“It’s not always about the brains” ~ My Fantastic Friday Fiction Offering…

It's not always about the brain Friday Fiction poem blog

So here’s the thing.  I needed inspiration for my ‘fantastic friday fiction’ offering.  I wanted to write a piece of fiction for Friday Fiction (a linky run by fellow blogger Nicola Young that I’m new to and am keen to join in with).  I mused on how to flex my creative muscles (in between working on my #NextBigThing project) and it came to me in a blinding flash of well, inspiration!…

You see each week I choose a Footnote & Anecdote from my desk diary and I’ve decided to do an experiment ;) I do love an experiment!  Each Friday I will share a short piece of fictional writing (obviously!) that has been inspired by the ‘Footnote’ that I chose the previous Monday for my blog linky.

And here it is:

It’s not always about the brains

Take a look at the smooth surface of the cabbage,

Compared to the nobbly brain ‘nodes’ of the cauli;

As the latter graduates from college,

They should, in theory, get more ‘lolly’.

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But this isn’t always the case,

Oh no ’tis not so,

For the cabbage may have their wit

And more ‘get up and go’.

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It’s not always about the brains

But how you think things through,

We’re all different after all,

There’s one ‘me’, there’s one ‘you’…

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Inspired by the quote “Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.” ~ Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American author and humorist

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A murder on the underground ~ October #PaperyPeep

Murder on the Underground October #PaperyPeep blog

 

Last month I shared my reading stack for #PaperyPeep and this month I have well and truly got my paper groove on!

I’ve been reading ‘Whispers Underground’ by Ben Aaronovitch.  It appealed initially because:

“…down in the dark, in the tunnels of London’s Underground, the buried rivers, the Victorians sewers, there are whispers of vengeance from beyond the grave.”

Oooh a murder on the underground !  And so far so good.  It’s extremely well-written and the snippets of ‘theory’ behind the magic is amazing.

What else papery?  I got some pretty coloured envelopes for postcircle for an absolute song :)  Our little bear’s multitude of stickers have been used to jazz up the writing paper (while she isn’t looking of course…) and I’ve been receiving lovely snail mail too.

What could be better?  And with my thirst for paper sated, let’s see what November will bring… :)

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A personal rhyme from you to them,
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Get in touch today, waste no more time,
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“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

 

In the back seat of the car ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

Back seat poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting blog

In the back seat of the car…

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In the back seat of the car

I am lost in my own thoughts;

How I expected you to be,

I am not entirely sure.

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After a long and bumpy fall

You’re bound to be out of sorts,

I try not to be down

But upbeat in my thoughts.

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You’re still here and that’s what matters,

You’re battered, bruised and broken,

Your recovery depends a lot

On positive words to be spoken…

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By Carol Cameleon for #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

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A personal rhyme from you to them,
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Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

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…for those personal times”

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My NextBigThing writing project turned on its head…

WhatimWriting blog my #NextBigThing writing project turned on its head

Last week I took a bit of a #NextBigThing break for the purposes of this #WhatImWriting linky.  I also took an unintentional break from blogging in general due to a nasty viral infection.  This week I’m hoping to catch up with reading the #WIW posts from last week’s linky.  (Watch our for the sharing tweets!)

So back to my break from #NextBigThing ~ it was the best thing I could have done.

I still wrote for my project (in between being poorly) and in the process I seem to have turned it on its head.  A first edit of the Introduction has seen the audience change.  My #NextBigThing is all about managing your emotions through understanding chakras and it was originally going to be aimed at children from pre-school upwards.  After the edit though, I have found that the language is erring towards 8+ year olds and maybe even older.  This is okay but I am keen to re-focus on the younger age-group at some point (maybe in a whole new book).  For now though, I seem to be ‘in my flow’ and in my experience that’s something that must never be interrupted!

That’s what I love about writing.  It can be turned on its head at any point!  I really, truly believe that the analogy (yet to be revealed!) I have for my project works really well and keeps it simple…

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Footnotes and Anecdotes ~ Week 16 life quotes revisited

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Week 16 revisited…for the love of words

This week’s #Footnotes is a repeat of last week’s.  Blame the lurgy and not knowing which way is up… I will finish writing my Friday Fiction post for this week, which was supposed to be posted last week!
“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.”
Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American author and humorist
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Which ‘Footnote and Anecdote’ would you like to add?
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Here’s the original ‘Footnotes’ post explaining how it works.

And watch out for an added twist when I turn my interpretation of the quote into a piece of a fiction and link up with Nikki Young and Friday Fiction on… you guessed it, Friday!

