Colleen’s 2019 #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge Recap No. 121, “Work & Slow,” #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 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

How Writing Prompts Can Help Your Blog

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! ❤

Let Me Tell You the Story of...

When you start a writing blog, there’s only a couple ways to start interacting with other writers and readers:

  1. Depend on people you already know to follow links to your blog
  2. 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!

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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.

Why 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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January Photo-prompt Round-up

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! ❤

Myths of the Mirror

Stefan Keller

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!

 January Round-Up

Jerry Packard – Ice Dragon

Dawn – Frozen Giant

Balroop Singh – A Craving

Jomz Odeja – The Sacrifice  

Teagan Geneviene – Ice Dragon

Sue Vincent – Even Mountains Mourn

Geoff Le Pard – Little Helpers

Pensivity – Untitled

Dorinda Duclos – Frozen in Time

Carol Forrester – This Terrible Thing Called Hope

Fandango – The End of the Gods

Robbie Cheadle – Glass Mountain

Trent McDonald – Cold War

Anita Dawes – Ancient Evil

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Poetry Challenge Submission RULES

There's been some confusion about the Poetry Challenge submission requirements. Please read the challenge post. To clear things up, I've explained the procedure below: After you have written your poem and published it on your blog, please submit your poem and information on the submission form on the challenge post. I will also need the … Continue reading Poetry Challenge Submission RULES

Book Review – Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration by Colleen Chesebro

Dorinda Duclos of Night Owl Poetry has written a marvelous review of my newest book. (Don't forget this book is still on sale until December 31st, 2018). Many thanks to Dorinda. ❤ *** As a follower of all things magical and mythical, Colleen Chesebro had me at the title. “Fairies, Myths & Magic” is a wonder-filled … Continue reading Book Review – Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration by Colleen Chesebro

Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, Marie Lavender

Hello everyone! This week I'm happy to bring you an author I've seen throughout social media but didn't know. I love meeting new people so, when I asked her to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE, she jumped right in! We all aspire to be successful authors and the best way … Continue reading Conversations With Colleen: Meet Author, Marie Lavender

Happy Boxing Day!

Boxing Day is a British tradition! The day after Christmas, December 26th, is called Boxing Day because: It was a custom on that day for tradesmen to collect their “Christmas boxes,” gifts of money or goods in return for reliable service all year. Do you have any tradespeople who have been especially helpful this year—your … Continue reading Happy Boxing Day!

Goodbye 2018 – Hello, New Opportunities in 2019

Colleen's 2019 Goal Planning Each year I like to reflect on the highlights from the previous year as I move forward into the new year. 2019 is on the horizon. Are you ready? On colleenchesebro.com, it was a fabulous year. Here are a few of my accomplishments: Book Reviews I read and reviewed 49 books … Continue reading Goodbye 2018 – Hello, New Opportunities in 2019

December Slow-Down

I need a break! I'm going to take the rest of the month of December off from blogging. I need this time to work on a book whose characters are screaming for my attention... and let me tell you, those magical healing witches are pretty demanding! I do have book reviews scheduled and author interviews … Continue reading December Slow-Down

A Magical Book Sale!

"The Heart Stone Chronicles: The Swamp Fairy," and "Fairies, Myths, and Magic ~ A Summer Celebration," are both on SALE for $.99 each for the entire month of December 2018.  It you haven't had a chance to experience the magic, now's your chance! https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B01MU69MXT&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_aaAcCbG3E17XG Fourteen-year-old Abigale Forester, recently orphaned and a ward of the State … Continue reading A Magical Book Sale!