WOW, what an honor I have to introduce you today to our next wondeful and talented Guest, Diana. I trust you will enjoy her post as much as I do ♥
It’s a delight to be over here on Esme’s blog, and I’m going with the cooking theme. But since I can’t cook, this will be a half-baked analogy.
If you’re having a group of important people (like potential readers) over for dinner, it’s a good idea to have a handle on what you’re cooking up. Reading recipes and browsing images on the internet is a great first step, but it probably makes sense to check out the recipe yourself before you serve it to others.
Well, writing is the same way. Authors can collect amazing information online, and to be honest, there’s often no way around it, but trying things out ourselves provides invaluable inside knowledge that we can’t always get in other ways. I’d argue that the dish of details from first-hand experience is what deepens and enlivens our writing, and it’s the tasty meal that we want to serve up to our readers.
Julia Cameron, in her book The Artist’s Way, calls these experience-collecting excursions “Artist’s Dates.” Basically, you make a weekly date with yourself to expand your horizons, culinary or otherwise. I’ve taken the advice to heart on several occasions:
Three books of the Dragon Soul Saga take place on old sailing ships, and sailing around the lake on a sunfish as a kid didn’t cut it. So, I packed up my husband and dragged him off for a tall ship sailing adventure. While the rest of the passengers were drinking rum and listening to pirate stories, I was stalking the crew with my notepad like a nerd, asking strange questions that no one had ever asked, such as “What’s that knot called?” “How did they cook hot meals?” “Where did they go poop?” On a more exciting note, we did get to shoot the cannons!
If you’ve read my books, you’ll find lots of swords and staffs. My characters are frequently whacking someone or defending against getting whacked. A friend of mine suggested a sword-fighting lesson and, of course, I was all for it. If you’ve never worn a sword tucked in your belt for a day, you might not realize how much it bangs into furniture, people, pets, and ankles, or how impossible it is to sit in a normal chair. Yeesh.
The sword-fighting lessons taught me how quickly I would be dead. Partly because I couldn’t stop laughing and wincing, but also because this stuff takes skill and lots and lots of practice. No character picks up a sword and is suddenly able to defend themselves. Fortunately, I did walk away with my life and some understanding of sword-fighting strategies, even if I learned them in slow motion.
Another time, I borrowed a real spear with a wicked blade on one end and marched out to the front yard to swing the thing around, jab at the air, and look totally cool in my imagination. Fortunately, I live in the woods and only my dogs were home. Needless to say, they were unimpressed. Anyway, as I’m practicing my moves, I whip the staff around and the metal spear-head flies off the end, bullets through the air, and impales a fence post. The thing quivered, just like in the movies. The lesson of this particular adventure is to make sure that as you collect experience of this nature, no one is around, including pets.
I have others, but we’ll leave it at that. Never a dull moment. And whether it comes to cooking, writing, or living… Happy Collecting.
Wallace Peach started writing later in life after the kids were grown and a move left her with hours to fill. Years of working in business surrendered to a full-time indulgence in the imaginative world of books, and when she started writing, she was instantly hooked. Diana lives in a log cabin amongst the tall evergreens and emerald moss of Oregon’s Coastal Mountains with her husband, two dogs, and Pinky the Cat.
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Oh Esme thank you so much for sharing Diana. I got a real giggle from your post Diana but also an insight and some inspiration. I do like the Artist’s day reference. An ex colleague of mine ( loosely colleague) writes crime fiction with social justice themes set in South East Asia. I have been to a few of her writer’s talks. She talks about “inviting” her characters over for coffee. They sit and “chat.”
I am really interested in your story about be late to writing and am looking forward to exploring your blog.
Sharing is Caring Louise, and I just love to be able to do these Guest Posting as I learn so much from you all.
Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Louise. I’m glad you got a laugh at my research, and I love the idea of inviting characters over for coffee. I’ve seen some author interviews of their characters and it’s amazing how they become whole human beings. I started writing at 50, honestly. And in 9 years have 14 books. It’s never too late to follow our dreams, whatever they are. Have a wonderful Sunday!
