Happy Diwali this weekend!

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All good wishes to those who celebrate Diwali over this weekend,
November 13th – 16th.


May your lights be a beacon of peace and good health for the future of the entire world.

 

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And may the coming year bring you everything you wish for: from everyone here at HTWB.

 

Please may we remind you of the danger of fireworks and naked flames to pets, farm animals and wildlife. See here for more information.

 

With many thanks to the copyright owner of the image above: I did try to find who you are and what to credit but I couldn’t. Please let me know your identity and I will add it to this post. Sz

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Do you, or does someone you know, dream of writing a nonfiction book to share your expertise and your story with the world? I can make that dream come true, and this new book of mine will go a long way towards achieving that, too.
To quote best-selling Royal biographer and novelist (as T P Fielden) Christopher Wilson

“As the author of many nonfiction books
myself, I applaud Suzan’s ability to teach
new nonfiction authors what they need to know
without formulae or jargon; to make that
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and above all, to make it a ‘good read.’”
“She’s enviably brilliant, wickedly funny,
and has a work ethic that’s one of the wonders
of the 21st century. Every writer can learn
from her – me included.”

how to write a brilliant nonfiction bookGet your copy here:

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(And thank you in anticipation of your purchase!)

An unwritten moment of Remembrance today, Nov 11th

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While we feel sorry for ourselves dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its tragic losses, let us not forget the tragedy and losses incurred by our family members and their friends during the two Great World Wars.

Unlike the British Remembrance Sunday, other countries in the Great Wars of the 20th century remember their fallen on November 11th, Armistice Day 1918, as we do here on HTWB.

Both my Canadian Dad and Grandad fought in Europe with the Allied Forces – and fortunately came home again without serious injury.

But many of their friends didn’t. This tribute is for them and the millions of other soldiers who, as Joe Biden might put it, left an empty chair at the dining or kitchen table. R I P.

Lest we forget.

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Weekend smiles from HTWB … enjoy

cat joke

Trust a cat …!

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New award for HWTB: celebrate with us!

Once again here at HTWB we find ourselves with an award … please join us to raise a glass or a cup! Now don’t worry, I’m not going to make an Oscar speech, but there are two very important groups of people I’d like to thank…HTWB awardOne, our readers. Without you there would be no HTWB. [Read more…]

Brighten up your writing with the right kind of humour

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For generations people have been saying that laughter is good medicine. And now the scientists have taken an interest it turns out great-grandma was right. The boffins have discovered that laughter releases helpful goodies in the body which boost your immune system.

aricle about using humour in writing

As long as the butt of the joke is a set of circumstances, not the people, you’re far less likely to upset anyone.

In fact the therapeutic benefits of laughter are harnessed by academia and the business community into laughter workshops and other formalised chuckle sessions. Get the workers laughing and you raise productivity, so it seems.

However it is extremely easy to get humour wrong. [Read more…]

Happy Jewish New Year – Shanah Tovah

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“Can this year just stop already?” says Ryan Prior of CNN
Jewish New Year

A chance for us all to reflect and renew

“It’s a thought ricocheting around the world as we cope with Covid-19, quarantine, wildfires and hurricanes. Now it can.”

Rosh Hashanah, which marks the Jewish New Year, begins Friday, September 18. Even if you’re not Jewish, it’s a way to immerse yourself in parts of these rituals of renewal. Maybe God knows we all need a little renewal now.”

Wishing our readers a peaceful period of renewal and reflection

Happy New Year – Shanah Tovah – from us all at HTWB

 

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