A Journey Through the Book (17) – Norway (Up in the Mountains)

On their visit to Norway, Rose and Richard spend most of the time up in a cabin in the mountains.  Here is some of the surrounding scenery that they would have seen.

Mountain path Summer at the lake View from cabin Mountain lake

Richard is fishing!

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Get set for Camp NaNo!

If you are struggling to write your novel or any other literary work, help is at hand!  Sign up for Camp NaNoWriMo and you can set your own target (between 10,000 to 999,000 words) and get an incentive to actually write with support and advice easily to hand.  National Novel Writing Month is in November and it was this that finally enabled me to finish and publish my novel, so it can be done!  Sign up here:  Camp NaNoWriMo

A Journey Through the Book (16) – Norway (Gausdal)

Rose takes Richard on a trip to Norway to visit her friend Torstein, who lives in Gausdal.  Here are some pictures of Gausdal

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This is the view  of the other side of the valley from Torstein’s veranda:View across the valley

This is a lovely church in Gausdal:Gausdal Church

And some more views:Picture of rainbow in Gausdal Gausdal  View

Now you can visualise the places in the book, you can download it for Kindle here:  Richard Liveth Yet

Top 10: Things I’ve Learned About Writing

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1.   Form a Habit (It’s easier with a routine). Distractions are everywhere. There is always something else to do, somebody you need to talk to, somewhere you need to go. Finding time for writing can be difficult. So it is important to set aside some time on a regular basis. Write everyday (or, at least, as often as you can). Get up early, go to bed late, set aside your lunch hour. Regularly setting aside some time to write can help you to more easily ‘enter the zone’, pick up where you last left off, and more effectively progress to a completed manuscript. It also helps to find a dedicated writing space, if you can.

2.   Reading is Important. Reading helps to expose you to new styles, ideas, inspirations, writers, characters, images, motivations (and motives), descriptions, and more. It keeps your writing and your mind fresh, inspired, and is a…

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Make Your Readers Cry: Writing Emotional Scenes

Interesting and useful!

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I watched The Hunger Games last night. I read the book before the movie came out, and I’ve seen the movie a few times. So I obviously knew what would happen. Still, a certain scene got me.

By that, I mean it made me weepy.

I’m not usually a weepy individual, so the moment surprised me. I think the root of it was I forgot this particular scene was in the movie (I don’t think it was in the book). I’d also had a couple glasses of wine. Bad memory + alcohol = the feels (that’s not one of the tips, but maybe write it down anyway).

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A Journey Through the Book (15) – Hot Stuff!

Rose takes Richard, along with some other friends, to the local curry house where he has a new culinary experience!

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The local curry house

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A Journey Through the Book (14) – Rayleigh Town (II)

Richard, being a very pious man, was insistent that he must worship every day and the local church is Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church which is within walking distance of the bungalow where he is staying with the heroine, Rose.

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This is the little bungalow where he answered the door to Rose while wearing a T-shirt that had the slogan ‘ Don’t Believe the Hype’

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The ‘Planta Genista’ (Broom) shrub and white rose bush outside Rose’s bungalow

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After Richard returned, Rose noticed something odd about the local park, King George V Playing Fields.

Photo of King George V Fields

King George V Playing Fields, Rayleigh

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