Thursday, September 8, 2016

Grammar Rule You Probably Don't Know

However, if you're an English speaker, you probably use this rule anyway.

That quote comes from a book called The Elements of Eloquence: How to Turn the Perfect English Phrase. Adjectives, writes the author, professional stickler Mark Forsyth, “absolutely have to be in this order: opinion-size-age-shape-colour-origin-material-purpose Noun. So you can have a lovely little old rectangular green French silver whittling knife. But if you mess with that order in the slightest you’ll sound like a maniac.” From Quartz.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Gratitude Miracles Now Available

The book is out (click here to get yours). It has already attracted six amazing reviews on amazon. There is a generous amount of info showing on the "Look inside" view.

Customer Review Snippets:

"I've worked with gratitude journals sporadically over many years and I always experience results that make me wonder why I don't do this every day. It's like daily exercise: even though we know how important it is, and yes it makes a difference, it's still hard to do every day. Joyce Wycoff has put this book together with a design, a process, and forms, that make this a pleasure to experience." G.L. Snead

 "Finally, a journal to express my gratitude for my life and all that surrounds me. In my first few days of using this lovely journal, miracles started showing up." Barbara Muller 

"This is the easiest gratitude journal I've ever tried to use. It really does only take five minutes but I find myself spending more time reading wonderful quote and research and even following through into the websites offered as further study." Dolores Forsythe 

"I just cracked the journal open today and made my first entry! I'm excited to use it to develop a *practice* of gratitude. The research in the area is amazing and I'm inspired to keep it going and watch the miracles flow." Andrea Woodward 

"Wow! This goes way beyond the worn advice, "Count your blessings." I’ve been committed to doing that for years. This journal offers guidance and encouragement to celebrate a pattern in your life events. This author boosts you from acceptance to anticipation! No matter your philosophy or faith - try it!" Amazon customer

"What a well organized and easy to use journal. I love the way it’s organized around the benefits of gratitude and incorporates research on how and why gratitude is such a powerful practice." Patricia Conwell

Sarana's Gift: Now on Audible

A few days ago, I was headed south to visit with friends. It was a perfect time to review the recorded version of Sarana's Gift read by Rebekah Amber Clark.

It had been months since the book was finished and sent on its way into the world so it was almost like hearing a brand new story.

Perhaps, I shouldn't say this ... but I loved it! Rebekah beautifully brought all the characters to life ... characters like the jealous and powerful, blue peacock god who steals blue from the world and the terrifying dragon who threatens to devour all the turtle hatchlings.

The reading is just under four hours, a perfect diversion for a day trip.

Click here to get your copy.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Iceberg Books

A New Way of Seeing - Joyce Wycoff
All stories begin in the midst of a bigger story and tell only carefully chosen fragments of the whole.

For years I've wanted to tell stories ... and ... also give readers access to that illusive bigger story. It's impossible of course. If we can "see the world in a grain of sand," then would we need to see the entirety of the world to fully understand that tiny speck? It boggles my mind.

So, my best attempt is to create a blog for each book to make it easier for readers to explore the story and the reflection of the world around it. Each page above links to that book's blog where you are invited to explore and leave comments.

I hope you enjoy the story that rides above the waves and find engagement and inspiration with what lies below.  joyce wycoff