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Virtually All Sorts pick of the blogs ~ round-up 25

Weekly round-up 25 best blogs

Okay so this week has been pretty much a complete wipe-out on the reading blogs front.  Why?  The lurgy, that’s why!  But not one to be down-trodden or defeated, I now feel almost normal again and hopefully usual ‘weekly round-up’ service will resume next week.  In the meantime, I’d like to share 2 blogs from 2 lovely ladies who linked up to #WonderfulWorldofWriting this week and in doing so, put a smile back on my face!  Thank you ladies:

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She’s very, very nearly there and I for one can’t wait to read the book by Renee at Mummy Tries…

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And I’m waiting in anticipation to see what Chrissie at Muddled Manuscript comes up with for #NaNoWriMo… I’m almost tempted to give it a go myself ;)

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Take a few minutes to read their posts and the comments…

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What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

Psst… If you like quotes, you will love my ‘Footnotes and Anecdotes’ linky, you can read all about it here.  The next post is up tomorrow :)

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Our problems are like raindrops ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting

Our problems are like raindrops ~ poem #WonderfulWorldofWriting blog linky

My #WonderfulWorldofWriting blog linky

Our problems are like raindrops

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Our problems are like raindrops,

Sometimes coming from nowhere,

Soaking through your clothes to your skin,

Sending you into despair…

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But think on this a while

As the rain trickles down your nose,

Collecting more and more water,

From your fingers to your toes…

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You may feel saturated with

Problems from time to time,

Like you’ll never dry out; why can’t problems

Be hung out on the line?..

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Now, write each problem on some paper,

Then hang it up for air,

The problem drips dry, evaporates,

A solution may be there…

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Make every day a  ‘washing day’

To cleanse your heart and soul,

The deluge of problems makes a puddles,

Make dispersing it your goal…

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By Carol Cameleon for #WonderfulWorldofWriting

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Prose for Thought

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Is it someone’s birthday and you don’t know what to do?

Let me write a personal rhyme especially for you.

~

A personal rhyme from you to them,
it’s unique, bespoke and easy.
Get in touch today, waste no more time,
It’s really easy peasy…

“Bespoke Rhymes

…for those personal times”

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Hopelessley devoted to writing…

whatimwriting blog linky hopelessly devoted postcircle washi tape

I’m taking a bit of a break away from my #NextBigThing project this week for the #WhatImWriting linky.  It’s heading in the right direction behind the scenes but this week I’ve been enjoying writing good old-fashioned letters :)  I’m now part of 2 postcircle groups and love to unwind while keeping my penpals in the loop of my goings-on.  I find it takes me to another world and lets me forget totally about my writing by partaking in another form of writing!  When I’m at the point where I need to take a little step back for 10 minutes, I pick up my pen, grab my washi tape and off I go!

Next week, normal service will resume but for now as well as being ‘hopelessly devoted to my blog’, I’m hopelessly devoted to my other form of writing :) (cue the song from Grease!)

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Footnotes and Anecdotes ~ Week 16 life quotes

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…for the love of words

“Cauliflower is nohing but cabbage with a college education.”
Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American author and humorist
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Which ‘Footnote and Anecdote’ would you like to add?
~

Linky open 0630 Monday to midnight Saturday GMT

Here’s the original ‘Footnotes’ post explaining how it works.

And watch out for an added twist when I turn my interpretation of the quote into a piece of a fiction and link up with Nikki Young and Friday Fiction on… you guessed it, Friday!

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Virtually All Sorts pick of the blogs ~ round-up 24

Weekly round-up best blogs

I would usually share some of the blogs that I’ve enjoyed reading in the past week or so in this blog post.  But you know what?  It’s been a writing week!  Not ever so much reading as gone on (at least not blog wise), so instead I’ll cut straight to these fantastic bloggers who joined in with my #WonderfulWorldofWriting linky:

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Maddy at Writing Bubble wrote a ‘crazy’ post (her words, not mine!) on the back of searching for a way through writer’s block.  It makes for an entertaining read!  Then Chrissie at MuddledManuscript talked about her relationship with Harry Potter and being ‘saved’ through the escapism the books offered.  And Renee at Mummy Tries described the emotion of ‘joy’ from discovering your are pregnant, and also the anticipation.

Do take a few minutes to read their posts and the comments…

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What was your favourite post of the week?  Share by commenting or sending a tweet @AllSortsHere

Psst… If you like quotes, you will love my ‘Footnotes and Anecdotes’ linky, you can read all about it here.  The next post is up tomorrow :)

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