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Images of blog posts from ShelSweeney.com Shel Sweeney is a freelance editor and writer. Her work has been published in 'Southerly: The Journal of the English Association', 'Vintage Script', 'The Copperfield Review', 'Splinterswerve', and 'Perceptions: Magazine of the Arts'. Shel is available for freelance work: writing, editing, manuscript assessment: AWordedLife.com
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I've been in love with language, writing and story, all my life. Mum always read to us as kids and dad told ripper yarns. I'd write plays and poems and short stories that my family would graciously watch me perform or listen to me read. Words have been my constant compainions. Hence the name of my business...because I really have lived A Worded Life!

I've been in love with language, writing and story, all my life. Mum always read to us as kids and dad told ripper yarns. I'd write plays and poems and short stories that my family would graciously watch me perform or listen to me read. Words have been my constant compainions. Hence the name of my business...because I really have lived A Worded Life!

A genie grants you three writing-related wishes: what are your writing wishes and why? http://shelsweeney.com/writing-activity/writing-wishes

A genie grants you three writing-related wishes: what are your writing wishes and why? http://shelsweeney.com/writing-activity/writing-wishes

What are your comfort books, books you can read again and again, that foster and rekindle your desire to write? http://shelsweeney.com/reading/comfort-books

And here comes the heartbreak of the century! Augustus Waters and Hazel Grace will make us feel that love is infinite. And I will quote Shakespeare here where John Green (author) took the title from: "The fault is not in our stars. It's in ourselves".

Training for the Camino has been rewarding and fun, but one big hiccup has me feeling like I’m miles away from my destination. http://shelsweeney.com/creative-non-fiction/hiccup/#more-973

Training for the Camino has been rewarding and fun, but one big hiccup has me feeling like I’m miles away from my destination. http://shelsweeney.com/creative-non-fiction/hiccup/#more-973

I’m planning a 780km hike. Finding a shoe that fits is of paramount importance if I’m going to successfully complete this hike. http://shelsweeney.com/creative-non-fiction/finding-shoe-fits/#more-967

I’m planning a 780km hike. Finding a shoe that fits is of paramount importance if I’m going to successfully complete this hike. http://shelsweeney.com/creative-non-fiction/finding-shoe-fits/#more-967

I’ve drafted an itinerary for hiking the Camino de Santiago in 33 days. That’s 33 days of walking, no rest days factored in. http://shelsweeney.com/uncategorized/itinerary/#more-959

I’ve drafted an itinerary for hiking the Camino de Santiago in 33 days. That’s 33 days of walking, no rest days factored in. http://shelsweeney.com/uncategorized/itinerary/#more-959

Thinking about preparation for hiking the Camino de Santiago, I suddenly hear Olivia Newton-John’s Let’s Get Physical rolling around in my head. Urgh…I never did like that song. I have only one thing to say to that… Physical shmysical! http://shelsweeney.com/uncategorized/lets-get-physical/#more-954

Thinking about preparation for hiking the Camino de Santiago, I suddenly hear Olivia Newton-John’s Let’s Get Physical rolling around in my head. Urgh…I never did like that song. I have only one thing to say to that… Physical shmysical! http://shelsweeney.com/uncategorized/lets-get-physical/#more-954

Last month was going to be BIG NEWS month…http://shelsweeney.com/life-writing/big-news/#more-947

Last month was going to be BIG NEWS month…http://shelsweeney.com/life-writing/big-news/#more-947

We all know life has its own rhythm of ups and downs. We can all get so caught up in our day to day that we lose our focus. Sometimes you need to take time out in order to regain your focus. http://shelsweeney.com/creative-non-fiction/regain-your-focus

We all know life has its own rhythm of ups and downs. We can all get so caught up in our day to day that we lose our focus. Sometimes you need to take time out in order to regain your focus. http://shelsweeney.com/creative-non-fiction/regain-your-focus

What does it mean to chase your desires? How do you even do that? What does a life chasing your desired feelings look like? This is exactly what I have been attempting to do…and here’s what I’ve learnt. http://shelsweeney.com/writing-activity/chase-your-desires

What does it mean to chase your desires? How do you even do that? What does a life chasing your desired feelings look like?

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