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Four Secrets to Poetic Prose-Part 2

  I have to tell you, I want to be a better writer. I have stories to tell the world, and I'm tired of  my seven member critique group being the only ones to read them. They may be tired of them too. For almost six years, I've been writing stories which became an Adult Contemporary and… Continue reading Four Secrets to Poetic Prose-Part 2

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Poetry on Wednesday: Haiku

  Today is Poetry on Wednesday (POW) day. Last week I mentioned Poetry Month and how I'd contribute to the celebration of words. Because I just learned how a Haiku is structured, by terrific instructor Sonya Sones, I decided to do a Haiku for POW day. Traditional Japanese Haiku not only have 17 syllables, they must… Continue reading Poetry on Wednesday: Haiku

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Four Secrets to Poetic Prose-Part 1

  Part of my life between the sheets, of paper, is writing novels. Since I don't have a MFA in Creative Writing, I often seek out free or low cost classes for improving my writing skill. Some of the best and inexpensive classes can be found through writers associations like Society of Children's Books Writers… Continue reading Four Secrets to Poetic Prose-Part 1