Excavating a Poem

a free verse poem celebrating the process Image by Stefan Keller from Pixabay Excavating a Poem Some, a breath exhaled slowly into life-giving words. Some, an excavation with bristles firm, then soft and careful. Some, roots gnarled and half-buried we trip over them and follow them to trees. Some, grains of sand to be gathered … Continue reading Excavating a Poem

The Poetry Paintbrush Can Write Your Life

it began for me with Sylvia Plath’s Edge Pixabay, No attribution required I am thinking of my favorite paintbrush — poetry 🖌 My first experience with loving the poetic word was in a high school literature class when my teacher assigned us to choose a poem and deliver a short speech about it to our class. The poem I … Continue reading The Poetry Paintbrush Can Write Your Life

Swallow Me Whole

a poem of Contemplation Image from Pixabay Beneath this earthso many souls. In this groundright where I stand,my bare-heeled ache on the grit;do they linger here? Do their solemn hazes pass me by as my breath drifts meone day to the next?Am I aware ofthat chill, that pressure in the airshifting, disturbing,a moaning whisper to myhuman ears?Does it shift me? I … Continue reading Swallow Me Whole

Being Vulnerable in your Writing

sometimes--this is a good thing Photo from Pixabay There is a fine line in writing between being vulnerable, open, honest and being over-exposed. We walk this line, a tightrope of credibility with a chasm of wide-mouthed readership, an ocean of clappers below us, waiting to give us feedback. What if that feedback is in thought? … Continue reading Being Vulnerable in your Writing

A Difficult Tell-All

This could kill you--words you don't want to hear from your doctor. Photo by Milan Popovic on Unsplash There are no rules in writing. And there are no closets to hide in when it comes to “over-sharing.” Where do you draw the line? For me, I draw the line at exposing my family members’ and friends’ stories … Continue reading A Difficult Tell-All

I Met with Author Jean P. Moore at our Book Club Event

She shares her insights on her book and some advice (Stay tuned for a follow-up book review post of Tilda's Promise!) Jean P. Moore, author of Tilda's Promise I am a member of the Friends of the Library Book Club at our local library. Occasionally we have the joy of hosting an author and on … Continue reading I Met with Author Jean P. Moore at our Book Club Event

Medium is a Great Way to get Your Poetry Noticed

Here's how! Photo courtesy; Suzy Hazelwood, Pexels.com Hiya Fiddleheads! photo courtesy; Fabien Burgue, Pexels.com (That's what I call my writer friends these days--out there nurturing your dreams and rising in the sun!) If you are interested in promoting your poetry, your articles, your photography, then this is the post for you. Where have I been … Continue reading Medium is a Great Way to get Your Poetry Noticed

Selling Your Writing for Pennies

Starting somewhere hurts the heart a little bit Let's face it; Writers do NOT get paid their worth. https://www.pexels.com/photo/cash-coins-money-pattern-259165/ In light of my current health situation, I have not been working for the past few years. I rely on peddling craft items occasionally, and mostly on selling myself as a writer...for pennies.But we have to … Continue reading Selling Your Writing for Pennies

I am Writing a Book!

And it is kicking my butt https://www.pexels.com/photo/blur-book-book-pages-environment-415061/ Writing a Book Takes A Lot Out of You! Some of you all know, who are loyal followers of my blog, that I have been very busy writing a book. The idea formed when I was fresh out of college in 2007 and has not left my mind … Continue reading I am Writing a Book!

Writing a Book IS WORK

It's not for the faint of heart or the weak of resolve https://www.pexels.com/photo/brass-colored-chandelier-2079451/ My father always told me: To be a success you either need to do something no one else wants to do, or do something everyone else wants to do and do it better than everyone else. --My Dad Yikes. Take one look … Continue reading Writing a Book IS WORK