Monthly Archives: February 2015

Reward: A weekly photo challenge

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Not only is SHE my reward… The trip to Disney and the Ice Cream were her reward!

My reward enjoying her reward!

My reward enjoying her reward!

In response to The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Reward

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Rule of Thirds – A weekly Photo Challenge

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Each week the Daily Post has a photo challenge. I am by no means a professional photographer but I do enjoy these challenges!

This week it is the Rule of Thirds – Sometimes the focus of you picture is not in the center but around the edges….

Baby girl and her cousin at the fair!

Baby girl and her cousin at the fair!

Elephant at the Atlanta Zoo

Elephant at the Atlanta Zoo

A girl and her love for the ocean

A girl and her love for the ocean

Undo – The Single Change I Would Make in my Life

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For the most part I wouldn’t change anything in my life.
Because with change means all the circumstances and things that come after could be altered or not exist.

So changing anything that would leave me without my wonderful husband and beautiful daughter is just not an option.

There is however, one moment in time I would change.

It was January 20th, 2012, the day before we were leaving to go on a cruise. We were taking my mother who had never been and always wanted to go. She and I were getting ready to go have a mani-pedi and I walked away from the kitchen as she stood up to go and get ready. In the seconds I walked away she slipped and slid down the back wall, landing on a hard ceramic dog food bowl and breaking her hip.

She didn’t get to go on her cruise, we had been counting down the days.

She would eventually pass away in September. I think the depression that came on after her hip was broken all led to the end for my sweet momma.

So yes, I would change that moment. I would have stayed. I would have made sure she got up and did not fall. I would have let her have her cruise. Maybe she would have still been gone by September, maybe not.

— This post is in response to The Daily Post Prompt – Undo

And now I realize I totally messed up the Prompt… it was to Un-Invent something…. So…. crap….. I would Un-Invent Ceramic Dog food bowls…. 🙂

Mind Mapping 101a

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Great post by Author Bryan Powell.

I just did the mind map on my story that is finished. What I found was most of my mapping seemed to revolve around my secondary character. I have had some people point out that they really felt this character stronger than my main character. It was interesting to realize, that apparently I do to. Likely explains why they did. I may have to revisit and see if I can dig as deep into my main character. Or maybe change the focus and bring my secondary character to the front.

Author Bryan M. Powell

A Mind Mapping ChartMind Mapping 101a

We all know of the two primary methods of writing: Plotting and Pantsing. In Plotting, you methodically plan your story and then build around it. In Pantsing, you write your ideas as they come to you and let the story develop as you go along. However, there is a third way which I discovered only after I’d done it. It’s called Mind-Mapping.

Mind Mapping defined – It’s a visual representation of ideas and words arranged around a central concept. It is a step beyond Plotting. It can be used in planning your day, your week, or your next novel. You can use this system for building your character’s backstory or your plot. It can be used in poetry and even lyric writing.

So let’s get started.

How it works – The process of mind mapping is pretty simple: you let your mind come up with new words…

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Giant Wonders to a Little Girl!

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These pictures are in response to this weeks Daily Post Photo Challenge – Scale…

The giant cow along our route to the "BIG" boat!

The giant cow along our route to the “BIG” boat!

If it was only real, it would have made her trip.

If it was only real, it would have made her trip.

Tiny people GIANT boat!

Tiny people GIANT boat!

She enjoyed all the wonders of our Vacation and EVERTHING was a large scale compared to her!