You have done exceeding well with 14 books in 9 years, you rock. WOW
Oh my goodness, I could imagine you sword fighting in your garden, Diana. Just as well you live in the woods, as I’m sure I’d get arrested if I was seen with a sword in my hand in my garden. But, you’re so right in what you say about doing the research when writing. Too many times we rush into writing something which somebody then points out is not all correct. That’s why I allow my writing to marinade overnight or a few days before I press the ‘publish’ button. However, the gremlins can sometimes still get in. Grr!
You have to slay the gremlins with Diana’s sword Hugh! Not that I think you have a need for that
Your post on Esme’s blog inspired me to give the cooking theme a go, Hugh. I’m glad you enjoyed my analogy. My sword “play” is just that, but it does help with bringing a bit of reality to my writing. 🙂 Thanks for the visit, my friend. Happy Writing!
You all rock. Thanks for Guest Posting here with TRH. It’s awesome to see all the different analogies and formats used to incorporate my cooking theme. I truly appreciate all the effort to do these posts. Thanks again and remember anytime in future I will accept more from you all.
It was a blast, Esme! I so appreciate the opportunity. <3
Anytime my friend – just let me know and consider it done and I will share more for you.
Thanks, Esme for having Diana as a guest. This was an interesting and entertaining post, Diana. I could picture you walking around with your pad and pencil on the tall ship asking questions of the crew. I could also picture the head coming off the spear and sticking in the fence post. This was great. I’ve written about pistols in a couple stories but never shot one. My dad had a gun collection and went into their backyard in the woods to see if my mother could hit a target. She was a novice sure-shot hitting the bullseye several times. He was surprised, to say the least. 😀 — Suzanne
Hi Suzanne, Thanks for dropping by and I would love to hear some of your stories you wrote about pistols. Seems like I have a seriously dangers set of bloggers here, some do spears, others pistols, what will be next? Let me know if you would be interested in sharing a Guest Post with us. This can be very interesting.
The story of your mom shooting made me laugh, Suzanne. Funny how beginner’s luck works. It’s actually really hard to shoot a pistol accurately. The movies make it look easy and it’s not. Thanks for the visit and I’m glad you got a laugh from my research! Have a wonderful weekend! <3
Way back then we did a lot of pistol target shooting in South Africa. Also loaded our own ammunition – a hobby of many moons ago.
Thanks for sharing this post, Esme and Diana. This was fun, Diana. I can see you wearing a sword around and bumping into things, but I’d LOVE to see the look on your husband’s face.
Mary thanks for stopping by. Yes this sword thing swing made me nervous.
Would you like to swing your own story as a Guest here with us?
Oh, thanks. Let me give that some thought.
Thanks, I look forward hearing from you Mary.
My husband is used to it, Mary. He knows me and we’ve actually talked about doing more of these things together. He wants to do some research in Hawaii or Cancun. Ha ha. Thanks so much for stopping by, my friend. And happy writing!
The research in Hawaii or Cancun sounds like an awesome plan – Enjoy it
What a great discussion, lots of insights into the Whole process of creation. I really enjoyed it
Thanks for visit and comment. Yes a good read and awesome comments. Would you also like to Guest post then we can have more interaction with fellow bloggers.
Thanks, Paul. I’m so glad you enjoyed the post. My hands-on research doesn’t replace the internet kind, but it is a lot of fun and I often can’t help laughing while also attempting to pay attention! Have a great week and Happy Researching!
Love you all and thanks for your email Paul
This is something I’ve always wondered about. I had assumed that writers needed to do a LOT of research, but the hands-on stuff is really cool … give or take the potential accidental spearing of nearby animals 😉
Writers to be a different from foodies, but I love the type or research they do. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment Joanne. How about you also do a Guest post here for us. Would you be interested? Please let me know.
There is a lot we can do on the internet, but the little details often come from trying it out ourselves. And the internet shows how things are done by experts which often doesn’t touch on the mistakes. And it doesn’t give the feelings behind the activity. Those old sailing crews made a finely tuned machine because the deck was a maze of ropes and gear and everything had to happen simultaneously when tacking in the wind. And weapons? I was truly clueless and still am, but I can fake it a little better now! Have a great week. 🙂
You do a good job of ‘faking’ Dianna, love it
Thanks for visiting Joanne, and may I ask if you would be interesting to do a Guest Post as well? Not sure if I already asked you.
