Many of you know I participated in the 2017 Poetry Postcard Festival. I already do monthly poetry postcards for my patrons, and this seemed a natural extension of this ongoing growth project of mine. We were given a list of 31 participants and their addresses. We started three days before August 1st, and mailed a … Continue reading Poetry Postcard Festival goes on…
What defines a writer? This is an internal fight many of us battle daily. Many of us don't feel we qualify, even though we write. I don't have an answer, but I do know that each of us has value to contribute to the conversation. If you'd like to do an interview, contact me. It's … Continue reading Jeff Sullins – writer & beta-reader
I attended my first local writing group through SCBWI, and whoo! Talk about impostor syndrome. It’s real y’all, and if you experience it, you are, ironically enough, in good company. One of the women who attended is an award-winning illustrator. Now, those of us who aren’t artists believe anyone who can draw more than a … Continue reading The Catalyst – SCBWI meeting
This is a first draft in public. Comments, critiques, and desires are welcome. When this draft is done, I'll layer it over like wallpaper in an old farmhouse. Right now, I think I'm struggling with pacing in this format. In an actual book, I think it'd be fine. Or more likely, I'd combine a few … Continue reading Steady as Stone
You are steaming along, fingers flying and brain tossing out cool ideas like heroes on horseback and heroines swinging swords, when you realize you've never done either of those things. How heavy is a sword...wait, what KIND of sword? And horses...pffft. [insert despair emoji here] (My biggest pitfall is boats. Aft your starboard and swing … Continue reading But…how do you pick a lock?
Source: Treehugger My 100-word story published on The Drabble!
Is blogging while sad the same as shopping when hungry? Possibly. And yet, here I am with a poem. Adrift What will I do when It no longer snows? I have a home In the pockets of my heart For the polar bear starving And the elephant disappearing, And even for the three Year old … Continue reading Tidal Shifts
This is the 20th installment of our Saturday Storytime. *throws confetti* If you need to start at the beginning or get caught up: ToC link. A Close Call They found a dusty bucket behind the bathroom door. Sharna was impressed there was a bathroom at all, much less a door on it. The bucket … Continue reading A Close Call
Fida Islaih is the host of PoeteerChat on Twitter each Wednesday at 7pm EST. She is the author of A to Z Poetry, Her Olives, Blossoming Heart, Smile Back, Her Treasures, and Hugs & Kisses, as well as poetry prompts, and she offers editorial services. You can find her at fidaislaih.blogspot.com. JR: Fida, thanks so much for coming … Continue reading Interview: Fida Islaih, poet
Happy Hump-Day Earthdwellers! I know, it's not happy much. Maybe it is happy where you are, but you don't want to crow about it loudly because you know it's not so happy in other spots. I hear you. So, instead you are using your inside voices. The ones you use when you wear uncomfortable clothing. … Continue reading Fill ‘er Up – Want to do an interview?