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My 5 star review breakdown

Deciding how to rate a book is difficult. What criteria should I use? Looking it up online a lot of people go for how much they enjoyed the book. This...

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Letter 2 to Benj

Dear Benj, I finally found my Zap book where I’d started writing my latest book review letter! It starts with “I’m on a roll - reading wise!” which was true...

Letter to Benj

Dear Benj, It’s been a while, I know, I’ve been reading though. I swear! Have you? I finished two books this week: Claudian’s Keys by Krystal-Ann Melbourne and Lady Susan...

L'étranger by Albert Camus

L’étranger by Albert Camus L’étranger is to French students what To Kill a Mockingbird is to Anglophone students. A book everyone has underlined, scribbled notes in the margins, and stuffed...

The Buddha's Teaching: An Introduction by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

This book is freely available at Dhamma Talks. It is a short introduction to the teachings of the Buddha. Thanissaro Bhikkhu does not go into much detail, if you are...

The Hound of Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

I have never read a Sherlock Holmes book before. All my knowledge comes from the BBC tv series and I was a bit worried as I don’t like that version...

Louisa May Alcott: Her life, Letters and Journals

As this is a non-fiction novel, I can’t use the criteria that I’d normally use. I will discuss my overall enjoyment. It starts off quite nicely, I always enjoy the...

A Tale of Two Cities

I’ve read a few of Charles Dickens’ books, and it’s always difficult to read the first time round. This was the first read through of this book and I struggled...

My 5 star review breakdown

Deciding how to rate a book is difficult. What criteria should I use? Looking it up online a lot of people go for how much they enjoyed the book. This...

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My 5 star review breakdown

Deciding how to rate a book is difficult. What criteria should I use? Looking it up online a lot of people go for how much they enjoyed the book. This...

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The Buddha's Teaching: An Introduction by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

This book is freely available at Dhamma Talks. It is a short introduction to the teachings of the Buddha. Thanissaro Bhikkhu does not go into much detail, if you are...

The Hound of Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

I have never read a Sherlock Holmes book before. All my knowledge comes from the BBC tv series and I was a bit worried as I don’t like that version...

Louisa May Alcott: Her life, Letters and Journals

As this is a non-fiction novel, I can’t use the criteria that I’d normally use. I will discuss my overall enjoyment. It starts off quite nicely, I always enjoy the...

A Tale of Two Cities

I’ve read a few of Charles Dickens’ books, and it’s always difficult to read the first time round. This was the first read through of this book and I struggled...

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A Tale of Two Cities

I’ve read a few of Charles Dickens’ books, and it’s always difficult to read the first time round. This was the first read through of this book and I struggled...

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A Tale of Two Cities

I’ve read a few of Charles Dickens’ books, and it’s always difficult to read the first time round. This was the first read through of this book and I struggled...

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My Bullet Journal Story

Discovering the Bullet Journal I found the bujo method on my NaNoWriMo mentor’s blog, elldimensional. She had done a post describing the method. I, instantly, wanted to give it a...

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New Bullet Journal

The Main Areas I’ve been waiting such a long time to use this bujo, I think I bought it in October. I carried over the same daily layout I had...

My Bullet Journal Story

Discovering the Bullet Journal I found the bujo method on my NaNoWriMo mentor’s blog, elldimensional. She had done a post describing the method. I, instantly, wanted to give it a...

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New Bullet Journal

The Main Areas I’ve been waiting such a long time to use this bujo, I think I bought it in October. I carried over the same daily layout I had...

My Bullet Journal Story

Discovering the Bullet Journal I found the bujo method on my NaNoWriMo mentor’s blog, elldimensional. She had done a post describing the method. I, instantly, wanted to give it a...

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New Bullet Journal

The Main Areas I’ve been waiting such a long time to use this bujo, I think I bought it in October. I carried over the same daily layout I had...

My Bullet Journal Story

Discovering the Bullet Journal I found the bujo method on my NaNoWriMo mentor’s blog, elldimensional. She had done a post describing the method. I, instantly, wanted to give it a...

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New Bullet Journal

The Main Areas I’ve been waiting such a long time to use this bujo, I think I bought it in October. I carried over the same daily layout I had...

My Bullet Journal Story

Discovering the Bullet Journal I found the bujo method on my NaNoWriMo mentor’s blog, elldimensional. She had done a post describing the method. I, instantly, wanted to give it a...

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New Bullet Journal

The Main Areas I’ve been waiting such a long time to use this bujo, I think I bought it in October. I carried over the same daily layout I had...

My Bullet Journal Story

Discovering the Bullet Journal I found the bujo method on my NaNoWriMo mentor’s blog, elldimensional. She had done a post describing the method. I, instantly, wanted to give it a...

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Louisa May Alcott: Her life, Letters and Journals

As this is a non-fiction novel, I can’t use the criteria that I’d normally use. I will discuss my overall enjoyment. It starts off quite nicely, I always enjoy the...

