Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge # 23 – HELP & SMILE

Happy TANKA Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's write some TANKA poetry. Grab a cup of Joe or a cup of tea and read what's below… SO, LET'S … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge # 23 – HELP & SMILE

Is Your Blog As Friendly As You Think It Is?

A great reminder from Hugh, to check out how friendly your blog is… besides these are just good habits to have in our community. ❤

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Just imagine it’s your first day here on Planet Blog and you and everyone else with you hears the words “Hands up all those that want 1,000 followers.” What percentage of people in your group do you think would put up their hand?

When we start our journey in the world of blogging, getting as many followers as possible is very important to all of us.  Why write and blog if nobody is going to read what we have to say?

So we’ve managed to gain lots of followers and we want more, yet we seem to also be losing followers.  I wonder why?

I learned very quickly that building and maintaining your very own blogging community is an important aspect of blogging and one of the easiest ways to start losing followers is by not acknowledging those followers that leave comments.  In my time as a blogger I’ve seen this…

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Meet Guest Author Colleen Chesebro…

I had the honor of popping in over at Chris’ blog. Have a read and learn a bit about some of the symbolism I used in the Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy. ❤

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Hi, everyone. Many thanks to Chris for his kind invitation to visit and write on his blog. It is much appreciated and a great honor. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Colleen Chesebro. I am a writer, a poet, and a fairy whisperer…

Yes, I bet a few of you are scratching your head wondering what I am talking about – a fairy whisperer? Let me tell you the story of the greatest experience I have ever had.

While on a walk during a warm, foggy morning in November 2014, I had a close encounter of the fairy kind. At the time, we were living in Pensacola, Florida. I still remember the day, as if it has been carved into my memory; something I will never forget.

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The road I took on my morning walk

As I walked along the road, I heard a…

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge # 22 – “Door & Friend”

Happy TANKA Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's write some TANKA poetry. Grab a cup of joe or a cup of tea and read what's below… SO, LET'S … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge # 22 – “Door & Friend”

How authors including JK Rowling need to hire sensitivity readers for touchy subjects in their books | The Independent

Authors... what do you think? I touched on the issues of acceptance and bullying in my debut novel. I walked a fine line not to alienate a particular group of people. Yet, some of these biases are culturally based and add a sense of reality to your characters. As authors, can we express our views … Continue reading How authors including JK Rowling need to hire sensitivity readers for touchy subjects in their books | The Independent

How to Have the Perfect Weekend Writer’s Retreat – E.M. Welsh

Have you been suffering from writer's block? Don't fret... read the post below and participate in your own weekend writing conference. I'm scheduling my own now! ❤ Source: How to Have the Perfect Weekend Writer's Retreat - E.M. Welsh

» Grey Borders Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Writers: Check this magazine out and what types of manuscripts they are looking for! WOW! I love it! ❤ A rare find. Grey Borders Magazine publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and artwork that challenges social norms. Founded in 2002, this Canadian magazine has been published in print and online for over a decade. They seek work … Continue reading » Grey Borders Magazine: Now Seeking Submissions

Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “Charlene the Star,” by Deannie Humphreys Dunne

Title:  Charlene the Star Author: Deannie Humphreys-Dunne Illustrator: Holly Humphrys-Bajaj File Size: 1207 KB Print Length: 100 Pages Publisher: Self-Published by Author Publication Date: February 8, 2017 Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B06X3RH9SN Formats: Paperback and Kindle Goodreads Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books *I was given a publication copy of this book from the author for review purposes* IN THE AUTHOR'S WORDS: "Charlene … Continue reading Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “Charlene the Star,” by Deannie Humphreys Dunne

Author Interview – Colleen Chesebro – The Heart Stone Chronicles – The Swamp Fairy (Fantasy Genre)

A fun interview at my one of my favorite poets’ blog, David Ellis. ❤

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Hey there everyone.

We’ve made it halfway through the week! Give yourself a congratulatory pat on the back (or get someone else to do it or you may wind up in hospital before the end of the week is out).

I’m very excited to introduce you all to another exciting fantasy author in the ongoing Author Interviews series who has just released her debut novel. May I present to you author Colleen Chesebro, as she chats with us about her passion for her craft, along with all of her wonderful writing inspirations and influences.

Thanks for reading and enjoy the show muchachos!

Hi there, Colleen, it is a real pleasure to have you over here and find out what inspires and motivates you as a writer.

Hello, David. It’s nice to stop by for a visit. Thank you for your kind invitation.

Let’s start with your debut novel called “The Heart…

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Authors Supporting Authors: New Release: “Chasing Bedlam,” by Charles E. Yallowitz

AUTHORS SUPPORTING AUTHORS One of my favorite authors, Charles E. Yallowitz, has published a new book available now! Check it out! Return to the Shattered States for a tale of love between a woman & her jeep! Lloyd and Cassidy’s last adventure was to honor a life. This time they are out to end one. … Continue reading Authors Supporting Authors: New Release: “Chasing Bedlam,” by Charles E. Yallowitz