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The majority of the bloggers I follow are all writing about the same thing this week: NaNoWriMo. What is that, you ask? National Novel Writing Month. 341 more words

Holly M. Campbell

Bang bang...

I plan on
going out
with a bang.
in as
many ways
as possible.
Bang me?


Sewanee, Billy Collins, and the Title of this Blog

Over four years ago, I spent two weeks in Sewanee, TN at the Sewanee Young Writers’ Conference. It was my first immersion in an intensive workshop, and I emerged well-equipped to write cleaner fiction, and I was eager for more. 459 more words

Billy Collins

Heroes And Admiration

Every person has at least one hero whose work they admire. If you’ve glanced at my “about” page, you may have correctly assumed that one of my heroes is writer/speaker… 152 more words


Off-Beat Haiku and Tanka XI

raccoon face
peaks from the hen house—
where’s my rake?

    naughty plum tree.
    grew so tall I can’t
    cut flowers.

The Lovely Things

Sometimes the lovely things aren’t romantic,
or beautiful, extravagant…
Or anything to write home about.

Sometimes the lovely things are
the letters you write home, 18 more words