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“Black Is the Body” by Emily Bernard — True Stories Well Told

By Sarah White Is there anything so satisfying to hold in one’s hands as a new hardcover book, purchased from a good independent bookstore found on a solo getaway, cracked open in the bookstore’s café? It’s like settling in for … Continue reading

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A Trip to Edinburgh ~ Tin for Ten Years

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Not long after moving to Fife we celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. Our plan was to visit the Lake District where we had honeymooned ~ New Life ~ New Year together. I had always dreamed of staying in a log … Continue reading

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Pilgrims and Allegories ~ Book Launch ~ From Redundancy to Rejuvenation by Diana Jackson

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BACKGROUND ~ I was living in Fife, writing a diary, walking along the Coastal Path in my spare time and reading about the county’s rich history when the idea of writing this fantasy pilgrimage evolved. My situation was a strange … Continue reading

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Pilgrims, paths and personal journeys

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I’ve been thinking of pilgrims, pilgrimages and journeys in life. Is a pilgrim an allegory for the latter? Is it a shared experience or a very personal encounter with … yourself, God, a higher being? What does it mean to … Continue reading

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Loneliness, Doubt but still the Sun Shines

Today I decided to make a first attempt at cover design. Although I formatted Norman’s memoir cover, a friend did the original design. I had an idea but after playing about in Microsoft Word and then trying it out in … Continue reading

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New Home ~ New Life

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Exploring the coast here in Fife to look for somewhere to live, that was close enough to Dunfermline and yet appealed to us country folk from Bedfordshire, wasn’t difficult. ‘It would be lovely to see the Forth,’ I mused one … Continue reading

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Writing Process Blog Hop

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Hi Folks I am really happy that my friend and blogger Pat Ruppel has asked me to take part in a writing blog hop. I apologise that it is a bit delayed since she first asked me but I think … Continue reading

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Writing Readable and Compelling Memoir ~ Cate Macabe’s Approach

Today Cate Macabe has returned as a guest writer to Selections of Reflections and she shares the process of  writing This New Mountain:  We all have stories inside ourselves, pasts filled with quirky characters, impossible situations, and lessons learned. And … Continue reading

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Age Concern Kingston (Upon Thames) ~ Review by Rachel Furze

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I would like to thank Rachel Furze from Age Concern Kingston for this review of ‘The Life and Demise of Norman Campbell’ for their spring newsletter: SPRING NEWS 2014  “Memoirs of an extraordinary man to benefit charity The story of … Continue reading

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The Joys of when Family History and Writing Meet!

My writing has always been inspired by family history. ‘Riduna‘ is a love story set on the Channel Island of Alderney back in the 19th Century, inspired by my great grandmother Harriet Jane who was born there. ‘Ancasta ~ Guide … Continue reading

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