Here are three steps to help you enjoy having another language to read, write, and speak! Pixabay, CC0 Creative Commons.
Learning a foreign language can be one of the most rewarding things that you can do. Just the thought of speaking and conversing with a person in a completely different language can seem next to impossible however it is completely possible with a little hard work, dedication and a little motivation to see it through.
There are always points in any language learning process where it all seems hopeless and that nothing is going in. However, just by following these three steps you will be well on your way to enjoying having another language under your belt. Continue reading
If you’re starting to think about the health of your spine, that’s a positive step. But next you need to take real-world action to improve the health of your spine and make it as perfect as it can be. It’s never too early or too late in life to start thinking about the health of your spine. And if you take the right steps, you can improve your mobility and reduce aches and pains. Continue reading
Please join me in welcoming author Marjorie Mallon as a guest author on the blog today! Her debut book The Curse of Time Book 1 Bloodstone addresses the issue of self harm and is the subject of this important post. Let’s give Marjorie the floor.
Today I’d like to discuss one particular character in my novel: The Curse of Time Book 1 Bloodstone. Her name is Esme and she self-harms. I sometimes wonder why I created such a disturbing, vulnerable character. I believe Esme came into my consciousness almost without my realising. She grew out of a nugget of an idea I had about a girl being trapped, in a time she didn’t feel comfortable with.
At the time I’d heard disturbing true life stories through my circle of family and friends about young people who self-harmed and naturally this saddened and shocked me. Young people from all walks of life, whether underprivileged or wealthy, from ‘loving’ families or neglected households felt the need to express themselves by inflicting injury on their skin.