Since I am still wicked ill, I can’t get my head to work enough to write a full article but I’m tired of missing posting on this blog. So here are some of my favourite blogs. Not all of them because I have loads I love.
Please check them out!
Pearl R Meaker – [Pearl’s Pearls] – https://pearlrmeaker.wordpress.com/
Lorraine Ambers – https://lorraineambers.com/blog-written-in-amber/
Don Messenzio – https://donmassenzio.wordpress.com/
Rachel Poli – https://rachelpoli.com/
Chris the Story Reading Ape – https://thestoryreadingapeblog.com/
Brenda – [Caffeinated Ramblings] – https://cyberneticblonde.com/
Robert – [Part-Time Novel] – https://parttimenovel.com/
Tanya Cliff – [The Quill that Shatters Glass] – https://tanyacliff.com/
Amir Ghazi – [World of Horror] – https://amirhoseinghazi.wordpress.com/
Julie Valerie – http://www.julievalerie.com/
Sally – [Smorgasbord] – https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/
Kim Chance – http://www.kimchance.com/blog
MS Harris – https://msharristhoughtsinink.wordpress.com/
Once I kick this illness in the ass I will be back fully, but at the moment I feel like death warmed up and doing anything is taking a lot of my energy.
Thank you for your patience.
About Ari Meghlen
I’ve been a writer since I was given unsupervised access to pens and am unable to write anything shorter than a trilogy. I live in the greener part of the UK with my awesome boyfriend, 3 mad cats and 1 overly-confident budgie. I spend my time lost in imaginary worlds, making jewellery, taking nature photos or watching bad movies. Visit me on Facebook or on my Website or just leave me a comment on this blog. I love comments
This week’s guest poster is the wonderful P.C. Zick, who discusses revamping her contemporary romance series. Enjoy!
Creating a functional family within fiction
By P.C. Zick
“I’m from a dysfunctional family.”
We’ve all heard this statement so much, it’s a cliché—overused and meaningless.
However, as an author, I can turn the cliché into something meaningful. But first, I must make my fictional families as dysfunctional as possible to create the necessary conflict and tension. Once I’ve done that, I can turn them into my ideal version of functional. I don’t mean the vision of what we’d been told a “real” family looks like. Those ideas were created with the 1950s sitcoms, and probably messed us all up when we realized we didn’t have Donna Reed in an apron in the kitchen cooking dinner. Or Mrs. Cleaver greeting the Beaver and Wally with homemade chocolate chip cookies and milk when they came home from a perfect day of school. Fred McMurray wasn’t in the recliner in the den with a pipe waiting to dispense down-to-earth advice to his three sons on how to ask a girl out on a date.
This week’s guest post is an interview with the lovely Kristine Simelda, author of A Face in the River. Enjoy!
Interview with Kristine Simelda
Q01 – When did you decide you wanted to become a writer?
I wore many caps—daughter, wife, mother, artist, florist, horse trainer, gallery manager, and restaurateur before I started to write. But when I took the giant leap and moved from the States to the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica twenty-three years ago, I was so fascinated by the change in environment and the diverse characters I met that I felt compelled to describe my cross-cultural experiences in writing.
This week’s guest post is the lovely Annette Rochelle Aben who has written a short story. Enjoy!
But For The Grace
by Annette Rochelle Aben
Being swallowed by the dark, Caryn felt she’d never live to see the dawn…
Everything was in place. It was only a matter of time. Caryn knew she had made the right decision and there was no turning back.
She settled on the loveseat, glanced at the clock and noted that the hour was fast approaching. Calling to her two companions was unnecessary, her babies hopped up into her lap within moments of her sitting. How funny her male cats were in comparison to the females she had in the past. Her male cats were the most affectionate, always wanting to be on her lap, sleeping next to her in bed and enjoyed being petted. Caryn gently stroked each of the cats pouring as much love as she had into each caress.
I thought I’d write about it finding time! I have done articles on time-management before, but there’s always more to say.
Finding Time sounds so strange, as if rooting between the sofa cushions may yield a few extra scraps of time we didn’t know we had. 🙂
Someone recently asked whether they could make money from writing full time. In truth almost all writers want to write full time. Who doesn’t want to get paid doing what they love?
This week’s guest poster is the awesome author Icky who, with his lovely muse Miss Persephone Plumtartt, discuss some writing wisdom! I hope you all enjoy this post as much as I did 🙂
Icky and Kitka (the cat)
To Speak with Temperance
“Eek! Dig it, Miss Plumtartt! We are guest hosts on Ari Meghlen’s highly touted writing blog, ‘Eternal Scribbler’!
“Quite so, Mr. Temperance. Miss Meghlen is very kind. Is there a purpose for our being here?”
“Oh, yes Ma’am! Miss Ari wants me to share some writing advice!”
“ . . .
I beg your pardon, sir, but did you say that you were consulted for writing wisdom? Tell me, why did you not explain your lack of understanding on the subject and make your apologies, eh hem?”
There is an ironic reason this blog post never made it up on Friday. It was because I haven’t been dealing well with my tough times.
In truth this year has put me through the wringer and because last year was pretty rough too, I am just struggling to find the energy to keep going.
Friday was particularly hard and I crashed badly. Now there is nothing more depressing than feeling hollowed out by everything and realising you really don’t have anyone you can talk to.
This week’s guest poster is the wonderful Toni Cox, author of the Elemental Trilogy, who shares with us her experiences and difficulties she has overcome and how writing played a part in that. Enjoy! 🙂
My love for reading began when I was 11 years old and I was given a book for Christmas. It was “The Black Stallion” by Walter Farley. I started horse riding when I was very young, so the book spoke to me on so many different levels. From then on, I saved every bit of pocket money I could and bought one book of the series every month.
I have been an avid reader since then, reading a variety of genres, but the fantasy genre holds a very special place in my heart. Fantasy books are an escape from reality and when you feel that you need to step away from life for a little while, a good fantasy book can do that for you.