Recent Posts

Marshmallows – Passion 4 baking :::GET INSPIRED:::

Hi you all.The weekend is finally here; I hope you will have an amazing weekend.If you love to make marshmallows, you should try these cute rhombus shaped marshmallows.In the Netherlands; they are called Spekkies and were a favorite treat to me when was a little girl.These vanilla flavor marshmallows with a sugary …

Read More »

Fiction Writing Contests Worth Your Time in Spring 2019

This submissions season covers deadlines from March 1, 2019 through May 31, 2019. How was the start of your writing year? Deep into drafts and submissions or still working up to your first? Here’s another invigorating round of opportunities. Thanks to Literistic, Poets & Writers, Submittable Discover, and New Pages …

Read More »

What is this blooming winter flower?

Walking outside recently, I found this big shrub had flowers. It’s been blooming since New Year’s! I never realized these maple-syrup colored things were flowers until I got up close. What is this? The flowers are so odd. This is vernal witch hazel. Witch hazel petals are often described as …

Read More »

The Pick of the Best Eateries in Town

In a city that has yet to bag a Michelin star, Glasgow’s culinary scene is eclectic, vibrant, diverse, uninhibited and most importantly, evolving. Edinburgh’s unstuffy sibling has suffered from a “food is for fuel approach” over the years, yet Glasgow is slowly waking up to the Scottish larder on its …

Read More »

Would You Pay to Turn the Page of This Bestseller?

Trained by reading hundreds of submissions, editors and agents often make their read/not-read decision on the first page. In a customarily formatted book manuscript with chapters starting about 1/3 of the way down the page (double-spaced, 1-inch margins, 12-point type), there are 16 or 17 lines on the first page. …

Read More »