This is the shout out. One of my first blogging friends was Jan Mader who is an author, logophile and animal lover extraordinaire. She has been away from blogging for quite a while, but is now back and is keen to inspire and encourage others to be creative with words. You can find her on her blog Ignite to Write. She was a great encouragement to me in the beginning when no one was reading my drivel, so I hope some of you will pop along and say hi and maybe join in with her short but thought provoking exercises. You can reach her here.