August Is Productivity Month – How Productive Are You?

  All throughout August, I will be focusing on two major subjects – getting back to school, and productivity. This is mainly because I am already focused on productivity, as I am taking part of the BohoBerry Productivity Challenge throughout this month. If you don’t know BohoBerry, you should check her out. Her videos about …

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O Is For Oregano – A Herbal Guide

O is for Oregano Brought by the returning WW II soldiers from Italy, oregano comes in two varieties – the Mediterranean version being milder than its Mexican counterpart. It is almost inseparable from any Italian dishes, but should be used with caution when adding to foods, as it tends to overpower other herbs and spices. …

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November Challenges – An Opportunity For Creatives

With three major challenges reaching across the blogging and writing world, November is a busy month for creative output. While trying to participate in all of them would be probably a thing of impossibility – or at least a Herculean feat – participating in one of those three is a great opportunity for writers, bloggers …

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Staying Motivated To Write – 3 Tips

A to-do list a length of a football field, not enough sleep, and bills that need to be paid, and you are asking me to do what? Write a novel in my spare time? Are you insane? This is the way of life for many aspiring and also already published writers – juggling an already …

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Stumbling Through The Darkness

unknown path ahead yet I stumble through¬†the darkness one step at a time Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015 This is what following your dreams sometimes feel like: stumbling through the darkness, not knowing where the next step may take you, just aware of what is at the end: the goal. It is what scares many …

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"Writing Challenges": 5 Reasons Why You Should Join One

Okay, I am biased about this subject, but out of good reasons. I currently run the March part of a continuously running Writing Challenge (writingchallenge.org), and I love it. But besides that it is the most fun I have had on Twitter for a while, there are real, tangible reasons, why I think, writing challenges, …

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Y Is For Yes!

Yesterday was my 100’th blog post since I moved Avalon to WordPress, yeah! So today, I am going to celebrate, by writing a list of things I absolutely love! Maybe at the end you can tell me some of the things you say Yes to! walking/hiking – favorite form of exercise, but sadly I don’t …

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