Sharing Friday Fun and Family Friendly Post from Nancy Quinn! Enjoy!

New concepts by Nancy Quinn 

We had experienced many new concepts since leaving city life behind and moving out west. Conversations now focused on matters that I never thought would cross my lips—horses, cows, horseshoes, supplements, small farm animals, and wild animals. Weather also was a big topic, as well as how to protect yourself and your homestead from it. We learned about growing fruits and vegetables and, of course, we experimented with various means of dealing with the dreaded varmints, especially the chipmunks and squirrels who regularly threatened them.

The wildlife that lived on my place loved me. Each time they saw a new plant in the yard or in a pot, they assumed the buffet line was open. Deer, chipmunks, squirrels, and rabbits relished every flower I set out. It was so frustrating. They should have been satisfied with the bird seed they raided out of the feeder every day, but no, they were glutinous to a fault.

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One particular chipmunk, a rather industrious fellow, climbed inside the long plastic tube of the bird feeder, and ate so much seed, he became too fat to climb out again. I discovered his plight when I went to refill the feeder and saw one eye smashed against the plastic cylinder, blinking at me. I was so startled I nearly dropped the feeder on the ground. I shook it vigorously upside down, trying to get him out, but he barely budged. Kobi stood by, anxiously licking his chops in anticipation. I removed the top from the feeder and gave it one last huge fling. A furry torpedo flew past the dog and plopped to the ground, rolling. As soon as he stopped rolling, he righted himself and scurried to the shelter of a nearby tree. He was too fat to run very fast, and though Kobi pursued him, he managed to dodge safely about and made good his escape. I thought that was the end of it until a few days later I found him again stuck in the feeder. Apparently, he had to lose some weight before he was thin enough to climb back into the tube. Some chipmunks never learn.

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Character Vs. Role, & How to Apply One to the Other

Excellent character and character role lesson in this post.

A Wordie Discovery

There are two elements that make up every character ever – character and role.

Character refers to personality and nature, whereas role refers to the function and purpose that characters have in the grand scheme of things.

The two are of equal importance when crafting a literary character, and can be used to compliment or deflect each other in your writing.

For example, if you’re writing a suspense or mystery and do not wish to reveal who is the antagonist until toward the end of your story, you wouldn’t weave the antagonist’s vices and malicious intent into the literature in a way that blatantly exposes his/her role; not until you want to expose him/her. You would hide the antagonist’s purpose by masking his/her true character until a climactic confrontation is due, and you’d do that by sugar-coating the antagonist’s behavior and actions or completely keeping him/her out of the spotlight…

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Amazon… A virtual marketplace, or Big Brother?

This worries me as a reviewer and as an author. Check out her blog and see more comments about this injustice.

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A couple of weeks ago I read the third installment of a series I really loved. I will refrain from sharing the name of the novel and its author.

Like any reader, as soon as I finished reading, I wrote my review. When I tried posting it on Amazon (I did buy the eBook, just like any normal and decent human being would), I received a rather concerning email.

I will not share the screenshot of the email as it does contain the title of the book and name of the author. In its place I have copied the body of the email below.

Dear Amazon Customer,

Thanks for submitting a customer review on Amazon. Your review could not be posted to the website in its current form. While we appreciate your time and comments, reviews must adhere to the following guidelines:
http://www.amazon.com/review-guidelines

Here I was, thinking I had included an…

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2016 Anglophile Channel Awards Nominations [VOTE]

Final voting opportunity for the 2016 Anglophile Channel Awards. Good luck Richard Armitage, you know you had my vote!

The Anglophile Channel

Welcome To

The 2016 Anglophile Channel Awards

The 2016 Anglophile Channel Awards nominations have been announced and now it’s YOUR turn to VOTE for the BEST performances and artists in British entertainment!

Millions of Votes!

We received millions of votes from dedicated Anglophile Channel viewers from around the world, all voting enthusiastically for their favorite performances.  Your votes were combined with the votes from our panel of distinguished industry professionals and together we had our TOP 5 nominees in five categories: Best Actor/Actress in a Television Series, Best Actor/Actress in a Motion Picture, and Favorite British Artist of the Year…where there was a tie, so we have six nominees!

Brilliant Nominees!

We love all of the TAC nominees this year, as they’re all incredibly brilliant artists who have brought us the some of the most memorable performances in film and television, many of them pulling double duty…

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The Abyss

This is an amazing Band. I love each of their original songs and even their few covers. Take a listen! I’ll bet you enjoy it as much as I do. I am a fan!

Junior Chills

The Abyss – An Original Garage Band Creation

When I started recording my original songs, whether it was solo or with Junior Chills, I recorded using the voice record feature on my tablet and phone. Not realising (pretty stupid of me) that I would still be using the same microphone of my device, I downloaded Garage Band in the hope that I would be able to make my songs sound better by editing and mixing them up a bit. Although the recording quality itself for vocals wasn’t great, the different instruments and the effects you could use was, for a novice, excellent.

I remember faffin’ about with the app for ages and I made a few instrumental tunes (such as Head of a Weasel and others which I will put on the blog at some stage). However I inadvertently decided to put together a song using only the instruments available…

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