Category Archives: Writing

First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday – Order to Kill by Kyle Mills

On Tuesdays Bibliophile By the Sea hosts a weekly opportunity for anyone to share info about the book they are currently reading. In essence you provide the first chapter or two of the current book occupying your time or one … Continue reading

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The Road Taken – WPC – 03/01/17

This is a photo of Crabtree Falls one of a host of waterfalls that adorn the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia and North Carolina. My wife and I visited this site in October of 2015 the week after Hurricane … Continue reading

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2017 A to Z Blogging Challenge Theme Reveal

Today is finally, finally the day. Or as my son used to say when he was too young to really understand the concept “Today is today!” What day would make me so excited? The day when I get to unveil … Continue reading

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIBBY – 3/20/2017

In every life we seek someone to make it fuller, richer, something so special we will live every day with the knowledge that better is always yet to come. In three days I will celebrate the 26th anniversary of knowing … Continue reading

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First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intro – The Inner Circle by Brad Meltzer

On Tuesdays Bibliophile By the Sea hosts a weekly opportunity for anyone to share info about the book they are currently reading. In essence you provide the first chapter or two of the current book occupying your time.     … Continue reading

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Use Twitter & Hootsuite to Promote Your Blog for the 2017 A to Z Challenge

COPYRIGHT – ALPINE ACRES PUBLISHING 2017  In 18 days a whoop will be heard from computers around the world as nearly two thousand brave souls make their best effort at creating 26 blog posts in as many days if not … Continue reading

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Abstract – Daily Post – March 10,2017

noun noun: abstract; plural noun: abstracts; noun: the abstract ˈabˌstrakt/ 1. a summary of the contents of a book, article, or formal speech. Today’s Daily Post prompt triggered a though about my love of fiction writing, so I thought I … Continue reading

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My Writing Goals for 2017 – Bi-Monthly Check in 03/08/17

Beginning a new year for me is always about the potential for growth. I enjoy the swell of optimism that no matter how the preceding twelve months have gone the coming 12 will be better. With that mantra I peered over … Continue reading

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Wish – WPC – 03/08/17

Everyone has wishes. Things that mean so much to us we concentrate on them for weeks, months or years before they actually come to pass. Right now my fondest wish is to see this guy pictured above take his “walk” … Continue reading

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Skywatch Friday – 2/03/17 – Joe O., VA, USA

Xunantonich Mayan Ruins, December 2015 For Skywatch Friday

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Conventional Wisdom is Wrong

For the Discover challenge this week I chose to take apart a cliché that drives me nuts: The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side. If this is conventional wisdom then you can color me unconventional. People are fickle … Continue reading

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The Greatest ________ In The World ? A President Comes, A President Goes

I wrote this in anticipation of the inauguration coming in three days. I hoped the Discover feature from the Daily post would tie in nicely, but I can make it work. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/discover-challenges/greatest-in-the-world/ On January 20th of 2017 something fascinating will … Continue reading

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Mountain Sunrise – Sky Watch Friday – 1-13-17

Sky Watch Friday is a weekly Link Up where participants share a photo of the sky with others in the Link Up and those who stop by to watch the sky. This is my first time in a while, but I … Continue reading

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Transcript – Bridging the Past

This is for the weekly Discover Challenge. This week the subject is Transcript. I am one of those who has the knowledge of before and after the digital age. I can remember when everything was either written or in print. … Continue reading

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The Reason I Write – One Liner Wednesday – 1/04/17

“To write a story is to create a new world with the positive and negative traits we choose as our favorites.” ******* I am new to Just Jot It January from Linda G. Hill, but it looks like a lot … Continue reading

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