Monday, January 25, 2010

My Writerly Ways

In my last post, I revealed a few things about myself and it was fun :-) So today I thought that I would reveal some more about what I get up to when I’m not here at my blog. Well, I’m usually writing something or the other, whether for school, my fiction aspirations, or for the website /e-zine that I contribute to currently.

I’m nearing the end of my projects for school, so I’m glad about that :-) Ecstatic is more like it….LOL. It has been very interesting and enjoyable though. I’ve been learning a lot, but I know that as always, there is more to learn. Life is about learning as you go, so I really enjoy that journey.

My fiction aspirations and writing have taken many forms. I have dabbled in poetry in the past, but I REALLY know that’s not my strength. LOL. I have written my share of short stories over the years and a few years ago, I had a couple of them to receive honorable mentions in the Writers Digest Competition. Those were my high points with that genre though :-) Lately I’ve been thinking that I should get back into writing short stories again to get my creative juices flowing. I think I’ll do that. It might be fun! ;-)

As for my current writing, I’ve been contributing to Tango Echo, which is an arts and culture e-zine. I’m really enjoying writing for them. Here are the links to my articles and a bit about what I’ve written for them so far.

The first one was about my love of architecture and I wrote about the various churches that I’ve visited around England. I really enjoyed this assignment because it also involved my love of photography. I’m always given the opportunity to include my own photos and coincidentally, the photo at the very beginning of the article is the one that I had included in the Schmap travel guide. This by the way is how Schmap found my photo. It’s a small world :-) Anyway, here’s the link to my article, Cathedrals of England.

The next article is about my love of antiquing at flea markets. I’ve written here at my blog before about my love of going to Devizes. Well this article is about one of my trips down there. Here’s the link to Antiquing: A History Lesson .

I hope you enjoy taking a peek at what I get up to when I’m not blogging here or busying myself around the Yellow House or dancing around with Brit Boy ;-)
Have a great day and I’ll talk to you later!


JudyH329 said...

Dori-Would love for you to get into practice writing fiction by joining us at Tuesday Morning Writing, you can find information and pictures on my

This started with Elizabeth at Gifts of the Journey, but when she had to have surgery, etc, we picked it up and now Gaelikaa and I sponsor it.

I remember when you received the news about they were going to use your material last year! Thanks for your comment on Sixty-Sunday, 01/17/10, was my first post to Sunday Travel To..I really like researching, actually, there's no research for going to Italy, I already have the material because that is where I would love to visit!

giftsofthejourney said...

You are staying seriously busy ... I like finding out more about you Dori. I need to take a look at your piece on Antiquing.

The Silver Age Sara said...

Dori, it's so wonderful you are finding your joy in writing. You have so much talent to share. I look for great things from you.

Katherine said...

Stopping by to leave a smile and a hug and to thank you for your continued support, friendship and participation. Katherine
Thank you!!!

Alicia aka "Fashiona" said...

You have been a busy bee and just think you also have time to take lovely pictures also. Amazing!

Diane said...

Interesting! Can't wait to see future writing projects. :O)

Jennifer said...

You have a real talent for travel writing -- please keep letting us know when you have articles out there.

Jacqueline said...

Hello Dori,
I thoroughly enjoyed your beautiful piece on the Cathedrals of England. Your photographs were utterly amazing. I could only marvel at the majesty and grandeur of each one of the buildings. This article made me want to take a peek inside and spend hours soaking up the deep history which lived there, pondering what it took to create such wonderful, rich and timeless structures.

Great job! Keep up the good work. :-)

Prominent Purpose said...

Dori, I enjoyed reading this post and, yes, you should write short stories as a precursor to the great novel residing in you. I write them too and they're great sources of inspiration. Who knows maybe one will (can) develop into something full length? :-)

Agnes said...

You're a busy girl, Dori :-) I am so impressed.

VaBookworm87 said...

lol Not to totally do back to back awards, but I've awarded your blog the "One Lovely Blog Award" on my blog :oD I only read about ten blogs, one of which is yours, so I pass on the awards I get to all the same folks lol

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

I have missed you! Enjoyed your post. I will have to click over and read your article about flea markets.

Hope your are doing good

Katherine said...

Your blog always makes me smile. Thank you for openly sharing who you are and all of your talents. Hugs!

Dori said...

Thanks for the invite :) I will have to check this out. It could be just what I need. I did so enjoy your Sunday Travel post. I love researching too...I see we have that in common. Thanks for your comments. They mean so much to me.

I'm so glad that you enjoyed my getting to know me post :) I always hope that I don't end up boring people do death. LOL. Thanks for commenting :)

Mountain Woman,
You are so right...I definitely am finding my joy in writing. And you are so kind. I look for great things from you too. You have such a beautiful way with words :)

A smile and a hug back to you :) I'm so glad that we've connected and I look forward to lots more friendship and support shared between us. Thanks for your support always.

You are sweet :) I'm hoping to keep the momentum going. Wish me lots of luck! Thanks for the support.

So glad you stopped by and thanks for continuing to come here and read what I write. I so appreciate it :)

I'll definitely let you all know when I have something else out there. And yes, I'd love to do some travel writing. Your writing always inspires me, so thanks for the vote of confidence :)

I'm so glad you enjoyed my writing and photos. These are two of my three biggest loves in my life...hint, Brit Boy is the other ;-) I'm so glad that my words and pictures inspired you to want to go to these beautiful places. I feel as you do...I often wonder about the inspiration and determination that creating these structures took. Thanks as always for your support :)

You are so kind :) I do hope to get back to the short stories in order to write something longer one day soon. Thanks for your wonderful support and I wish you all the very best with your writing too :)

I'm trying :) Thanks for always visiting and commenting. You're great.

Thank you for the award. I'm always honored. I'll be by to pick it up :)

Grandma Yellow Hair,
Oh, you're so sweet :) It's so nice to be missed. I hope that you're doing good too. Have a great weekend!

Dori said...

I love your blogs too :) Lots of hugs back to you!