Cover Reveal: Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry

Help Me Celebrate!

Grab a piece of cake!

While I’m waiting to hear from my editors, I thought it was time to share the cover of my newest book creation, “Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry. This book will discuss the basics of how to write the Japanese and American Syllabic poetry forms we use in my weekly Tanka Tuesday challenge.

I’ve collaborated with my friend, Wendy Anne Darling of Bookxeedo Book Covers, in the creation of this book cover. I love it! Some of these images have slipped into my blog, as well. How exciting! Can you tell I love the color orange?

I’ve done quite a bit of research on the eleven forms we use: haiku, senryu, haiga, tanka, gogyohka, haibun, tanka prose, cinquain, Etheree, nonet, and shadorma. There’s a bit of history, and explanations of how the forms are written. The Japanese forms are explained along with the differences between syllables and sounds in the Japanese language. I break it all down into simple terms.

At the end of each chapter, I’ve cited examples from the poets who participate in the challenge. Sometimes, we learn best from seeing what other poets write.

I’m thrilled to have content editing advice from our own American Haijin, Frank J. Tassone who kindly is reviewing my writing directions for the Japanese forms. I’m indebted to our lovely poetic community who support each other in all we do.

Look for this book in the coming months! I’ll share a few special offers when I get closer to publication.

Image by imazite from Pixabay

Don’t be shy! Grab a piece of cake and help me celebrate the cover of my newest creation!

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

119 thoughts on “Cover Reveal: Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry

      1. I think it’s a wonderful tool to have it handy. Even though your blog is there, it will take a navigation to find each poetry form.
        I’m excited for you, Colleen. ❤
        I finally get to go see my granddaughters and meet the second one for the first time, leaving on Friday. She'll be five months old when I get there. ❤

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  1. Colleen, I am thrilled for you and your book cover looks excellent very eye catching and of course I will take a piece of cake…. ….. Yumm….. Love and Blessings and well done you.. ❤

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    1. Thanks, Craig. I’ll take you up on that. I need to put together a bit of a promotion to get the word out. I still have edits to do so, I have time. Don’t forget… Halloween Conversations with Colleen is yours! LOL!

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  2. Pass on the cake, I think it’s not gluten-free LOL. But I love it! That’s the cover! Looking forward to the book!!! I’ll feature you when it comes out ❤

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  3. Great cover Colleen:) Congrats! I’m looking forward to your book. And thanks for the cake it was yummy.

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  4. Great cover and congratulations, Colleen, for your creativity and focus. I look forward to the publication and thanks for the cake…it was yummy. ❤

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  5. Congratulations, Colleen! The cover is gorgeous. My sister Cleo’s favorite color is orange too! I want a piece of that cake. I can’t wait to get this book. ❤

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  6. I look forward to purchasing your book when it comes out, Colleen. You’ve introduced a lot of poetic forms that are unfamiliar to me. I look forward to learning more about them. Thanks for the cake, too. Delicious!

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    1. Thank you, Norah. Writing syllabic poetry, or any poetry makes us better writers. Like flash fiction, syllabic poetry deals in the brevity of our words. Few words = big meaning. I think that’s why flash fiction and these syllabic forms appeal ❤️to me so much. Snapshots of life.

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  7. I want a huge slice of that cake, Colleen, but I’ll refrain and try not to drool on your cover. It’s gorgeous! I love the clean, professional look. It’s looks exactly how I’d picture a book on writing. Congratulations on a job well done. I can’t wait to read this. If you want an early review for your release, I’m happy to get you one. Just let me know. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Diana. I’ll make sure and send you a copy. Much appreciated for your lovely offer. I’m still in the editing stage, but couldn’t wait to share! The cake’s calorie free, so help yourself to another piece. ❤

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