#NewRelease: The Sevens

New Poetry from syl65

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I am very thankful to announce the release of my newest poetry collection “The Sevens”

The Sevens

This collection of poetry was inspired by my Sevens series here on my blog. This book continues my journey to encourage and inspire. I thank all of you here at WP community for your support, gifts and talents you share.

This ebook is available as a free download from Smashwords.

“Sometimes, you just have to laugh”

Blessings to all – Syl

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Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Thursday 27th July 2017 – Christy Birmingham, Tim Linthicum, Travelling Happens Here and The Book Mom.

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Smorgasbord Blogger Daily

Welcome to a selection of the posts that I have read and enjoyed over the last couple of days. If you would like to share your post here.. just put the link into the comments or email me at sally.cronin@moyhill.com

Fatigue for many men and women is a daily struggle and there are a number of factors that contribute to this debilitating and threat to the body. Christy Birmingham has written an article on the subject that offers some tips on overcoming the issue.

Tired of feeling tired? Being low in energy is the worst, everything feels like a huge chore, and it has you feeling like you want to climb into bed and just be left alone. It’s easy to put tiredness down to lack of sleep due to being so busy, but actually, there are lots of different things that could come into play. Here are just a…

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Blogging Tips, Advice and Blog Strategies – 4/21/16

This kind of blogging advice is always fresh. From Danny at Dream Big Dream Often.

Dream Big, Dream Often

For my blogging tips, advice and blog strategies post today I want to switch gears a bit and discuss the power of having an opinion and losing the fear of offending others.

I remember when I first started blogging and how I was always worried about what others thought about what I was writing.  I think it is a natural fear when you are putting yourself out for all to read and doing so in such an honest forum such as blogging.  Blogging can be intimidating at first.  I was reluctant to express my true feelings on certain topics.  I would write something and then read it to Evelina to make sure I wasn’t coming across too strong.  I still practice this habit, but I am the one usually rereading a draft to ensure my “tone” is acceptable and my message takes into account my true feelings and opinions.  But…

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Creating Rich Characters – Prompts

D. Wallace Peach offers some great prompts for creating characters.

Myths of the Mirror

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While my days are spent grinding out my WIP, I thought I’d share an old post about writing character bios, specifically about using prompts to expedite the process.

The prompt-list below looks more complicated than it is (a result of explanations and examples). For some prompts, a word or two is sufficient, while others require some contemplation. Unsurprisingly, I force my main characters to endure the entire process; incidental players get a pass with a mere smattering of details, and everyone else falls somewhere in between.

Ultimately, I believe that this pre-work pays off, not only in rich characters. To me, the process of writing flows with greater ease. My characters are immensely cooperative in telling their own stories when they know who they are.

The External Character

woman-1801830_640Physical Description: Appearance goes without saying, but add at least one remarkable feature: glass eye, cleft chin, crooked teeth, chewed nails, scars, moles, beady…

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