SHIRLEY DAVIES-OWENS

SHIRLEY'S SENTIENT SCRIBBLINGS

THE BEST LAID PLANS AND HOW LIFE’S UPS AND DOWNS GET IN THE WAY

August 27, 2017

Tags: Plans change; life gets in the way of creativity;

Starting in January, 2017, I had resolved to add to my Blog regularly, but I guess you could say the Universe had other plans for me.

First of all, I couldn’t resist the pull of auditions for our local theatre group’s spring production of Noel Coward’s, Nude With Violin. This (more…)

TO TWEET OR NOT TO TWEET, THAT IS THE QUESTION, AS WELL AS OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA THOUGHTS

February 10, 2017

Tags: TWITTER, TWEET, NECESSARY EVIL, NECESSARY GOOD. IS ANYBODY READING?INTUITION

I'm frustrated. I would really just like to live my life doing what I love, i.e. writing. I used to be able to do that, and the only decisions I needed to make had to do with plot twists, word choices, mental barricades suddenly manifesting on the creative highway.

Now, I must make (more…)

Marketing

January 28, 2017

Tags: Harder work than writing; reviews so important; which way to go? Public opinion

Marketing is a word that instills fear into the hearts of most writers who, like me, are on their own in their quest for recognition, for sales, for actual recouping of their investment.

Most of us would much rather be writing than racking our brains about give-aways, advertising, public speaking. But unless (more…)

I'm so Tired of Reading Negative News

January 26, 2017

Tags: Negative news, meditation, positive thoughts bring positive results

It's so exhausting these days, reading about what's going on in the world. Negativity saps energy, never mind strength. Negativity interferes with creativity.

For me, it's time to step back, reflect, meditate and think about events in my own immediate world. How can I influence things for the good, and in so doing be (more…)

TODAY'S THE DAY--MY FIRST BLOG

January 20, 2017

Tags: INTIMIDATING, WHAT TO SAY, HOW NOT TO BORE, SUGGESTIONS.

So, here goes. Dithering about won't get me anywhere, will it?

For me, writing a blog is as daunting a proposition as coming up with a synopsis or a biography ... even a short story. My bailiwick is the novel where words--when my muse is alive and well--run free and are not confined by the (more…)

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