Have you ever been bamboozled by talk of Gen X.Y and Z?
I looked it up on the internet and was surprised to find I was born the year before the Baby boomers! They start in 1947.
GEN X: 1963-1980
GEN Y: 1981-94
GEN Z: 1995-2009
GEN ALPHA: 2010-
This listing means that my children are all born in Gen X. That makes me laugh as Rebecca has always said her brother was different, being a Gen Y! I wonder who makes up such divisions and how they decide the cut off points? Are people really different depending when they are born?
It will be interesting to see how different out grandchildren in the Alpha generation differ from our grandchildren in the Gen Z grouping. Certainly they will all be computer literate and understand things we find complex.
I have just realized, last time I sent in stories to Penguin, I spent ages filling out the forms and didn’t complete the task properly. They asked for Pdf files, and I didn’t know how to do that, so just sent them. I wasted my time as the files couldn’t be opened. This year I must do better. That is one New Year’s resolution, must do better! Are there others out there who find new technology difficult?
As well as an aspiring children’s writer, amongst the thousands of others!
Are you writing another book? If so, what is it about?
Oh! It is a fantasy story. Written for young people who have lost someone (illness or accident). It hopefully will bring peace of mind.
It is an adventure story fighting cyber bullying etc….
The previous book was Enduring threads, a memoir.
Such a magnificent banner, Barbara! – he must be your husband, or you wouldn’t have the rights! [grin]
Listen … you want tech help, you ask me. You can email me as per the address in my sidebar: but you might be confused by it … it’s email@example.com.
Dear M.R., I related to your blog in every way! Sibling wise, politically and writing as an older writer.
I noticed you published with Freemantle Press, so thought I might broach them with my manuscript….?
Yes, he is my husband, a very tolerant man. Look forward to following your blog and hearing your thoughts.
They publish work only about West Australians or by West Australians, Barbara …
Listen, please don’t forget to get in touch if you need help with anything IT-related, yes?
Thanks M.R. I appreciate your help! Random House recommended a publication that I must purchase to see who does publish this sort of thing.
Maybe there’s a Tasmanian publisher who does Tasmanian writers.. shall investigate. IT things are confronting, so thanks for the offer!
What’s your topic?
Life and all it’s facets?
My editor recommended blogging and I was very hesitant to begin.
Now I find it very exciting.
Enduring Threads is a memoir. Sorry, I was distracted!
Aha! – another memoir writer! 🙂
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So thrilled with your recommendation, Sparkonit! Thank you as it has helped me link up with others who are working towards the same goals.
A big thank you, Barbara
Sparkonit, thank you for recommending this one too! it has given me some great responses, so thank you again. Barbara
There are some discrepancies on the years of the generations. If you check out my blog you can get a clear picture of the four 20th century generations. Please search through my site for older posts about the generations. I will be interested in your opinion! Almost all sources say that the Baby Boomers were born between 1946-1964 (span of 18 years). Working from there and making sure there are 16-18 years in each generational span, you can get a better idea of the years when each generation were born. We lump the Silent and GI Generations, born prior to 1945, into the Traditionalist Generation. Members of Generation X were born between 1965-1981; and Millennials (sometimes referred to as Gen Y, etc) were born between 1982-2000 bringing them into the new Millennium (hence their name). Strauss and Howe, who wrote the original book, Generations, also suggest that the next generation, born between 2001- present (end year probably 2019), are the Homelanders. It is a fascinating subject.
Thank you for your helpful feedback. I shall go to your site and investigate further. Up until now, I have been totally in the dark!
Best wishes, Barbara
Hi Barbara, I may know something about generations but I’ll be darned if I can add an archive widget to my page. Have a great night!
Glad to hear someone else is finding difficulties. I am a novice and finding total frustration not knowing how to organise my web site, even to get single spacing! I’m not up to widgets yet!