Welcome to my new blogging schedule!
As promised, there's a little bit of this and a little bit of that. But not too much, I hope… I don't want to overwhelm you.
All artists seek validation. But who provides the validation? Who decides whether a writer has "made it" or when a writer has "made it"? Where does your sense of worth as a writer come from? Today I'm over at the Insecure Writer's Support Group Website, with the topic Seeking Validation As A Writer. Pop over to join in the conversation.
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First up – let's play! It's time for WHACKY WORDS! Remember, this is supposed to be FUN! Today's word is
This refers to a case of mass shock! Like a collective gasp of disbelief!
Imagine the following: a sea of faces + a mexican wave type of technique + a shock registering .8 on the Shochter Scale?
SOMETHING LIKE THIS?
That's my definition. (The word does have a meaning, but you are invited to play along by providing your own original meaning. No cheating and looking up the word. I'll post the meaning next week) So do you wanna play along? Leave your definition in the comment section below. From time to time, there may be a prize. I'm still working on that.
Here's my attempt at photography… not too bad for a novice, hey? I even experimented with reducing the size of the photos. I'll be honest, I had NO IDEA what I was doing, I just pressed a button here and pressed a button there… googled a bit… but it seemed to work… to some degree. But how do I get the pics side by side? I'll have to experiment more… (I just hope that I don't forget what I've already learned…)
The Botanic Gardens is a 3 minute drive from my home. It is the city's oldest public institution and Africa's oldest surviving botanical gardens. The gardens cover an area of 15 hectares in a subtropical climate.
The Sunken Garden and The Garden Of The Senses is a unique setting which won the Best Garden of the Year Award for 2003, from the South African Landscape Institute. The area has access to electricity and is beautifully paved, making it an ideal venu for more formal functions. Actually, lots of bridal couples use this venue for their wedding photos.
Patricia Lynne has relaunched her novel Snapshots.
It's said the eyes are the windows to the soul, but that's a lie. They are snapshots of a time yet to come–the future of the person to which they belong.
Cyclop Blaine stands out in a crowd with his pale skin and mismatched eyes, but it’s his ability to see the future that really sets him apart. The unusual gift makes him an invaluable asset to Tyler, his adoptive father and leader of the Victory Street Gang. It also means Cyclop must hide what he can do from others. Once, a man he knew only as Master controlled him, using him for experiments. Cyclop has no desire to return to that life.
But he may have no choice. A man claiming ownership over him haunts his dreams and waking moments, leaving him no choice but to go back to the past he thought he had escaped. Cyclop must face this man, along with his past, if he wants to reveal his own future.