Cornucopia I

Widder With a Glint in her Eye

Widder With a Glint in her Eye

This Sunday 9th December, 7pm ET (4pm my time!) I am the guest author at The Writers Chatroom.

Please drop by, say, “Hi”, and join in the fun.

This link will take you right to The Writers Chatroom log in page. Enter a username, and click on ‘sign in’. You don’t need a password. Every Sunday there’s a guest author and every Wednesday is a writerly themed open chat.

And … I’ve been a little distracted from my writing of late so, rather than stress about producing half-assed work I’ve put my writing projects into stassis until after Winter Solstice, 21st December. This includes ‘Identical’, my blog serial. It’ll start up again on 1st February, all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed!

The Solstice is when the New Year begins for me, and with it comes a blast of energy that I plan to tap into.



I don’t know a lot about Rubens as an artist, (apart from what I just read in his Wikipedia entry)  except that he tended to paint women with flesh on their bones. For that alone he gets my admiration!


The Goddess Abundantia with a Cornucopia by Rubens

The Goddess Abundantia with a Cornucopia by Rubens

Cornucopia, also known as the Horn of Plenty, symbolises abundance, in all things.

I visualise it as another realm of existence, where all things exist simultaneously. All we, here on this Mortal/Physical Realm need to do is discover the skills to manifest here with us. Dead easy, right?


Anyway, ‘cos this post is about a whole lotta stuff, whose only connection to each other is that they caught my attention, I decided to go with ‘Cornucopia’ as a title, rather than, ‘Whole Lotta Stuff’!


First up: My publisher Eternal Press, is having a sale. 25% off any eBook, until 31st December. Use this code at the checkout: 129BHMVNZH1F … Formats available: epub (Nook compatible, pdf, mobi (Kindle compatible), lit (Microsoft Reader), and pdb (Palm)


Next: If you’d like to make any sense of what happened in the publishing world over the last little while Anne R. Allen has a wonderful post from an indie/self publishers Point of View with the fabulous title: Indie Publishing in 2013: Why We Can’t party Like It’s 2009 … Well worth a read.


Thirdly: Women And Words  is having a ’12 Day Hootenanny’ starting on 12th December. All you have to do is leave a comment and you go into a draw for books by the Authors listed at the bottom of the post.


Nextly: For WordPress Blogistas, WPbeginner has posted about very cool plugin where you can draw doodles or add drawings when you comment on WordPress blogs,strangely enough titled, ‘How to Allow Users to Add Drawing or Doodles in WordPress Comments’!


Lastest: An alternate ending for The Wizard of Oz.  Take it away Dorothy …


“After all, to the well organised mind, death is the next great adventure” Albus Dumbledore, in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone   by J.K. Rowling


18 comments on “Cornucopia I

  1. Hey Widdershins! Quite a whole lotta interesting stuff, thank you very much. I’m especially interested in the piece by Allen. Maybe 2013 will be the year of self-publishing for me. Wishing you and your Missus a wonderful winter of wander and wonder.


  2. jannatwrites says:

    I like how you arrived at your post title…it does sound better than ‘a whole lotta stuff’ 🙂

    I hope your burst of energy comes as expected and you are able to get back on track with writing.


  3. Great article by Allen, Widdershins. Thanks for pointing that out!


  4. annerallen says:

    Thanks a bunch for the shout-out, Mr. shins 🙂 . Whether we choose indie or traditional publishing–I think this an exciting time to be a writer. We have more choices than ever before.


  5. Joan Y. Edwards says:

    Dear Widdershins,
    Lots of interesting information. Thanks for sharing it with us. I like the draw for comments. I don’t think it works for the blogs. Tempts me to put my blog on my website.
    Celebrate you! Have fun while you’re taking a break from blogging and writing. You deserve the time to rejuvenate!

    Never Give Up
    Joan Y. Edwards


  6. londonmabel says:

    Happy almost Winter Solstice!


  7. I missed your writer’s chatroom. We were at a NAtivity Play that night. Phoey! I hope it went well!


  8. Harry says:

    I waited to wish you well on the 21st. I have to go out today to buy a new Mayan calendar. I hope you and Mrs. Widdershins are cozy and warm in your new home. Peace and love, Harry


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