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Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning

There are many versions of a good morning. Today, for instance, sleeping a little later, then propping up on pillows in the bed to drink coffee and read – ever steadily toward the end of Wolf Hall, which I will … Continue reading

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Free Book Friday: Beautiful Ruins

It’s the first Free Book Friday here at Randa’s Fans! It won’t happen every Friday, but when I have a book in good condition that I no longer need or want to keep for whatever reason, I have decided to … Continue reading

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Standing Desk: A Month of Standing

When I moved to France I was homesick and overwhelmed by the language and I remember thinking, if only I’d been here a month already. I was twenty-two. A month seemed like forever. Now they fly by. It’s already been … Continue reading

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It’s Fine As Long As It’s Perfect: Chapter Titles

“A common mistake authors make is choosing a title that has a particular meaning to them but that no one else understands. Choosing a title that sounds good but doesn’t clue readers in to what’s great about the book also … Continue reading

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Your Shoes

I’m taking an online course, Stunt Writing for Personal Growth. As I responded on an introductory survey, I’m taking the course because: 1. I’m writing a memoir but have not studied memoir writing with an instructor before; am interested in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

For this week’s theme, we were invited to submit multiple photos, experimenting with galleries, which I like, and which I have done before for the 2012 year in review. This week we’re looking at “lines and patterns in the world … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

This week’s challenge isĀ Inside. I was going in a few different directions until I saw this shot at the Tate Modern by Mrs. Carmichael. Even though I’m being a bit of a copy cat, Mrs. Carmichael’s capture reminded me of … Continue reading

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