“My Little Bit of Heaven,” A #Tanka

Tanka tuesday

I’ve had some strange episodes with WordPress of late – disappearing draft posts and themes that have more glitches than a change in voltage in an electric circuit! Whatever ails this platform, I hope it corrects itself soon.

Finally, I’ve recreated my creative endeavor for my weekly poetry challenge. I’ve used delight for “play,” and belief for “guess.”

 

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My winter’s delight –
short days and long stary nights,
abed with a book.
Bewitched by my belief in
a fiction lover’s heaven.

© 2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

 

sweet dreams again Write some dreamy poetry tonight! ❤

Want to Read More? Do it Efficiently With These Three Apps

Here is more great advice. I do know one thing. If you want to be a writer, you must read other author’s works. READ, READ, READ… ❤ Just click on the blue highlighted link at the end of this post to read more. 

One of my best pieces of advice for any writer, anywhere, is that if they want to be a better writer, they need to read. (It’s actually three of my top five suggestions — it’s that important.)

Source: Want to Read More? Do it Efficiently With These Three Apps

Why Readers Stop Reading a Book.

The readers have spoken! Take note authors…

Lit World Interviews

Recently, we here at LitWorldInterviews.com conducted a survey, “Why do you put a book down?” and through the assistance of the writing community we had a very nice response. Now it’s time to share what we found.

First, I want to say why the survey was conducted. We wanted to help writers by giving them the information they most need. If a reader takes the time to check out your book and don’t like it, they are unlikely to give you a second chance with your next work. First impressions mean a lot.

86.30% of those responding were Female, thus leaving the remaining 13.70% Male. Considering the majority of those reading novels are Female, although not quite this extreme, I’m comfortable with sharing what we found.

There were 34 sub-categories as a result of the survey. Those results were then placed into 5 main categories: Writing, Editing, Proofreading, Taste, and…

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