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!

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. 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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  2. 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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