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I’m a part of Carol’s writing cum photography contest- the Cameras & Pens Challenge!

I’m on Team Lavender.

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Prompts used:

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I’m using one prompt, since I’d like to bombard this post with bonus photos. (for the points) XD

My poem:

{the river}
I’m sitting
With my bike beside me
With the wind whistling through my ears
I’m sitting
By the river
The clear river
A life giving thing
A home for many
I’m sitting
On a rocky cliff
Listening to the
Constant ripples
of the river
I spend
A peaceful evening
Beside
the fresh
and comforting river.

Bonus photos:

Sorry Carol, I went crazy! I have 17 bonus pics XD

Hope you like my poem and photos! Go Team Lavender!

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Submissions for InkCraft Issue #2 (Designs and Entries) OFFICIALLY OPEN!!!!!

Time for InkCraft #2! *applause* *confetti* *cheers*Please spread the word by reblogging this post! Also, do enter in your work! 🙂

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Hello there, writers! Sorry, I haven’t been posting on here for who knows how long. I’m really busy with what is called school.

Anyways, time for some exciting news!

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I’d like to announce that the submissions for InkCraft Issue #2 are officially open!

For those of you who are new around here, let me explain.

What is InkCraft?

The Writing Writers Magazine {InkCraft} initiates to feature your work, from stories, to poetry, to writing tips or just any other piece of writing that you will be willing to share. It is a biannual magazine with two issues per year.

How can I enter in my work?

There is a link in this post, which allows you to submit your writing/ cover design.

What can I enter?

Any writing or writing-related articles, tips or other works that can be grouped under our theme is welcome to be entered.

How else can…

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Where Dandelions Grow by Lydia Howe {Book Review}

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Today I’m going to be writing the FIRST EVER BOOK REVIEW ON THIS BLOG! *applause*

 

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I’m reviewing Where Dandelions Grow, by Lydia Howe. This book will be released on 26th September (tomorrow). Congrats on getting this wonderful book published, Lydia! I’m really glad that I got a chance to read this beauty.

Plot:

Cousins are forever, or at least they’re supposed to be. 
What happens when your world falls apart and your dreams are mocked by those closest to you? 
Destiny’s idyllic childhood full of laughter and cousins abruptly ended when her mom uprooted the family to move them across the country with strict instructions to never talk about Swallow Ridge again. Eleven years later Destiny moves back to her hometown, determined to find her cousins… and answers. 
Plagued by generations of bitterness and manipulation, Destiny hides her life-long goal – unwilling to let anyone else trample her fragile dreams. But life in the cozy town full of dandelions teaches Destiny there’s more to life than what she’s been taught. 
Is it possible Swallow Ridge not only holds the answers Destiny so intensely searches for, but also the hope?

(taken from Goodreads)

Rating:

★★★★★

I’d definitely rate the plot of this book 5 stars, because it was the plot that made me want to continue reading.

Characters:

There were many characters in this book, including Destiny,Lexie,Kamryn and Teal (the four cousins), Mrs Reed (a wise and kind woman who knows everything about Destiny’s family), Erin(Destiny’s mother) and so many more!
I’ve only mentioned a few of the main characters.

Rating:

★★★★✩

I really liked the characters, especially Destiny and Teal.

Format:

I loved how the book was formatted. Nothing more to say. 🙂

Rating:

★★★★★

Overall Rating:

★★★★★

I’ve not really been a fan in terms of Young Adult Fiction, but this book was just the other way round. I loved every word, every sentence, every paragraph, every chapter and the entire story. Thanks so much Lydia for a great read. I recommend this book to everyone out there!

And so, I hope you enjoyed this little book review! Make sure to read this wonderful book.

*Note:I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange for writing a review. This review was also based on my opinion, no one else influenced me.*

Also, a quick shoutout to Rachel’s Double Scoop Writing and Photography Contest! Check it out and sign up. 😀

And that’s about it! See you all very soon. 🙂

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My Stop on the MyLifeinWords Blog Tour!!! (A Bloggy Interview with Anya) & An ENORMOUS THANK YOU FOR 300 FOLLOWERS!!!!!!!!!

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Today is my day of the MyLifeinWords blog tour, by Anya! Anya was blogging on Blogger for a few months, but she has decided to switch to WordPress!
Anya and I have a bloggy interview to share with you! Hope you enjoy reading 😀

