Lê-jou-Eier: Eienskappe!


Hester sê:

Vertel ons van jou goeie eienskappe. En van daardie eienskappe waaraan jy werk. En van daardie eienskappe wat jy probeer doodsmoor. Vertel ons wat ander mense van jou sê – watter mooi kompliment het jy onlangs gekry?

Gaan vandeesweek se uitdaging gaan weer kreune ontlok? Ek wil dit nie hoor nie. Ons mag soms oor onsself gesels. Ons mag lief wees vir onsself. Indien nie, gaan sit voor die spieël en werk aan daai beeld. Oukei. Speech verby.


Hier is die Inlinkz-skakel vir die uitdaging wat vandag om 12:00 pm open: https://fresh.inlinkz.com/p/6061e1ded6fa403bb328f7fe5decfe6d

My eienskappe:

Ek gaan nie sê goeie of slegte eienskappe nie want ek het so n gevoel my eienskappe is so tussen die boom en die bas.
Ek kannie nee sê nie, baie kere ten koste van my eie ekke! Wil altyd help waar ek kan.
Eienskappe waarop ek trots is:
Handvaardigheid of handigheid kan ek met n oop gemoed sê.
Die laaste paar jare kon ek my kreatiwiteit uitleef omdat ek mense gehad het wat vir my omgegee het en my gehelp het om my vaardighede uit te leef.
Eers was daar n vriendin (wie nou die dag oorlede is) wat haar oor my ontverm het.
Sy het my voorsien met genoeg idees en papier om “Scrap book” bladsye te maak vir n vale.
Terwyl ons nie ge-”scrap” het of kaartjies gemaak het nie het sy my aan die gang gesit om haar onvoltooide kwilte met die hand te kwilt. Sy het ook aanhoudend nuwe materiaal gekoop sodat ek nooit sonder kwiltwerk gesit het nie. Ek het met reg gesê honderde kot-kwilte gemaak om te verkoop.


Na n paar jaar met die vriendin en haar papierkuns en kwiltwerk het suster Tina my ingeskryf om n fotografiekursus te doen waarin ek nogal heel goed gevaar het. Sy het ook die gevorderde kursus vir my betaal. Dit het my ook goed besig gehou en ek kon my kunstigheid goed uitleef.


Toe byt die skryfwerk my en ek is trots om te sê dat ek drie e-boeke gepubliseer het.
Die eerste een was “Flash fiction”, tweede een my “Toeka-Tokkel” stories.My laaste een was “My Eie lewe” tot op ses jaar wat ek in boekvorm en n e-boek uitgegee het.
Voordat ek New Zealand toe getrek het het ek ook heelwat gedoen waarop ek trots is.
Ek is baie lief vir diere en het in 2003 ingeskryf vir n kursus in dieregedrag. Ek het dit geniet om meer kennis te bekom i v m diere, en spesifiek hondegedrag.Na die eerste jaar het ek n tweede deel gedoen waar diere gebruik word om as terapie te gebruik. Dit was n toppunt in my liefde vir diere. Ek het dit Cum Laude geslaag.
Dit bring my by n goeie eienskap wat ek het en dit is geduld.Ek het ontsaglik baie geduld maar as dit op is het ek die slegte eienskap om baie kort van draad te raak. Ek werk daagliks aan daardie kort van draad gevoellens want dit lyk of as mens ouer word raak mens se geduld ook makliker op.
Ek is n baie ingekeerde/eenkennige persoon. Dis vir my moeilik om oop te maak omdat ek baie wantrouig is.Dis harde werk om die duiwel van jou skouer af te weer. Tog as ek eenmaal op my gemak is hou mense baie van my. Ek kry gereeld terugvoer van ouers dat hul dankbaar is vir die omgee en liefde wat ek aan hul kinders gee. Dit laat my selfbeeld sommer ophelder as hul so praat. Tot my hoof vertel my gereeld hoe hy my waardeer.
My eienskappe is van een uiterste na die ander.Ek moet gedurig hard werk om n goeie balans te handhaaf.

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Children writing Stories 2: Elisa’s two stories


 

A boring day out.

You know, these days when my Mum says:“We’re on a day out!”

Well, the places we visit are past boring. We go to parks or KMart to get some new clothes for Mum. It’s not like other kids. They go to water parks or hangdog. They are very fortunate.

Today was different.

Once again Mum said:”We’re going on a day out!”

“More like a boring day again,” I mumbled.

We jumped into Mum’s car and off we went. “Where are we going?”

“Surprise, surprise,” Mum answered with a grin on her face.

I crossed my arms over my chest and gave my sad face.

“Don’t feel sad about it,” Mum said seeing my face in the mirror.

“You’ll know where we are as soon as we get there.” She smiled from ear to ear.

I wasn’t sad about that, though. The last time Mum said it was a ‘surprise’ we went to  Grandmother to play scrabble.

Soon we reached the town. I expected Mum to stop at the local playground. We didn’t!

I was shocked. “Why aren’t we going to the park, Mum? We usually go there on a bor… I mean a day out?”

“Well, that’s the point. We go there too often. I decided we should go somewhere else for a change.” came Mums explanation. “We are going to the -”  POP interrupted Mum. She went white as a ghost.

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“Oh dear,” she whispered. The car stopped with a jolt. Mum jumped out and looked at the tires.”Oh my, oh my” Mum kept on saying.

