A Short, Short Contest from Writers Write

Are you up to a 12-word challenge from Writers Write in South Africa? Here’s the scenario:

The Date is 5th November 3011.

You have just arrived on Planet Moana.

The first thing you are required to do is to send an Inter-Galactogram, to your commander.

Warp speed has been a problem ever since the Great Intergalactic Wars of 2991.

You are only allowed to send 12 words before the entire system freezes.

What do you say?

Send your 12 words to amanda   @ and you could win a case of Leopards Leap Wine.


Only one entry per subscriber (To subscribe, send your name, email address, contact numbers and city of residence with your entry)

If you write more than 12 words, your entry will be discarded.

The competition closes on 25 January 2010, and the judge’s decision is final.


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The Vision Board by Joyce Schwarz- A Review

2010 Vision Board
Janice Campbell's 2010 vision board

January is the perfect time to think about fine-tuning vision and life goals, so I thought I’d share a review of a book I recently enjoyed.

I’ve been reading about vision boards for years, but never got around to making one. Never, that is, until I read Joyce Schwarz’s authoritative book, The Vision Board: The Secret to an Extraordinary Life. Schwarz covers the entire process in a way that makes vision boards a logical step in the process of creating a life with purposeful forward momentum. She provides ample evidence that a vision board is far more than just a collage, and does so in a way that is applicable to both personal and career goals.

The book itself is an inspiring treat for the senses, with over 100 full-color illustrations.

Inspiration Quote

It’s a New Year!

Happy New Year from Janice Campbell

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning…

What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make and end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from. And every phrase
And sentence that is right (where every word is at home,
Taking its place to support the others,


Setting Up Blogkeeping

Setting up housekeeping in a new blog is fun, but choosing the theme can be the hardest part. Choosing number of columns, colors, and widgets is every bit as interesting as choosing between hardwood and tile, tapestry and leather. It will all be ready soon, and I’ll move in and start blogging about words, words, words…