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Mirra: What’s the story behind your blog’s name? Why is your blog called so?
Anya: My blog is called My Life in Words because my blog is about expressing my happenings in life through words! Also, my two favourite things are life and words.
Mirra: That’s pretty cool! Tell me two things which have inspired to you begin your blog.
Anya: One is probably you and Eliza, ’cause I know the two of you IRL and your blogs are amazing, and probably the other one is because I want to share my thoughts, writing and such to the rest of the world without leaving my seat 😉
Mirra: Aw,that’s sweet of you! And nice reasons! What caused you to switch from Blogger to WordPress?
Anya: Blogger really isn’t my blogging platform, it doesn’t allow a nice design, and the themes are limited. Also, a whole heap of my friends (IRL and Non-IRL) are part of the WordPress Community.
Mirra: Oh okay. Hahaha, my questions seem to be so short, while your answers are looonnng! Whatever, forget that! What bloggers do you look up to? (your blogging friends)
Anya: You, Eliza, Saanvi, Mukta, Olivia, Hazel, Angela, Hannah, Starling, Yashvi, Arunima,Carol, Saanika and Tanisha!
Mirra: Yeah, all those bloggers ARE awesome! What are your future hopes and goals for My Life in Words?
Anya: I’d like to post entertaining and fun content, reach 100 follows by the end of this year, make new blogging friends and share my writings and thoughts with the world!
Mirra: Thanks so much for the interview, Anya! I had a LOT of fun interviewing you.
Anya: You’re welcome Mirra! And thanks for being a part of the tour!

Do check out Anya’s wonderful blog!

Make sure to follow the tour!

{23rd September}
Mirra @ ColoursBeyondDreams
Mukta @ BornFree
Angela @ AWritingRose
Maryam @InfinitelyDaydreamer
Saanvi @ A Notebook, One Pen, & Me
Emmie @ AmericanGirlWorld
Hannah @ CraftsofallSeasons
{24th September}
Zielle @ MyHomeschoolNotebook
Arunima @ Dreamer’sDreams
Hazel @ ZellaBooks&Blog
Saanika @ SaanisDiy
Eliza @ WritingWonderland
Danielle @ AutumnSongs and NearbutFar
Tanisha @ BothSidesoftheEquation
{25th September}
Starling @ Starling7
Enni @ HoovesandPens
Neria @ Writing4Fun
Rachel @ NancyDrew and MessyBun
Yashvi @ BornFree

 

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I also just noticed that I reached 300 followers! Thank you all SO SO much for your support♥♥♥

Time for a few stats!

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I’m really happy with all the views, comments and likes!

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Thanks SO SO SO SO SO much for all your support. Without your help, I won’t EVER be able to achieve this. ♥

‘Till next time!

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Time for a HUGE Change!!! Farewell A Young Writer’s Dream, Welcome Colours Beyond Dreams!

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Yes, this blog is no longer A Young Writer’s Dream. It is now Colours Beyond Dreams!!! 🌈🌈🌈I feel that my old blog name just did not suit me. Of course, I love to write, but my blog is not JUST about writing!

This blog is now called Colours Beyond Dreams, because this blog is about the things which make me happy, the things which give colour to my life beyond my Dreams.

I hope that you all like the new blog name and design! 😃

I changed the URL as well, it is now coloursbeyonddreams.wordpress.com

Also, check out Carol’s Awesome Cameras & Pens challenge and sign up! It’s really a fantastic contest which involves writing and photography, two of my ALL TIME FAVOURITE things!!!

See you very soon!

 

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P.S- this is my 100th post!!!

A Writing Rose (New Blog Design), BIBPC #5, Category 7 {Tiny} and My Poster for BIBPC #6!

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Friends,

A close IRL friend of mine (her name’s Angela, BTW) asked me to redesign her blog, A Writing Rose!

I’m really happy with the way it turned out. 😀

Header:

Signoff:

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Button:

I also designed the sidebar, you can have a look by visiting her blog!

Angela is a really nice blogger and the resident of a really nice blog. She hasn’t posted in a while though, but she’ll definitely try to post more, because she has term holidays starting from this week.

FOLLOW ANGELA’S BLOG BY CLICKING RIGHT >>HERE<< AND GET A FREE HELPING OF VIRTUAL CHOCOLATE BARS WHICH WILL LAST YOUR ENTIRE LIFE!!!!! XD

Please please check her blog out, follow it, like, comment and also swap buttons with her!

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In terms of BIBPC, we pineapples have been doing really well! Except I unfortunately missed the previous category all thanks to SCHOOL.

This is the last category of BIBPC #5! *weeps*
We, the awesome Team Pineapple, must WIN!!!!! But good luck to all the other teams anyway.

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But anyway, I’ve managed to get a picture for this category, tiny.

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I have a tiny little picture of a book with a tiny basket with tiny roses in it! XD
Well, I guess that’s tiny enough!

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I’ve also made a poster of BIBPC #6, for a few more extra points.

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D’you like my poster?

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See you soon!

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BIBPC #5, Category 5 {Fresh}

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What d’you think of the new design?

Today I have my photo for the fifth category of BIBPC, fresh!

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The Click:

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The story behind this is VERY simple.
Well, I took a picture of a flower after a heavy rain, and obviously, plants have a fresh feel to them after a downpour!

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GO TEAM PINEAPPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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