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Introducing… Word Weaving—A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse

For the last month, I've teased you on the Tanka Tuesday challenges with some big news coming! Happy May Day! Word Weaving began as a creative experiment between two poetic friends, Colleen Chesebro and JulesPaige, birthed from our combined love for writing syllabic poetry on Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com. Those Tanka Tuesday poetry… Continue reading Introducing… Word Weaving—A Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse

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New RELEASE: “Poetry Treasures”

I'm thrilled to announce the release of "Poetry Treasures," a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the "Treasuring Poetry" blog series on Writing to be Read in 2020. Open the book and discover the poetry treasures of Sue Vincent (Author), Geoff Le Pard (Author), Frank Prem (Author), Victoria Zigler (Author), Colleen M. Chesebro (Author), K. Morris (Author), Annette Rochelle Aben (Author), Jude Kirya Itakali (Author), and Roberta Eaton… Continue reading New RELEASE: “Poetry Treasures”

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How do You Self-Publish a Poetry Book?

Jude, one of our challenge participants, asked me a valuable question. He wanted to know how to self publish a poetry book. (If you have had novel experiences publishing your poetry book, please share in the comments). This is a brilliant question! I usually compile my manuscript on Microsoft Word, but as a MAC user,… Continue reading How do You Self-Publish a Poetry Book?

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AND The 2020 Carrot Ranch Writing Rodeo’s first event Winner is:

What a fun event. My love of ancient lore and mythology came into play for this piece. ❤

Allusionary Assembly

Today, with distinct pleasure, I announce the winners of the Carrot Ranch’s 20202 Writing Rodeo Event #1 which I had the honor of organizing. Eighteen brave souls saddled up, lassoed 99 words, and created brand new folk lore type stories for Carrot Ranch. There were comedic pieces and two works of horror, a romance, myths, legends, and a fairy tale. There were researched pieces, too, for the historians. Each and every one of the contestants should feel proud. They flexed their writing muscles and, woo wee, they did not make it easy for the judges to pick the winner!

Everyone who participated is welcomed to display this badge on their website. You earned it!

Now, for our Writing Rodeo 2020 honorable mentions:

“Sky Rider’s Happily Ever After” written by Liz Husebye Hartmann

“Snow White and the Seven Gunslingers” written by Nora Colvin

“Flem and the Rattlesnake” written by Mike Vreeland

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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! ❤

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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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#FAIRY #TAROT #FRIDAY: September 4, 2020

Welcome to Fairy Tarot Friday. Each Friday I'll share a card from either the Fairy Tarot deck by Doreen Virtue & Radleigh Valentine, or from the Inspirational Visions Oracle deck by Judy Mastrangelo. As usual, I'll share a bit of poetic inspiration to go along with the card. This week, we're using the Inspirational Visions… Continue reading #FAIRY #TAROT #FRIDAY: September 4, 2020

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“The Lemon Queen Festival,” #flashfiction

The Carrot Ranch Flash Fiction challenge for August 27, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that features Lemon Queens. Maybe it’s an ancient fairy tale or a modern brand name. What ideas seep into your imagination? Is there a character or place involved? Go where the prompt leads! Respond… Continue reading “The Lemon Queen Festival,” #flashfiction

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D. G. Kaye’s Sunday Book Review – Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump

D. G. Kaye, aka Debby Gies, has written a riveting book review! I think it's important to share the facts, whether you accept the politics or not. It's something for all of to think about. Click the link below to read Debby's review. I've turned off comments for this post. Source: Sunday Book Review -… Continue reading D. G. Kaye’s Sunday Book Review – Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L. Trump

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First Flight, #flashfiction

The August 13, 2020, Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a first flight. It can be anything or anyone that flies. What is significant about the first? Go where the prompt leads! Respond by August 25, 2020. The wings were brand new. The… Continue reading First Flight, #flashfiction

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“You Can’t Go Home Again,” #Senryu

Aishwarya, from Kitty's Verses, picked an excellent photo for this month's photo prompt. There is so much to write about. I chose to write a senryu this week. Senryu are untitled, but for this challenge we use titles to keep our posts straight. I don't know... this photo haunted me. There with so many poetic… Continue reading “You Can’t Go Home Again,” #Senryu