Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Monday July 12th 2021 – #AncientStones Ailish Sinclair, #Roundup Carol Taylor, #Writing #Children The Story Reading Ape

A small selection of posts I have read over the last few days and I hope you will head over to read in full.. thanks Sally.

The first post is from author Ailish Sinclair and showcases her scenic part of Scotland and shares some ancient stone circles.

Aikey Brae, one of my favourite stone circles

Stone Circles, Henges, Hills and a Barrow

It’s no secret that I love stone circles and other old stony places. I visit them. A lot. I hug them. Quite a bit. And I write about them. Aikey Brae, above, is probably my absolute favourite. The circle in my books is loosely based on this one. I’ve blogged about it here in the snow and here after the trees were felled

Today I’m sharing some older photos of ancient sites that I’ve not used before, so they may not be too perfect, but I hope they capture the spirit of these special places.

Head over to discover these wonderful images and read the rest of the post: Stone Circles, Henges, Hills and a Barrow with Ailish Sinclair

The next post is from Carol Taylor with another amazing week of posts from National Fried Chicken Day, A-Z of environmental terms ‘K’, Peanut Butter fruit, Green Kitchen column over at my place, and Saturday Snippets.. Enjoy

Welcome to this week’s edition of my weekly roundup of posts…Especially for you just in case you missed a few posts during this last week…Time is marching on…It is now officially rainy season here so there will definitely be some dancing in the rain…

July…No month ends on the same day of the week as July unless it is a leap year when January does so. Both Canada and the United States celebrate their Independence Days in July. Seven US presidents have died in July- that’s more than any other month…on a brighter note, the Anglo-Saxons had multiple names for the month of July, including Maed-monath and Hey-monath. Respectively, these translated into “the flowering of meadows” and “hay month.”

It was National Fried Chicken Day in the US last week and who doesn’t love the crunch of fried chicken… 

Head over to catch up with all of Carol’s posts from this last week: CarolCooks2 weekly roundup…July 4th-10th July 2021…#Plastic Free July, Whimsy, Music,#Peanut Butter Fruit

The final post is for all budding children’s authors who are looking for some tips on how to create the perfect story. Guest post by Desiree Villena hosted by Chris, The Story Reading Ape.

Writing for children is an extremely rewarding type of creative writing, with little readers often being the most enthusiastic, inquisitive, and invested fans out there. The common misconception, however, that writing for children is somehow an easy feat (presumably due to the shorter length of children’s books, or the assumption that plots are “simpler”), is just that — a misconception. Publishing or self-publishing a children’s book shouldn’t ever be approached as an easy fix for someone looking to release a book. It’s just as demanding as writing for an older audience, but in different ways.

Head over to read the rest of the post: 5 Tips for Writing for children by Desiree Villena


Thanks for dropping by and I hope you will head over to read the posts in full.. thanks Sally.

24 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Monday July 12th 2021 – #AncientStones Ailish Sinclair, #Roundup Carol Taylor, #Writing #Children The Story Reading Ape

  1. I am a regular follower of Carol’s and Chris’s blogs, but this is the first opportunity I’ve gotten to read one of Ailish’s posts.

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