Annabelle: Creation (2017)

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Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Lulu Wilson, Talitha Eliana Bateman, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Samara Lee

Director: David F Sandberg

Following on from the popular Annabelle film, which fits into the Conjuring and Warren family films, this is the story of how the doll was created.

The Mullins family live on a large property where they happily make a living by making dolls, until their daughter Annabelle is killed in an accident. 12 years later, they take in a nun and her orphaned wards, all girls, one of whom is suffering the effects of polio and is almost a cripple. She and her younger sister are targeted by strange events in the house, revolving around the things they see in dead Annabelle’s room and the doll they find there.

I love these films, and I was really looking forward to this one coming out, but I felt largely disappointed by…

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October 2nd is World Farm Animals Day!

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Here are today’s five things to know about farm animals :

  1. Pig insulin is used to control diabetes.
  2. Goats and sheep don’t have teeth on their upper jaw. They have a hard palate that helps them grind their food.
  3. The chicken are one of the closest living relatives to the T-Rex.
  4. Geese are faithful, they mate for life, and mourn when their partner dies.
  5. Cows have a memory of about three years.

Today’s Food History

  • 1795 Robert Bakewell died. Bakewell was an agriculturalist who helped revolutionize cattle and sheep breeding in England. He obtained the best animals he could find and then worked with a closed herd, inbreeding only superior animals.
  • 1908 The Model T Ford was introduced at a price of $825. Due to efficient mass production, by 1925 the price of a 2 door Model T was only $260.
  • 1913 A monument to honor sea gulls was erected in…

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Weekly Writing Prompt #109

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Weekly Writing Challenge
Poetry and/or Flash Fiction
October 2nd 2017 | #109

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(5) Words: | STRETCH | TREAT | WIN | SHORE | SCENE |

*A brilliant idea has been brought to my attention regarding the (5) word prompt. Please feel free to substitute any of the words with a synonym.🎈 🎭 ✨

Poetry Suggestions

Haiku (5 – 7 – 5)
Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)
Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)
6 lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow meter
Villanelle (19 line poem[no word limit]–2 repeating rhymes & 2 refrains)… Excellent example is Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night”
Nonet (9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1) progression downward of syllables
Cinquain (2 –…

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Writing Links…10/2/17

Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author


Writing Links…10/2/17

Traci Kenworth


  1. Interesting buildings, one kind of looks like a space needle to me.
  2. How to make blog posts in Microsoft Word 2016 and the new WordPress Editor. I’ve been trying unsuccessfully for a long time to do set my blog posts up in Word. I will have to try this with next week’s blogs.
  3. Theme has some kind of pov, your pov.
  5. Smells can deepen your fiction.
  6. Blocking–great ideas!
  7. Cape Cod.


  1. Surrendering to the process.
  2. I just started doing this with my current projects. Too many times I messed up days in my previous works and had to fix them.
  3. James Ponti reveals how he came up with TOAST.
  4. On pretending to be an author.
  5. Inspiration behind Freefall.

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. Southern expressions.
  2. This is a great idea!
  3. Conflict creates…

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Opinion: What Should Indie Authors Do with their Back Catalogue of Early Self-published Books?

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cover of Love and Freindship by Jane Austen

Should we ask ourselves “What would Jane Austen do?” (Cover image: Penguin Clothbound Classics)

Should indie authors keep their self-published books available for sale forever? As more writers see self-publishing as a long-haul career, this question will become relevant to a growing number of authorpreneurs. ALLi author members share their views in this composite post taken from a recent online forum discussion. 

Generally speaking, trade-published authors who are contracted to a publishing company will find their older books automatically delisted if they’re not selling profitably, often quite soon after publication. This is because maintaining a book in the traditional publishing environment requires significant investment in inventory and warehousing costs.

Thanks to digital publishing technology, indie authors have much more choice. Once we’ve uploaded a book to our distributor of choice – CreateSpace, IngramSpark, KDP, Kobo, iBooks, etc – we can keep it before the market forever, if…

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Pumpkin Flavored Treats for Dogs – Engineer Mommy

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rover. All opinions are mine alone. As I’ve said before here and here, fall is definitely my favorite season. What’s not to love? The cooler air, the cozy slippers, and pumpkin spice everywhere… it all puts a smile on my face. This year, as …Keep Reading!

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Choosing your writing platform: Wattpad vs Movellas vs Tumblr – Prolifiko

Pen and paper are so 2008. Word counts, full-screen editing spaces and automatic spell-checks aren’t essentials: but my goodness, do they make things easier. But which writing platform is right for you? Here’s a pros and cons round up of the top three – Wattpad, Movellas and Tumblr – so you can find out for […]

Source: Choosing your writing platform: Wattpad vs Movellas vs Tumblr – Prolifiko