How to Write a Senryu Poem in English

Senryu poems are written much the same as a Haiku poem in English. Senryu takes the form of three nonrhyming lines written in a 5/7/5 syllable count written in the present tense. At this point, I can hear your thoughts… So, what’s the difference between a Haiku and a Senryu? Penandthepad.com states: “Many traditional senryu […]

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How to Write a Cinquain Poem

I’m adding another poetry form to Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge starting October 2, 2017. It’s called a cinquain: Image credit: Ol’ King Cole’s Castle Here is another site that will help you with word count and syllables. It is called wordcalc.com. I use howmanysyllables.com. Click on the poem workshop tab and try it out. Here is […]

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Special Guest Post: “Using Canva Like an Expert,” by Marsh Ingrao

In today’s busy writing, blogging, and marketing world there is one constant – We do our best when we learn and share with each other. I have been blessed to belong to one of the best author/blogging communities around the web. Today, I begged asked, Marsha Ingrao, to share with my readers her tutorial on how […]

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How to Write a Haibun In English

As many of you already know, I love structured poetry. This includes the Haiku, the Tanka, and the Haibun. I like to think of myself as a student of these poetic forms. Learning to write them correctly is an art form in itself. I think that’s what appeals to me the most, the arrangement of […]

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How to Use the New WordPress Editor & Microsoft Word Template for Blog Posts

Trying new things can be fun. I’ve written these instructions to help my fellow bloggers with instructions on how to use the blog post feature in Microsoft Word and how to use the new WordPress Editor. ❤ First, Here are my instructions for using the blog post template in Microsoft Word and importing into WordPress: […]

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Colleen’s Book Reviews – “13 Steps to Evil: How to Craft Superbad Villains,” by Author, Sacha Black

Title:  13 Steps to Evil – How to Craft Superbad Villains Amazon Author Page File Size: 6316 KB Print Length:  223 Pages Publisher: Self-published by author Publication Date: May 9, 2017 Sold By: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B0722X7Y4P ISBN-10: ISBN-13: Formats: Paperback and Kindle Goodreads Genres: Writing, Research & Publishing Guides, Writing Skills IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS: Your hero is not the most […]

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