Category Archives: Miscellanea

Whatever doesn’t fit exactly in the other categories.

Smile

Today … A few words to make you think, and smile.

Little Susie concluded her prayer by saying: “Dear God, before I finish please take care of Daddy, Mommy, my baby brother, Grandma, and Grandpa … and please, God, take care of yourself, or else we’re all sunk!”

 

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa

 

“Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. What do we live for if not to make the world less difficult for each other?” – George Eliot

 

What makes you smile?

Blessings on your day.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂 

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Top 6 comma problems (infographic)

Do you ever find that as you are writing your stories, or even a letter, you get stuck on where to put a comma, or you wonder if you don’t even need one? I know I get tripped up sometimes.

Below is a helpful infographic that might be useful to you. I hope you can see it okay.  If you need to enlarge it, left click on it and a magnifying glass should pop up with a + symbol in it. Click again to enlarge. When you want to get out of it you can simply hit your back arrow to bring you back to this page … where you can leave a comment. 😉  hint hint

Top 6 Common Comma Problems (Infographic)

Top 6 Common Comma Problems (Infographic)

Do you have problems with any of these in your work?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

 

 

A video for you by John Greene

Today I want to show you a video by John Greene. He is the author who wrote Fault in Our Stars that was published in January 2012. I have the book but haven’t read it yet, and … I might have seen the movie.

Anyway, I found this video that I thought you’d enjoy. He is quite hilarious in his presentation.

Have you read his book (or any of his books) or watched the movie? Does he make you feel better about your own writing?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

 

Quote by Shel Silverstein (verse)

If you are a dreamer, come in.

If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,

a hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean-buyer.

If you’re a pretender come sit by my fire

for we have some flax-golden tales to spin.

Come in! Come in!

– Shel Silverstein

Notice to my blog friends

For most of today I am away from any Internet connection. (I’ll be alright, it’s only a few hours. 😉 ) Anyone who enters tonight’s draw to win one of Janet Sketchley’s books, and their comment has yet to be approved, don’t worry. I’ll be back online this evening to check all comments and approve any newcomers before putting everyone’s names into the random name picker thingie.

Have a great day, folks! I’ll leave you with a funny quote:

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.  – Mark Twain

Do you have any funny quotes to share?

Thanks for reading, and …  Creative Musings!  🙂 

Oliver Wendell Holmes quote

Today I have a quote for you to ponder. And please remember to enter your name for Thursday’s draw … HERE.

 

A mind stretched by a new idea never returns to its original shape. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

 

Any thoughts on that?  Have you had any ideas that stretched your mind and affected you in a huge and wondrous way, maybe changed your life or how you see things?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂 

Updates, reminder, & be thankful

Hi there everyone!

Just a quick note …

Updates: I have added information to some pages:  Writers’ Helps, Suicide Crisis Lines, and Books I read in 2017 – frequent updates there. You’re welcome to visit often and see what’s new. 

Reminder:  On November 30 I will be drawing a name from the comments on THIS POST and that person will win one of Janet Sketchley’s exciting suspense novels. Be sure to leave a comment, and please pass the news on to your friends. You might want to mention it on Twitter, Facebook, and anywhere else you have friends who could be interested. Spread the word about Janet’s books!

And be thankful:

“Be kind. Be thoughtful. Be genuine.
But most of all, be thankful.”  —Unknown

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. So, Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends. (Our Canadian Thanksgiving was in October.)

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  :0)