Hi to you all from a land shrouded in mystery and intrigue.
Let me start by saying that any apparent spelling or grammar "errors" are probably because I'm writing in British English. That's one of many challenges of writing for this International blog: deciding which English to use. And by the way, all the photos here are taken in South Africa.
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In March of next year, a friend and I will be flying to America to attend the Florida Christian Writers Conference.
Like many people, I love to travel. When I can’t go by plane or car, I like to do it from the comfort of my armchair.
I would like to invite you in this, my first post to this blog, to Come fly with me to the magnificent continent of Africa, and particularly South Africa—a world in one land.
"You can get out of Africa, but you can never get Africa out of you."
This has been proved over and over by people who have left this continent. Watching the popular TV programme, Amazing Race, I have often wondered at the excitement when contestants are sent to Darkest Africa. For some, there is the thrill of the unknown. But for the Afro-Americans, there is inevitably a sense of home-coming. Their roots are in Africa, even though their ancestors were dragged away by slave-traders generations ago.
For centuries, many of the scenic and cultural wonders of
In the secular world,
Brave Christian authors who have set their novels in
Would you like to read stories about characters hiking a snowcapped mountain near the equator? How about adventure stories of people travelling by jeep on safari (suh-fah-ree) to see the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) and other animals such as giraffes and zebras in their natural habitat? Would you enjoy reading about your hero's travels on the back of a bumpy camel across the desert? Or how about sailing down the
Africa is the background to millions of as-yet-untold stories. I encourage you to look through your bookshops and libraries for stories set in Africa and other intriguing countries on this amazing planet we call Earth.
Plane travel is exciting. It's also expensive. There are so many amazing countries we can fly to, so many adventures we can enjoy, even if only from our armchairs. Let's read what's available, and then ask for more.
Want a calendar or postcard of South African scenery? Answer today's question:
In ONE SENTENCE, What does
Submit your answer in the form of a comment.
In one week, I will have a vote on CWG S.Africa, an online group for Christian writers of South Africa, for the best answer. I will send a scenic calendar to the selected winner and a postcard to the runner-up to any address in the world.
Don't forget to include your name and email address (use (at) instead of @) and I'll e-mail winners for postal details. I'll also post the winners' names on the comment section of this post.
SHIRLEY M. CORDER has been an RN, a pastor’s wife and a mother, but she never expected to be a published writer. A close encounter with aggressive cancer in 1997 changed everything, and she has been writing ever since. Well over 120 of Shirley’s inspirational and life-enrichment articles have been published around the world. She is busy with her 6th novel set in