And the Madness begins again! November Madness. NaNoWriMo!

NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month.

It’s Year 11 for our family, with four of us participating — Raewyn, Timothy, Nathaniel and me. NaNoWriMo. The best way for me to describe the fun, the excitement, the atmosphere of NaNoWriMo is to share something I wrote after our Kick-Off Party five years ago… [Read more…]

How to Create an Editorial Calendar – #31DBBBDay12


Planning ahead with an editorial calendar will:

– take the pressure off idea generation
– help you create momentum
– give your blog cohesiveness rather than random bits of content

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Brainstorming to Come Up with Post Ideas – #31DBBBDay11

If you have already set aside a time to write on a regular basis, you’re ‘way ahead of the average blogger. But don’t wait till you sit down to blog, to decide what you’re going to write. Even if you are the spontaneous type who can do that, you’ll still find that brainstorming ahead of time will ease the pressure to produce something NOW.

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How to Find a Steady Flow of Ideas for Blog Posts – #31DBBBDay10

Are you feeling dry and burnt out? Do you struggle to find things to write about?

Do you wonder how so many big name bloggers manage to keep putting out great content on a regular basis?

Here’s a tip:

“What you put in is what you put out.”

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How Find Readers for Your Blog – #31DBBBDay9

Whether you are starting up a brand new blog, changing the focus of your blog, or wanting to grow your existing blog, you will want more readers. But how do you find readers?


1) Who are you trying to reach?
2) Where are they gathering already?
3) How can I participate in those places? [Read more…]

Little Robbie’s Big Day

rabbit3It was a beautiful October day in Rabbit Hollow. The afternoon sun shone brightly in a cloudless blue sky. The trees were brilliant red, gold, and orange.

Harvesting was done. The storerooms overflowed with carrots, turnips and cabbages. The village was alive with excitement and delicious smells as all the rabbit families prepared for the big day tomorrow — Fall Harvest Festival. [Read more…]

Be Still

Relax on sand beachBe still, and know that I am God. ~ Psalm 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God
I am the Lord that healeth thee
In Thee O Lord, I put my trust.

I thought it would be a simple matter, to find a video of the lovely, short hymn, Be Still and Know that I am God.

I was wrong. [Read more…]

Time for a Social Media Audit – #31DBBBDay8

Social mediaIf you’re like me, you are on multiple social media platforms, but you’re not using them all to the best advantage for your business or personal brand.

Which Social Media Sites?

Which social media sites are you using? Are they the best ones for your site? Or are you focusing a lot of time and energy on several that aren’t getting you anywhere? Do you have a plan for building your personal brand, or are you drifting aimlessly, posting at random? [Read more…]

Writer’s Block – #31DBBBDay7

Writer's BlockDoes Writer’s Block Exist?

If there’s no such thing as writer’s block, then why do so many published authors admit to facing it in their own writing life? Why would there be such an article as Famous Writers on Overcoming Writer’s Block? [Read more…]

A Quest for Peace

What’s Wrong with this Picture?

It was late afternoon before she recognized her growing restlessness as a desperate need to get outdoors away from the clutter and clamour. The house was topsy turvy and the children were all engaged in projects other than school work.

But if it was peace she was looking for, she did not find it. From the moment she hopped on her bike she was aware of an unsettling presence. [Read more…]