Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 34 – POWER & ALLURE

Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, and let's write some poetry. Image credit: Pinterest – Mother Nature Quotes You can write your poem in one of the three forms defined below: HAIKU in English TANKA HAIBUN You can … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 34 – POWER & ALLURE

Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “Glimpses,” by Author, @HughRoberts05

Title:  Glimpses Amazon Author Page: Hugh W. Roberts File Size: 2114 KB Print Length: 142 Pages Publisher: Mumbleton Pier Publishing Publication Date: December 6, 2016 Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN:  B01N757S3P ISBN-10: 153976379X ISBN-13: 978-1539763796 Formats: Paperback and Kindle Goodreads Genres:  Literature & Fiction, Short Stories & Anthologies,  Short Stories *I was given a gift copy of this book by the author* IN THE AUTHOR'S WORDS: … Continue reading Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “Glimpses,” by Author, @HughRoberts05

Haiku Friday+ – Fairy Whisperer

My dear friend, Vashti Vega featured me on her blog today. AND, she wrote a fairy Haiku! Many thanks, for making my Friday so special. ❤

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Hello everyone and welcome to The Writer Next Door!

I’m excited because I have a very special guest today, Colleen Chesebro the Fairy Whispererherself! It has been a great honor and pleasure knowing this sweet lady for the last couple of years. Colleen is a talented author and poet and a great supporter of her fellow writers, poets and bloggers. She is a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and a retired bookkeeper. She holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration, and another Associate Degree in the Arts, which she uses to blend her love of writing with her passion for all things creative. Her first book, The Swamp Fairy is the first installment of her series The Heart Stone Chronicles.

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You can get a free preview of The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairyhere.

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In Colleen’s words . . . 

My name is Colleen…

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Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “Fireflies” by Author P. S. Bartlett, @PSBartlett

Title: Fireflies Amazon Author Page: P. S. Bartlett File Size: 789 KB Print Length:  324 Pages Publisher: Self Published Publication Date: September 2, 2015 Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN:  B014UAKSIE Formats: Paperback and Kindle Goodreads Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal & Urban, Irish, Historical Fiction, Literature & Fiction IN THE AUTHOR'S WORDS: "Dr. Owen Whelan and his wife Sarah have seven bright and expressive children. … Continue reading Colleen’s #Book #Reviews – “Fireflies” by Author P. S. Bartlett, @PSBartlett

A Step-by-Step Guide for Featuring Quotes in Your Blog Posts

I often use quotes in my posts. Here is some great information from The Write Life on who to properly use quotes. ❤ Make your blog posts stand out! Here’s how to use quotes effectively in your writing. Source: A Step-by-Step Guide for Featuring Quotes in Your Blog Posts

FREE Creative Writing Course

I stumbled upon this site and had to share it. I will be taking this free course. I hope you'll join me. ❤ Free online creative writing course, covering releasing your creativity, how to write a short story, writing from a point of view, bringing your writing to life, characterisation, writing dialogue, poetry, and markets, … Continue reading FREE Creative Writing Course

Tanka on haiku – questioning the rules of beauty

Sue shares her thoughts on writing the Japanese poetry forms. I stand corrected – she brings up excellent points about diction and pronunciation in British English vs. American English. I accept that some poets write in their native language which is then translated into English. The syllable count may be off because of the differences in language. I have no problems with this. The poetry challenge was started to share our love of poetry while learning about the different forms. Please write your poetry with your particular syllable count as close to the 5/7/5 format as possible. If you are not spot on, don’t worry. Creativity should be allowed to flourish. That works for me. Thank you, Sue, for sharing your thoughts. ❤

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

There are many set forms of poetic structure. Books and websites abound, setting out the rules of form and content that allow us to label our work and provide a framework in which to explore a concent. The very stringency of these forms, where rhyme schemes, syllable counts and even content are dictated give us a measure against which we can be judged, and many will judge on the slightest deviance from the accepted norm.

I enjoy writing haiku. The ‘midnight haiku’ I started publishing a couple of years ago now have become a staple feature of the blog and I think I have missed no more than a couple of days in that time to illness. I like the constraints imposed by the widely accepted ‘English form’ of the poem; seventeen syllables in a 5-7-5 pattern leave no room for extraneous thoughts, but give plenty of space to explore…

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 33 – CLEAN & SHARP

Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, and let's write some poetry. All hyper-links are in purple. Image credit: Pinterest – Famous Poetry Quotes You can write your poem in one of the three forms defined below: HAIKU in … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 33 – CLEAN & SHARP

SUBMISSIONS – Into The Void Magazine

Looking for somewhere to submit that great poetry or short story? Look no further. Click the link below to see my great find. ❤ Currently accepting submissions to Issue 5 until June 13th. Categories may close early as they fill up. **Our monthly Submittable-allotted free submissions limit has been reached for this month, but free … Continue reading SUBMISSIONS – Into The Void Magazine