Working in the Writing Community

The movement of Self Publishing has many critics. Most say it is too easy for bad writing to get published.  Some say there is a plagiarism issue. Many struggle to gain traction, a wide readership for their works. Amazon and other platforms are working to address the plagiarism issues. Since Harlow Hunter and I publish … Continue reading Working in the Writing Community

Editing Assistance

One of the Twitter accounts I follow suggested ProWritingAid as a tool for editing and polishing your writing. After checking out the free version and really liking how it worked I went ahead and downloaded the 14 day trial of the professional version. At the end of the 14 days they have different payment plans. … Continue reading Editing Assistance

Varied Interests

As I sit here watching the All Star Game with my friends I think about some advice from a Self Publishing Twitter Account I follow. Don't talk about yourself on your blog and make sure your post all have the same theme. Thinking back, rereading, I ponder this advice. My use of my own experiences … Continue reading Varied Interests

When the Goddess Has A Message For You

I had the most amazing dream. I am a believer in rituals. In this dream was a spiritual guide who taught me an ancient ritual to use to empower the self and find my center. It involved tools and weapons used by Samurais. There were moves in which the weapons were wielded while concentrating on a … Continue reading When the Goddess Has A Message For You

More Diversity in My Posts

I realized I have posted many poems by men, women and African Americans. I have posted poems from across centuries. But I have not posted many, if any,  of the Hispanic, Asian, or Native American poets' works. There are other ethnic groups who also have given and continue to give us great inspiration in their … Continue reading More Diversity in My Posts

A Fitting Birthday for Poetry Month

Poetry Month Continues...and today is Maya Angelou's birthday. It would have been her 90th In her honor here is a poem written by her: Woman Work By Maya Angelou I've got the children to tend The clothes to mend The floor to mop The food to shop Then the chicken to fry The baby to … Continue reading A Fitting Birthday for Poetry Month