Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Why does Betty choose to live this way?

Betty had a good life, until, on the pretence of love and proposing marriage, a slimebag emptied her bank accounts.  She's tried to get the money back but in the meantime had no where to live, and no money, so in desperation she hid all her belongings at her friends place, and took to living in the streets.  She has only been living this way for three months, and plans to move into a house or unit shortly.  She's saving as much of her Centrelink pension as she can.  Food costs are low, thanks to the Salvo's who provide food for homeless people and she makes a point of donating when she has cash.

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Betty's Story

Betty lived right in the city of Adelaide - under a bridge over the River Torrens.  How did she manage?  She had a great plan

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How did Betty Manage?

Living under the Torrens Bridge was not easy, but in her trolley she carried a ground cover (actually a very new tarpaulan that she doubled before she put her swag (bed roll, sleeping bag) on top of it, and when it was really cold, she wore a beanie and rested her head on a blow up pillow.  (They take less room)

Betty managed to keep her small collection of valuable close by her, and she often wore a mask when she slept (it kept her face warm in winter, and scared the other creepy people). 

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Betty's face mask

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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Reverse Dictionary

I found this article through the 31 Days Blogging Challenge in which I am participating.  It is from a blogsite called Pamela Maynard's Pen - and she has written a post called "Four Fantastically Helpful links for Writers.

Another site that you might like to have some fun with if you have a website or a blog or two, is to make your own banner.  It is a free program - and quite easy to use. Info under the banner.

Create your own banner at mybannermaker.com!
Make your own banner at MyBannerMaker.com!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Internet Resources

The internet has loads of information for writers.  It can be overwhelming.  Choose your search words to focus on

  • your preferred genre
  • your location (you'll find out about local events, writers groups etc)
  • writers you know or follow
Sign up to receive newsletters, but if you do not read them regularly, or you discover the content is not what you are seeking, you can always unsubscribe.

Or, you might choose to file them seperately so that you can read them when you have more time.

Take an hour one day to explore what websites cater for your interests. 

Australian writers will find the Australian Writers Marketplace a good resource for information.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Be informed.......

I am going to introduce you to someone from the Gold Coast, Queensland, who has set up an amazing business to assist writers and others.  Her name is Jeannie Barker.  She's a fan of WordPress which is another platform for blogging (I prefer and use Blogger), and she is an active member of the Gold Coast Writers Group.  She offers her services to authors, small business owners, coaches etc, and also has free videos on her website, so you can work through the program on your own.

One amazing thing she has done is create a Writing Journal - and offers it free on her website.  This journal, should you use it, will help you focus on your writing and document what you are doing.

Go to her website - www.JeannieBarker.com

She also creates 3D Book covers for those writers wishing to sell their books online.  Go to this page to read about this service and see covers she has already created. 
 3D Book Covers