The day in the life of a reader on a vacation

I’m away on vacation in the Andalucia & Costa Del Sol in Spain. One day while in Benalmadena, walking on Avd Antonio Machado I came across a charity store which helps raise funds for people with disabilities in Benalmadena. I saw this book by one of my favorite authors, Mary Balogh and if you have been following her series, she writes about characters who were injured in the war and rehabilitate within the limitations of their injuries. In this book with Simply Love.

One of my favorite authors, Mary Balogh.

One of my favorite authors, Mary Balogh.

I purchased the book for 1 Euro and brought it home. What follows is the reading Simply Love.

Simply Love at Breakfast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea

Simply Love at Breakfast overlooking the Mediterranean Sea

Simply Love on the beach

Simply Love on the beach

Simply Love on a bench

Simply Love on a bench on the boardwalk on Avd Antonio Machado.

Simply Love at McDonald's.

Simply Love at ¬†McDonald’s.

Simply Love on 110 bus to Malaga City.

Simply Love on 110 bus to Malaga City.

Simply Love at the Tourist Information Office waiting for the walking tour.

Simply Love at the Tourist Information Office waiting for the walking tour.

Telling Picasso all about Simply Love.

Telling Picasso all about Simply Love.

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Simply Love of a sculpture honoring the past of a fisher bringing his catch to market.

Simply Love ended while the laundry spun out.

Simply Love ended while the laundry spun out.

Simply Love on the English book shelf for other readers to enjoy.

Simply Love on the English book shelf for other readers to enjoy.

Thank you Mary Balogh for giving me Simply Love on my vacation.

 

Sage Hill Writing Experience and me

I applied to work on novel number three, working title, Designed for Love.
Lawrence Hill is the facilitator for the Fiction Colloquium.
Now you might wonder how an esteemed award winning writer of fiction and non-fiction might help a women’s fiction with romantic elements writer.

In 2005 and 2006 I worked with Lawrence Hill at UBC Booming Ground Mentorship online for Woman of Substance.

Lawrence Hill remembered my writing and agreed that I could be a member of the five writers in this workshop.

I was scheduled to read from my WIP on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Lawrence Hill gave me an exercise for the four minute and thirty second reading. He suggested that I take the first eight pages of my manuscript and condense it into less than four pages. It took me several tries to remove words, sentences, and compress paragraphs. I completed the task. The good news was that it worked. I had a strong piece to read and of course I now have a strong opening for “Designed for Love.”

Good writers and good readers can assist writers to move their work to another level.

If you have the opportunity, find a good writer to work with and have fun.

Lawrence Hill nurtures talent. Sage Hill Writing Experience ends on July 31, 2014. I have six more days in this environment. I may never want to leave.

Reading to people who love me, all the other Sage Hill writers, staff and friends.

Reading to people who love me, all the other Sage Hill writers, staff and friends.