The fight scenes in your books were something I had wondered about. You sound so knowledgeable and credible in your descriptions. Now I understand – you’re very good at faking it 😉
Joanne now we all know Dianna’s faking secret!!
A situation when faking it pays off! Ha ha. 🙂
Awesome fun post ! Thanks for the giggles Diana 🙂 Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hi Lynne – Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I have to ask, would you like to do a Guest post Lynne? Please think about it and let me know. I look forward hearing from you
Hi, thank you for asking. I definitely will give it some thought and get back to you. 🙂
Whoop I look forward hearing from you. This can only be mutually beneficial
Thanks for stopping by, Lynn, and I’m glad you got a laugh out of my crazy research experiences. They were all incredibly helpful, and best of all, no one was impaled by my spear! Have a great Sunday and lovely week, my friend. 🙂
So so happy to still get visitors to this awesome post, Thanks Lynn
Delicious post, Diana. You slayed me with the spear. No pun intended. Okay at least not intended at first, but you know I can’t resist a pun. Hugs all around.
Thanks for visiting Teagan. Yes, a wonderful wonderful post
Fortunately, I only stabbed a fence post and nothing died! It was a little shocking to be honest. I could just imagine myself on the evening news. My advice is to everyone is to inspect their spears. Lol. Have a wonderful weekend my friend. Huge hugs. 🙂
LOL. I wouldn’t touch that one with a ten foot… spear. 😈
LOL! OMG, I can so picture you out in the yard swinging a spear around, and the dogs on the sideline watching you and wonder what the hell their crazy human is doing. And the spear head let loose? At least it only hit a fencepost instead of a window or something. Great points about research, though. It sure helps to make the characters’ experiences real. (P.S.: I’d love to take some swordfighting lessons 😀 ) Great post, Diana!
Love it Julie, This is post at present is doing the best by far regarding comments etc. May I ask if you would like to also participate and showcase your blog here with a Guest Post?
I’d love to guest post on your blog, Esme! Let me know when you’d like a post. You can get my contact info from Diana or on my blog: facetsofamuse.wordpress.com
That will be fantastic – I just shot you an email through your contact page.
The dogs were lying in the grass and definitely wondering what their silly old human was doing with a spear. In my mind, I looked like Laura Croft. Lol. Sword lighting is hard, Julie, but a good teacher with work with you just to demonstrate and try the moves, no actual whacking each other! It’s a lot of fun. Thanks for reading, now get writing!! Ha ha.
Writing will be good, yes very good. I will get to my baking, have a lot of baking to do today as hubby do not have any biscotti left, so I have to get at it immediately.
Oh, I’d love to swing a sword too!
And your writing is delicious!
🗡🗡🗡 swinging can be dangerous, I only use my 🔪🔪 for cooking.
Would you like to swing a story and be a guest ? Let me know if interested, its so much fun. Looking forward to hear from you.
Would you be interested in a fairytale retelling?
For sure, that will be awesome, go for it, you can email it once done and have it set up and then I will do the publishing for you.
Not sure if I already mentioned this to you, but go the my About The Recipe Hunter Page, https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/about-2/ and at the bottom you will see a form to complete and then send me an email then we can chat about it. I look forward hearing from you via email
Thank you! We will talk soon.
It was fun, Basilike, but I just could not stop laughing at how difficult it was and how inept I am as a sword-fighter. I did learn the basic moves and terminology even if I lacked the aptitude. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by to read and have a wonderful weekend. <3
🙂 🙂 ♥♥♥♥
We probably wouldn’t have survived a real sword fight!
Would have ended at 🏥
Diana, only you could weave sword-fighting, canon shooting into a cooking blog post!! 😀😀 I’m beginning to think I should write fantasy…you’re having so much fun! I’m glad the dogs were safe whilst you were practising with the spear … after almost decapitating my PE teacher with the javelin after it flew out of my hands backwards I was never allowed near one again! Seriously, all your research must work wonders as your writing crackles with authenticity, action and imagination. A great guest post and neat sidestepping of the recipe and actual cooking tasks!
Annika that’s why I love these Guests so much as they always provide the most interesting post linking it back to fit the theme. How about you, would you like to cook up a post for us.
