Blog of the Month – Views From Nature

So I am a bit late on my Blog of the Month post – not sure what happened but I had the post all drafted and then…forgot to post. So without further ado, this month I would like to highlight Views From Nature. It is one of my absolutely favorite blogs to read.

Summary of the blog

It’s a fantastic mix of personal journal postings on everyday things like ups and downs and regular happenings along with creative writing posts that feature great fictional stories. I love it. The author uses a lot of prompts from the Red Writing Hood and Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop, which gives the blog a lot of variety, flare, and creativity!


Why I like the blog

Every time I sit down and read it I always find myself wanting more.

I love how this blogger gives the two main fictionally characters that keep popping up in her writings their own page; Amy and Elle. It makes following the novels-in-progress and the stories, not to mention catching up, easy.

Add to that, Amy and Elle’s stories have me completely enthralled. Every time I finish reading the latest post, I am breathless waiting for the next. The author’s story-telling abilities and writings are simply extraordinary.

And then throughout her blog post, she brings in new and interesting characters scattered throughout. The blog is simply a wonderful mix of real-life writings along with fictional stories all woven together with beautiful, flowing prose that is a pleasure to read.

Won’t you join me in my latest addiction?

Posts that spoke to me

Mama Kat’s Writing Workshop: The Law – as with most of the posts on this blog, when I started reading I was confused and curious – I love the out-of-the-box imagination – and it’s a storyline I’ve never seen before. It felt like I was reading a novel and at the end of the post, I was disappointed there wasn’t more.

Red Writing Hood: Love Defined – this is a post about a woman giving birth, under obviously odd circumstances, and if you read “The Law” prior, you’ll have a sense of connection between the stories. From the very first paragraph, I was hooked.

Red Writing Hood: Dreams – in this post, we fast forward a little bit into Elle’s life. It’s a post about a little girl and little boy looking at a decorated Christmas tree. The little girl knows nothing of the tradition of Christmas at all and the little boy tries to explain it. The post left me with a million questions about Elle – who is she? Where does she live? Why don’t they celebrate Christmas? Where is her mother? Definitely more to the story here…like I said, always left wanting more…

And let’s not forget Amy…

Red Writing Hood: The Confrontation – here we meet Amy in the midst of a tight situation, stuck in the elevator with her worst, most feared work enemy, Abigail. And I am sure you’ll all join me in virtually screaming “give it to her girl” as you read the confrontation.

Be sure to check out Views From Nature – it’s definitely a worthwhile, fun visit and I guarantee, you’ll keep going back for more.

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