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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?… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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… Continue reading

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. <3 First, Here are my instructions for using the blog post template in Microsoft… Continue reading

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 52 ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: “SPIRIT & JOY”

Happy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you’re in the right place! Do you know what today is? It’s our Anniversary! We’ve been writing Haiku, Tanka, and Haibun for one year now! After you write today’s poem, you will have written 52 poems. That’s… Continue reading

Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 51 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: GIFT & SONG

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MJ Mallon’s new book is going on sale at a special price to celebrate her wedding anniversary! Check it out… You won’t want to miss this deal! <3 Continue reading

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… Continue reading

“The First Frost” – Flash Fiction

I’ve written this story for the Flash Fiction Challenge at Carrot Ranch.com. September 21, 2017, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about what it is to gather a harvest. You can use the phrase or show what it means without using the words. Go where… Continue reading

Flash Fiction « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Interested in responding to the weekly flash fiction challenge? You can learn about flash fiction in this section as a writing prompt, form or tool. If you are looking for the rules of play, skip a… Source: Flash Fiction « Carrot Ranch Literary Community Continue reading