I opened the car door and joined Mum. A popped tyre means only one thing.

The most boring day of my life, history. Mum gave a big sigh again: “Sorry Frank, I was going to take you to ‘hangdog’.”

I looked like a codfish. We were heading for ‘hangdog’! Now the chances of having a fun day out, crushed.

“I better call the tyre fitters or whatever they are called.” I could hardly hear my Mum’s words. That’s how our day started, with our car being towed to be fixed.

I sighed. This was going to be so dull.

Then, a MIRACLE!

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“Mum, Mum, can I please go to the Water Park across the road?”

“Sure,” Mum said, not paying any attention.

“YIPPY!” I screamed as I ran towards the Water Park.

It was the best day out after all.

 

The stolen toy

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I am a toy. I do not have a proper name; I’m just called Toy. At the moment I’m a stolen toy. I’m in Luna’s little sisters’ bedroom.

I am so lucky not being her toy. The craziest thing happened while I was there.

She came through the door muttering something:”Luna is a big fat…. Mumble.” I could not hear clearly. She sat on her bed, heaved a big sigh. That’s when I got terrified. She grabbed Big Brown Teddy by the neck and threw him into the wall. I heard him whimpering as he crumpled to the floor like a paper being scrunched. Next, she kicked Fairy who sat on the ground into the warm heater. Fairy howled loud and long.

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Her eyes flashed with fury. She stamped on her tiger and sat on her lion. Screaming.

Luckily Luna came in.

“You stole her again!”Luna growled. She grabbed me and took me back to her room.

I’m so glad I’m back where I belong.

Children writing stories. Introduction.


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Each year Plateau School has for six weeks, one hour per week, an Enrichment period.

The sessions stretch from knitting, building robots, web pages, photography, painting, bush walks, designing, reading maps and whatever is different from the real school periods. Volunteers(mostly parents) show or help children to do things they have never tried before. Each child had to decide which session they would attend.

The sessions are the last hour of the day, on Mondays this year.

I volunteered to help them to write their own stories.

Eleven children are attending my sessions. Two boys and nine girls. They are in year four and five.

We started two weeks ago.

The first period was just an introduction to what they could expect.

I want them to write at least three stories. Then I’m going to help them to put it in a book with a cover, front page, content and maybe an introduction.

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  1. We started off by brainstorming the ideas what they are going to write about
  2. Then the first sentence or paragraph to hook the reader into the story.
  3. Next is the body or what happened.
  4. Last paragraph, the ending where the story is rounded off.

The second period was the past week. I explained to them that writing a story is like making a sandwich. They had to tell me what they would need for the sandwich.

The top slice is the sentence in which they explain who is in the story and also to hook the reader in by just giving away a little bit of the story

The yummy middle part is where all the deliciousness lies. All the action of the story and then the bottom slice is where the main character wins the battle or is saved.

I am going to edit the stories just a little bit so that the pieces make sense. I received my first stories and am astounded by how good they are.  I’m also going to put some stories on my blog to show how good they are.

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At the end of the six weeks, I want to publish a book with all their stories in it. It could be a good Christmas present at the end of the year.

 

Cover page? Which one looks best?


At last!

I am nearly ready to print my book. It is going to be about my time still in the Netherlands. We immigrated to South Africa in the beginning of 1952. My sixth birthday happened on the ship. I remember a few snippets from my early time in the Netherlands.

I went back in 1974 to revisit my birthplace. What an adventure to see everything through the eyes of a grown up.

I would appreciate it if you could give me advise and comment on the two cover pages.

Which one looks the best?

What about the font of the writing?

Clear enough?

 

 

31 days of five minutes Free Writing: Day 2: Excitement


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Day 2: EXCITEMENT

Friday five minute free write

I started writing Flash Fiction in January. After writing many of these short pieces I decided to try my hand at putting them together into an e-book. The construction and putting it together was not an easy task. At first I had to ask some Tim Bank friends to proofread the pieces. They helped me immensely. My english isn’t that good at times because it is not my home tongue.

I did a lot of reading on how to publish an e-book. The changing of font, spaces ,headings were all new things to me. Formatting the whole book was a big job. I even did my own cover.

Well, I am proud of myself.

My book went live on October 1 and I have already sold one copy .

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Preview of my e-book


I have uploaded my book on Amazone yesterday. Fingers crossed that I’ve clicked the right boxes.

PREVIEW

The name of the book says : Flash Fiction.

The thirty four stories are all not more than 200 words and not less than 100 words.

The collection is like a  fruitcake or Christmas pudding.

When baking a cake you need ingredients to make it tasty.

My book has the following tasty bits in it:

Flash: stands for the liquid you need to stick it together.

Fiction: is the flour that forms the base ingredient.  

The rest is the fruity mixture of all the stories.

Each story tastes different.

Mixing all the ingredients gives me a yummy tasting piece of writing.

Some of the mixed piece are

Adventurous:  As in Shipwreck or  Diamond Jack who is an escaped convict

Fantasy : finding dragons and fairies

Mystery:  The writing on the wall and bit of suspense too

Drama : A cat that got scared or Lights over the vineyard where Sonny wakes up after a night of drinking.

A little bit of Romance too: Winking blinking lights and a happy couple

I hope to have something that tastes just right and delicious to you!

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