Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – April 3rd 2017 – John W. Howell, Teagan Geneviene, Suzie Speaks, Jay Dee and Marcia Meara

Smorgasbord Blogger Daily

First up in the Blogger today is two of my favourite writers. John W. Howell has a collaboration with Teagan Geneviene over on his blog today and as always we are in for a treat.

Top Ten Things Not to Do if You Are Transported Back to the Roaring Twenties and a guest appearance by Teagan Ríordáin Geneviene

This week’s list is inspired by Teagan R. Geneviene who is working to release her next 1920’s novel. In a discussion, she wondered aloud what it would be like to be transported back to the roaring twenties. My mind went immediately to the Top Ten things one shouldn’t do if transported. You see, I have the belief that Teagan can do anything she puts her mind to doing. I feel it is my job to warn her in case she is successful. So here is the list.

Top Ten Things Not to Do If You are Transported Back to the Roaring Twenties

10 If you have been transported to the roaring twenties, do not try to pay for anything with the money in your pocket. If you do, at best you’ll be a laughing-stock. At worst, you may be charged with counterfeiting. (Nothing like a little time on bread and water to help that waistline huh, Bunky?)

Following John’s top ten list Teagan has provided a  vignette is set in the Roaring Twenties world of my flapper character, Paisley Idelle Peabody, aka Pip.

“Aelita, Queen of Mars” was playing at the Bijou Theatre. I was brand new in town and my pal Alastair Wong invited me to go to the show with a group of his friends. However, the friends canceled. To my surprise, Granny Phanny and Dr. Veronica Vale took the tickets. At first, I couldn’t understand why they would want to see a science fiction film about a soldier, an inventor, and a police informant taking the first flight to Mars.

Time to get your flapper on….

Read the other nine things not to do if you are transported back to the roaring twenties and read Teagan’s vignette: https://johnwhowell.com/2017/04/03/top-ten-things-not-to-do-if-you-are-transported-back-to-the-roaring-twenties/

If you are thinking of heading off for the day to London you will find this post by Suzie Speaks very useful.. Trips to museums and possibly a meeting of minds with a celebrity!

The other week The Bloke and I attempted to take advantage of a ticket sale from a train company. It went a little wrong, but we still decided to use the offer and have a day out in London, as we haven’t done that for a while.

We decided to spend the majority of the day around South Kensington – it’s a beautiful (and very expensive) area with several museums and it’s one of the few places in the city that we haven’t explored as much as we would like.

See the photos and read th reviews for the museums: https://suzie81speaks.com/2017/04/03/a-day-in-south-kensington/

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As we plan our garden we intend to keep some of it wild to keep our current wild bird population and this spring’s bees happy.. here is a post with ten facts about bees and I encourage everyone to try and plant with them in mind.  Jay Dee Archer who is an English Teacher and writer from Canada is completing the A – Z Challenge.

The A to Z Challenge continues with the letter B! This time, I talk about bees. It’s springtime, so insects are now coming out. Bees are a very important part of our environment, since they pollinate flowers, and help us grow our plant crops. So, let’s take a look at the video.

Watch the video and find out the facts about bees: https://ireadencyclopedias.wordpress.com/2017/04/03/b-is-for-bees/

Marcia Meara posts about the one word guaranteed to give the writer the shivers. To Edit conjures up images of hair pulling, tears, too much coffee and a hatred of certain words such as That, And, There, Their and Comma (where, when and how).. However, despair yee not… Marcia has help at hand…

Let me preface this post by saying that in my opinion, there is no app anywhere that will ever replace a good editor. Not everyone agrees with me, but I think the writers out there who can get away with skipping a professional editing are few and far between. If you are one of them, I apologize, as I don’t mean to imply there are none. But generally, I believe in a final edit by a qualified human being, the two operative words being “qualified” and “human.” 🙂 Now, having gotten that out of the way, on to what I wanted to share with you today.

Find out the app up Marcia’s sleeve: https://marciamearawrites.com/2017/04/02/the-single-most-useful-editing-tool-ive-used-naturalreader/

I hope you have found these posts interesting and that if you do not already follow the bloggers you will now. Thanks Sally.

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19 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – April 3rd 2017 – John W. Howell, Teagan Geneviene, Suzie Speaks, Jay Dee and Marcia Meara

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