Book reviews are something I work on. This gives me writing practice and offers an invitation to those who follow me on Goodreads and my blog a taste of the stories and temptation to read the books I review.Everyone has their own pile of Books TO BE READ and their own tastes in what they… Continue reading Back to Book Reviews…
I hope you enjoyed your Valentine's Day. I certainly did as we had our monthly game day catch up with friends, we ate lots, laughed and played 'chicken foot' (it's a great domino game). Here are my February Writing Prompts, to jog my memory and yours, and to keep ideas flowing. Valentine's Day 2021 Theme:… Continue reading How was your Valentine’s Day?
I've just finished Judy Nunn's book 'Territory'. She is a consummate storyteller imparting history in her narratives. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Northern Territory was attacked by the Japanese and it's good to see the story bought into perspective, along with cyclone Tracy, both events destroying the city of Darwin but not breaking the spirit… Continue reading What I’m reading now and next…
I've more stories and writing prompts to share but today and tomorrow to round off January I'll post book reviews of two great books I've read this month. Book Review by Jill Smith©Jan21 Title: Violent Exposure Author: Katherine Howell Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Detective Ella Marconi is on another case. She feels the thrill of… Continue reading Book Reviews for January 2021
Cheers everyone! Have a safe and happy celebration! May 2021 bring you love, time with family members, be creative and innovative and enjoy overcoming challenges. Life is short, live every minute. - Jill
This week I had a Christmas party with my fellow writers The Ten Penner's. It was great to chill out in the pool, talk books, sell a couple of books and eat, drink and be merry. Then I had a Christmas lunch with my fellow volunteers, great workmates and friends at St Vincent de Paul's… Continue reading Christmas Festivities are here!
It's the first of December and I'm reflecting on my achievements this year, I'm looking back on what has been a terrible year in many ways, but successful in others. These were the goals I set myself in January 2020. The first two I have accomplished and am now waiting on the physical proof to… Continue reading Achievements accomplished
I've not been doing daily updates so I'll recap the whole month so far. Editing using the 1hour = 1000 words equation. Although I'm re-writing a lot of the original, and have thrown in book reviews and blog posts. This is my total so far. 29746 / 50000 total words Nov 16, 2020 2000 words Nov 15, 2020 2250 words… Continue reading NaNoWriMo update – Day 16
Book Review by Jill Smith Title: Xenia Navarro and the Magic Ants Authors: Milagros Darling and Lois Wickstrom Publisher: Dreaming Big Publications Xenia Navarro and her brother Lucas live with their mother who is a wonderful cook. Even the town Mayor wants her to cook for him. But the family live under a constant threat,… Continue reading Book Review Xenia Navarro and the Magic Ants by Lois Wickstrom and Milagros Darling
Yesterday, at the The Ten Penners monthly meeting we had a great chat about books, where we're at with our current projects, and what we're all planning to do for NaNoWriMo this November. We compared computer programs and what works best for us individually. We made four great story beginnings in our creative writing exercise.… Continue reading Reading, Writing and friendship