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Month: June 2021

A Handy Book for Poets – Poetry: Tools & Techniques: A Practical Guide to Writing Engaging Poetry

A Handy Book for Poets – Poetry: Tools & Techniques: A Practical Guide to Writing Engaging Poetry

Much of the short chapters cover principles that might call for a whole book of their own, however this is not an extensive textbook. Its a light and interesting read, packed with insight and details. Poetry: Techniques and tools is an ideal beginning place for new and young poets who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of poetry, however it also makes a great refresher text for more experienced poets. This post contains affiliate links that earn commissions from certifying purchases. I have found it rather challenging to discover great books on the craft of poetry writing. My preferred resource, which is likewise the most extensive, is Perrines Sound and Sense. Thats a costly book because its utilized in college-level poetry courses. For many years, Ive maintained a search ...
Camp, S’mores, and Word Counts? I’m in! by Ann Woodford

Camp, S’mores, and Word Counts? I’m in! by Ann Woodford

Lets welcome back regular monthly writer Ann Woodford as she shares with us: "Camp, Smores, and Word Counts? Im in!" Enjoy! *** Greetings fellow authors!. How is your summer season going? When I state it that method the only parts I truly miss are the good friends and video games.. We rested on the yard, got stung by mosquitos and often bees, ate bad food, hung out with buddies, and played fantastic video games.. I understand, not whatever is reopened, and we arent entirely back to normal, but were relocating that direction.. Most likely much better than last summer season went, because last summer season was all quarantined and closed companies. Thanks pester.. Its the month right before the holidays where authors addicted to word count and getting sh ** done, compose like the win...
Timing is Everything by Nevada McPherson

Timing is Everything by Nevada McPherson

Ive been craving some quiet time to compose this summertime, wishing I might go to a retreat simply to reside for a few weeks and produce.. Initially from Georgia, Nevada McPherson lived in uptown New Orleans for numerous years and now lives with her other half Bill and rescue Chihuahua, Mitzi in Milledgeville, GA where she is a teacher of Humanities at Georgia Military College. Nevada got a Bachelors Degree in English/ Creative Writing and an MFA in Screenwriting from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge. Shes written over a lots feature-length movie scripts, one brief screenplay, a brief play, short stories and two graphic novels, Uptowners and Piano Lessons. Queensgate, the sequel to Uptowners, is her third graphic book. For more information, see www.nevada-mcpherson.com. Distractio...
Philosophy-Inspired Writing Prompts

Philosophy-Inspired Writing Prompts

Writing can likewise be a tool for self-discovery and critical thinking. Todays writing triggers motivate you to dig deeper into yourself and find what you consider the huge, unanswered concerns. Even if youve currently considered concerns like these, composing out your responses might help you reveal concepts and beliefs you never ever understood you had. Writing prompts for deep thinkers. Numerous authors have stated that they compose stories so they can discover what occurs to the characters theyve produced. Essayists describe that composing helps them arrange their ideas and concepts, and as a result they gain understanding of themselves and the world around them. Writing provides a way to reveal ones concepts, feelings, or thoughts. Its an interaction tool. What is Philosophy? T...
The Book of Accidents: Virtual Tour Announcement!

The Book of Accidents: Virtual Tour Announcement!

The specifically cool news is, Ill be appearing at these book shops with a handful of really terrific authors, genuinely some of my favorite writers and individuals, so I expect that the ensuing conversations will be a gosh-dang monkey-fridgin delight. July 21st, 7pm EST, chatting with Paul Tremblay for The Strand/ Metaverse NYCC, NYC. Register for that occasion here. July 29th, its me and Cassandra Khaw, chatting at Powells Books in Portland, OR. Register here. Here is that schedule (also viewable in the above graphic)--. As to whether or not Ill be doing any in-person events, its not most likely for this specific release window, offered that things are still up in the air-- lots of airline company cancellations, plus the rise of the delta variant, plus the differences in COVID number...
Wordsmith at 60 by Keri Kruspe

Wordsmith at 60 by Keri Kruspe

*** Lets invite back monthly writer Keri Kruspe as she shares with us "Wordsmith at 60." Take pleasure in! " Dream On"-- Aerosmith, 1973 Half my lifes in books, written pagesLive and discover from fools and from sagesYou know its true, ohAll the things return to you When you approach the latter part of your life, would you slow down? To withdraw from advancing in your existing career or take on a new one? Or will you take the time to learn how to unwind?. Can you envision yourself sitting on your front patio with a glass of your preferred drink enjoying the world pass? Its tough for me to think Im in my early sixties.. Since then, Ive been on a consistent mission to better myself in my selected field. A small part of me has ended up being anxious.. One of those training sessions ...
Storytelling Exercise: Character Analysis

Storytelling Exercise: Character Analysis

Character Analysis: A Storytelling Workout. Character Analysis. Readers connect mentally and intellectually with a story by understanding with, relating to, or even feeling a sense of opposition to the characters. It is frequently through supportive characters that readers come to care about what occurs in a story. Storytellers should comprehend what makes their characters tick. What inspires them? What do they desire or require? What obstacles are they facing? What options are they required to make? What are their successes and failures? What makes them intriguing? Why should readers care about them? Todays storytelling workout is an excerpt from my book, Story Drills: Fiction Writing Exercises, which helps starting to intermediate writers develop abilities in the craft of fiction wri...
Tips for Developing Story Writing Ideas

Tips for Developing Story Writing Ideas

This post consists of affiliate links that earn commissions from certifying purchases. What makes a story unique is your voice and the special way that you put different elements together. Sure, there might be something reminiscent of Tolkien in your work, but so what? Echos of Lord of the Rings can be found in some of the most cherished stories of the 20th century: Harry Potter and Star Wars, for example. Its no wonder writers get frustrated trying to come up with a basic principle for a story. One appearance at the marketplace tells you that everything has been done. Brief stories, flash fiction, books, and novellas: there are many stories drifting around out there-- and those are just the imaginary works. Tips for establishing story composing concepts. Im not stating J.K. Rowling a...
Tips on Finding Time To Write When You Have A Full Time Job by Janelle Riley

Tips on Finding Time To Write When You Have A Full Time Job by Janelle Riley

That outrageous post from your Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook friends might not affect you to get you to compose. Time waits for nobody. Make the time and manage it carefully if you have a passion when it comes to composing. I assure, you wont regret it. Advance with your daily regimen.. publications, books, tv, social media, and yes screaming infants. Phones must be put on silent and put away.. Shut off alerts on all social networks and texts.. Steps to Finding Time To Write. Janelle resides in Louisiana with her hubby, their three kids, and Hamilton their half lab half Rottweiler. Along with writing, shes a professional photographer and enjoys being outdoors photographing individuals and nature. When not photographing or composing, she takes pleasure in taking a trip, drawing, list...
How to Learn Poetry

How to Learn Poetry

Should you discover poetry, or does it come naturally? There are some who see poetry (and art) as something that must come from the heart or the gut, whichs fine. If you want to produce work that will resonate with readers, discovering poetry tools and techniques will increase your chances of success. However few writers can sit down and casually produce an excellent poem. While untrained poets might periodically develop publishable works, many good poems are a mix of natural talent and discovered skills. Even the act of reading poetry can gain from a little training. When I started writing poetry, music was my design. I studied lyrics and followed melodies and rhythms from my favorite tunes. However over time, I wished to find out poetry more deeply and strengthen my abilities so I cou...

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