See you over there!

Ending

My ‘story’ here ends here.

I’m consolidating… and have migrated all my posts here in Rambling On to Meanings and Musings, my other blog on WordPress.

If you don’t already know, I had been running these 2 blogs for close to a year (and contributing to another for more than 6 months).  That makes for a rather busy me.

But most importantly, it is time to re-claim myself, to own my writing. How?  I started Meanings and Musings to explore meanings and this blog, Rambling On, to experiment with writing.  They are one and the same, and so I am combining them.  Perhaps you will see another side of me 😉

I am taking a chance, beginning a (somewhat) new journey, I hope you will join me 🙂

Come over for a visit,  have a wander…see you at Meanings and Musings!

– FlorenceT

 

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18 Quotes to Inspire Writers, Bloggers–Everyone.

As I said, I’m a sucker for a good quote…and there are many here!

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The guy that came up with the Positivity campaign has a problem as he sits here and begins typing. He needs to think of something to write about. Part of the beginning an article with an idea yet to be developed is 18-quotespressure to write an article that is specifically about a certain topic. I gave ideas for others involved to do if they wanted help thinking of something. I am contrary to myself at times. I wanted to do an article instead. I think I like to hear myself type. Now, here I am—writer’s blocked.

As I typed those last two words, the idea came to me. There is something that gets in the way of all of us at times. It keeps us from being positive as often as we could. Did you see the words be positive all of the time in that last sentence?

I may…

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5 Psychological Blocks that Stop Bloggers (and Writers) Going from Good to Great

May I suggest this applies to living life and all that our soul compels us to be… yeah, let me begin with writing!

Lit World Interviews

Hi all:

I was checking through some blogs and found one that I felt spoke to me and I thought I’d share it with you to see if it resonates with you too. The original post was in Problogger and it’s a guest contribution by a psychologist, Dr Alice Boyes. You can read it here. Although the title of the post is: 5 Psychological Blocks that Stop Bloggers Going from Good to Great, I felt those apply to writers in general, and of course, many of us are also bloggers.

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To summarise, Dr Boyes mentions five blocks to developing a blogger’s (read writer’s) career:

  1. Imposter Syndrome. You aren’t good enough, you aren’t really a writer, how can you compare with others, who are you trying to fool…This blocks you as you don’t feel you should reach to others whom you view as true… (bloggers, writers, authors…)…

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – “The art of writing”

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday 

 

Flaubert quote

 

It still amazes me how often I begin writing certain of the direction, only to find myself lost.  Then I have to stop and ask myself, “am I really lost?”  I get to explore my belief systems, my values, my priorities – to ask myself if I truly believe that which I am writing, or am I merely parroting. I ask myself ‘why?” and be open to other possibilities.

The journey is exciting.  And no, I am not lost.  I am right where I am.

May we find different parts to ourselves in our meanderings.

– FlorenceT

 

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Solitude

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday 

Solitude & I

Guided by Silver Threading’s quote about the self of a writer, this one by Rainer Maria Rilke (an Austrian poet and novelist) caught my eye… and my heart and soul.

Solitude, something which I need and long for.  Without it, I suffocate.  I need my escape to a world of silence and being alone – where I let my mind wander, where my so-called inattention is not brought to my attention, where I play whimsy, where my imagination takes hold.

Solitude sustains me.

And so it is that I took this photograph (yes, that’s my shadow :-)) during one of my long walks on the beach during a recent family holiday.  Waking up early while the house is quiet, I tiptoed out the front door and headed to the beach.  Feeling the cold wet sand as I took brisk steps along the long stretch of sand, what bliss! Wandering barefooted into the surf, letting the sea water gently caressed as it came to shore.  I had a small window of opportunity – an hour before families headed down to the beach and the squeals and laughter of children were heard. Some yoga and meditation did not go astray.

So, solitude – my dearest friend. Do not stay away too long 🙂

– FlorenceT

 

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State of the LWI Address.

For you who enjoy the written word, who writes, who are involved in any part of the publishing process…

Lit World Interviews

Hello LWI Friends,

First of all I want to thank every single one of you for helping LWI get off to such a great start. I think if people saw the Numbers and heard the Buzz about our site they would be surprised. I know I am. That’s only because I was not expecting to have a team of such great people working on the site with me.

In order of their officially joining the team:
Author Jo Robinson
Author PS Bartlett
Florence Thum
Author Dr. Olga Núñez Miret
Colleen Chesebro
Hugh Roberts

Now I wanted tell all of those who have;

  • Provided me with books for reading and reviewing
  • Sent answers to interview questions
  • Have agreed to interviews

That I am happily working on all of them and have not forgotten. I know it may seem at times as though an interview or review is long in coming but…

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – “Let your words live on”

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday 

My, my, my
Let your bright light shine
Let your words live on
Far beyond this life
Beyond this life


Now, doesn’t that remind you of writing…? 

This is the chorus from Matchbox 20’s song, “My, My, My”.  This is most likely my favourite song of theirs, because it reminds me of Me.

Enjoy!


 

– FlorenceT

 

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – T S Eliot

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday – T S Eliot

 

Emotions

Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware
of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being,
to which we rarely penetrate;
for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.

                                                                       T. S. Eliot
 
– FlorenceT

 

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Maya Angelou

Silver Threading’s Writer’s Quote Wednesday – Maya Angelou

 

Maya Angelou

I care, so I begin,
I dare, so I persist.

An inspiration, a mantra…a light on my path.

– FlorenceT

 

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