Words and Scenes Blog page

To my readers,

Thank you for your patience as I have taken a rest from blogging this past year.

I hope you have enjoyed the re-posted blogs, even if you have read them before. Re-posting my blogs has enabled me to continue to keep this site ‘live’.

I’ve been an article-writer mostly, but this has slowed right down, and I’m sure that is for good reason because I need time for my next project: I have decided to write my personal story in a book!

I’ve not written a book before, though I have toyed with some ideas. However, this project is something much more personal, which is why you won’t see any more about it yet.

I plan to write blogs fortnightly, or monthly if need be, until the end of this year, and then reassess again, so – as they say – watch this space.


The blog categories:

why write?

My ‘Why Write’ blogs include inspirational and encouraging blogs.

writing process

My ‘writing process’ blogs are mostly for helpful hints and useful instruction on how to write better.


Although writing will continue to take centre stage for the blogs, there will be some on photography too.

Make use of the Search box!

Because there are over 200 blogs in the archive, you may want to make use of the Google or WordPress boxes search to help you find previous blogs of interest.

You will find these in the sidebar on the right side of the page, beside the blogs.

You can also click on the words ‘Older Entries’ in red at the bottom of the blogs, and it will open up earlier blogs in reverse chronological order.

The blogs are the main purpose of the Words and Scenes site, so please check them out.

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Growing your writing career.

Growing your writing career.

Whether you are just leaving school, or you are seeking your 2nd or subsequent career, if you are considering writing as a career, you need to have some idea of whether or not it will suit you. Writing is not going to be an overnight success story. Just put a few...

Words are the writer’s painting strokes.

Words are the writer’s painting strokes.

Most people will have heard of the saying ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’, and it is true in many respects.  However, a picture created in your head as a result of reading a writer’s description can make quite an impression – possibly even than a physical...

Written Language: A Talent to Cherish

Written Language: A Talent to Cherish

  Your unique combination of character qualities and talents are made apparent by the words you use. Words define you. This is true for spoken or written speech, but as a writer, you can be known for your personal style many years after you’ve laid down your pen....

The Professional Writer’s Attitude

The Professional Writer’s Attitude

Being a professional writer starts with attitude – your attitude, that is. ‘Attitude’ is a word that has several meanings, both physical and mental.  The aspects of meaning that concern me here are a mental position, state of mind or emotional feeling toward...

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