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Thank you

Dear Subscribers, Readers and Contributors,

Thank you all for your much appreciated support of Positive Words magazine during 2014.

It has been a difficult year on a personal level with illness, tough times for several family members and sadness as my mother has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and my father struggles at times to cope. It has all taken its toll both emotionally and financially but I am forever indebted to all who have continued to support Positive Words, especially those who have sent kind donations towards the printing costs and stamps which have really helped with the huge postage bill (further extended with the rise earlier this year!). As most of you know, the magazine is a labour-of-love and I do not receive wages or payment for my time, so the support is vital and very much valued.

Many of you have also confided you own troubles throughout the year and my thoughts are with you. I do hope your situations improve in the near future.

Unfortunately, perhaps in part due to my distractions elsewhere and lack of time to promote the magazine and competitions, subscriber numbers have fallen but Positive Words will continue as usual through 2015. Apart from my mother’s condition, most of the other situations have improved and I am looking forward to the coming year and encouraging new writers and subscribers in their writing endeavours. Please spread the word if you know of anyone interested in writing.

Once again, my sincere thanks for all the support and encouragement through the year and I look forward to hearing from you all and seeing more of your work in 2015.

Best wishes for a wonderful Christmas and New Year,

Sandra James

 

A Step in the Write Direction

999+ ideas for Creative Writers

By Sandra Lynn James

Want to write but can’t think of anything? Contains more than 999 ideas to get you started. Ideal for writing groups or individuals, beginners or experienced writers.

Priced at: $6.60 (includes postage to anywhere in Australia)

Available from: Sandra James, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria.

The Midas Touch

Today’s writing prompt:

Does anyone know the term for the reverse-Midas-Touch?

Think it might make a good scenario for a story and I’d also like to know because I’m pretty sure I have it right now :(

I wonder if there’s a cure? :)

Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

All I ask this year is for a BIG FAT bank account and a slim body.

And…please don’t get it mixed up like you did last year :(

It’s not my original thought but, sadly, it’s very close to home!

I hope it inspires some fun writing :)

Presents

Today’s writing prompt:

What to buy for . . .

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet?

It’s that time of the year

Today’s writing prompt:

It’s beginning to look a lot like . . .

When I was very young, I thought everyone’s Christmas must have been celebrated in the same way!

Now, I know differently, of course, but also my Christmases have changed a lot over the years.

What does Christmas look like to you?

Role Reversal

Today’s writing prompt:

Role reversal.

Apologies for the lack of prompts over the past week . . . I’ve been caught up with some of life’s ups and downs!

 

Coming out of the Fog

Today’s writing prompt:

Out of the fog emerged . . .

Hope the idea prompts some interesting stories and poems. Don’t forget that submissions (hard copy) for the magazine are always welcome and I have started working on the 2015 issues, so please send them in :)

Me . . . I’m emerging from a very, very foggy brain after completing the NaNoWriMo challenge on Sunday. Phew!!

Home alone as my husband had another commitment, I gave it my very best shot and although I’m sure it will need major editing, changes and re-writing, at least it will be something to work with . . . but definitely not until the New Year!

 

 

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