Esme, I would be honoured to cook something up – it would probably involve a recipe as well. I am appearing on a couple of guest posts this month, so would sometime in March work for you? Thank you so much for asking me. It was wonderful to read Diana’s contribution today. Wishing you a lovely weekend. 😀🌻
Annika March will be perfect. Just email me and we cantake it from there. This will be awesome. Thanks in advance. 🌹
Thanks again, Annika. I started writing fantasy because I thought I could get away with minimal research. How wrong I was! I think all writing requires hands-on experience to a degree… as it’s the details that bring the words to life. And it doesn’t have to be as out-there as fighting with spears! Ha ha. I’m glad neither of us impaled anyone. 😀 I can’t wait to see what you’re cooking up for a next book!
You ladies are awesome, keep it up and share some of those stories here with us please and thank you
-giggles- You’re a dangerous lady to be around! My forays into martial arts haven’t gone much beyond lots of Bruce Lee movies and his book on Kung Fu. 🙂
It’s amazing what we can learn from YouTube, Andrea, or experiences similar to what we’re writing about (riding a horse bareback as a hint to riding a dragon). But there’s nothing quite like giving the real thing a go when the opportunity arises. Even if we’re awful at it, which I definitely was! Closing your eyes when sword-fighting doesn’t make for a long life. Ha ha. Thanks for visiting, my friend. 🙂
Closed eyes and fighting, I agree that will not work. I just love all this bantering, commenting and love from fellow bloggers to this most wonderful Guest Post
Aren’t they great. I just love all the humor and conversation. It’s truly the best part about blogging. I’m so glad you’ve let me have fun on your blog for a couple days!
I am the lucky one Diana – any time, please feel free to do another Guest Post whenever you wish, This is beyond awesome.
lmao – yes, YouTube is great but nothing beats the real thing. I used the feel of being in a glider to simulate the feel of actual ‘flying’ and just researched the mechanics of flight in birds and big gliders like the pterodactyls.
Much happier on the ground these days. 😉
WOW – you guys do the most awesome stuff. The closest I got to flying was being a passenger on 100’s of occasions with my husband and kids in a small private plane. Great fun, but never done gliders
Gah, small planes scare me silly. A ‘friend’ took me up once in his tiger moth[?] and did a barrel roll for ‘fun’. He was so lucky I didn’t paint the inside of the plane with lunch. 🙁
Gliders though, they feel so peaceful and utterly safe. Can’t explain it. 🙂
Doing a barrel roll would do that to you for sure, especially after having lunch.
Think I should put gliders on my to experience list.
Absolutely. I think you’d love it. 🙂
Nope, done enough flying way back then and did not like the stunt flying actions, we pretty did flying straight and level and no fun and games.
Can’t say I blame you. Those aerial acrobatics may be ‘fun’ for some, but I’m definitely not one of them!
I love flying, but no funny stuff in the air.
We had that flying discussion. What a sensation! I never forget the feeling of the wind in my wings.
Yes! I don’t know that I’d ever have the courage to do hang-gliding the way you did, but the sensation of flight is amazing.
I would love to try it
I like your Hubbies thinking about Hawaii for some research Diana and love how you have likened writing to a recipe it is spot on…Great guest post 🙂
Yes it is so in line and also sharing a different dimension. 👍👍
Yes, he’s liking the idea of a Hawaiian-based story! I’ve only traveled once for data collection – to Mesa Verde, the cliff dwellings in Colorado, and I loved learning about the geology, feeling the heat, experiencing the heights! Thanks for stopping by, Carol. And have a wonderful weekend!
You two ladies will have a ball of a time when connecting, you should visit Carol and do research in her neck of the woods.
My daughter lived in Thailand for a year, and was there for the tsunami. We lost track of her for a week. It was such a frightening time. The country is beautiful and she loved it. 😀
Oh no, that must have been awesome Diana.
….Where DO they go poop?? Also, I’m lucky I have a big backyard.. I won’t be playing with spears, but I do like my throwing knives! I just have to make sure all of my wildlife is out of the way and I usually end up back there with a metal detector trying to find them! Lol!