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Louisa May Alcott: Her life, Letters and Journals

As this is a non-fiction novel, I can’t use the criteria that I’d normally use. I will discuss my overall enjoyment. It starts off quite nicely, I always enjoy the...

Tag Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott: Her life, Letters and Journals

As this is a non-fiction novel, I can’t use the criteria that I’d normally use. I will discuss my overall enjoyment. It starts off quite nicely, I always enjoy the...

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December Review: Buddhism, Meditation & Mental Health

December review is a bit late, I know. You know how it is though, when you’ve plenty of free time, you end up doing next to nothing! Buddhism I read...

The Buddha's Teaching: An Introduction by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

This book is freely available at Dhamma Talks. It is a short introduction to the teachings of the Buddha. Thanissaro Bhikkhu does not go into much detail, if you are...

Buddhism, Meditation & Mental Health

This blog is a result of my meditations. I started to notice the amount of time and energy I waste scrolling through Instagram or playing games. I hope that writing,...

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December Review: Buddhism, Meditation & Mental Health

December review is a bit late, I know. You know how it is though, when you’ve plenty of free time, you end up doing next to nothing! Buddhism I read...

Buddhism, Meditation & Mental Health

This blog is a result of my meditations. I started to notice the amount of time and energy I waste scrolling through Instagram or playing games. I hope that writing,...

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December Review: Buddhism, Meditation & Mental Health

December review is a bit late, I know. You know how it is though, when you’ve plenty of free time, you end up doing next to nothing! Buddhism I read...

Buddhism, Meditation & Mental Health

This blog is a result of my meditations. I started to notice the amount of time and energy I waste scrolling through Instagram or playing games. I hope that writing,...

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Goals: February & March

I’ve posted about my February goals in this post. February Review Writing I wrote 3,222 words and finished writing chapter 3 and 4. Both chapters are up on Scribophile -...

Holidays

School holidays in France. Even though I’m childless and don’t work a school orientated job - we’ve decided to take this week off and spend it in the Jura. It...

Goals: January & February

I’ve had an amazing start to 2020. This month has opened so many different avenues in my life. Normally, I write a Buddhism & Meditation update, I decided to do...

Fitness Journal

I started running in February 2017. Growing up, I hated every form of exercise. When I met my boyfriend, we started walking and hiking a lot. Every weekend we try...

December Review: Buddhism, Meditation & Mental Health

December review is a bit late, I know. You know how it is though, when you’ve plenty of free time, you end up doing next to nothing! Buddhism I read...

Buddhism, Meditation & Mental Health

This blog is a result of my meditations. I started to notice the amount of time and energy I waste scrolling through Instagram or playing games. I hope that writing,...

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Sick Week

I’ve been hit with a few different types of illnesses to finish off this year! I get quiet graphic in this post, this is my warning, if you don’t like...

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Day 5

Dear world, Day 5 of isolation. The sun is splitting the rocks - mocking me! Scarlett is the only creature who ventures outdoors. Until today that is - we must...

Day 1

Dear World, The zombie apocalypse has arrived. In the shape of a virus. Which, come to think of it is how most of the zombie apocalypses came about. Interesting. France’s...

Christmas Holidays

Since 2015, we’ve been lucky enough to spend our Christmases in the Alps, Champagny-en-Vanoise. This year was our last year going there. Knowing this, we both wanted to profit from...

Sick Week

I’ve been hit with a few different types of illnesses to finish off this year! I get quiet graphic in this post, this is my warning, if you don’t like...

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Sick Week

I’ve been hit with a few different types of illnesses to finish off this year! I get quiet graphic in this post, this is my warning, if you don’t like...

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2020 Reading List

Last year, I did a reading challenge where I had to read 24 books in 2019. I accomplished this challenge and was a bit surprised that I did accomplish it....

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2020 Reading List

Last year, I did a reading challenge where I had to read 24 books in 2019. I accomplished this challenge and was a bit surprised that I did accomplish it....

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Fitness Journal

I started running in February 2017. Growing up, I hated every form of exercise. When I met my boyfriend, we started walking and hiking a lot. Every weekend we try...

Writing Goals 2020

This blog is working the way I wanted it to, it has motivated me to go back writing. Many years ago, I joined a writing forum: Scribophile, when I started,...

2020 Reading List

Last year, I did a reading challenge where I had to read 24 books in 2019. I accomplished this challenge and was a bit surprised that I did accomplish it....

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2020 Reading List

Last year, I did a reading challenge where I had to read 24 books in 2019. I accomplished this challenge and was a bit surprised that I did accomplish it....

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2020 Reading List

Last year, I did a reading challenge where I had to read 24 books in 2019. I accomplished this challenge and was a bit surprised that I did accomplish it....

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2020 Reading List

Last year, I did a reading challenge where I had to read 24 books in 2019. I accomplished this challenge and was a bit surprised that I did accomplish it....

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Happy Easter

Dear Fiona, Happy Easter! Day 30 It’s another Draw with Don challenge. What do you think? As I followed along with Don, I realised that I draw in the reverse...

