My yearly Halloween celebration includes C. S. Boyack and his amazing collection of speculative fiction novels. I can't imagine Halloween without hearing about his newest release in the Hat Series, "The Ballad of Mrs. Molony." First, let me introduce C. S. Boyack! Happy Halloween, Craig! I’m glad you’re here to celebrate the holiday and to … Continue reading 2020 CONVERSATIONS WITH COLLEEN: The Halloween Special with AUTHOR, C. S. Boyack, @VIRGILANTE
Hello everybody! I'm in the midst of the worst mercury retrograde I've ever experienced. A couple of months ago my email was hacked. To add to my bucket of woe, I have had countless issues with WordPress, Facebook, and today, Instagram. Someone cloned my account and is sending spam messages to everyone. The Instagram account … Continue reading Another blog Update…
WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEK I've asked the experts to put a poetry writing spell on you! This is our 200th Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge! Happy Poetry Writing! It's the fourth week of the month! Are you ready for a theme prompt? Marsha Ingrao from last month's challenge picked the theme. This month's … Continue reading 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 200, #THEMEPROMPT
What an exciting week it has been. Thanks to everyone who put up with the switching of domain names between Word Craft Prose & Poetry and my author blog. I'm still working out the kinks... so please bear with me. If you see something wonky on my blog, please let me know. I appreciate you … Continue reading Tanka Tuesday WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | #SyllablesOnly & #PhotoPrompt: Kat Myrman @likemercurycolliding & Diana Peach @Dwallacepeach
Just a heads up... I've changed the domain name of Word Craft ~ Prose & Poetry to wordcraftpoetry.com. I've created an author blog (still in progress) at colleenchesebro.com. Bear with me while I make all these changes in headers, etc. It might be confusing for awhile, but there is no good time to make these … Continue reading Exciting News!
Marsha Ingrao is the next one up in the Carrot Ranch Rodeo with a 3 Act Story! Are you ready to write?
Carrot Ranch Rodeo Contest 2020
Rodeo #3: Three-ActStory
We live for stories, and as writers, we craft them in the written word. A story is about Something (plot) that happens to Someone (characters), Somewhere (setting). Even if it is only 99 words long.
Crafting the Story
Act I, the beginning, the story rises. If a story is about someone, we have to feel something for that character. When we care what happens next for or to this Someone, we come to the middle.
Act II shifts to fear, according to the Greeks. We can interpret this as the emotion that drives the writer and reader to worry about what happens next. Or be curious about what comes next. The driving emotion doesn’t have to be fear, but the middle holds an important shift or build-up of tension or expectation. The story is in motion.
Act III is when that motion…
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WELCOME TO TANKA TUESDAY! Since we skipped last week's challenge for the Carrot Ranch Double Ennead Poetry Challenge, we'll combine two challenges this week! You can choose the Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt provided by Trent McDonald, or you can choose the #SynonymsOnly challenge using the words "MOVE & MAKE" provided by David Ellis. OR... You can do … Continue reading COLLEEN’S 2020 WEEKLY #TANKA TUESDAY #POETRY CHALLENGE NO. 199 #EKPHRASTIC #PHOTOPROMPT OR #SynonymsOnly
Welcome to the Carrot Ranch Rodeo! This challenge is sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community at carrotranch.com and run by lead Buckaroo, Charli Mills. Almost everyone knows my love for syllabic poetry; especially haiku, tanka, cinquain, and more. Woo HOO! I've got something special wrangled up for this challenge! For this year's rodeo, I've … Continue reading Carrot RODEO #2: DOUBLE ENNEAD SYLLABIC POETRY
What an amazing week of poetry! What a thrill to see all your syllabic poetry choices. Here's everyone who joined in: 1.Jude12.Marsha Ingrao23.Dolores2.Jude13.anita dawes24.Pat3.Gwen Plano14.Padre25.Goutam Dutta4.Gwen Plano15.Myforever. blog26.Vashti Quiroz- Vega5.Elizabeth16.Dave Madden27.Joe Inabinette6.Trent McDonald17.s. s.28.kittysverses7.theindieshe18.Cheryl29.Linda Lee Lyberg8.willowdot2119.Jules30.Ruth Scribbles9.Tina Stewart Brakebill20.Frank J. Tassone31.H. R.R. Gorman10.Dora21.Kerfe Roig32.Ken Gierke / rivrvlogr11.D. L. Finn22.Dolores Please note: Some of these sites are not accessible. I've even … Continue reading WEEKLY POETRY CHALLENGE STARS | CHALLENGE: No. 198, #PoetsChoice
Who’s ready to join the rodeo? All you have to do is to Write ONE original folk tale or fable in 99 words. Exactly 99 words (not including title and byline). Read the rest of Kerry Black’s post! It’s time to get your rodeo on!
This year, spin a yarn as long as the Rio Grande (in 99 words, that is) to be a contender in a Western-themed Folk Tale or Fable event of the Carrot Ranch Writing Rodeo!
Yours truly is the leader for this event, so saddle up, round ‘em up, and write those words for a shot at winning a $25 Amazon Gift Card and your work immortalized at https://CarrotRanch.com/
How do you participate?
SIMPLE! Write ONE original folk tale or fable in 99 words. Exactly 99 words (not including title and byline) *Don’t publish the piece anywhere until after the contest is completed (The end of November, 2020) because we want the blind judging to be fair and uninfluenced.
Is there an entry fee? NO, Cowfolk! No Entry Fee!
Can I enter more than one story? No, one only. Sorry.
Deadline? All entries must be…
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