Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Blog And A Contest

Do you like entering contests? Do you like winning prizes? Do you like making new blogger friends?
Well be sure to stop by Write From the Soul & Visualeyes to learn more about Gail Handler. 

While you are there, check out the contest that is running through June 4th. There are some great prizes being given away. Did I mention one of the prizes was chocolate? Hurry on over and check out this sweet deal before it melts away!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Do You Set Goals For Yourself?

Do you set goals for yourself and then forget about them or do you set goals that you are always working towards, revising as needed? Are your goals vague or specific as to what you want to achieve? Is the time frame you have set for reaching your goals realistic?

Here are a couple of links about setting goals that you may find useful:

The Importance of Setting and Achieving Goals (article)

Goal Setting Guide

What are your thoughts on setting goals?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Full Sentence Translators

Have you ever found yourself trying to translate a sentence you've written into a different language?
Here are a couple of sites you may find helpful: 

DANISH: Cael diwrnod gwych!
ENGLISH: Have a great day! 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Birthday Wishes


Sheila Burnford

Sheila Burnford was born in Scotland on May 11, 1918. In 1941 she married Doctor David Burnford. They had three children. During WW II, Sheila was a volunteer ambulance driver. She died on April 20, 1984, at the age of 65.

Sheila wrote fiction and nonfiction, her readers being both children and adults. Many of her books were on Canadian topics. The book she is best remembered for, The Incredible Journey, won the 1961 Canadian Children's Book of the Year award. The Incredible Journey was also the basis of a popular Disney film, which in turn helped the book to become a bestseller.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


While cleaning out my file cabinet junk drawer, I came across the beginnings of stories started, lists of books, bookmarks, and scrap pieces of paper that had quotes written on them.

I thought it would be fun to share a couple of the quotes here.

The best time for planning a book is while you're doing dishes.
~ Agatha Christie

TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book.
~ Author unknown

No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Do you have a quote you'd like to share?


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