2020 Reading List

Last year, I did a reading challenge where I had to read 24 books in 2019. I accomplished this challenge and was a bit surprised that I did accomplish it....

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2020 Reading List

Last year, I did a reading challenge where I had to read 24 books in 2019. I accomplished this challenge and was a bit surprised that I did accomplish it....

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2020 Reading List

Last year, I did a reading challenge where I had to read 24 books in 2019. I accomplished this challenge and was a bit surprised that I did accomplish it....

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2020 Reading List

Last year, I did a reading challenge where I had to read 24 books in 2019. I accomplished this challenge and was a bit surprised that I did accomplish it....

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The Hound of Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

I have never read a Sherlock Holmes book before. All my knowledge comes from the BBC tv series and I was a bit worried as I don’t like that version...

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The Hound of Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

I have never read a Sherlock Holmes book before. All my knowledge comes from the BBC tv series and I was a bit worried as I don’t like that version...

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The Hound of Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

I have never read a Sherlock Holmes book before. All my knowledge comes from the BBC tv series and I was a bit worried as I don’t like that version...

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The Hound of Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

I have never read a Sherlock Holmes book before. All my knowledge comes from the BBC tv series and I was a bit worried as I don’t like that version...

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The Buddha's Teaching: An Introduction by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

This book is freely available at Dhamma Talks. It is a short introduction to the teachings of the Buddha. Thanissaro Bhikkhu does not go into much detail, if you are...

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The Buddha's Teaching: An Introduction by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

This book is freely available at Dhamma Talks. It is a short introduction to the teachings of the Buddha. Thanissaro Bhikkhu does not go into much detail, if you are...

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The Buddha's Teaching: An Introduction by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

This book is freely available at Dhamma Talks. It is a short introduction to the teachings of the Buddha. Thanissaro Bhikkhu does not go into much detail, if you are...

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The Buddha's Teaching: An Introduction by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

This book is freely available at Dhamma Talks. It is a short introduction to the teachings of the Buddha. Thanissaro Bhikkhu does not go into much detail, if you are...

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Christmas Holidays

Since 2015, we’ve been lucky enough to spend our Christmases in the Alps, Champagny-en-Vanoise. This year was our last year going there. Knowing this, we both wanted to profit from...

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Christmas Holidays

Since 2015, we’ve been lucky enough to spend our Christmases in the Alps, Champagny-en-Vanoise. This year was our last year going there. Knowing this, we both wanted to profit from...

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Christmas Holidays

Since 2015, we’ve been lucky enough to spend our Christmases in the Alps, Champagny-en-Vanoise. This year was our last year going there. Knowing this, we both wanted to profit from...

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Christmas Holidays

Since 2015, we’ve been lucky enough to spend our Christmases in the Alps, Champagny-en-Vanoise. This year was our last year going there. Knowing this, we both wanted to profit from...

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Christmas Holidays

Since 2015, we’ve been lucky enough to spend our Christmases in the Alps, Champagny-en-Vanoise. This year was our last year going there. Knowing this, we both wanted to profit from...

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New Bullet Journal

The Main Areas I’ve been waiting such a long time to use this bujo, I think I bought it in October. I carried over the same daily layout I had...

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Writing Progress

Dear Penny, Sometimes it’s so hard to write a letter - just keep putting it off and then weeks have gone by and I haven’t shared any news. It’s the...

Writer's Block

Day 33 Dear Penny, Saying I have writer’s block is a bit dramatic. However, I’ve screeched to a grinding halt on the writing front. I can’t even finish the last...

Series Bible

Series Bible - a reference tool where the writer puts EVERYTHING about their story into. It can be a physical folder or electronic. At some point in the past, I...

Show and Tell

I’m back writing my novel and I’m doing it from scratch. I have an outline that gives me the basic points: point of view (PoV), time of day (ToD), weather,...

Writing Goals 2020

This blog is working the way I wanted it to, it has motivated me to go back writing. Many years ago, I joined a writing forum: Scribophile, when I started,...

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Writing Goals 2020

This blog is working the way I wanted it to, it has motivated me to go back writing. Many years ago, I joined a writing forum: Scribophile, when I started,...

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Writing Goals 2020

This blog is working the way I wanted it to, it has motivated me to go back writing. Many years ago, I joined a writing forum: Scribophile, when I started,...

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Fitness Journal

I started running in February 2017. Growing up, I hated every form of exercise. When I met my boyfriend, we started walking and hiking a lot. Every weekend we try...

Writing Goals 2020

This blog is working the way I wanted it to, it has motivated me to go back writing. Many years ago, I joined a writing forum: Scribophile, when I started,...

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Fitness Journal

I started running in February 2017. Growing up, I hated every form of exercise. When I met my boyfriend, we started walking and hiking a lot. Every weekend we try...

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Fitness Journal

I started running in February 2017. Growing up, I hated every form of exercise. When I met my boyfriend, we started walking and hiking a lot. Every weekend we try...

