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Competition Reminder

Just a reminder that competition entries need to be posted by 23 April – don’t worry that they won’t arrive by that date, as long as you post them by then. The postmark will probably have the date on it but even if it is illegible, I’m sure they will be posted on time 🙂

Auspost is not so reliable – I’ve just had a small parcel take five days to travel 50kms (Heathcote to Bendigo) with tracking. Needless to say I will allow plenty of time for all entries to arrive before judging begins.

Thanks for all the support – much appreciated!

Stories & Poems wanted :)

I’ve just posted the March issues and am now getting the April copy ready. It’s not too late (if you post ASAP) to send stories and poems relating to ANZAC DAY. Please send hard copy to The Editor, Sandra James, Positive Words magazine, PO Box 798, Heathcote 3523, Victoria. Full submission details are at the top of the page.

And next . . . I’ll be looking for Mother’s Day stories and poems for the May issue 🙂

Of course, work on any theme is always welcome at any time!

Shame and inspiration

I pot plants (succulents, geraniums etc) and sell them to help raise funds when there’s a shortfall in subs to cover printing and postage costs for Positive Words and earlier this week delivered 20 to a sweet lady in her 80s who had just dug yet another garden bed in her yard (she has quite a few!) and needed plants to fill it. I’ll call you again soon, she told me, I’m sure I’ll be making more.

I’d been feeling a bit tired and overwhelmed after a busy weekend and she put me to shame! I certainly hope I’m up to digging new garden beds when I’m in my 80s 🙂

I came home singing High Hopes (Oops, there goes another rubber tree…) and if I feel a bit tired in future I’ll remind myself of that lady planting all her plants 🙂

What an inspiration!

Has anyone inspired you lately?

Six minutes of fame?

This morning I did a radio interview with ABC South West (WA) Breakfast host Niomi O’Hara.

Who would have thought I would being doing interviews on radio? I’ve always been rather shy and back at school (way back!) used to cringe in my desk seat if the teacher so much as looked in my direction.

I’ve done quite a few now on various radio stations and it does get easier each time…the interviewers have always been lovely and, hopefully, that little tremor in my voice isn’t too obvious!

Niomi kindly gave me a heads up on the questions she would be asking, very handy as one’s mind can go incredibly blank even when talking about something one knows very well 🙂

Lets hope lots of budding writers heard the talk and are inspired to have-a-go and send in some of their work.

I’m just glad they can’t see this editor . . . baggy pink pyjamas, hair frizzing and desperately in need of a cut 😦

My six minutes of fame are over . . . time for a shower and some industrial strength hair product to control the frizz . . . while I wait for LOTS of new submissions to drop int my mail box 🙂

If I can combat my nerves, I’m sure there are many others who can take that first step and bravely send in that special story or poem . . . why not have a go? 🙂

Writing Prompt :)

A little inspiration for some weekend writing . . .

Surely the cold, dark days were finally behind them.

Happy writing 🙂

Mysteries

A writing prompt to get the week started . . .

Mysterious bumps began appearing in the lawn.

I hope it generates lots of great stories and poems 🙂

Frosty

A writing prompt on a chilly morning here in Heathcote . . .

Thick frost crunched on the ground beneath her feet.

I confess I haven’t experienced it this morning, just looked out the window . . . that’s close enough for me just now!

I’ll stay here by the fire for a little longer 🙂

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