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Winnie-the-Pooh: The Forgotten Connection

Very interesting post from James Osborne about the origins of Winnie the Pooh, if you are a fan then read on….

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Special thanks to CBC Radio for an interview that resurrected this little known story about the origins of Winnie-the-Pooh. Here’s a summary.

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Winnie-the-Pooh was born in Canada! Well, sort of.

It all began in 1914. The First World War was underway in Europe. The Canadian Army was in desperate need of trained personnel to care for the thousands of horses used by the cavalry.

A young veterinarian in Winnipeg heeded the call.

Harry Colebourn soon found himself on a train with scores of other young men destined for the army base in Val Cartier, Quebec. A few hours into their journey the train stopped in White River, Ont., to take on water and coal for the steam engine. Like many other soldiers, Harry stepped off the train to stretch his legs.

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Standing beside the tracks was a man who turned out to be a trapper. He was holding a…

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#HorrorOctober 2016: Week 1 Round-up — Lipsyy Lost & Found

It’s been a busy first week of bloody blogging so here’s a handy summary in case you missed anything. Wouldn’t want that would we!? (Titles link to the posts) Horror October Week 1 (1st – 7th) Welcome to Horror October 2016 Flash Fiction Battle – Vote Now Review: Revisiting An English Ghost Story Review: […]

via #HorrorOctober 2016: Week 1 Round-up — Lipsyy Lost & Found

Reblog via Lipsyy, sadly I am too busy doing final edits,  and have just started a new job, so will be mainly sharing reblogs of my favourite posts in October.

Writing Narrative Endings – Infographic…

Writing Narrative Endings – reblog from Chris at the Story Reading Ape.

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Extract from an article by Kristine Nannini – elementary school teacher, curriculum writer, educational blogger, and founder of Young Teacher Love.

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How many writing pieces have you read with the words THE END scribbled at the bottom? Yes, I know it’s the end. I always tell my students that they don’t have to tell me it’s the end. I should know it’s the end if they’re writing a good ending! The first time I see this in a student’s writing, I write THE END on a piece of paper, crumble it up, and throw it in the trash. It’s like a mini ceremony to say goodbye to THE END, and it sends a strong message!

Barry Lane said it best in his book Reviser’s Toolbox: “Don’t write endings, find them… Endings grow from beginnings and reveal themselves through clues within the story, characters, or ideas.”

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Stunning Photographs of some Lifeforms we share Earth with…

Amazingly stunning photographs of lifeforms we share this earth with – reblog via Chris at the story reading ape blog.

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Top Ten Tuesday for 05/04/16

The Top Ten Bookstagram accounts to follow. A reblog via Jade at Bookmuffin.

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Top Ten Tuesday was originally started by The Broke And The Bookish, where a topic is given every Tuesday and the blogger then produces a top ten list of books to fit the weekly subject. The topic this week is ‘Top Ten Bookstagram Accounts To Follow‘ so here it is:

1. @acupofteaandagoodbook

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Simple yet gorgeous bookish photos, great for finding your next favourite book!

2. @readbooksread

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Lovely compositions and links to her amazing BookTube

3.@commasandampersands

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Everything is just so pretty and colourful!

4. @devin.reads

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Basically a bookworm’s story in pictures, this account is one of my absolute favourites.

5. @_myfictionalworld

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Books and props which go together perfectly

6. @bookstorefinds

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Another amazing account with amazing compositions and props

7. @bookwormboutique

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Bookworm merchandise so beautiful you’ll want to buy it all

8. @dropandgivemenerdy

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Mum and bookworm, and the two combine most admirably in her photos!

9. @alyssaisreading

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Tis the Day of Fools

It’s April 1st!!! What pranks have been played on you today? Or are you the prankster? I went to the dentist – what a way to spend April Fool’s Day for once I was hoping that they were pranking me and my appointment was a joke! But sadly it was not the case….. Enjoy this reblog of a bit of April Fool’s poetry via Charles Yallowitz – Legends of Windemere.

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 Tis the Day of Pranks
Where nothing is what it seems
Or everything is true
Paranoia settles in
With no escape until the dawn
Traps are lurking
Yet maybe they are not
Is that friend genuine
Or coaxing you into their web?
For one day
Everyone is out to get you
Unless they are not
The real truth is
You will never know

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What Wattpad Can Do For You Now

Reblog of P h Solomon’s view of the benefits of Wattpad to emerging writers, after reading this I reckon I should be on it.

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I’m not usually an early adopter when new social media, software and other services hit the public. I like to sit back and see how well it works and let the kinks get worked out.

WattpadThat being said, I recently joined Wattpad – finally – and found that it’s been very beneficial. I know, a writer not on a form of social media designed to share writing. But there are several reasons why you should be on Wattpad, including it’s partnership with Smashwords to feature existing authors.

Reasons I Joined Now

1. With the release of The Bow of Destiny I wanted to share related, pre-release short stories as well as what I’ll be working on in the future.

2. I wanted to interact more with other authors. Let’s face it, writing is a solitary process so the chance to give and receive input from other authors is important.

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Is Your Blog Under Attack?

Great WordPress tips from Hugh at Hugh’s Views and Views. A must see.

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Yes it is and it’s happening every single minute of the day.  However, don’t be alarmed as there are a few simple steps you can put in place to make sure your blog is safe.

Everyday our blogs come under attack from various elements, most are invisible to the eye.  Just like protecting our families, pets, and anything else we value, we should also do all we can to protect our blogs from these threats.

Threats come in all sorts of forms and I have listed below what I do to make sure some of these threats don’t hurt me or my blog.

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We talked about comments in my last post,Is Your Blog As Friendly As You Think It Is?, and many agreed with me that we should respond and acknowledge comments.  However, what do you do if some of the comments are not friendly or do…

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WordPress Tip – Guaranteed You Will Get More Readers!

Great WordPress tip from Belinda Crane about getting all your post out there instead of just some of it…

Let it go

Reblog from Meanings and Musings of this poignant song Let It Go by James Bay.

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When I heard this poignant song, these thoughts assaulted me.  The idea of difference, and uniqueness… At what point do we accept irreconcilable nature? At what point do we decide, enough is enough? At what point do we own ourselves, both light and shadow? At what point do we stand our ground and reclaim ourselves? When do we set free? When will we trust? When will we honour the spirit and human? Do we take action in love or fear?

Do we love enough to let go?

All this delusion in our heads
Is gonna bring us to our knees

So come on let it go
Just let it be

– FlorenceT

© 2015 Copyright reserved. The author asserts her moral and legal rights over this work.

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