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Show and Tell

I’m back writing my novel and I’m doing it from scratch. I have an outline that gives me the basic points: point of view (PoV), time of day (ToD), weather,...

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Show and Tell

I’m back writing my novel and I’m doing it from scratch. I have an outline that gives me the basic points: point of view (PoV), time of day (ToD), weather,...

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Show and Tell

I’m back writing my novel and I’m doing it from scratch. I have an outline that gives me the basic points: point of view (PoV), time of day (ToD), weather,...

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Show and Tell

I’m back writing my novel and I’m doing it from scratch. I have an outline that gives me the basic points: point of view (PoV), time of day (ToD), weather,...

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Podcasts Part Three

The next 6 podcasts that I listen to. Click for Part One and Part Two. Beo ar Éigean RTÉ I subscribed to this podcast a year ago when I started...

Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

Podcasts Part One

Today’s post is very late. I struggled to think of what I should post and also I was super busy too. I scrolled through lists of “blog post ideas” and...

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Podcasts Part One

Today’s post is very late. I struggled to think of what I should post and also I was super busy too. I scrolled through lists of “blog post ideas” and...

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Podcasts Part One

Today’s post is very late. I struggled to think of what I should post and also I was super busy too. I scrolled through lists of “blog post ideas” and...

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Podcasts Part One

Today’s post is very late. I struggled to think of what I should post and also I was super busy too. I scrolled through lists of “blog post ideas” and...

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Podcasts Part One

Today’s post is very late. I struggled to think of what I should post and also I was super busy too. I scrolled through lists of “blog post ideas” and...

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Podcasts Part One

Today’s post is very late. I struggled to think of what I should post and also I was super busy too. I scrolled through lists of “blog post ideas” and...

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Podcasts Part One

Today’s post is very late. I struggled to think of what I should post and also I was super busy too. I scrolled through lists of “blog post ideas” and...

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Podcasts Part One

Today’s post is very late. I struggled to think of what I should post and also I was super busy too. I scrolled through lists of “blog post ideas” and...

Tag Tenderfoot TV

Podcasts Part One

Today’s post is very late. I struggled to think of what I should post and also I was super busy too. I scrolled through lists of “blog post ideas” and...

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Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

Podcasts Part One

Today’s post is very late. I struggled to think of what I should post and also I was super busy too. I scrolled through lists of “blog post ideas” and...

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Podcasts Part One

Today’s post is very late. I struggled to think of what I should post and also I was super busy too. I scrolled through lists of “blog post ideas” and...

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Podcasts Part One

Today’s post is very late. I struggled to think of what I should post and also I was super busy too. I scrolled through lists of “blog post ideas” and...

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Podcasts Part One

Today’s post is very late. I struggled to think of what I should post and also I was super busy too. I scrolled through lists of “blog post ideas” and...

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Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

Podcasts Part One

Today’s post is very late. I struggled to think of what I should post and also I was super busy too. I scrolled through lists of “blog post ideas” and...

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The Writing Community

My blog is my journal. I wanted a place that wasn’t a social media account to express myself. When I publish my book (because I will, eventually) and if you...

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The Writing Community

My blog is my journal. I wanted a place that wasn’t a social media account to express myself. When I publish my book (because I will, eventually) and if you...

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The Writing Community

My blog is my journal. I wanted a place that wasn’t a social media account to express myself. When I publish my book (because I will, eventually) and if you...

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The Writing Community

My blog is my journal. I wanted a place that wasn’t a social media account to express myself. When I publish my book (because I will, eventually) and if you...

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The Writing Community

My blog is my journal. I wanted a place that wasn’t a social media account to express myself. When I publish my book (because I will, eventually) and if you...

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Goals: January & February

I’ve had an amazing start to 2020. This month has opened so many different avenues in my life. Normally, I write a Buddhism & Meditation update, I decided to do...

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Goals: February & March

I’ve posted about my February goals in this post. February Review Writing I wrote 3,222 words and finished writing chapter 3 and 4. Both chapters are up on Scribophile -...

Goals: January & February

I’ve had an amazing start to 2020. This month has opened so many different avenues in my life. Normally, I write a Buddhism & Meditation update, I decided to do...

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Goals: February & March

I’ve posted about my February goals in this post. February Review Writing I wrote 3,222 words and finished writing chapter 3 and 4. Both chapters are up on Scribophile -...

Goals: January & February

I’ve had an amazing start to 2020. This month has opened so many different avenues in my life. Normally, I write a Buddhism & Meditation update, I decided to do...

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Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

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Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

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Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

Tag Nigel Poor

Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

Tag Earlonne Woods

Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

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Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

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Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

Tag Kevin C. Olohan

Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

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Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

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Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

Tag Madeleine Baran

Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

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Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

Tag Fin Dwyer

Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

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Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

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Podcasts Part Three

The next 6 podcasts that I listen to. Click for Part One and Part Two. Beo ar Éigean RTÉ I subscribed to this podcast a year ago when I started...

Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

Tag Connie Walker

Podcasts Part Two

The second instalment of the podcasts that I listen to! You can find Podcasts Part One here. Dr. Death Wondery Reported and hosted by Laura Beil, Dr. Death is a...

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Approaching the Dhamma

“Obsession with Origins”: Attitudes to Buddhist Studies in the Old World and the New by Richard Gombrich Initially when I decided to read Approaching the Dhamma - I wanted to...

L'étranger by Albert Camus

L’étranger by Albert Camus L’étranger is to French students what To Kill a Mockingbird is to Anglophone students. A book everyone has underlined, scribbled notes in the margins, and stuffed...

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L'étranger by Albert Camus

L’étranger by Albert Camus L’étranger is to French students what To Kill a Mockingbird is to Anglophone students. A book everyone has underlined, scribbled notes in the margins, and stuffed...

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L'étranger by Albert Camus

L’étranger by Albert Camus L’étranger is to French students what To Kill a Mockingbird is to Anglophone students. A book everyone has underlined, scribbled notes in the margins, and stuffed...

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Series Bible

Series Bible - a reference tool where the writer puts EVERYTHING about their story into. It can be a physical folder or electronic. At some point in the past, I...

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Writer's Block

Day 33 Dear Penny, Saying I have writer’s block is a bit dramatic. However, I’ve screeched to a grinding halt on the writing front. I can’t even finish the last...

Series Bible

Series Bible - a reference tool where the writer puts EVERYTHING about their story into. It can be a physical folder or electronic. At some point in the past, I...

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Series Bible

Series Bible - a reference tool where the writer puts EVERYTHING about their story into. It can be a physical folder or electronic. At some point in the past, I...

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Holidays

School holidays in France. Even though I’m childless and don’t work a school orientated job - we’ve decided to take this week off and spend it in the Jura. It...

Series Bible

Series Bible - a reference tool where the writer puts EVERYTHING about their story into. It can be a physical folder or electronic. At some point in the past, I...

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Holidays

School holidays in France. Even though I’m childless and don’t work a school orientated job - we’ve decided to take this week off and spend it in the Jura. It...

Series Bible

Series Bible - a reference tool where the writer puts EVERYTHING about their story into. It can be a physical folder or electronic. At some point in the past, I...

Tag Richard Gombrich

Approaching the Dhamma

“Obsession with Origins”: Attitudes to Buddhist Studies in the Old World and the New by Richard Gombrich Initially when I decided to read Approaching the Dhamma - I wanted to...

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Approaching the Dhamma

“Obsession with Origins”: Attitudes to Buddhist Studies in the Old World and the New by Richard Gombrich Initially when I decided to read Approaching the Dhamma - I wanted to...

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Holidays

School holidays in France. Even though I’m childless and don’t work a school orientated job - we’ve decided to take this week off and spend it in the Jura. It...

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Holidays

School holidays in France. Even though I’m childless and don’t work a school orientated job - we’ve decided to take this week off and spend it in the Jura. It...

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Holidays

School holidays in France. Even though I’m childless and don’t work a school orientated job - we’ve decided to take this week off and spend it in the Jura. It...

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Happy Easter

Dear Fiona, Happy Easter! Day 30 It’s another Draw with Don challenge. What do you think? As I followed along with Don, I realised that I draw in the reverse...

Holidays

School holidays in France. Even though I’m childless and don’t work a school orientated job - we’ve decided to take this week off and spend it in the Jura. It...

Tag Beo ar Eigean

Podcasts Part Three

The next 6 podcasts that I listen to. Click for Part One and Part Two. Beo ar Éigean RTÉ I subscribed to this podcast a year ago when I started...

Tag RTE

Podcasts Part Three

The next 6 podcasts that I listen to. Click for Part One and Part Two. Beo ar Éigean RTÉ I subscribed to this podcast a year ago when I started...

Tag Secular Buddhism

Podcasts Part Three

The next 6 podcasts that I listen to. Click for Part One and Part Two. Beo ar Éigean RTÉ I subscribed to this podcast a year ago when I started...

Tag Noah Rasheta

Podcasts Part Three

The next 6 podcasts that I listen to. Click for Part One and Part Two. Beo ar Éigean RTÉ I subscribed to this podcast a year ago when I started...

Tag Serial

Podcasts Part Three

The next 6 podcasts that I listen to. Click for Part One and Part Two. Beo ar Éigean RTÉ I subscribed to this podcast a year ago when I started...

Tag This American Life

Podcasts Part Three

The next 6 podcasts that I listen to. Click for Part One and Part Two. Beo ar Éigean RTÉ I subscribed to this podcast a year ago when I started...

Tag Sarah Koenig

Podcasts Part Three

The next 6 podcasts that I listen to. Click for Part One and Part Two. Beo ar Éigean RTÉ I subscribed to this podcast a year ago when I started...

Tag Someone Knows Something

Podcasts Part Three

The next 6 podcasts that I listen to. Click for Part One and Part Two. Beo ar Éigean RTÉ I subscribed to this podcast a year ago when I started...

