IN THE AUTHOR’S WORDS: At 50 Imogen had been married for over 20 years, and was living in a big house, with money to spare. Suddenly she is traded-in for a younger model, a Fast-Tracker.Devastated, she hides away and indulges in binge eating. But then, when hope is almost gone, she meets a new friend … Continue reading Colleen’s 2019 #Book #Reviews – “Just an Odd Job Girl,” by Author, Sally Cronin, @sgc58
Hi, everyone. Jim Webster has a couple of new novellas coming out and I offered to help him spread the word. Author, Jim Webster Someone once wrote this about me... "Jim Webster is probably still fifty-something, his tastes in music are eclectic, and his dress sense is rarely discussed in polite society. In spite of … Continue reading Colleen’s Coming Attractions: Two New Novellas by Author, @JimWebster6
I've talked about leaving Facebook for some time. I've made my decision and wanted to share that by the end of the month (February 2019) you will find me on MeWe.com instead. Here is more information about MeWe. Security and privacy of my data, has been my fundamental issue for leaving Facebook. Here is a … Continue reading Bye-Bye Facebook!
This is a "share" of the newsletter written by Emily Harstone, of Authors Publish. ❤ Submitting to journals with a quick response time is one of the best ways to stay motivated, not in terms of writing, but in terms of submitting. After all, if you submit to a journal and don’t hear anything (for … Continue reading Fifteen Literary Journals that Respond Within a Month | Authors Publish
The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction Prompt for February 7, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a sign. It can be a posted sign, a universal sign, a wonder. Go where the prompt leads. Respond by February 12, 2019. I've been writing like a mad woman for months … Continue reading “The Dream,” #FlashFiction
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 in 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 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 121, “Work & Slow,” #SynonymsOnly
H.R.R. Gorman has compiled a fabulous list of writing challenges, poetry challenges, and photo/writing challenges for use in our writing community. What are you waiting for? GET writing! ❤
When you start a writing blog, there’s only a couple ways to start interacting with other writers and readers:
- Depend on people you already know to follow links to your blog
- Start using your blog to interact with other bloggers
If you’ve got #1 set because you’re a Twitter star, congrats! That’s awesome!
Most of us, however, have to (or want to) deal with #2, and a great way to do that is through the use of prompts.
“Aren’t prompts just limiting my creativity?” you may say.
To you, my fine friend, I must admit that it’s possible! Sometimes I answer a prompt and feel like the sliver of garbage I spewed out would have been better left with my other thoughts that go completely forgotten. You may, as well, be a person who isn’t blogging for interaction and, instead, want to just have a place to send…
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D. Wallace Peach has created a monthly writing challenge that is tons of fun. If you’re looking for something to read, this is the place to come! ❤
Thank you to everyone who participated! I felt warm all over reading your responses despite the image’s wintry chill. Below is the round-up of all the January poems, flashes, short stories, and some artwork too! If I missed yours for some reason, please add a link in the comments and I’ll happily reblog. I invite everyone to enjoy some unique stories and meet some wonderful writers. I’ll post February’s prompt tomorrow!
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