Quotes from David Ogilvy, practicality, and life

“Instead of making do we make new.” Barbara Strickland Blogging means I get to look at different things and write about them. It is a restful change from  trying to write a novel, I did say trying. Seriously, blogging helps reset my head. Losing yourself in the world of fiction both as a writer and […]

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Magic, hard work and adding your own spin

I have a soft spot for talent shows and have become most partial to America’s Got Talent over the last few years. Truthfully, I am a sucker for these types of programs and what I call magic entertainment. You could say I am addicted to the artistry some people manage to create, and I am […]

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Limit the Limits

A recent post I read on LinkedIn made me stop and think about dreams. In fact, it related eerily to a train of thought I’ve had a lot lately. The post is about being the most powerful you. I get that concept. However, in order to live that concept we have to be prepared to […]

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Chilling Corner in June 2021

I started this part of my blog because I enjoy going out of my comfort zone and trying new things. The further I go into this section of my blog though, I am finding the enormous difference of opinions on the same book, are astounding. As an author who is still learning it gives me […]

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Making an Ass out of U and Me

Correct use of language matters. It ensures we communicate our thoughts the way we intend that communication. It becomes doubly harder as a writer. We are supposed to know better but being human we don’t always get it right. Strangely it is the little things that trip us up, if we don’t check the dictionary. […]

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Poetic devices, and the five senses – word magicians

Every now and then I like to play with words and turn them into poetry of sorts. I see it as an activity to challenge my brain. It keeps me writing when I don’t feel like tackling my novel. Searching for words also gives me the opportunity to practise description, to put things together that […]

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Chilling Corner in February asks: Constructive criticism – a good guy or a bad?

Constructive feedback or criticism is the key that unlocks the door to success in all areas of life. Unless we have a magic wand most of us need to keep working on learning our crafts. Feedback keeps us on our toes; working to improve is a forever mission. Yet so many rush to criticise without […]

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