Daily Archives: August 7, 2013

Stunt Writing Gratitude Journal Day #17


Today I took my mum to an eye appointment and although I promised myself my gratitude wasn’t going to be self-centred, I have spent the majority of the day thinking about our senses and how precious gifts like this are.


Gratitude Day #17

I am grateful for all five senses.

Especially sight.


I had an eye operation many years ago and realised then what I take for granted now.

Let me not forget how wonderful this world is. Or how much my eyes open up this world to me as a writer, people watching, images, inspiring flashes that pass others by.

We see the parts of the world other’s don’t see.

We hear – taste – touch – and smell with our eyes.

They are, after all, windows into our souls.

FREE Weekend Writing Retreat – You Call It!



timthumbEarlier this evening I posted news of a FREE Online Writing Retreat I am planning for the Autumn (through this blog).

I mind-mapped a lot of ideas for NAMES, then thought it would be fun to let readers of this blog name the event.

The idea behind the retreat will be writing from within. (That was my starting point.)

Please vote ONCE for your favourite event title, thank you.

This Poll is LIVE for 1 Week

*** VOTE NOW! ***

Weekend Writing Retreat on this Blog


I am sitting in the sunshine in my garden with my writing notebook and pen busy mind mapping concepts and ideas. I have come up with some great names and will put them to the vote.timthumb
Watch out for the poll post later today.
This event is planned for October and it would be great if you get involved.
It’s FREE!
You owe it to the writer in you!






FF – Friday Fictioneers – Bidwell Exchange


Oh My Goodness…. this is SO exciting and beats the fortnight where I managed to read every entry 2 weeks in a row! I am the first in!

Rochelle has been posting the prompt for Friday on Wednesdays for a while and usually I am still only 60 something on the list – I happened to be on my reader this morning – right place – right time -and right photo – the story idea just came!

Hope you enjoy my Flash Fiction written for Friday Fictioneers this week! friday-fictioneers Click the button to find out more about this challenge and read other stories!

Bidwell Exchange

copyright-Renee Heath

Copyright -Renee Heath

“That’s the one I want.”

“You sure?” mum asked “She’s a lot older than you.”

“I don’t care!”

Lauren’s mum thought there ought to be more paperwork involved with this sort of thing!

“Please!” Lauren begged.

Gravely her mum nodded, Lauren flung her arms around her, kissing her on the cheek. Mum stared at the radiant smile burning it to memory.

Lauren stepped forward.


“One exchange complete.” The Bidwell Clerk announced unnecessarily, Mum stared up at the tall, slender figure.

Lauren had always wanted to be an ice dancer. It would have cost her childhood either way, she thought.

The Importance of Comments and Reviews


Some great points raised – the epublished author relies even more on the comments and reviews of the reader – If you are lucky enough to have access to downloaded ebooks then you may like to check this out, although I haven’t yet read Adventures in Cargo City – I know that AR Neal CAN write and I have read an excerpt which made me want to go and buy an e-reader!
ENJOY! And don’t forget to LEAVE A REVIEW!

August Writing Schedule


Is up and running! I will prepare September’s schedule before the end of August and get back on track with submissions and deadlines.untitled
I have been busy researching, following some exciting job prospects and enjoying the summer (especially as we bought the house instead of a holiday this year!)
I can sit in my beautiful clear lounge and know that with the exception of the cupboard and conservatory the downstairs living space is DONE!

Happy that I have my writing focus now, I am off to explore a little of what’s happening this week out in Blogland!