You Are Your Words

Ever wondered about the faces behind your favorite blogs? Who are they, really?

Jenny Hansen talks about this aspect of branding in her post, Helpful Hacks to Build a Strong Online Brand.

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May the Road Rise Up to Meet You

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 HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

May you always have,

A sunbeam to warm you

Good Luck to charm you,

imagesimagesAnd a sheltering angel

So, nothing can harm you.

Laughter to cheer you, 

Faithful friends near you

And, whenever you pray,

Heaven to hear you.

May the Road Rise Up to Meet You, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields, And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.”  An Irish Blessing. Click to Tweet

A Record of Fond Memories

Daily Post Prompt: Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt – Record.

What an interesting word.  It’s a word we’ve heard a lot of lately and refers to a number of different things- a list of accomplishments, an account of specific occurrences, sports, safety, dental, medical, court, or criminal records.

However, when I saw this word, I thought of only one thing – a record. That thin, black, plastic disc which carried within its fine lines, the songs of my youth.

I can still remember going to the five and dime store, buying the latest hit single, racing home, and nearly wearing the thing out on mom’s prized stereo.

We were all in love with Elvis! CD‘s are convenient and more durable. But, there’s nothing like slipping a brand new vinyl record from its paper cover, placing it on the turntable, and dancing the afternoon with my sisters. Fond memories of a simpler time.

What about you? Remember vinyl records? Who was your favorite singer?

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Stories to Share

images-4I am awed by the talent of so many writers. Perhaps one of the reasons I find my own writing suffering is the time I take reading the works of others. Of course, as the saying goes, the more you read, the better writer you become.

Some stories stick with you for days. First up, is one of those stories.

The Priorities of Kathleen Curtis written by Margaret Keating, a runner-up in WOW’s 2016 Spring Flash Fiction Contest.

This next story brought tears to my eyes and the author, special to me. Alan shared his posts as one of the Cow Pasture Contributors during my absence. So, I’m especially honored to share his winning story with you.

Mixed Colors by K. Alan LeitchWinner of WOW’s 2016 Spring Flash Fiction Contest. Alan also took 3rd place in  WOW’s Fall 2016 Contest with the story, The Malicious Mist of Misery Sound.

This last story is a chapter right out of our everyday life; it made me smile. In Every Day Fiction – HE SAID, SHE SAID • BY APRIL COAN.

I hope you enjoyed these stories as much as I did. If so, let the authors know – leave a comment and share.

images-7I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me and look for me on Facebook at SheilaMGood,  PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilamgood, Contently, and Instagram. You can follow my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.

Maybe You Don’t Need to Write Every Day

maxine-at-computerI was thrilled to read this post by Annie Scholl. I’ve struggled with the issue of writing daily for a long time. That wasn’t always the case. For years, I wrote every day. Whether  I wrote based on a prompt or on one of my many works in progress, stories filled the pages.

These days? I need someone to tie me to the chair and tape my hands to my laptop. Okay, maybe that’s a bit melodramatic, but you get the point. I’m stuck.

Perhaps it’s because I’ve been on medical leave and simply need to get back into a routine. Or, maybe I need to give myself permission not to write. It might serve me well to enjoy the things and people around me for a while. After all, it’s life events that often give us our best stories. So, check Annie’s post and give her a shout-out.

Take it Away Annie:

By Annie L. Scholl I’m not sure how I got the message that I had to write every day to be a “real” writer, but I’ll blame it on Julia Cameron and her book, The Artist’s Way. I read it when it came …

Source: Maybe You Don’t Need to Write Every Day

What about you? Do you write every day? I’d love to hear your comments. Talk to me. Tell me your story and look for me on Facebook at SheilaMGood,  PinterestBloglovinTwitter@sheilamgood, Contently, and Instagram. You can follow my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads.