This is how our writing improves if we keep at it. Read, write, repeat!
Some of my favourite snippets from books I've read this year. http://elizabethfoster.com.au/bookish-bites-from-2016/
I hope Santa's sleigh has some of these gifts in it this year. Alyssa Mackay has compiled this fabulous gift list for writers and readers alike.
What a great idea!
Amazing treetop eyrie to spark the imagination! via Maximaxoo
One odyssey is over, and another one begins. Very happy to have found a publisher who loves my book!
Sometimes it can be hard to stay on track when a story is threatening to head off in every direction. Here's one approach to dealing with this dilemma.
Gorgeous shots of a night sky that never sleeps.
Some underwater magic happening here...
If you read a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spiderweb ...of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso and a line tugging in her mouth.
A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate ) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her.
When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as she was thanking them.
Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.
May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you. And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.
I pass this on to you, my friends, in the same spirit.
Life is good.