Just a gentle reminder for everyone - the 2022 LILIWIOFE Diary is already in print. ELK Publishing is taking orders for Christmas and the New Year. You'll need to place your orders pretty swiftly, if you would like to pop it under your Christmas tree, for someone extra special.
I would love to see this diary out and about - in the hands of so many, more people. I know every year is a new beginning, but I think if one can not make a pledge to make more of one's life, at the beginning of the year - when everything is fresh as a daisy - sitting along side all of those great ideas that just haven't yet been done - when is the right time to get started?
The time is now.
As always, for this hardback diary I have painted a watercolour. The LILIWIOFE theme, its colour of purple and mauve with an overlay of black and white - pen and ink drawings are highlighted, on this year's cover. You will find lots of inspiring quotes to get you moving; to think about life and to appreciate all that you have. Yes, it's been difficult times of late - for me included. I don't think there is anyone on the planet, who hasn't been affected by CoVid and all the associated problems that come with this unusual event. However, I don't think we can let it define us, in all that we do and want to achieve in life. One cannot just stand still, vegetate or hide away in the closet, hoping this will just go away.
We all must bite the bullet and just live life for what it is. I mean, really live life.
Every moment is a blessing; every sunrise a gift; every breathe a bonus.
So, make a difference in your life and share your dreams. Make them a reality in which to live and prosper.
Then, go out and lend a hand - make a difference in someone else's life.
Gift them a LILIWIOFE Diary
ELK Publishing has just released the new LILIWIOFE' (annual) life Diaries. It's an A5 diary that plans to get your long-forgotten dreams - kick started, organised and realised for 2021.
Motivating you from Day one, LILWIOFE' Diaries will help kick-off the CoVid blues, to give you a fresh start to the New Year. So, you and your dreams can grow to their full potential.
Don't leave it until it's too late. Life is far too short not to 'just do it' - it's now or never!
Don't worry about your #hashtags - LILIWIOFE' has got them sorted for each and everyday of the year. You can hit the ground running and focus on building your dreams a reality to live in.
Gift this precious gem to other like-minded individuals who have been doing it tough, but need a bit of TLC to get them going again. Support and inspire each other; share your journey milestones at the Instagram hashtag #liliwiofe'; see what, how and who is moving forward with their dreams, in 2021.
Order your copies at: https://www.elk-publishing.com/elk-books.html#/
Join us - see you on Instagram! :)
This year, the USQ Bookcase as in previous years, served to be a great hit for all who attended. Many participants keenly cueing at the entrance, so as not to miss out on all the excitement.
With eight author workshops in toe, three panel discussions, a memorial to the late Narrelle Oliver, Masterclasses, the Annual Writing Competition and a Charity Screening of 'Don't Tell' (for the awareness of sexual abuse) - participants had a great selection from which to choose.
The 2017 'Writing for Children' workshop theme - again presented by Selina Kucks was: 'Crafting a Tale Children Will Love'. Participants enjoyed the ins and outs of the structural processes of writing, touched on key elements to remember in the crafting of children's tales and discussed the importance of engaging the senses.
The workshop allowed participants to: view the illustrator's story-boarding processes; discuss the importance of using 5W + H as a rule of thumb - as one does for the writing process and look at establishing how much of the book making process one would be willing to give up, in order to bring a story to market. Writers and illustrators alike, enjoyed the discussion of appropriate selection of illustration paper, mood and character treatment balanced alongside age appropriate character development.
How to Bring your Characters to Life
Chair: Adele Jones
Date: Saturday 18 July
Location: Main Stage, USQ Toowoomba Campus
Discussion: Plot can only carry a book so far, it’s the characters that drive the story and stay with the reader long after the book is closed. But how do you bring your characters to life and ensure they are memorable enough?
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