Tag David Ridgen

Podcasts Part Three

The next 6 podcasts that I listen to. Click for Part One and Part Two. Beo ar Éigean RTÉ I subscribed to this podcast a year ago when I started...

Tag The Adventure Zone

Podcasts Part Three

The next 6 podcasts that I listen to. Click for Part One and Part Two. Beo ar Éigean RTÉ I subscribed to this podcast a year ago when I started...

Tag The McElroys

Podcasts Part Three

The next 6 podcasts that I listen to. Click for Part One and Part Two. Beo ar Éigean RTÉ I subscribed to this podcast a year ago when I started...

Tag The Fall Line

Podcasts Part Three

The next 6 podcasts that I listen to. Click for Part One and Part Two. Beo ar Éigean RTÉ I subscribed to this podcast a year ago when I started...

Tag Exactly Right

Podcasts Part Three

The next 6 podcasts that I listen to. Click for Part One and Part Two. Beo ar Éigean RTÉ I subscribed to this podcast a year ago when I started...

Tag March

Goals: February & March

I’ve posted about my February goals in this post. February Review Writing I wrote 3,222 words and finished writing chapter 3 and 4. Both chapters are up on Scribophile -...

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Day 1

Dear World, The zombie apocalypse has arrived. In the shape of a virus. Which, come to think of it is how most of the zombie apocalypses came about. Interesting. France’s...

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Draw with Don

Dear world, Day 18 I went on a mad binge there - writing 1K words five days a week. I crashed over the weekend which is ironic because I’d signed...

Day 5

Dear world, Day 5 of isolation. The sun is splitting the rocks - mocking me! Scarlett is the only creature who ventures outdoors. Until today that is - we must...

Day 1

Dear World, The zombie apocalypse has arrived. In the shape of a virus. Which, come to think of it is how most of the zombie apocalypses came about. Interesting. France’s...

Tag COVID-19

Day 5

Dear world, Day 5 of isolation. The sun is splitting the rocks - mocking me! Scarlett is the only creature who ventures outdoors. Until today that is - we must...

Day 1

Dear World, The zombie apocalypse has arrived. In the shape of a virus. Which, come to think of it is how most of the zombie apocalypses came about. Interesting. France’s...

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Day 5

Dear world, Day 5 of isolation. The sun is splitting the rocks - mocking me! Scarlett is the only creature who ventures outdoors. Until today that is - we must...

Day 1

Dear World, The zombie apocalypse has arrived. In the shape of a virus. Which, come to think of it is how most of the zombie apocalypses came about. Interesting. France’s...

Tag day 5

Day 5

Dear world, Day 5 of isolation. The sun is splitting the rocks - mocking me! Scarlett is the only creature who ventures outdoors. Until today that is - we must...

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Day 5

Dear world, Day 5 of isolation. The sun is splitting the rocks - mocking me! Scarlett is the only creature who ventures outdoors. Until today that is - we must...

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Day 5

Dear world, Day 5 of isolation. The sun is splitting the rocks - mocking me! Scarlett is the only creature who ventures outdoors. Until today that is - we must...

Tag St patricks church

Day 5

Dear world, Day 5 of isolation. The sun is splitting the rocks - mocking me! Scarlett is the only creature who ventures outdoors. Until today that is - we must...

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Draw with Don

Dear world, Day 18 I went on a mad binge there - writing 1K words five days a week. I crashed over the weekend which is ironic because I’d signed...

Tag day 18

Draw with Don

Dear world, Day 18 I went on a mad binge there - writing 1K words five days a week. I crashed over the weekend which is ironic because I’d signed...

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Draw with Don

Dear world, Day 18 I went on a mad binge there - writing 1K words five days a week. I crashed over the weekend which is ironic because I’d signed...

Tag don conroy

Draw with Don

Dear world, Day 18 I went on a mad binge there - writing 1K words five days a week. I crashed over the weekend which is ironic because I’d signed...

Tag the den

Draw with Don

Dear world, Day 18 I went on a mad binge there - writing 1K words five days a week. I crashed over the weekend which is ironic because I’d signed...

Tag clown

Draw with Don

Dear world, Day 18 I went on a mad binge there - writing 1K words five days a week. I crashed over the weekend which is ironic because I’d signed...

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Draw with Don

Dear world, Day 18 I went on a mad binge there - writing 1K words five days a week. I crashed over the weekend which is ironic because I’d signed...

Tag bob ross

Draw with Don

Dear world, Day 18 I went on a mad binge there - writing 1K words five days a week. I crashed over the weekend which is ironic because I’d signed...

Tag krita

Seven-year Anniversary!

Dear Everyone! Today, 3rd of July is my anniversary of moving to France. At the beginning, it was rough - I’m not going to bore you with the details. I...

The Block

Dear Fiona, I’m so sorry! It’s been too long. I’ve experienced yet another block. After a solid month of flopping around and writing posts but not having the capability to...

