Nicho Information and Pictures


Need some inspiration? There’s lots and lots on Pinter estate and other sites. Nichos are lots of fun to paint and decorate!


Nicho craft activity for Day of the Dead: Easy DIY template + instructions!


These are paper and we have four different traditional metal styles to choose from. But the colour schemes are bright and inspirational when we paint and decorate our very own wall shrines or altars.

Anti-Hero’s Journey and the Hero’s Journey


Today in our Shut Up & Write group, I read the first chapter of my NaNoWriMo novel called, ‘ No Fixed Address.’ I got some positive feedback and some good suggestions for making it better, more tense, more engaging for the reader.

Gracias, fellow writers!

National Novel Writing Month, 12:01 a.m. November 1rst to 11:59 November 30th


NaNoWriMo has been going on for many, many years and I personally have been involved for 3 attempts at writing a 50,000 word novel in 30 days, the last attempt successful. After submitting what was loosely called a ‘ novel’ I was declared a Winner and I downloaded my finisher certificate.

I really hadn’t thought about this effort of five years ago yntil I established a weekly Shut Uo & Write writers group at a local cafe, Cafe Montana in San Antonio, Jalisco on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. It seemed like a natural combination.

This cafe has great drinks and food and the background music is non- intrusive. The time slot at this particular restaurante is not super busy either. A background coffee shop hum works well for many writers, myself included. The grounds are beautiful here and the all important electrical outlets are available. Next week I’ll bring my new laptop and a shareable power bar.

We would like to encourage any local writers ( or wanna be writers) to register for free on the site with a user name, a password and a working title and synopsis of their proposed novel.

That’s the first step, and yes thete always is one. Take that first step or just join us on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 for two or three 25 minute tumed writing sessions.

No prompts or critiques. Just writing, pur and simple.