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    Guest Posts,  Writing

    Time: Your Most Precious Asset

    An Ode To The Writer With Too Little Time To Write by A A Miller Here on Rock Paper Spirit, we like to welcome guest writers, particularly if they are other authors. Today we welcome A A Miller! Contact details for this author are at the bottom of this post, where you can check out her website and social channels. Today she’s going to talk a little bit about our most precious assets as writers; time! A few years ago, just months into my still new-ish adventure of writing a novel, I recall reading an article that had came to my email entitled ‘Tips to Writing a Manuscript’. I had…

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    Books,  Guest Posts,  Parenting

    Five Favourite Books For Encouraging Speech In Toddlers

    Here on Rock Paper Spirit, we love to welcome contributions from other writers and bloggers. Today we welcome blogger Kim Hogg for this special guest appearance, where she will be sharing which books are her favourites for encouraging speech in toddlers. My eldest son is 3 and while he is now seen to speak, it hasn’t always been this way. He was over 18 months old before he finally said “mum”, and he was nearly 3 before we could start to have a vaguely sensible conversation with him. I have spent a lot of time working on his speech at home, and have found a variety of activities that work…

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    Guest Posts,  Sponsored Posts

    Guest Post: Creating A Popular and Successful Blog That Beats The Competition

    For some people, a blog is just a platform to create a personal online journal. For other people, a blog is an opportunity to connect with readers. If you fall into the latter category then you might want some assistance to get your voice heard by people out there on the internet. The following suggestions should help you to create a popular and successful blog that beats the competition. Credit Create an appealing website The best way to create a popular and successful blog that beats the competition is to prioritise your presentation. A well-designed website is bound to make a better impact on visitors within the first few seconds…

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    Guest Post: Excellent Reasons Why You Might Consider Going Back To School

    And you thought your school days were behind you? Well, they may be, but there are some excellent reasons why you might consider getting back into education. Sure, going back to college or uni as a mature student can be tough, whether you opt for classroom or online-based courses, but the rewards are plentiful. Here are some of the reasons why. You will gain extra qualifications At the top of the list is the most obvious reason why you should get back into education. The opportunity to earn qualifications will both a) help you get into a career you have been dreaming of, and b) improve your knowledge and your skill…

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    Guest Post: It’s Time To Let Your Hair Down

    Sometimes in life, all you’re thinking about is the daily grind. You don’t really have anything outside of your normal routine where you’re actually letting your hair down. No, taking the kids out isn’t letting your hair down, or going out for a meal. Because you still have other things on your mind. You’re not fully letting go of the troubles you have, and relaxing in to the fun. Which is what we’re going to try and stop today. We know what it takes to be able to unwind, and we seriously think you should be doing it more often. It’s so good for our bodies and souls. So, if…