Writing and the Creative Imagination


Write and Create (from Creative Writing Course)

How to avoid Writer’s Block




You may also find the following links helpful

from a Google search (my “filing system”- thanks for rescuing me from “sheer utter chaos”, Big G)!



and http://www.creativekiwis.wordpress.com

Happy writing


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The Choice: A Better Way to Live

Simple (yet uplifting and Inspiring) Books by Og Mandino

The Choice

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from a ‘Google’ (my“filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” –thanks“Big G”)

And by that Imean God(far more than Google)…but then perhapsIshould thankboth …



Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, œentertaining (??), impacting, encouraging, empowering, enriching, challenging, igniting, uplifting (and perhaps even) inspiring

(enough there for now, c)


Share, support, uplift, encourage and help spread hope, loveandlight

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Review of THE NAME OF RED by Beena Khan

I love red
Thanks for the nomination (you must be a ‘champion reader, Carterilla!)
enjoy your weekend
“waking up sleepy-head” c

“Just finished my first book. Now I’m going to read another one!”

> Don’t worry about the world ending today
> it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand


Best wishes from the First City to see the light

Carterilla's Notebook

“He brought up her old scars again, and now he couldn’t leave them on the shelf like books to gather dust.”

– Beena Khan

It is a rainy winter night in New York. A sudden downpour has led some pedestrians to take refuge in Kabir’s restaurant ‘Ferdaus’.Among them is an enigmatic woman, looking strikingly beautiful in a sleeveless red dress.She makes her way to the bar and sits there quitely,reading a book she was carrying with her.Everyday after that,she comes to the bar in the evening, and drowns herself in her drinks and books till the restaurant closes.She remains oblivious to everything around her and carries an air of sadness around her.

Kabir is a pragmatic and sensitive man.He wants to know more about this mysterious woman who visits his restaurant everyday.He weaves a unique plan of approach.Everyday,he leaves a new book at the bar with a note in it…

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Picture green gold… — Pondering paws

Wilma in a pantoum. At the Scottish Association of Writers (SAW) conference, I came across the pantoum again. I love this Malaysian poem form. You need to say the words out loud. Then you get how it originated, and how the repetition works best. Poet Sheena Blackhall gave this workshop. She gave us the line […]

Picture green gold… — Pondering paws

Groete Kirsten
Thanks for the follow (+ like(s)

Happy blogging/writing






Beste wensen  from the First City to see the light


Don’t worry about the world ending today

it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

Review of RIOT HEARTS by Livy North

Carterilla's Notebook

Livy North’s adroit writing shines brilliantly throughout her impressive debut novel “Riot Hearts”.

𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐰𝐚𝐬𝐧𝐨𝐝𝐨𝐮𝐛𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐦𝐲𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐄𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐲𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐈𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫, 𝐛𝐮𝐭𝐰𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐛𝐮𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐝. 𝐖𝐞𝐝𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐰𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐮𝐬. 𝐁𝐮𝐭𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐨𝐧, 𝐰𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞. 𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐦𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐞.”

Emory Lauder, nineteen, has recently lost her family in a plane crash.Being the only Lauder left, she inherits a vast fortune along with the responsibilities of Lauder Inc. With her parents’ death, the city’s business scene is volatile. All eyes are on Emory as she shall be playing a pivotal role now that she is in charge of her parent’s company. Emory is mature, smart, sassy, cunning and ambitious. She tackles her new responsibilities with elan. There is no one who…

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Aawaz – A Podcast


Hey folks,

This is not a blog. I have started with my podcast now streaming on anchor, Spotify, Google podcasts, Apple podcasts and similar podcasting applications.

The recording is in Urdu and Hindi for native listeners interested in listening to incredibly famous poems relevant in the mordern times.

I am sharing with you the link to the recent episode. Do save few minutes and listen to it. I promise you won’t regret using your time!

Aawaz – A PodCast

Here you go! Happy listening! 💜

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“Only the person who risks is truly free.”

Craig's Quotes

https://climbingmountainsandchasingdreams.wordpress.com/ “Only the person who risks is truly free.” “You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.” –          Ayrton Senna “You think you have a limit. And so you touch this limit, something happens and you suddenly can go a little bit further.” […]

“Only the person who risks is truly free.” — BOOKS BY CRAIG LOCK

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The Night Before Easter by Natasha Wing

Thanks for the ‘like’ + Happy Easter, Nikki
Don’t worry about the world ending today…
it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand (NZ)

Nikki Cameron

“Twas the night before Easter, just before dawn, Not a creature was stirring out on the lawnE”The Easter bunny takes center stage in this delightful spin on Clement C. Moore’s beloved poem that will send families hopping to the bookstore for an Easter treat sweeter than any sugar plum!

This charming homage to the famous Christmas poem is a wonderful way to preface Easter. A young boy is settling down to sleep on the night before Easter when he hears the Easter Bunny arrive. He follows the bunny through the house as he completes his Easter mission. The poem is loads of rhyming fun that will keep young ones entranced and giggling. The bunny is a picture of delight as leaps about his business. Warm pastels convey Easter in a lovely way and every kid will connect with the young boy and his expressions of clandestine anticipation. I predict that…

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To Become the Sacrificial Lamb


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Thanks for the follow(s) and/or the likes ..

Hi Stephanie
Thanks for the follow

If you want to follow me, go to
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Each day, when I wake up, I have absolutely no idea of how…or where the day will go. I just realised my days are determined and lead down paths from the feedback by my readers and followers around the world, like you. So thanks for the input.

All your comments and feedback encourage (greatly), uplift and even inspire me to follow “this road less travelled”

Happy writing/blogging