Hugh W Roberts

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Thursday photo prompt – Sails – #writephoto

Every Thursday at noon GMT, I publish one of my photos as a writing prompt. Throughout the week I will feature a number of the responses here on the …

Poetry

Dr Who?

This week there were tweets and news reports, conversations and flips about the New! Doctor Who. For the first time ever, or so I have been led to …

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 30: Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie

Posted on July 26, 2017July 26, 2017<p>Chocolate! If there’s something in this world that I like a bit of a nibble on, it’s a big bar of <i>chocolate</i>. I …

Writespiration #125 52 Weeks in 52 Words Week 30

2017 brings 52 challenges over 52 weeks.<p>Your challenge is to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, …

Fantasy Fiction

28 July 2017

Our Mantra<p><b>The next photo is the PROMPT. Remember, all photos are property of the photographer, donated for use in Friday Fictioneers only. They</b> …

Historical Fiction

EDITING 101: 47 – Dangling Modifiers…

Originally posted as the <i>Dun Writin’—Now Whut?</i> series on this blog, <i>EDITING 101</i> is a weekly refresher series for some of you and brand new for</b> …

Take control – A beginner’s guide to spam and how to spot it …

There is a debate about whether or not you should manually moderate all comments before allowing them to appear on you blog. I personally do not …

Notes from a small dog -The lost ball

You’ll have heard that they lost my favourite ball… the one I’ve had for <i>ages</i>… Well, she keeps trying to replace it with fakes. She’ll hold out a …

Science

EUROVISION 2018: Dates & Venue

Eurovision 2018 Portugal are hosting the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 following their successful win in 2017. Venue The venue has been confirmed as …

Eurovision Song Contest

Homemade Pesto...

Why buy bottled pesto when you can make this simple and fresh homemade pesto within minutes…

Recipes

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Although released the year that I graduated from high school, this song takes me a shorter way back to when one of my kids was in high school. …

Kryptonite Brought to Planet Earth

Breaking News in South Lake Tahoe, California.<p>This just in:<p>Spaceships descend on Planet Earth’s South Lake Tahoe area.<p>A series of Unusual landing …

How Far Will Walking Take You?

In the world of physical activity and exercise, how far will walking take you?<p>This quote by Ellen DeGeneres, all kidding aside, implies people who …

Exercise

Emotional bullying - the other form of bullying - self-respect

<b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>We’ve all heard stories about bullying, It happens in homes, schools, and on the internet. But what about a form of bullying in our …

7 Steps to a User

This isn’t a new topic, but it seems worth a mention every now and then within the WordPress blog community. I love connecting with other bloggers …

Web Design

July 20: Flash Fiction Challenge

During my first attempt to make a pie crust, I slammed the ball of dough on the kitchen floor like a tennis player who lost the match. I grew up …

Thursday photo prompt – Mask #writephoto

Regular readers may know that my computer exploded recently… the very same in which most of my photo files are stored. Not lost, thank goodness, but …

Something To Crow About

<i>This week’s prompt from Sue Vincent’s #writephoto stable is this</i><p>‘Hello?’<br>‘Sorry? Did you…?’<br>‘Speak? Yes.’<br>‘But you’re…?’<br>‘A crow. Yes.’<br>‘How…?’<br>‘Right now …

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 29: Murray Head – One Night In Bangkok

Posted on July 19, 2017July 19, 2017<p>Something I like about James Bond movies is the dramatic opening scenes they all have. There’s usually a car …

Music

Mediterranean style diet may prevent dementia

<b>(CNN) —</b> Meals from the sunny Mediterranean have been linked to stronger bones, a healthier heart and longer life, along with a reduced risk for diabetes and high blood pressure.<p>Now you can add lowering your risk for dementia to the ever growing list of reasons to follow the Mediterranean diet or …

Longevity

These Five Tricks Will Help You Finally Complete Your To-Do List

If your long list of projects and tasks is leaving you overwhelmed, these methods will help you finally get things done.<p>Ah, to-do lists. The bane of our existence, the source of our stress and occasionally the symbol of our triumph. OK, I’m being a little dramatic–but those of us who’ve abided by …

Time Management

Roadside Ghost sex: The Horrific encounter that shocked a nation!!

<b>Location: A40 between St Clears and Narberth, West Wales</b><p><i>Chronicled by G L Davies</i><p><i>This report has since made U.K national headlines</i><p>Pembrokeshire: Home …

Writespiration #124 52 Weeks in 52 Words Week 29

2017 brings 52 challenges over 52 weeks.<p>Your challenge is to write your story using the weekly theme/prompt and write it in just 52 words…. EXACTLY, …

#BookRelease – Plateau: Beyond the Trees

I am pleased to announce the release of the 2nd edition of my first novel, <i>PLATEAU.</i><p>Available in both eBook and paper.<p>They will show in the Amazon …

NEW RELEASE – ‘Buster & Moo’ – Making the best of it: formatting a self-published ebook – Guest Post by, Geoff LePard…

If you are thinking of self-publishing but have yet to dive in then one issue you will confront is formatting your document so it can be downloaded …

Publishing

What To Do When One Of Your Blog Posts Is Reblogged #bloggingtips

Posted on July 19, 2017July 18, 2017<p>One the nicest things another blogger can do is to share one or more of our blog posts. I remember when one of my …

Digital Marketing

Buster & Moo plus book offers galore #Buster&Moo

My latest book goes live on 15th July and I’m giddy with excitement. Well, as an ex lawyer with a iffy back ‘giddy’ is something of an exaggeration …

Pets

Reconnecting with My High School Teacher

Who was your favorite high school teacher?<p>Mine was Mrs. Myrra Lee, of Helix High School in La Mesa, California, a suburb of San Diego.<p>Through an odd, …

San Diego

How to Increase Pinterest Traffic – The Shocking Truth!

You’ve just started your business, blog or career and you’d really like to see it grow in the online fast. You want to know how to <b>increase Pinterest</b> …

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From the Past: Week 28: Billy Joel- Piano Man

The minute I read Hugh’s post for 51 Weeks: 51 Songs from the Past, I knew which song I would

Billy Joel