The Basics of Using the Gutenberg Editor – Part One

This is a RESHARE of a post I wrote last year. I'm including some new information, and the second part of the series follows below. Ask me questions if you are stuck and I'll try to help. ❤ ~Colleen~ “Gutenberg” is the name of the new editor experience on WordPress. Their goal was to create … Continue reading The Basics of Using the Gutenberg Editor – Part One

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 197, #SPECIFICFORM: Tanka

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the fifth Tuesday of the month! This is our chance to work with a specific syllabic poetry form. So, take this opportunity to learn more about the particular form. You can use any subject, theme, or words to convey your message. This week's form is: TANKA Here's a quick review … Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 197, #SPECIFICFORM: Tanka

Saddle Up Saloon; TUFF Topics With Charli Mills

Kid and Shorty… I mean Charli Mills, gives the lowdown on Rodeo season at Carrot Ranch… Be on the lookout for more rodeo information coming your way on this blog! Giddy-UP!

Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Saddle Up Saloon“Kid, seems like yer fine’ly gittin’ yer acts t’gether, even if ya are repeatin’ some a ‘em.”

“Pal, did you know this is the twenty-eighth?”

“Yeah, Kid, I know today’s the twenty-eighth of September. Monday. A new show at the Saddle Up!”

“No, this is our twenty-eighth show since we started the saloon. Kin ya believe it? We’ve had some real fine guests an’ visitors in that time, fer sure.”

“So, Kid, what’s the plan fer this week then? Is there a special guest?”

“Very special.”

“Well?”

“Well, I’m confused, Pal. I have a guest lined up but I ain’t sure if’n it’s Shorty or if’n it’s Charli Mills. How kin I tell the diff’rence?”

“Near’s I kin tell, they’s one an’ the same, both real deal, ‘cept one’s fictional.”

“Oh. Like us.”

“No, not like us. We’re totally made up, but Shorty’s a BORP.”

“Mind yer manners, Pal, say…

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WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #ThemeChallenge: The Night Sky: Marsha Ingrao

Franci Hoffman from Eugi's Causerie II selected the theme for us this week. The night sky was her pick, and it generated an amazing amount of poetry. Bravo, everyone. You kept me enthralled all week. ❤ Here's everyone who joined in this week via Mr. Linky: 1.Padre11.Jules21.Dorinda Duclos2.s. s.12.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr22.Kat3.Reena Saxena13.huwanahoy23.Kerfe Roig4.anita dawes14.Marsha Ingrao24.Linda … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #ThemeChallenge: The Night Sky: Marsha Ingrao

Meet poet and author D. Avery plus review

A marvelous interview with D. Avery and Robbie Cheadle, both excellent poets in their own right. Enjoy! ❤

Writing to be Read

Treasuring Poetry

Today, I am delighted to welcome poet and author D. Avery. Ms Avery is the creator of the fun and well-known characters Kid and Pal who frequent Carrot Ranch Literary Community She also has her own blog where she shares her flash fiction, poetry and other literary endeavours. You can find her blog here: https://shiftnshake.wordpress.com/.

At first I was thrilled to be asked to participate in Treasuring Poetry with Writing to be Read and Robbie Cheadle. Then I read the questions! Too hard! Actually, I misread the questions and was flustered enough to consider who my favorite poet might be, let alone poem.

Robbie’s questions led me down many a rabbit hole, but perhaps not so many as I might have if I were under the same roof as my collection of poetry books. I’m not, so I let my mind travel and recall those shelves…

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#Haibun: Rebirth

Linda shares a poignant haibun which deserves to be part of this week’s weekly poetry challenge stars! Bravo to Linda for fighting the good fight! We’re all right here by your side. ❤

Charmed Chaos

These past few months I have been living in a dazed confusion. Between the Covid 19 virus and insane politics, I have been wandering through a murky forest. But the gut wrencher was being diagnosed with breast cancer in June.
From the moment I first heard the news, this fog engulfed my mind and heart. It’s as if I have been living in an alternate reality.
Now, thirty-two radiation treatments later (with one more remaining), I am beginning to see a sliver of hope shining far off in the distance.
Last night for the first time in months, I walked outside with my little pup into our beautiful back yard. The air is cool and soft on my skin. I look up and there she is ~ the lovely moon still there, waiting for me. Through my tears of gratefulness, I seek solace in her flawless light.

black velvet night…

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2020 CONVERSATIONS WITH COLLEEN: MEET AUTHOR, Geoff Le Pard, @geofflepard

Hello everyone! This week I'm thrilled to bring you a talented British poet, author, and flash fiction Aficionado. I asked him to pick three or four questions from my huge list HERE. We all aspire to be successful poets and authors, and the best way to learn some tricks of the trade is to ask … Continue reading 2020 CONVERSATIONS WITH COLLEEN: MEET AUTHOR, Geoff Le Pard, @geofflepard

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 196, #THEMEPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Happy Mabon! Today is the Autumnal Equinox! It's the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Franci Hoffman, aka Eugi's Causerie II, from last month's challenge picked the theme. This month's theme is: The Night Sky On the Monday before the next challenge, I'll select a … Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 196, #THEMEPROMPT

WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Photo Prompt #195: Trent MacDonald

Lisa Thompson's photo selection sure set off our imaginations! There was a fabulous amount of poetry and all of it was different. I enjoyed reading and commenting on your poems. ❤ Congratulations to everyone for joining in and writing poetry! Here's who joined us via Mr. Linky: 1.willowdot21 10.Elizabeth 19.Linda Lee Lyberg 2.anita dawes 11.Jules 20.kittysverses 3.Padre 12.D. L. Finn 21.Marsha Ingrao 4.Kim 13.theindieshe 22.Colleen Chesebro 5.Trent … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | Photo Prompt #195: Trent MacDonald

COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 195 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT

WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! It's the third week of the month! Time for an Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt This challenge explores Ekphrastic writing inspired by visual art (photographs). Lisa Thompson, from last month's challenge, has provided the photo for this month's challenge: Image credit: Unsplash, and the photographer is Wolfgang Hasselmann On the Monday before the next … Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 195 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT