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Call for submissions: update

Still time to submit your writing to Free Verse Revolution for the January theme -‘Earth’

FREE VERSE REVOLUTION

Dear readers & contributors,

January is proving to be a long month on FVR and so submissions have slowed down.

I still have 6 spaces left for contributing writers and I would love to fill them with your work!

If you are interested please see the guidelines on our submissions page.

The theme is Earth but your poem or prose can be loosely linked, the theme is just a starting point. I accept previously published pieces too!

In the event you have already contributed this month, I would appreciate it if you could share this post. Thank you!

Happy writing!

Kristiana

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Dear Boris Johnson, I’ve Had A Couple Of Thoughts…

Author Lucy Brazier has thoughts on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s priorities – eminently sensible from a not to be messed with Englishwoman of the highest order (albeit quite short though) – hat’s off to Lucy and all Nans out there! Read on for smiles and education!

Lucy Brazier

… And I’d like to I share them with you. I don’t know much about running a country, or how to get out of the EU, or what to do about the NHS. But I do know a few other things which I think you might find useful.

One of the things I know about is hats and what a remarkable force for good they can be. Very often when I go out and about in my best hats, people stop and comment on how nice they are and ask where I got them. A good hat is an excellent conversation starter between perfect strangers and also offers marvellous opportunities for polite discourse. Not only am I able to pass on details of my milliner – an independent trader, thereby stimulating the local economy – I am able to return a similar extolment to my new friend, perhaps complimenting their…

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Promote Yourself Monday April 29, 2019

It’s Monday and maybe hard to do but why not pop over to the Go Dog Go Cafe and leave a link to your words and read others too …

Go Dog Go Café

Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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A Walk In The Woods – A Sneak Peek…

If you like short stories …

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As many of you know, my books of short stories, A Walk In The Woods is available to pre-order from Amazon (UK) and Amazon (US). Would you like a sneak peek and to read part of the first story? Well, here you go:

A Walk in the Woods

“Look at that, Jenny. Quick! Over
there,” I say, my finger jabbing in the air, pointing at the two squirrels
darting in and out of the trees.

She laughs, a
melodious chuckle bubbling in her throat. Her eyes dance in delight at the
spectacle, following the grey blur of fur as the animals race up a tree trunk,
disappearing into a sea of brilliant auburns, rusts and coppers. A branch bounces
up and down and golden leaves tumble to the ground to nest with others who’ve
found a new home on the forest floor.

I suck in a deep
breath. Then…

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Brexit Bloody Brexit

The truth, as near truth can be … I’ve not read anything more balanced or better written … you’ll not see this in the UK press … it should be … well done, Lucy.

Lucy Brazier

One of the most contentious and discussed subjects for generations, there is no doubt that there is little fresh information I can bring to the Brexit debate. The recent success of the ‘People’s Vote’ march and petition to revoke Article 50 – juxtaposed against the sad and rather creepy handful of Farage supporters shuffling about the place – has brought genuine hope to Remain supporters that Brexit will be cancelled altogether. But is it really as simple as that?

The referendum was a close run thing. In 2016 16,141,241 people voted to Remain in the EU. 17,410742 voted to Leave. At the time of writing*, the petition to revoke Article 50 sits at almost 6 million signatures, so that’s still 10 million short of people who voted to Remain in the first place – and voting requires significantly more effort than clicking a link and filling in a few details…

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Promote Yourself Monday March 25, 2019

At sun rise in the UK woke to find ‘Promote Yourself Monday’ in play – time to leave your words over at the Go Dog Go Cafe …

Go Dog Go Café

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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The Geeky Guide to WordPress – Gutenberg in 10 Steps

Thanks to Simon ‘maybe next week’ is now ‘maybe this week’ for trying this….

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As I’ve been doing this blogging thing a little while now and it seemed a good idea to pass on a few of the things that I’ve learned over the five years that I’ve been doing this. In easy and often geeky steps you’ll be taken through the steps and point out the pitfalls of taking your blog seed and growing it into something really amazing.


The Gutenberg post editor has arrived and as with all change there’s something else to learn and a few ruffled feathers. I’m just coming to grips with it myself so I thought I would be helpful and give you my bloggies a few pointers.

1. Blocks

The first thing you need to know is the Gutenberg editor is built around blocks. For those of you that don’t know Gutenberg was the father of modern printing – he transformed the world with his innovative use…

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Promote Yourself Monday – February 4, 2019

Another week, first ‘Promote Yourself Monday’ of February – drop a link to a line or few of your creative poetry or prose over at the ‘Go Dog Go Cafe’ via the re-blogged post below …

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Welcome to Promote Yourself Monday.  All Go Dog Go Cafe readers, guest writers, and baristas are invited to post one link to one specific post (600 words or less please!) from your blog into the comments section below.

If you post a link, be sure to read some of the other great writing people have linked to.

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