“The Morrigan,” A Garland #Haiku

The minute I laid eyes on the photo that Linda picked out for our #photoprompt challenge this month, I recognized the dark birds as the harbingers of the great Celtic Queen, the Morrigan. Her fiery strength manifests in the orange glow of the sun as it highlights the arid plains… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 154 #PhotoPrompt

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? I’ve updated my landing page to provide the challenge rules and links to all the poetry forms to make it easier for you to find. Check it out HERE! It’s the… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mention, No. 153, “Grace & Style,” #SynonymsOnly

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry that deserved another read. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. Hi everyone. I’m really thrilled… Continue reading

COLLEEN’S 2019 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “Tallis Steelyard, A Guide for Writers & Other Stories” BY AUTHOR, Jim Webster, @JimWebster

Featuring Your Next Weekend Read! About this Book: We continue to explore the wit, wisdom and jumbled musings of Tallis Steelyard. In this invaluable publication Tallis Steelyard discusses the ways in which a writer can bring their work to the attention of the masses and more importantly, sell the book… Continue reading

Conversations with Colleen: Meet Author, Darlene Foster, @supermegawoman

Hello everyone! This week I’m thrilled to bring you one of my favorite award-winning children’s authors, Darlene Foster. I asked her to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE. This is Darlene’s second visit to my blog. We had so much fun last time, she couldn’t wait to… Continue reading

Conversations with Colleen: Meet the Poet, Tallis Steelyard, & Author, Jim Webster @JimWebster

Hello everyone! This week I’m thrilled to bring you a special guest. Today’s interview is with the poet, Tallis Steelyard. I asked him to pick a few questions from my huge list HERE, which he did. Now, for those of you who don’t know Tallis, he is the creation of British… Continue reading

“Trite Tales for Little People,” Tallis Steelyard: Bringing the Joys of Civilization Blog Tour

For whatever reason, it appears to be Jim Webster Week on my blog. He has three separate features 1) this blog hop, 2) an exciting Conversations with Colleen where Tallis Steelyard, the Poet, fills us in on his deepest writing secrets, and 3) my book review of “Tallis Steelyard: A… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 153 #SynonymsOnly

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Hi! I’m glad to see you here. Are you ready to write some syllabic poetry? Here are your two words for this week: Grace & Style HERE’S THE CATCH: You can’t use the prompt words! SYNONYMS ONLY!  PLEASE support the other poets by visiting their blogs and leaving… Continue reading

Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poet of the Week & Honorable Mentions, No. 152, #PoetsChoice

Welcome to the Tanka Tuesday Poetry Recap featuring the Poet of the Week and the honorable mention poetry that spoke to me. If you would like to participate in this challenge, you can learn the rules in the menu item called Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Guidelines. Hi everyone. I just want… Continue reading

2020 Poetry Challenge Planning

To all my poetry challenge participants and those interested in participating in the challenge in the future: At the end of 2019, Colleen’s weekly syllabic poetry challenge will have run for three consecutive years. I never thought I would have this much interest in syllabic poetry, and I’ve been overjoyed… Continue reading