Joining a Blog Challenge Is Like Using CliffsNotes

[This was yesterday’s intended post; it took longer to write than I had anticipated, and since I’m still working on recovering from a virus, I went to bed early!] So, now yesterday‘s Ultimate Blog Challenge writing prompt was to share an imagination of what some aspect of the future might be like, or an analogy … Read more

Spotlight on Girl Blogger Next Door–Michelle Shaeffer

So January 6 was just “one of those days” when I didn’t get much accomplished–mostly because I was exhausted and not feeling well. The deep freeze has hit Maine and my “getting older” bones and joints don’t appreciate it! So backtracking to the writing prompt from the Ultimate Blog Challenge for the sixth day of … Read more

Attention Bloggers – Make Your Blogs Famous with Michelle Shaeffer’s Help!

OK, all you bloggers – if you have been blogging for any length of time, then you know who Michelle Shaeffer is! I just found out about this teaching she’s doing this afternoon and wanted to share it with you; and to be totally upfront, this is an affiliate link:  Make Your Blog Famous. Here’s … Read more


If you are a writer, and involved in writing networks online, you are probably familiar with the acronym “NaNoWriMo” … but if you are NOT, it stands for National Novel Writing Month. It is an annual event, which began in 1999, to encourage writers to create novels in one  month’s time by focusing on writing … Read more