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Glossy

It’s been a while….

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Glossy

She learns how to become a cook

How to become a runner

Promises on how to become a better lover

All from just skimming the cover…

She falls for it

She tumbles

Stumbling on the shoestrings

Of her sneakers

That in reality,
just make her meeker

And….shall I even say

Bleaker?

Like a beacon

Of society that says

Here I am…

Look at me

I take notice

I read the cover Continue reading

Weekly Writing Challenge: Dear Abby

The challenge:   For this week’s writing challenge, channel your inner Abigail Von Buren. Experiment with the question and answer format. Taking inspiration from a question you’ve been asked recently, whether in conversation with a friend or sent in from a reader, don your best counselor hat and share your expertise.

Dear Mrs.  I am getting married this week and I am unsure what to expect or how to go about being a husband.  Do you have any pointers or tips from your own experience to help me learn to be a good husband to my partner?

To Whom It May Concern

Hold their hand

But not too tight

Use your strength

But not your might Continue reading

5 Tips for Writers

5 Things to help you write.

We have all heard it said many a time that as a writer you need to have a voice.  I find this to be especially true in poetry, freelancing and blogging.

If you are writing a book or short story I don’t think the voice is as important as your style and flair.  What you need to do is tell a story and tell it well.  While well is a vague word I will attempt to give some tips and reminders to help you do just that, write well.

First you will need to determine what your goals are.  Do you want to sell a million copies of your book?  If so it has to blow peoples minds.  In order to do this you have to have confidence in your writing and in your voice.  That is the one common denominator with all top-selling authors.

If you find that your confidence is waivering at times, these tips might help you. Continue reading

3 things poetry is not

I don’t know the first thing about poetry.  I don’t think I have ever read a poetry book front to back.  I didn’t study writing in college or university.

I wrote one poem a few years back.  I decided to share that poem last week.  Some people seemed to enjoy it.

I think the acceptance of readers and the encouragement of others birthed something that hadn’t been there before.  Like childbirth it was unnerving, scary, becoming responsible for something new.

Like many new parents I had no idea what to do but I knew what not to do. Continue reading