I am so happy to meet all you lovely blogging friends who take the time to leave a comment here on Diana’s lovely post. Nicole, I love your about page, and I quote “I love everything books, booze and food and love to blog about all” Would you like to do a Guest post on that for us?
Sure! I’ve never done a guest post! Ha ha! I’m always up for a learning experience!!
That will be awesome – it’s very easy. You write a post as you would do for your own blog and email it to me and voila all done.
Go the my About The Recipe Hunter Page, https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/about-2/ and at the bottom you will see a form to complete and then send me an email then we can chat about it. I look forward hearing from you via email
Yes! I want to know that too. Were there special ‘buckets’ that had to be emptied or something?
Ha ha! I’m glad I wasn’t the only one to be intrigued by that!! 😄
-giggles- Diana’s answer left me with a distinct sense of ‘ewwww’! Can’t imagine doing my business in plain view like that. Thank goodness for moderm plumbing. 🙂
Me too, from my sailing experience a bucket but back then not so sure.
Ugh. That’s almost as bad! lol
I answered the question above for Nicole. It’s not what you think. 🙂
Found it. Thank you. 😀
Well, they didn’t go on the poop deck, believe it or not. They went at the “head” the front of the ship. Some ships had a slatted section at the very bow that extended over the water. Or they had a board with a hole in it. There wasn’t much privacy, that’s for sure! I’m certain officers used fancy potties that someone on the crew dumped and cleaned. And throwing knives?! I haven’t tried those, and I’d need a metal detector too! Ha ha. Thanks for the visit and have a great weekend!
I actually read something about that somewhere now that you tell me! And, not on the poop deck!!! 😂😂😂 and you say you have no sense of homour!!
Ah hah! Those tall ships are lovely to look at, but now I have another reason never to sail on one!
I did sailing once for 10 days and it’s absolutely lovely. Will do it again on a modern sailing ship, not those from way back then
I think I’d get very seasick very quickly. 🙁
Nope, fortunately never happened.
lol – you’re lucky. 🙂
Maybe to stupid to have happened to me.
lol – no way!
Quite a recipe here Diana. Sounds like you have rewritten Lethal Weapon LOL. I’ll stay far from your place LOL 🙂 x
Yes, the only lethal weapon I have would be my kitchen knife
LOL 🙂 x
Thanks for stopping by, Debby. The rocketing spear blade was a little scary. I was lucky no one was around because I’d be in prison. But other than that, all experience-collecting has been thoroughly safe. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend, my friend 🙂
🙂 🙂 ♥
You could have even injured yourself! You need to get yourself on of those helmets with the plexi-glass pull down eye shields LO:L 🙂 xx
👨🚀 as this one. The best one I could find hihi
Ha ha ha. That’s a good idea! LOL
Diana the swashbuckler. I am impressed! And your writing is a delicious recipe no mater what you whip up. I have seen The Artist’s Way referenced so much lately. Do you think I am supposed to read it? Nice to see you on The Recipe Hunter today!
Thanks for visiting Molly, and I am unable to not ask, how about you also come and share your own story, whatever you would share on your own blog here with us?
I would love that! What do I do next?
WOW – That will be awesome Molly. Go the my About The Recipe Hunter Page, https://cookandenjoyrecipes.wordpress.com/about-2/ and at the bottom you will see a form to complete and then send me an email then we can chat about it. I look forward hearing from you via email
I’m a pretty inept swashbuckler, Molly. I can’t stop laughing at myself. The book is great, but it’s a workbook more than just a “reading” book. Journaling is a big part of it. I did it with a women’s group and we kept each other motivated. Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Happy Weekend!
I pursued the many books Julia Cameron has written and started reading “It’s Never Too Late to Begin Again.” I love it! I wrote my first Morning Pages this morning and I’m excited about setting up some Artist Dates with myself. I can tell this book is going the be a life changer and I don’t say that about many books. Who knows? I may grow to the point where I will wield a sword, too!
Sounds so interesting, would you be prepared to write as a guest on my blog. 🤞🤞
Hee hee. I think you have lots of writing ahead of you, Molly, and everything you’re doing just adds more ideas and builds skills. It’s pretty darn exciting. <3
Molly you and Diana keep to your writing, I will read and do my cooking and baking, as I am the worst writer on this planet.
