This week Joanna Penn invited me to her podcast to talk about writing style and voice, which you can see in a few weeks’ time. We got so involved in the subject that we didn’t finish her question list and this point didn’t make the cut. So I thought it would make a useful post. […]
Haiku Poetry Prompt Writing Challenge Useful Links. Thesaurus: Time, Grow. HowManySyllables.com Thesaurus.com The Guidelines are simple. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what […]
This week’s words: Time & Grow.
A critical reading of a classic Imagist poem ‘In a Station of the Metro’, written by Ezra Pound in 1913, is the Imagist poem par excellence. In just two lines, Pound distils the entire manifesto for Imagism into a vivid piece of poetry, what T. E. Hulme had earlier called ‘dry, hard, classical verse’. But […]
Challenge Words: BIRTH & CHEER
Happy Birthday to me. Haiku Poetry Prompt Writing Challenge Useful Links. Click HERE for LINKS to last weeks Entries for Fresh&Wind. Thesaurus: Birth, Cheer. HowManySyllables.com Thesaurus.com Haiku in English The Challenge Words! Birth&Cheer (In Remembrance of Prince.) (REMINDER: Ping backs are working!) Not sure how to write a Haiku? Click HERE for a quick How […]
The best poems about summer ‘In a summer season, when soft was the sun’: so begins one of the great long poems of medieval England, William Langland’s Piers Plowman. But many shorter poems have reflected the warm sunshine and sense of happiness that we tend to associate with the summer season. Here are ten of […]
In today’s technologically advanced society, most aspects of our lives are captured on camera. From the food we’re eating, to the clothes we’re buying, to the places we go – it’s all documented and posted for the world (or at least our followers) to see. It has become so normal that we don’t even think…
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I first published Let’s Get Digital in July 2011, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and then released a (much) revamped and updated version in September 2014. Combined, both editions have sold well over 25,000 copies at this point, which is about 24,000 copies more than I ever hoped. So my sincere thanks to all […]
My Birthday Week Celebration continues. When I asked Peggy about putting the book up for FREE on my birthday, she said she was already wanting to do it. Little did we know that in less than 24 hours hundreds of people would download it. Okay, maybe we did know. We knew people wanted to read […]
This series offers you eleven days of writing challenges. The goal is to help you stretch your writing muscles and try out new skills. Everyone, no matter how experienced, should find one or two of these exercises hard to complete. The series begins at the micro-level, looking at sounds and syllables, then offers models […]