Another Poetry Market

Ink runs from the corners of my mouthThere is no happiness like mine.I have been eating poetry.~Mark Strand, “Eating Poetry,” Reasons for Moving, 1968 I’m very glad to be part of blogcatalog because I’ve discovered some really good information from other writers. This morning wordstrumpet’s post talks about a new literary magazine that debuts in… Continue reading Another Poetry Market

Surrounded by Beauty

Ink on paper is as beautiful to me as flowers on the mountains; God composes, why shouldn’t we? ~Audra Foveo-Alba This quote spoke to me as this week we have spent several days exploring Rocky Mountain National Park. The beauty of the area is awe inspiring. Often we forget to see the beauty around us… Continue reading Surrounded by Beauty

Another Reason Not to Give Up

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don’t know when to quit. Most men succeed because they are determined to.– George E. Allen Two rejections this week and then an acceptance. My five poems are now published online on the Irish American Post online edition, in their summer issue. Most of these… Continue reading Another Reason Not to Give Up

Just a quote

It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of the moment? For the moment passes, it is forgotten; the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes… Continue reading Just a quote

Simply Said

The simpler you say it, the more eloquent it is.–August Wilson Sometimes as a beginning writer we try so hard to follow the rules that we end up overwriting. The page is filled with wonderful details, metaphors, similes that we miss the point. Sometimes simpler is better. Vary your sentence length within a paragraph.Use words… Continue reading Simply Said

Writer’s Block

Ink and paper are sometimes passionate lovers, oftentimes brother and sister, and occasionally mortal enemies. ~Emme Woodhull-B├Ąche It’s hard to define writer’s block, I think it’s different for every writer. When you choose to write daily there really isn’t a block because like any other habit you seem to be on autopilot and you just… Continue reading Writer’s Block