You know, it is exciting, Diana. This was just what I needed, too, because I was in a few days of feeling bleh and unmotivated. It’s revved me up. I even wrote a 99 word flash fiction today. Now to have the courage to share it!
If you like, you can share it here on my blog?? What do you think, will that be an option?? wink-wink
You must share! That’s so awesome. And the more you do it, the easier it gets. 😀
“first-hand experience is what deepens and enlivens our writing”—Yes, I agree, and I love the idea of “Artist’s Dates.” That’s what I will call it from now on when I go research something first hand. And then I’ll think of you wielding a sword. 😄
Hi Carrie – Thank you for visiting Diana’s post and for taking the time to comment. Now that you have seen her Guest Post, would you consider doing one here as well? Please let me know as I am always on the hunt for new Guest Posts. I look forward hearing from you. 🙂
Thank you. Nice of you to offer. I don’t do much blogging anymore–just not enough time–but I’ll keep it in mind. 😊
Hi Carrie – No rush, anytime in future when you feel like it, let me know and we have a deal
Thanks so much. 😊
Artist’s dates are fun, Carrie. In Cameron’s book she says to do it every week even if it’s just going for a walk or trying a new food, visiting a museum or hanging out in a coffee shop and people watching. The key is to do it while paying attention. I hope you have some amazing dates and have a wonderful weekend!
Delightful post with plenty of tips for planning and delivery of our writing! 🙂 xo
Just be careful when you’re swinging that spear around in the front yard, Bette! I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and appreciate your comment. Hope you have a wonderful time collecting experience. 🙂
Hi there. I will respond properly tonight once home from work. This is awesome all the comments. I just skimmed and approved them in my ☕️ and lunch time. I am so delighted with all the interaction on your awesome post. 👏👏
Thank you. It’s great fun being here, Esme. I just love chatting with everyone on your blog. 🙂
Hi Bette, thanks for stopping by, your time reading and commenting. Just wondering, would you also like to participate in Guest Posting?
Diana, I love the way you use cooking for a dinner party as an analogy to writing a book to serve your readers. Great idea!
It is all a great read but I particularly like this:
” I’d argue that the dish of details from first-hand experience is what deepens and enlivens our writing, and it’s the tasty meal that we want to serve up to our readers. “.
Can’t wait to come to the dinner party.
Thanks for stopping by to read, Miriam. I love reading a story, even fiction, where the author seems to have the inside scoop and writes with such authority. Fantasy makes that a little more difficult, but finding ways to add authentic details is worth the effort. Happy Weekend!
Dear Miriam – I am so happy to see new faces and bloggers commenting. I ♥ my Guest bloggers and would like to know if you would also be interested to participate and share a post with TRH.
What a fun way to do research! I’ve dragged my husband on a few trips too, all in the name of research. He still reminds me of an old hotel we stayed at that was supposed to be loaded with antiquated charm but turned out to be a bit dumpy. Okay, more than a bit.
I also whacked around swords many moons ago when I was writing epic fantasy (epee, fencing foil and broadsword) and felt rather cool, but had no clue what I was doing, LOL. This was a fun post, Diana, and brought back many memories.
Sounds like you have a lot of fun with your research!
Another sword-slayer! How fun. The lessons were very helpful to me even though I couldn’t stop laughing. My husband keeps suggesting a book set in Hawaii so we can go do some research there! Ha ha. Seasick on a freezing old ship on the Columbia was not quite his idea of fun. Thanks for the comment and have an amazing weekend. 🙂
Dear Mae – I read your comment and love your input and participation. How about you do more participation and also share a Guest Post here with us? Please let me know if you would be interested. Thanks
I would love to do Hawaii in the name of research!
I think I should try that to research their cooking baking habits. We can do it together
I know. Right? Arrange a book signing too and you can deduct it from your taxes. 😀
I would love to do a guest post for you and am honored by the offer. I can be reached at maeclair (at) maeclair (dot) com, if you’d like to share some thoughts via email. It’s great to discover your blog!
Thanks so much for popping in and I am flattered that you would be interested to Guest Post with me. I will send you an email momentarily. Thanks in advance
Reblogged this on Kim's Author Support Blog.
