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nine picture book topics to avoid

While we’re still knee-deep in winter, it helps to have something GREAT to look forward to. Here’s what I high-as-a-snowbank highly recommend . . . 676 more words

Writing Career

The Dilemma Which Belongs to a Writer

This is something I’ve been thinking about for months.

Well, really, my entire life.

And it seems like something most writers must go through, or at least I feel like it stems from my writing-conscious. 586 more words


Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques *Surprise*

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after the storm
tiptoeing through seaweed strands
-oh, a bead of amber!

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loose kimono
light blue on my shoulder blade… 6 more words


Organizing a Novel (That is Half-Written)

As part of the generation that uses online search engines for many things, I took to the internet in search of some help.

Help doing what, you ask? 384 more words


Picture This: How Pictures Work by Molly Bang

Bang, Molly. Picture This: How Pictures Work. New York: SeaStar Books, 1991. Print.

Genre: craft

Summary: Bang shares fundamental principles she learned, acquired, synthesized after years of wondering just how pictures worked. 132 more words

Annotating Is A Good Habit

Why Aren't Short Stories More Popular?

My writing thought of the day.

Short stories are enjoyable to write. However, good guides on writing short stories are hard to find. I did a quick search online and didn’t find any “how to” or “tip” pages that I found worth sharing. 251 more words


Carpe Diem Haiku Writing Techniques *Repetition*

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echo of wind chimes on porch

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a raindrop
racing down the window pane
another raindrop

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Carpe Diem Haiku Kai