Draw with Don

Dear world, Day 18 I went on a mad binge there - writing 1K words five days a week. I crashed over the weekend which is ironic because I’d signed...

Tag open source

Draw with Don

Dear world, Day 18 I went on a mad binge there - writing 1K words five days a week. I crashed over the weekend which is ironic because I’d signed...

Tag Claudian's Keys

Letter to Benj

Dear Benj, It’s been a while, I know, I’ve been reading though. I swear! Have you? I finished two books this week: Claudian’s Keys by Krystal-Ann Melbourne and Lady Susan...

Tag Krystal-Ann Melbourne

Letter to Benj

Dear Benj, It’s been a while, I know, I’ve been reading though. I swear! Have you? I finished two books this week: Claudian’s Keys by Krystal-Ann Melbourne and Lady Susan...

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Letter to Benj

Dear Benj, It’s been a while, I know, I’ve been reading though. I swear! Have you? I finished two books this week: Claudian’s Keys by Krystal-Ann Melbourne and Lady Susan...

Tag Jane Austen

Letter 2 to Benj

Dear Benj, I finally found my Zap book where I’d started writing my latest book review letter! It starts with “I’m on a roll - reading wise!” which was true...

Letter to Benj

Dear Benj, It’s been a while, I know, I’ve been reading though. I swear! Have you? I finished two books this week: Claudian’s Keys by Krystal-Ann Melbourne and Lady Susan...

Tag Peaky Blinders

Letter to Benj

Dear Benj, It’s been a while, I know, I’ve been reading though. I swear! Have you? I finished two books this week: Claudian’s Keys by Krystal-Ann Melbourne and Lady Susan...

Tag Hourly History

Letter 2 to Benj

Dear Benj, I finally found my Zap book where I’d started writing my latest book review letter! It starts with “I’m on a roll - reading wise!” which was true...

Letter to Benj

Dear Benj, It’s been a while, I know, I’ve been reading though. I swear! Have you? I finished two books this week: Claudian’s Keys by Krystal-Ann Melbourne and Lady Susan...

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Letter 2 to Benj

Dear Benj, I finally found my Zap book where I’d started writing my latest book review letter! It starts with “I’m on a roll - reading wise!” which was true...

Letter to Benj

Dear Benj, It’s been a while, I know, I’ve been reading though. I swear! Have you? I finished two books this week: Claudian’s Keys by Krystal-Ann Melbourne and Lady Susan...

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Letter 2 to Benj

Dear Benj, I finally found my Zap book where I’d started writing my latest book review letter! It starts with “I’m on a roll - reading wise!” which was true...

Letter to Benj

Dear Benj, It’s been a while, I know, I’ve been reading though. I swear! Have you? I finished two books this week: Claudian’s Keys by Krystal-Ann Melbourne and Lady Susan...

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Happy Easter

Dear Fiona, Happy Easter! Day 30 It’s another Draw with Don challenge. What do you think? As I followed along with Don, I realised that I draw in the reverse...

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Happy Easter

Dear Fiona, Happy Easter! Day 30 It’s another Draw with Don challenge. What do you think? As I followed along with Don, I realised that I draw in the reverse...

Tag Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Dear Fiona, Happy Easter! Day 30 It’s another Draw with Don challenge. What do you think? As I followed along with Don, I realised that I draw in the reverse...

Tag Day 30

Happy Easter

Dear Fiona, Happy Easter! Day 30 It’s another Draw with Don challenge. What do you think? As I followed along with Don, I realised that I draw in the reverse...

Tag Covid-19

Happy Easter

Dear Fiona, Happy Easter! Day 30 It’s another Draw with Don challenge. What do you think? As I followed along with Don, I realised that I draw in the reverse...

Tag school education

Happy Easter

Dear Fiona, Happy Easter! Day 30 It’s another Draw with Don challenge. What do you think? As I followed along with Don, I realised that I draw in the reverse...

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Happy Easter

Dear Fiona, Happy Easter! Day 30 It’s another Draw with Don challenge. What do you think? As I followed along with Don, I realised that I draw in the reverse...

Tag illustration

Happy Easter

Dear Fiona, Happy Easter! Day 30 It’s another Draw with Don challenge. What do you think? As I followed along with Don, I realised that I draw in the reverse...

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Writer's Block

Day 33 Dear Penny, Saying I have writer’s block is a bit dramatic. However, I’ve screeched to a grinding halt on the writing front. I can’t even finish the last...

Tag Ed Greenwood

Writer's Block

Day 33 Dear Penny, Saying I have writer’s block is a bit dramatic. However, I’ve screeched to a grinding halt on the writing front. I can’t even finish the last...

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Writer's Block

Day 33 Dear Penny, Saying I have writer’s block is a bit dramatic. However, I’ve screeched to a grinding halt on the writing front. I can’t even finish the last...

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Writing Progress

Dear Penny, Sometimes it’s so hard to write a letter - just keep putting it off and then weeks have gone by and I haven’t shared any news. It’s the...

