“Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity: from discord find harmony: In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein Even though I had hours of editing work in front of me I decided to take the time yesterday afternoon and wade through my piles of paper and do a thorough cleaning of… Continue reading Three Rules of Work & Three Reasons for Failure
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.William Wordsworth The more you are able to shift into new modes, styles, ways of thinking…in life & in writing…the more joy, beauty & pleasure you’ll be able to experience & create. Caroline Joy Adams Now that school is over for the semester I’ve been able to… Continue reading Breathings of your heart
“I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things…I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind.” Leo Buscaglia I woke up late this morning…lay in bed and flipped through the Saturday morning children’s programs and then I saw a public service announcement that urged kids to check out their website… Continue reading How to Play?
Fee-free contest with great prizes! Don’t miss out on this fine pen company’s poetry contest you have until November 30th. First prize is $1000 and online publication. My friend, poet extraordinaire Yvonne Garcia won a merit award in this contest in 2007. You can read past winners on the website, the competition is tough but… Continue reading Free to enter poetry contest from Franklin-Christoph
An old racetrack joke reminds you that your program contains all the winners’ names. I stare at my typewriter keys with the same thought. Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960 I don’t know much about The neurotic’s notebook other than its out of print so I haven’t been able to find a reasonably priced copy.… Continue reading All the Winners’ Names
Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very;” your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. Mark Twain Twain’s not so subtle advice on not overusing adverbs in your writing is not new advice but as always Twain is cleverly reminding writers that adverbs should be used… Continue reading Writing…Just As It Should Be
This was Cocoa at two months…today she turned ten.
WOOF Contest – Top Picks Poetry Zorlone – “After Thought” – A poem of regret. Dragon Blogger – “Sweet Songs of Youth” – Poem about childhood love and innocence. Jennifer M Scott – “Among Lilac” – A poem of decisions.About Writing / Creative Non-Fiction / Non-Fiction Greg Freed – “Garden Part One” – A story… Continue reading WOOF Contest Winners
“Whilst August yet wears her golden crown, Ripening fields lush- bright with promise;Summer waxes long, then wanes, quietly passing Her fading green glory on to riotous Autumn.”Michelle L. Thieme, August’s Crown Poetry Contest for Garden WritersThanks to Lauri for the link!