Thanks so much for the reblog, Kim. I’m glad you enjoyed the guest post. Happy Writing.
Hi Kim, Thanks for the reblog as sharing is caring. Now as I have the others, I need to know from you if you may be interested to also share a post here as a Guest? Would that be something that you may be interested in?
that’s a fun and smart way to research.and oooh, feels so secretive.
It is pretty fun, Jina. I do a lot of internet research too, of course, and there’s plenty I just make up, but to me, these were too big to go into without any experience. And I love learning new things anyway, even if in slow motion. 🙂 Thanks for hanging out with me today. Happy Writing!
if you ever wrote about a character, a woman, let’s say, trying to disguise herself as a man – baggy clothes, a mustache, an attitude, would you try that one out first? not sure why this image came to my mind . i think i’d try the mustache – closed bedroom door, of course – and i did do the baggy clothes back during my rebellious teens.
You all are fantastic, love this interaction so much. Thanks 🌹
Diana is a fun person. i love her writing, her blog, chit chatting with her. well, i guess i’m a fan!
Another fan for sure
I think it would be great to try out. I’m not sure I could get away with it, but I might learn about how hard it is to do well! 😀
Diana, I am sure you will pass this one with flying colors. Go for it
Hi Jina, thanks for popping over and leaving a comment here on Diana’s post. Yup, would you like to share your own story here with us as a Guest????
Sure, that would be great.
What kind of stories are you looking for?
I’m a mother, a columnist, an addicted blogger, an author, and a person with disability. I can tell you something on either of these fields – there’s probably more that my mind doesn’t want to offer at the moment.
let me know what you’d like.
I am delighted to hear this good news. Ypu can do any or all of the above. I prefer you to choose your own topic/s as it will then be easier for you to write your guest post. Check my about the recipe hunter page. At the bottom you will find an connect with me email form. Frop me an email then we can discuss it further if you have questions. I look forward hearing from you via email Jina. 🌹
Alright, Esme (have no idea how to get the what’s it called above the e),
just dropped by and checked it out.
I’ll write you an e-mail and send it to you soon.
Have a nice evening.
Jina not to worry about the é, its one of those funny ones, but I do not mind it with the é I am looking forward to your email.
Wow Diana. You have some great Artist’s Dates. 😊
Thanks, Brigid. They aren’t always so adventurous. Sometimes just a walk in the woods suffices, but there are things I need to learn about in order to write with any authority. I know you’re a fan of the book and thought of you when I mentioned it. Enjoy your weekend. <3
Brigid, how about we make a Guest bloggers date and you also share your post here?
Thank you. Do you want to share my Seafood chowder post or do you want something new? 🌼
If possible a new post would be awesome as I prefer to not link the original post but you will get a ping on ypu post. Let me know if that will be ok. I look forward hearing from you.
Leave it with me and I will see what I am inspired to write. 🌼
Whoop whoop, Looking forward to this inspired post.
Reblogged this on Die Erste Eslarner Zeitung – Aus und über Eslarn, sowie die bayerisch-tschechische Region!.
Awesome, thanks again
Thanks so much for sharing, Michael. I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks so much for having me over today, Esme. I’m thrilled to be cooking up a little fun on your site. 🙂 I’ll reblog tomorrow to add to the merriment. Wishing you a wonderfully creative and joyous day. <3
Its so much fun to have you here. Thanks for sharing and feel free to do so again.🤞
What a creative way of explaining research for your books! Plus it sounds like a lot of fun. I can´t imagine wearing a sword for a day!!
Hi Darlene. I just ♥ the different guest posts and stories I receive here as part of this Guest Post feature. Would you like to do one. Please read my About The Recipe Hunter and then drop me an email there and then you do one as well. That will be just awesome. Please let me know if you would be interested.
I´m very interested. I sent you an email. xo
Thank you will check after work tonight
Hi Darlene, I don’t seem to have received the email you mentioned. Sorry, but will you please resend and try again, not sure what happened. I even checked my spam folder and nothing. Please send again.
Thanks for taking the time to read, Darlene. Research can be a lot of fun… not always, but the hands-on parts are at least insightful. Hope you have a great day. 🙂