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Bloggers Over 50 Feature…

June 7, 2016


Do you have a favorite blog post topic to share with your readers?

I organize blog topics for the year every December and then publish my intent. This keeps me accountable and gives my followers an idea of what to expect. Dependent on the topics or choice of posts, my schedule changes. I even scheduled every day for one year using a word of the day diary – thus, each post was my interpretation of that word! Yes, it was a busy year and some words took longer for me to come up with a post but it was a wonderful creative exercise for a writer! For example, this year, I post Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. Jan -May Monday’s were Lost Words, Wednesday’s alternative living options (inspired by my speculative fiction novel, Life in Slake Patch) and Saturday’s are a prompt contest. The second half of the year – Monday’s are various topics including an invitation for my followers to suggest one, and Wednesday’s are reincarnation / life after death and related topics. (inspired by my romance based on soul mates reincarnated, The Twesome Loop).

Throughout the time I have run my blog, I have covered many topics but a favorite one is interviews with other writers and authors – I get to know them and their writing.

Mandy and Rumble at SC Summerwood

The little Rumble plush toy I made for promotion of Rumble’s First Scare.

When was your last pinch me I’m dreaming moment?

I have had a few – publishing my first children’s book, Rumble’s First Scare, and subsequent books, The Rython Kingdom (an adult romance novella set in medieval England) and another children’s book, Ockleberries to the Rescue.

Also becoming Secretary of my writing group, Writers Foundation of Strathcona County and also Vice President of the Arts & Culture Council of Strathcona County.

Writing has become the focus of my life and a true passion in my later years. Although I have always been creative, painting, sculpture, knitting and pottery, it was not until I immigrated to Canada from England and happened across a leaflet in the local library for the writing group. I went to the first meeting and instantly found a fellowship that has enriched my life.

Mandy at Audreys 2016


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  1. So nice to find you via Between the Lines. I am a fellow over 50 blogger. I have always wanted to write a children’s book! (and illustrate it too!)


    • Hi Pam, if your wish is strong enough you can write it. There are processes of course to learn but it is so rewarding when your story is enjoyed. I hope you strive to make it a reality. If you need some guidance let me know. Mandy


  2. Stopping by as a fellow Between the Lines blogger. So nice to meet other bloggers of a “certain age”!


  3. Nice to meet another writer blogging between the lines.


  4. Nice to meet you through Between the Lines


  5. Hello from Between the Lines Week 5. Love this opportunity to connect.

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  6. Mandy Eve, it’s lovely to meet you as a fellow featured blogger at Between the Lines this week. Writing has always been a passion for me too, but alas, I am only published in Blogging World. I’m in awe of your talent in being a ‘truly’ published author. Congratulations! Who would have imagined, a decade or three ago, that we aspiring authors would all be meeting up on this thing called ‘the internet’. Crazy stuff! All the best with your future writing endeavours. Mimi xxx

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    • Publishing is not the goal of writing really – getting your words shared with family and friends and knowing it will stay around after we have gone is the most precious gift. I love connecting with writers of all genres, all levels – we share a passion and that’s just so neat.
      Happy writing and let me know what kind of writing you enjoy the most. I write multiple genres – it all depends on where the story takes me – it is a journey.


  7. Great to share the week with you on Between the Lines! Looks like we have a lot in common so I am excited to stop by and visit again!

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