Happy TANKA Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's write some TANKA poetry. Grab a cup of Joe or a cup of tea and read what's below… SO, LET'S … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge #19 – “Craft & Rise”
Figuring out how to outline a series may explode your preconceptions about the process and teach you so much more about outlining and story-craft in general. Source: How to Outline a Series of Bestselling Books - Helping Writers Become Authors
A great article about one of my favorite myths: The Vikings and Norse Gods. ❤ Archaeologists have confirmed key details in Norse oral histories (but not the dragons, elves, and trolls). Source: How Much Viking Lore Is True?
One way to PROTEST the political climate in America is to write! Check out this opportunity outlined below: (share this information - it's what empathic writers need now). ❤ "For the coming issue, we are most interested in fairy tales that challenge the current political climate, fairy tales that resist outdated norms or binaries, … Continue reading » Fairy Tale Review: Accepting Submissions
Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. This week, I tweaked the prompt word of "charm" to "allure," and I changed "touch" to "touches." Both words have many connotations and can modify the meaning of your Tanka poetry in many ways. I also used the photo as my inspiration. ❤ Don't be … Continue reading The Golden Star Child – A #Tanka
Sharing my love of poetry and a great article about the relationship with language and poetry. ❤ A poet must then foster a loving relationship with language, learning its secrets, understanding its idiosyncrasies, and mastering its structure, then bending it to the poet’s will. Source: Poetry Prompts for Language Lovers | Writing Forward
Check out this list of literary journals! ❤ Most literary journals are interested in literary work, by which they mean, not genre work. The dictionary definition of genre is “a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.” Source: » 25 Literary Journals That Publish … Continue reading » 25 Literary Journals That Publish Genre Writing
Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's write some TANKA poetry. ** IF YOU CAN'T FIND INSPIRATION FROM THE PROMPT WORDS-WRITE YOUR TANKA BASED OFF THE FEELINGS YOU … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Challenge #18 – “Charm & Touch”
Hello! I'm late, I'm late… The arrival of Monday has got the better of me! Welcome to my contribution to my weekly #Tanka Tuesday poetry challenge. This week, I tweaked the prompt word of "storm" to "rage and/or bluster," and I changed "color" to "tints." Both words have many connotations and can change the meaning of … Continue reading The Winds of Change – A #Tanka
A great interview with Hugh Roberts about his new book. Check it out! ❤
Hugh W. Roberts is a new author, and has just recently published his first book, Glimpses, a collection of short stories. Besides this, he is a blogger, and has a really inspirational story. It was my pleasure to have the opportunity to ask Hugh a few questions and learn more about both his book and his life!
You have dyslexia, and make no secret of it. What was it like growing up with this, and do you think it caused people to see you differently?
While growing up, dyslexia was not an acknowledged condition. Teachers told my parents I was either slow and/or not very intelligent for my age. You can imagine how that made me feel, while sat alongside my parents, knowing that sometimes the words I wrote or read just seemed to get jumbled up. I was often taunted by other children about all the mistakes I’d make…
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