All You Need to Know to Rodeo

The Rodeo is coming! GET ready to write flash fiction for the month of October. No entry fee… CASH prizes!

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Weekly Flash Fiction Challenges are on hiatus until November 1. Just like hands on a ranch, we’re going to take a break from our regular chores to challenge and show off our skills. We’re going to have us a rodeo! A flash fiction rodeo.

THE TUFFEST RIDE

Judging for TUFF began after the final September Free-Write. These writers were in it to win it. A free-write is a scary contest to enter because it makes a writer feel vulnerable, but vulnerability is exactly what a writer has to push past to write deep, to meet the muse, to follow gut instinct. Drafting is all about trusting the spark of creativity.

We will post a video on October 1 (right here in the blog feed) to announce the five writers who will advance to compete every Monday. They will write a new story to a fresh prompt, then each week revise…

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Authors, don’t miss this awesome #sale of #writing craft books #99c

Now here’s something every fantasy reader needs! Thank Deborah Jay. ❤

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ATTENTION!

Until the end of September, Rayne Hall’s WRITER’S CRAFT Kindle books are ALL on sale at 99c

Writers, if you haven’t come across these wonderfully helpful books, take a look now.

If you have, and you want to pick up any more of them, now is the time!

29 books strong, this is a great opportunity to complete your collection of all titles relevant to you – they go into detail on specific topics, so you may not need all of them, but many are suitable for all.

Check out my reviews of a couple of them:

Writing Deep Point of View

The Word Loss Diet

To see the whole list, take a look at this page – just click on a cover to get to your local Amazon store.

And PLEASE SHARE with your writer friends.

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“Slip into Mabon,” An Etheree Poem

Here is my Etheree poem for this week's poetry challenge using the word "slip" for fall, and "endeavor" for the word, try. This poetry form is now part of the challenge. Slip Into Mabon Slip into Mabon and celebrate the rituals of the season by sharing food, counting one's hidden blessings, honoring the mother goddess, … Continue reading “Slip into Mabon,” An Etheree Poem

Colleen’s Coming Attractions: “The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody,” by Marcia Meara

Hi everybody! It's my favorite time of the year - Autumn! The days shorten and the nights get longer... Perfect for bedtime reading. ❤ Today, I'm sharing a new release that will soon be on your horizons from Marcia Meara. I can't wait to get to some of Marcia's books, and this story looks fabulous! … Continue reading Colleen’s Coming Attractions: “The Emissary 2: To Love Somebody,” by Marcia Meara

Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author & Poet, Annette Rochelle Aben

Hello everyone! This week I'm thrilled to bring you author and poet, Annette Rochelle Aben. I asked her to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE. We all aspire to be successful authors and the best way to learn some of the tricks of the trade is to ask questions. Annette and … Continue reading Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author & Poet, Annette Rochelle Aben

Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “The Lady’s Slipper,” by Author, Deborah Swift

Title: The Lady's Slipper (Westmorland, Book One) Amazon Author Page: Deborah Swift Publication Date: August 20, 2016 Formats: Paperback & Kindle Genres: Literature & Fiction, British & Irish, Sagas, Historical Romance Goodreads IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS: A sweeping historical novel of orchids, obsession, and murder  England 1660 When artist Alice Ibbetson discovers a rare orchid, the lady's-slipper, growing in … Continue reading Colleen’s 2018 #Book #Reviews – “The Lady’s Slipper,” by Author, Deborah Swift

4th Halloween-Poem Contest

OHHH… This looks fun! Who’s in? Halloween? My favorite time of the year. ❤

Writer's Treasure Chest


It is a great pleasure for me to announce the
4th Halloween-Poem Contest
on ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’.
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Every author and poet are invited to participate and deliver a “Halloween-Poem” to my email address: aurorajean.alexander@aol.com, together with their picture and a link to their blog/page.

There are a few rules to follow:

  1. Your poem needs a Halloween theme.
  2. Your poem needs a minimum of 99 words.
  3. Your poem has to be delivered to my email address between October 10 and Halloween, October 31, 2018, 9 pm Central Standard Time.
  4. Your poem has to be delivered together with your picture and a link to your blog/page.
  5. Please avoid violence, bad language, and sexual content within the poems. It would be disqualified.

Every poem that meets the rules and is delivered within the deadline will be published here on “Writer’s Treasure Chest” together with the provided picture.

End of this month…

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Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 103, “Fall & Try,” #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY! I hope you will support the other poets with visits to blogs and leaving comments. Sharing each other’s work on social media is always nice too.   … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 103, “Fall & Try,” #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 102, “Energy & Vigor”, #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the work of poets from around the globe. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules on the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. PLEASE NOTE: Don't forget to count your syllables. Use this site: howmanysyllables.com. Click on the workshop tab. … Continue reading Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 102, “Energy & Vigor”, #SynonymsOnly

Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge – Vigor & Energy

A marvelous Tanka poem by the lovely Miriam. I’m honored to be included in this group of bloggers and authors who make a difference in our blogging world. Thank you for your kindness. ❤

The Showers of Blessings

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge this week, the prompt is Vigor and Energy, Synonyms Only.

I was invited to do a PowerPoint presentation on Thursday, September 20, 2018, to a group of writers and authors. Some members of this group have published many books without many sales. The coordinator of this group asked me to demonstrate how to create a blog as part of networking and promotion of their book.

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In addition to the process of creating a blog, I included some websites from WordPress and some blogs provide blogging tips and support, networking, and promotion. These blogs have been a personal help to me. I was able to answer their questions regarding the following blogs.

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