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The Rhythm of Words

The rhythm of words has always fascinated me.

#free #poetry #ebook 

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…rain…

Rain.

Again.

Trying to see rainbows in the night is difficult.

Unless I close my eyes.

🙂

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A Mind with a View

A MIND WITH A VIEW

Some minds only appear closed, tight, narrow spaces.

It is the hearts that have been locked up.

Within those minds entire worlds exist,

One vaster than the other,

With open meadows

And magic,

Both dark

And light.

Knock gently on those hearts

And have patience.

For once they

Let you in,

You will be

Grateful.

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Champagne in the same boat

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To friends…

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Never fear love

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#love#respect

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Why authors ♡ their characters – by Anita Kovacevic

Why I love Priscilla Parker

To start off the series of posts by guest authors I admire, let me share one of my own favourite characters from my books. Mind you, as every author will say, choosing your favourite character is sort of like picking a favourite child, but this will do for now. Apologies to all my other, well-loved characters who wil get their turn.

Priscilla Parker is an average young woman from my light-hearted chicklit, romantic comedy Average Daydreamer. She is a smart, funny, kind, silly, self-sufficient romantic; all in all, a contradiction in terms just like most of us.

She came to me one summer, after I had just finished writing a very difficult novel (which is still cooling on my shelf), and she was the complete opposite to what I had been writing by then. She kept whispering in my ear, saying: “I know I am just an ordinary girl, but give me a chance, relax, smile, let me fall in love, let me live, and I promise I won’t haunt you.” And then she kept haunting me till I started writing her out of my head. The first ten chapters were on paper in ten days, believe it or not. She was relaxing, made me smile, laugh and find the charming feeling of falling in love again.

Priscilla is funny, clumsy, ambitious, insecure, charming and slightly self-delusional, but she knows the true value of friendship, family and love. She made me feel good about myself and the world, which is so difficult in these times. And I love her for it.

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Purpose

It is not very often I share someone else’s quotes here, but this one just nails it. This matters, this is what I want our children to grow up to and into.
Purpose. Period. No gender, no race, no divisions. Purpose.#kindness #positivity

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Hug Away

Happy #InternationalHugDay!

I hope you’ve hugged and been hugged today! 

#penguin #kidlit #chapterbook #parenting #environment #children 

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