Writer's Block

Day 33 Dear Penny, Saying I have writer’s block is a bit dramatic. However, I’ve screeched to a grinding halt on the writing front. I can’t even finish the last...

Tag writer's advice

Writer's Block

Day 33 Dear Penny, Saying I have writer’s block is a bit dramatic. However, I’ve screeched to a grinding halt on the writing front. I can’t even finish the last...

Tag writing progress

Writing Progress

Dear Penny, Sometimes it’s so hard to write a letter - just keep putting it off and then weeks have gone by and I haven’t shared any news. It’s the...

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Writing Progress

Dear Penny, Sometimes it’s so hard to write a letter - just keep putting it off and then weeks have gone by and I haven’t shared any news. It’s the...

Tag Work in progress

Writing Progress

Dear Penny, Sometimes it’s so hard to write a letter - just keep putting it off and then weeks have gone by and I haven’t shared any news. It’s the...

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Writing Progress

Dear Penny, Sometimes it’s so hard to write a letter - just keep putting it off and then weeks have gone by and I haven’t shared any news. It’s the...

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Letter 2 to Benj

Dear Benj, I finally found my Zap book where I’d started writing my latest book review letter! It starts with “I’m on a roll - reading wise!” which was true...

Tag Duchesse de Duras

Letter 2 to Benj

Dear Benj, I finally found my Zap book where I’d started writing my latest book review letter! It starts with “I’m on a roll - reading wise!” which was true...

Tag Incidents in the Life of a Slave girl

Letter 2 to Benj

Dear Benj, I finally found my Zap book where I’d started writing my latest book review letter! It starts with “I’m on a roll - reading wise!” which was true...

Tag Harriet Jacobs

Letter 2 to Benj

Dear Benj, I finally found my Zap book where I’d started writing my latest book review letter! It starts with “I’m on a roll - reading wise!” which was true...

Tag Linda Brent

Letter 2 to Benj

Dear Benj, I finally found my Zap book where I’d started writing my latest book review letter! It starts with “I’m on a roll - reading wise!” which was true...

Tag Sense and Sensibility

Letter 2 to Benj

Dear Benj, I finally found my Zap book where I’d started writing my latest book review letter! It starts with “I’m on a roll - reading wise!” which was true...

Tag J.R.R. Tolkien: A life from Beginning to End

Letter 2 to Benj

Dear Benj, I finally found my Zap book where I’d started writing my latest book review letter! It starts with “I’m on a roll - reading wise!” which was true...

Tag One Piece

Letter 2 to Benj

Dear Benj, I finally found my Zap book where I’d started writing my latest book review letter! It starts with “I’m on a roll - reading wise!” which was true...

Tag Eiichiro Oda

Letter 2 to Benj

Dear Benj, I finally found my Zap book where I’d started writing my latest book review letter! It starts with “I’m on a roll - reading wise!” which was true...

Tag vectors

The Block

Dear Fiona, I’m so sorry! It’s been too long. I’ve experienced yet another block. After a solid month of flopping around and writing posts but not having the capability to...

Tag vector drawing

The Block

Dear Fiona, I’m so sorry! It’s been too long. I’ve experienced yet another block. After a solid month of flopping around and writing posts but not having the capability to...

Tag writing block

The Block

Dear Fiona, I’m so sorry! It’s been too long. I’ve experienced yet another block. After a solid month of flopping around and writing posts but not having the capability to...

Tag creative block

The Block

Dear Fiona, I’m so sorry! It’s been too long. I’ve experienced yet another block. After a solid month of flopping around and writing posts but not having the capability to...

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The Block

Dear Fiona, I’m so sorry! It’s been too long. I’ve experienced yet another block. After a solid month of flopping around and writing posts but not having the capability to...

Tag rhyming

The Block

Dear Fiona, I’m so sorry! It’s been too long. I’ve experienced yet another block. After a solid month of flopping around and writing posts but not having the capability to...

Tag alliteration

The Block

Dear Fiona, I’m so sorry! It’s been too long. I’ve experienced yet another block. After a solid month of flopping around and writing posts but not having the capability to...

Tag experimenting

The Block

Dear Fiona, I’m so sorry! It’s been too long. I’ve experienced yet another block. After a solid month of flopping around and writing posts but not having the capability to...

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Seven-year Anniversary!

Dear Everyone! Today, 3rd of July is my anniversary of moving to France. At the beginning, it was rough - I’m not going to bore you with the details. I...

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Seven-year Anniversary!

Dear Everyone! Today, 3rd of July is my anniversary of moving to France. At the beginning, it was rough - I’m not going to bore you with the details. I...

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Seven-year Anniversary!

Dear Everyone! Today, 3rd of July is my anniversary of moving to France. At the beginning, it was rough - I’m not going to bore you with the details. I...

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Seven-year Anniversary!

Dear Everyone! Today, 3rd of July is my anniversary of moving to France. At the beginning, it was rough - I’m not going to bore you with the details. I...