Personal Writing

Personal writing, funny writing and quirky personal stories that are guaranteed to make you smile and keep you looking on the bright side of life.

Things I'm grateful for on my birthday

46 Things I’m Grateful for on My Birthday

It’s a scientifically proven fact that keeping a gratitude journal makes you feel happier so when I was given a gratitude

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My First Best Friend and Your Most Important Personal Story

My First Best Friend and Your Most Important Personal Story

I’d love to rewrite history and tell you a cute personal story about my first best friend. It would be a story about little girls playing hopscotch, plaiting each other’s

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How to Tell People the Truth About Yourself

How to Tell People the Truth About Yourself

Blogging is great. Becoming a public figure, albeit on a very small scale not so much because unintentionally me, my name and my blog have now become

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Dingley Hall

Time Travel Photos: Growing Up in Dingley Hall

One of the best things about living at Dingley Hall was seeing the look on friend’s faces when, after you drove up the long driveway and turned the corner

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Why be Happy When You Could Be Interesting?

Why be Happy When You Could Be Interesting?

“You’re really interesting!” I met heaps of new people when I was in Sydney andtwo of them surprised me by saying that, probably because I’ve lived in so

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I don't fit in

35 Ways I Don’t Fit In

Do you feel as if you don’t fit in? I do and recently I learned a startling thought from various unrelated sources. Apparently everyone else feels the same way.

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Annabel Candy, Australian Travel Blogger

Is Candy my Real Name or Not?

Life’s complicated isn’t it? But most people at least know what their name is. Sometimes though, I’m not quite sure. Often if I go to the library or

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The year that was

The Year That Was: 2011

Do you often wish you could get more done? Or feel that time is being wasted? I can never decide if I’m an under-achiever or an over-achier which probably means I’m stuck in the middle

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Happy holidays

Happy Holidays to Our Hot Readers

Many thanks for reading Get in the Hot Spot this year. Every visit, tweet, comment, Facebook share and email has motivated me to keep sharing blogging tips here. Thank you also

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Personal writing narrative guide

Christmas Comes Early: FREE Personal Writing Magic Guide

The eagerly awaited free Personal Writing Magic ebooklet is finally up for grabs. Based on the popular Personal Writing Magic series it will give you tips on how to incorporate personal

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Mucho Man, Rich Candy

Who’s the Mucho Man?

I have to write this post and publish it quickly before my husband comes home. You’ll need to read it quickly too, just in case he comes home and unpublishes

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Zebra print dress and nails

My Life as a Zebra

I admit, at first I thought these zebra print nails were a bit wild for me. I’m more the classic (read boring) type, so it took me a while to actually try them out. But

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Personal writing tips

7 Top Personal Writing Themes

As a personal writer, your goal is to create a shared emotional experience with your audience. Pathos describes your ability to evoke reader emotions but to

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Personal Writing and Self-Discovery

Personal Writing and Self-Discovery

How can you really tell your story to your readers unless you know exactly what your story is? Self-discovery comes from personal writing and makes personal

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Personal Writing and Storytelling Devices

Storytelling Devices for Memorable Personal Writing

Oh my goodness, you’re NEVER going to believe this! So starts many a true story shared between friends. But have you ever told a friend to just let you start from

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