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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Sleighed: A Christmas Tale – ShortStory by Award-Winning Author – WJ Scott


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Tinsel is the newest apprentice in Santa’s Workshop, but this young elf lands
himself in strife on his first day!

He’s sent to care for the reindeer and instead ends up on a magical adventure.

Will the Toy-Inspector allow him back into the Workshop?

A fun Christmas story for younger readers and those young at heart.

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In March 2019, my sister (who lives in Canada), visited me in New Zealand, and we embarked on a memory tour. We revisited places from our childhood, including Queenstown, where our grandmother
used to live.

Our great-grandfather had been an engineer on the iconic century-old coal fired steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, back in the day when it transported stock and supplies across Lake Wakatipu. 



We enjoyed a delightful sunny cruise to
Walter Peak High Country Farm.



During our travels, we set a challenge, to each write a 1500 word story. I chose to write a Children’s Christmas story, based on a writing prompt from my Aspiring Author Series, and that’s how, ‘Sleighed’, came to be created. 


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Author Bio:

Wendy Scott has a New Zealand Certificate in Science (Chemistry), which allows her to dabble with fuming potions and strange substances, satisfying her inner witch.

Wendy writes short stories, fantasy, and children’s novels. Her books have won multiple awards.

One of the creeds she lives by is to always – Live a life less ordinary!

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Sunday, December 27, 2020

All the best for 2021





This was supposed to be animated but the new Blogspot has got me beat.

Very difficult compared to the old version.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Merry Christmas




All the best for 2021, may we all see the light at the end of the tunnel

Take care and stay safe



Monday, November 30, 2020

NaNoWriMo is over for 2020

 NaNoWriMo might be over for 2020 but I'm pleased to say I'm a winner!

I had 42,000 written yesterday morning which was the last day in New Zealand. A bit daunting, but I did it! 

I got up early yesterday, worked all morning, did a few things at lunchtime and went to a meeting mid afternoon but then back to the writing. Did 8,350 words and got my NaNoWriMo to 50,162 words. Yeah me! 

Now to edit and prepare for publication.