How To Improve Your Writing – Training Series – Video 1


How To Improve Your Writing – Video 1. To quote Brendon Burchard, ‘Common sense is not always common practice’. In this how to improve your writing training series, I will look at some of the ways to improve your writing. This is video one of 6.

I am off from my day job for 7 days to rest; recharge; to work on my Asexual Perspectives book and go to a small asexual meet-up that I organised; catch up on admin; and create a weekly schedule for my 7 business niches now I have decided to pursue my passion of creating an Ebook store full of my own books to help you in your own personal and professional development and go for gold where Kindle is concerned.

Always stay quirky and write soon

Sandra

Something Quirky Is Going On In Exeter!


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Something quirky is going on in Exeter! Around Exeter are different statues of rhinos advertising Paignton Zoo. A much more modern and novel way of marketing a business. It could also prove useful for writing inspiration. 

Being a quirkily vibrant girl, I particularly love the vibrant colours of this one!
Stay quirky and write soon

Sandra 

TAKE A BREAK!


Wherever you are, no matter what you do, remember to take a break for you. 

Whether your interests are water, scenery or pets – or something else, take time to recharge you! And get great inspiration for writing too.

Stay quirky and write soon

Sandra

Dear Diary – I’ve Missed You: A Night Time Poem For Writer’s


Dear Diary – I’ve Missed You: A Night Time Poem For Writer’s

It’s been a while since I really let rip my writing talent in my diary. This night it felt so good to get back into writing and just let it flow throughout my soul. This was a poem that just poured out of me and I wanted to share it with you.

Stay quirky

Sandra

Disneyland Paris Quirky Writing Prompts


Hi everyone

To those of you who enjoy my Quirky Weekly Wednesday Writing Prompts and wondered has happened to them, they will be back.

As I have a ton of photos from my Disneyland Paris/London holiday to share with you, as well as video footage, I will be predominantly posting posts about those for at least the next couple of weeks.

I am pleased to say that Snuggles has improved in health and seems to be healing. I am praying it stays that way. Thanks to every one of you who has sent their well wishes. After Cinnamon was suddenly severely sick and passed away before my holiday, it’s been an intense and emotionally difficult time for me. Snuggles is my furry kid and furry soulmate. It’s her 3rd birthday tomorrow, and she has plenty of potential years ahead of her. I have her birthday party stuff ready for tomorrow evening when I see her.

To give you a taste of Disneyland Paris. Here are some quirky Disneyland Paris writing prompts to wet your appetite.

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Terror Tower – Enter at your peril!

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The coffin moved! Welcome to Nutterville, where only the quirky nutters live.

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It was a back to the future moment.

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The castle was on fire!

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It was a fairytale come true. I knew from this moment on, my life would change for the better, forever.

Embrace your quirky and write soon.

Sandra

Quirky Weekly Wednesday Writing Prompts


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Hope you had a great quirky week? This week’s quirky writing prompts, to fuel your creativity and inspire a masterpiece:

1) She lit a match and threw it at his face!

2) Excuse me…… Why is your burger moving?

3) It’s not all about you.

4) As if by magic, the camera became alive. “Stop putting your fingers all over me”, she said.

5) The orange figure had no face, but I could see his pain.

Until next time
Embrace your quirky and write soon
Sandra

Quirky Weekly Wednesday Writing Prompts


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Here are this week’s writing prompts, to fuel your creativity.

1) She stared at him. Was it really that long ago ……….

2) This moment, was the opportunity of a lifetime.

3) She was a business woman by day, and a disco diva by night.

4) He couldn’t believe his eyes.

What do you think?

Write soon
Sandra

New Feature – Wednesday Weekly Writing Prompts – To spark ideas for stories


Hi everyone

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As a Writer, I love coming up with my own ideas for stories. I am blessed to have a mind that is constantly thinking of new ideas. I realise how useful it can be, to read, see, hear, or do anything, that sparks the creative switch to ignite the brain into story mode.

From now on, I will be attempting to write a weekly Wednesday Writing Prompts post, to spark ideas for stories. There will be no genre restriction. I will try to keep them to around 4 per week and away you go.

What do you think of this? Good idea?

To start the ball rolling. Here are this week’s prompts:

1) She licked the chocolate ice-cream off his nipple. That was tasty ice-cream, she thought to herself.

2) He switched the tap on and blood gushed out of it. What was he going to do now?

3) I had never seen an elephant sat on a roof before. It looked quite comical.

4) He splattered her with ink. She wasn’t impressed.

Write soon

Sandra

Weekend Edition – Too Old, Stealing Ideas + Great Reads and Writing Tips


Hi everyone

I got back in the early hours of this morning from London, having been to The Business Show at the ExCeL centre, for two days. I heard from some super authors that have had their books published by Wiley, who publishes the Dummies series.

I read this post and felt compelled to share it with you. This is a fantastic post about not being ashamed to read whatever books you like and creating originality out of stories that have been written before, using your own ” mash up“.

Look out for my interview with Author Ian Kane, coming soon to this blog. His new book is called “Rising Storm” and is part of his “Fading Empires” series. You are going to love his book, love his answers and love him.

Write soon
Sandra

Live to Write - Write to Live

You’re too old for that.

pin lengleI was in the children’s room of my beloved library earlier this week and was horrified to hear a mom tell her son to put a particular book back because he was “too old” for it. She said, “That’s too easy for you.” I actually winced.

I’m sure this mom was very well-meaning. I’m sure she just wanted to encourage her son to try something a little more challenging. But, you are never – NEVER – too old for any book. I’ve shared it before, but I’m going to share again the wonderful quote from the fabulous Madeleine L’Engle, “You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”

I am, by chronological reckoning, a full-fledged adult, but I will never, ever stop reading so-called children’s books. Some…

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Have you got the guts to run your own writing business?


Hi everyone

I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you, that liked and shared my blog article “Have you got the guts to run your own business” on Sage One. It could just as easily have been called “Have you got the guts to run your own writing business.”

For those of you who are currently unemployed and interesting in starting your own writing business, this article explains how the Enterprise Club Start-up Training Course can help you, by finding out if you have got what it takes to start and run a business. At the end of the course you will be able to decide whether or not you have a viable business model with a business plan that predicts a profit. You can use this business plan to apply for the National Enterprise Allowance. With the National Enterprise Allowance (NEA) you get the opportunity to work with a business mentor and the chance of having a loan of up to £1000. I did this course whilst I was unemployed last year and learnt a lot of valuable information, knowledge and skills, that has helped me on my way to turning my writing into a business.

As you can see from the following screen shot, the article has received good feedback and lots of sharing across social media. In particular I want to give a humungous thank you to Louise from Inspire your business, who took the time to comment on the blog post itself on the Sage One website. Louise, you are awesome and your support is greatly appreciated. For anyone interested in running their own business, Louise’s blog offers inspiration and advice. Here is the link to her site: inspireyourbusiness.wordpress.com

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If you want to know if you have got the guts to run your own writing business, here is the link to my blog article: sageone.com/2013/08/23/guts-to-run-your-own-business/

Please let me know what you thought of the article and what further advice, help and support you would like?

Write soon

Sandra