Summer Spotlight Series: Ariel

I’ve been doing a lot of “art therapy” lately, in between checking my Shakespeare notes & bridesmaid duties for my friend’s upcoming wedding.

But, when Rae at Bookmark Chronicles mentioned her fantastic idea to interview other bloggers, I had to jump at the opportunity! Check out her page & the bloggers she highlighted – including yours truly!


Hi all,

This next blogger is someone I’ve known for quite some time and I was so glad that she agreed to be a part of this series. Today I am introducing you to Ariel @ Writing Radiation!
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Let’s start with an introduction: Tell a little bit about yourself.

I wanted to start by saying this is a great idea & I’m happy you’ve received such a positive response already.  As I said before, I do look forward to reading about all the interesting people you’re interviewing!  I hope to see some new blogs to follow.  🙂

Oh dear!  The first question & it’s already hard!  It’s like the “About Me” section in a social media site, y’know?

My name is Ariel.  I’m 34 years old & I’ve lived in NJ, USA for my whole life.  I have been “blessed” with a bunch of different chronic health issues, which…

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BOOK REVIEW: Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy by Frédéric Delavier, Jean-Pierre Clémenceau, & Michael Gundill

After taking over two years to finish reading The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (I checked Goodreads – it took me from September 21, 2016 to June 1, 2018), my brain needed a break. Luckily, a dear friend bought me Delavier’s Stretching Anatomy & Delavier's Women's Strength Training Anatomy Workouts for my birthday this year.…

A Seasoned Author’s Tips On Handling Criticism!

Oh my gosh – this may be the best advice I’ve read concerning parsing & accepting criticism on your writing!

Didi Oviatt

Sometimes I think of reviews and critique, be it negative or positive, as being suggestive ingredients of sorts for my next creation. Like my writing/books is actually a four course meal. I’ve shopped, prepped, marinated, mixed, chopped, fried, blended, and baked until I’m utterly exhausted. I feel like the food is as perfect as I can possibly get it and it’s time to be served.

The guests show up, ready to devour my masterpiece (or read the book per say), and here I am pacing the floors from the sidelines. I watch as some people slowly pick at it before actually giving it a taste. Some people dive right in without second thought. They’ll eat as much food as possible, as quickly as they can, until they’re ready to pop. Some let each bite swirl around in their mouths slavering the flavor.

And in the end, EVERYONE has something to…

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How to Write Freely and Without Fear

Writing With Rasmus

Milly Schmidt is a writer, blogger, and crazy cat lady living in the New England, Australia. She is one of my dearest #writing Tweeps and you can find her friendly and honest advice on navigating the deep waters of the Writer’s Life (with the occasional cat dashed in for good measure!) at her blog, The Cat’s Write.

You can follow her on Twitter () and take a look at her lovely Instagram (@millyschmidt). Follow her! You won’t regret it.

How to Write Freely and Without Fear

by Milly Schmidt

Have you ever sat down to work on your novel, only to have your fingers seize up and your imagination wither into a million atomic-seized particles? And was it because an adverb accidentally slipped out and you have no clue how to describe Becky’s great hair without saying it looked like a “tightly coiled halo of ringlets”?

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The Good, The Bad, & The Shiny

2017.  There are still several holidays left to you, but I can’t wait to sing you off life’s stage. Well, if I’m being honest, I can’t wait to pelt you with rotten tomatoes & send the stage hook out to “encourage” you off.  Should the stagehand accidentally throttle you in the process, I wouldn’t complain.…

Know When to Keep Quiet

For the past few months (on & off; mostly off, considering all the drama in my life this year), I've been working on a series of posts based on a book I read - Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham.  They were to be quotations from - & about - Thomas Jefferson, on…

R.I.P. Heather Heyer

By Hook Or By Book made a really good point in BookmarkChronicles reblog – Heather’s words cannot be shared enough.

RIP. 😥

By Hook Or By Book


Heather Heyer was the 32 year-old paralegal who died yesterday when a man (I’m not going to name him) drove his car into protesters in Charlottesville. Her mother, Susan Bro, shared this about the daughter she is so proud of:

She always had a very strong sense of right and wrong, she always, even as a child, was very caught up in what she believed to be fair. Somehow I almost feel that this is what she was born to be, is a focal point for change. I’m proud that what she was doing was peaceful, she wasn’t there fighting with people.

Please let’s not have the death of this courageous young woman be in vain. Her last words on her Facebook page are:

If you’re not outraged, you’re not paying attention.

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