides of New Zealand which I have put together for my talks. I will also share some of the content with you too. I want you to feel that you were there! … Continue reading

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Alpha Male special offer

From the 2 January for four days, Alpha Male in kindle format is on special offer as a freebie. Please take this opportunity to log on and follow my website and receive this free offer at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alpha-Male-Sheila-Donald-ebook/dp/B01FVBEZIU or if you … Continue reading

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Pen to Print Article about Waireka

A very Happy Christmas to all the followers of this my new website. Please view my latest article about my book, Waireka, which is published just this month in the Arts Council magazine, Pen to print. The link is http://www.pentoprint.org/family-history-stories

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The Loss of a Loved one

The loss of a loved one is always hard to bear whether it be a beloved pet or a family member, although some would say that the two things are interchangeable. The image above shows Zak beside the cactus in … Continue reading

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Self-partnering

Self-partnering is the new term for singleness as coined by actress Emma Watson, famous for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films. https://ruthclemence.com/2019/11/05/emma-watsons-anxiety-rings-true-in-churches-too/#like-8392 “If you have not built a home, if you do not have a husband, … Continue reading

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Song writing

There are many different kinds of writing but perhaps many of us think of short story or novel writing or poetry but what about writing lyrics? Many of us get put off the idea of music lyric writing because we … Continue reading

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On the trail of the Durrells of Corfu

Visiting the island of Corfu would not be complete without following the trail of the famous writing family, the Durrells and we visited at an opportune moment with the TV series about them having just ended in the summer. Although … Continue reading

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Box Brownie

This month I would like to share with you a poem that I wrote last year but thanks to some help and inspiration from another poet, I worked on it again and submitted it to a poetry competition and was … Continue reading

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