The New Look

Hello everyone, I’d like to know how you like the new look of my blog. I switched the theme so it will read better on various devices. There is still  fine-tuning left to do but I will get to it. Please let me know what you think. In other news, a little story I wrote is now published within the winter issue of Spotlight On Recovery magazine. The article is titled Salute to Strangers. Oh, and the current header  image is a mixed media: colored pencil, magic marker, water color, and a smidgen of acrylic. It is the bottom half … Continue reading The New Look

Overwhelm Me, the Enabler

I’m an enabler of others. I help them accomplish their goals. Sometimes I feel overworked, overstressed, and generally overburdened. I’m not alone, even though it really feels like I am. I know I’m not. I’m never the only one undergoing whatever it is. Trials and tribulations. That’s what life is. Mine is no exception. These past few weeks, I forced myself to sit and stay sat in front of my computer for the sole purpose of racking up time completing projects for others. Working for a living. And I love what I do. Really, I do. But, when I spend … Continue reading Overwhelm Me, the Enabler

Blogs I Love

This was supposed to be for an assignment for blogging 101 that I never got around to writing. It wasn’t because I never read anyone’s blog; it was because I failed to notate my reading/viewing journey(s.) I do enjoy looking at photos others take. There are plenty of amateur photographers here and of those, I’m one. But there are also those here who  have honed their skills and present t hem here for us to admire and shoot towards.  Mr. Funk Photography is a favorite blog to visit for this. His photo title “It was a Sunny Day” is one … Continue reading Blogs I Love

Writing Life Stories Session II: Demonstrate Your Understanding by Showing

June 16, 2015; second revision–As I mentioned in this post, We are Characters within Our Tales, I spent time this session speaking about the storyteller as a character. Some other subjects covered included vulnerability, understanding, embarrassing moments, and writing from an age perspective. When we allow ourselves to become vulnerable within our life stories, by showing and not telling, our readers gain a better understanding of our experiences. How important is this? To me, it is extremely important. I don’t want my readers, be they children, grandchildren, great grandchildren or someone in the general public to get the idea I’m … Continue reading Writing Life Stories Session II: Demonstrate Your Understanding by Showing

Blogging 101: Day 2

Assignment dealing with titles and taglines: If you’re already thrilled with your title or you want to do more, feel free to publish a post, too! Let readers know what inspired your title and tagline. Titles and Taglines Today on Blogging 101, we are going over titles and taglines. This information is great for those starting a blog. I wish I’d been able to take this course months ago. I figured out how to do go about finding w here to find how to do these things by exploration, trial and error. • My URL: awritershelper.wordpress.com • Title: Scribbles to … Continue reading Blogging 101: Day 2