Good Morning Monday! A Christmas Wish for my Followers!

christmas-ornament-513506_1280With Christmas only a few days away, this is a special good morning Monday!

I would like to wish YOU a very happy week and send out a virtual *hug* to my faithful followers 🙂

~May your Christmas be full of love and joy. May you relish in this hallmark holiday and make it your own. For Christmas is what you make it to be and even though I don’t necessarily agree with the materialistic side of things, it’s nice to give gifts to loved ones and see their faces on Christmas morning.

A gift can be anything! It can be a song you wrote for your family, a hand-made item, some delicious cookies or a newspaper article that was published last month 😉 which is what I’m giving to my parents this Christmas. These are the types of gifts I love giving.

So my tiny gift to you on this; the second day of winter: A Tiny Christmas Poem 😀 For my followers! Happy Solstice!

A hug and a kiss for a true Christmas wish
A song and dance after a scrumptious fine dish
A day we can share with our loved ones we care
A message of love you don’t want to miss

I don’t know your face, your voice or your touch
But I just want to thank you so very much
For reading my blog and sharing your joy
Your “likes” are like little hugs and kisses and such 🙂

I send you positivity through this virtual world
The vibrations of hope to every boy and every girl
A vision of happiness through the wires and lines
May our souls of prosperity be virtually intertwined

My tiny Christmas wish to all of you wonderful souls
Is to have peace and sanctuary whether you are young or old
For if we are to change the world for the better
It’s going to take more than an ugly Christmas sweater

Let us all rejoice together
Rain or snow or whatever the weather
Near or far it doesn’t take a bus or a car
Right here we can have luck in our endeavors

This is our world in the grand blogosphere
We can share the Christmas love even if we’re not near
So this my tiny wish to you:

I wish you the best my fellow follower; my dear xo

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May your week be full of Christmas LOVE!! 😀 Happy Holidays to all my blogger friends out there ❤

Love ~T

 

 

Randoms Week Day 1: BLOG GAMES! Let’s get to know each other :)

~Hi friends and WELCOME to T’s first round of BLOG GAMES! Feel free to reblog, invite friends or just enjoy the games.

Every day for the next 7 days I will be posting something TOTALLY RANDOM to get to know my fellow bloggers 🙂 That’s right… I want to get to know YOU! Interactive blogging is the best way to get connected and learn about your fellow bloggers.

A favorite quote, an awesome book or a random game… stay tuned to see what’s next!

For today MONDAY we are going to start by playing our first blog game:

LET’S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER! 

How to play: I’ll start by asking 5 questions. Place all of your answers in a row from #1 to #5. What is the final combined answer? The final (random) answer is:
the name of a new mobile restaurant you are about to open 😀 JUST FOR FUN!

1. What is your name?

2. What is your favorite color?

3. Pick a random word that is more than 4 symbols.

4. What is your favorite food?

5. What kind of vehicle do you drive? Or name something with wheels.

Alright friends here is my example answer: Tanya’s Red Inconspicuous Pizza Wagon  😀

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Now you know a few things about me AND you know the name of my new mobile restaurant!

 

YOUR TURN!!!

Write your answers in the comments below to play
LET’S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER! Add your blog link if you ‘d like, start a conversation with someone who shares similar interests and let me know what you think of BLOG GAMES!!

Check back in tomorrow for game #2

GO!!

My journey to becoming a writer. Part two: I need some experience! How do you get experience?

Am I a writer? Can I call myself a writer now that I have a blog and started a novel?

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I keep looking at my writing resume and thinking it’s not really that impressive. I’ve written some poetry and a few short stories but I’ve never actually written anything professionally. Apparently you can’t really make a living just by writing a few novels or just having a blog… so what can I do to make writing a career?

There are 3 main things I’ve learned through this process in becoming a writer:

You have to be very patient

Connecting with people is essential

And… Write what you know

So I’m writing what I know and I’m connecting with other people. Now what?

I still need some experience. I really want to write for a living, so I’ve decided that I should go and talk to some people at some of the local publishing companies around Victoria.

It wouldn’t hurt would it?

There are so many programs and courses out there and trust me I’ve signed up for a good handful but, I need a person to physically show the ropes. Sit me down and point it out. That’s the best way I learn. Every webinar and seminar I attend online teaches me the same key elements to begin a writing career:

1. Find your niche

2. Gather a following

3. Get your work out there

Bada bing bada boom right!?

Well that may take a while so I figure in the meantime I should do something more. I’m going to go to the local magazine publications and the newspapers and see if maybe they will hire me as a freelancer.journal Ok… ok I know that’s a big pipe dream with NO experience… BUT what if someone says yes 🙂

Even if I could just shadow a journalist for one day… call it an internship. That’s what I need.

I need a person who is doing what I WANT to be doing to show me how to do IT!!

I’ve got my not-so-great resumes ready to go with a few samples of my work and cover letters to boot… Let’s call it MY PORTFOLIO. What do you know… I never would have thought that I’d have a portfolio of my writing. A couple of articles about some great local establishments and a short travel story.

Maybe… just maybe… someone might like my work. These are just dreams right!?

Is it possible to make a living as a writer?

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Well I am certainly going to try! In my journey to becoming a successful writer I have to try. Whatever it takes to get my name out there.

But first… I found a course at The University of Victoria in Writing and Literature:

Freelance Journalism in 2014.

https://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/Course/Freelance-Journalism-in-2014/ASWL081/

“How do you get started as a freelancer? Do you work for free? Should you focus on websites or magazines? How do newspapers fit into things? What is the proper query etiquette? There are so many questions when you’re trying to navigate the wilderness of freelancing. This course will help you make sense of them all, while reviewing some of the basics of what makes good journalism. Learn tips on what editors want and how to keep editors coming back to you; learn how to avoid doing what makes editors run the other direction. Learn who you should be writing for, how to find your identity as a writer, how to deal with finances, and go over some basic journalism skills.”

Sounds perfect!!