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A Crapsey … What??

Cinquain. A Crapsey cinquain. Remeber it’s one of the syllabic poetry forms I mentioned in last week’s post. The Crapsey cinquain was developed by a woman named Adelaide Crapsey, an American poet. As per its name, the cinquain has five lines. The Crapsey cinquain follows a strict syllabic form: Line 1 – 2 syllables Line […]

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

How is that for a throwback to childhood and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood? But seriously wouldn’t it be great to have a large community of neighbors who are interested in what you have going on? I don’t mean in a nosy way, but in a genuinely interested way. Sometimes I really do. And the good thing […]

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To Pin or Not to Pin

This is something I struggle with. I often forget to pin things to Pinterest, even when it’s in my interests to do so. It’s often said that pinning items on Pinterest attracts more viewers, readers, or customers. It’s also said that pinned articles have a longer shelf life than those that don’t. I haven’t noticed […]

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So Close….

After Christmas, the temptation is strong to just coast to the New Year. It’s still the holiday season and there’s no need to do any real work (as a creative) between now and then. Is there? Yes and no. What’s that supposed to mean? Yes. The hard push is done. Holiday orders and commissions have […]

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Get “Twitter”pated Quick Update

Due to some technical difficulties and (more than a little) operator error, the Kindle promotion for Get “Twitter”pated: A Writer’s Handbook to Twitter is set to start tomorrow, October 14. It will run though Thursday, October 18. The sale on the paperback will also run through Thursday. Kindle: free starting Sunday Paperback; $5.99

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Book Spotlight: Get “Twitter”pated

First, I have to state the obvious. I missed my own deadline. But I have a good reason for it. Let’s just say the process of moving my books over from CreateSpace to KDP wasn’t as seamless as I originally thought. But that’s beside the point now because everything is done and I will spare […]

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Coming Up: Guest Posts

One of the things I have been wanting to do here is to have some guest posts. To that end, I have some coming up pretty soon.  I only have a few currently planned, but if you want to share a post with us, here’s how you can do that: If you’re interested in writing […]

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Boredom vs. Quiet

Let’s revisit the poll I posted a few days ago. I asked if boredom was necessary for creatives. I didn’t get a lot of response, but that’s OK. I got a couple comments — here and on other social media platforms — that helped me formulate what I want to say. On my Facebook page, […]

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There’s an App for That

In today’s world, it seems like there is an app for everything. Want to learn Spanish? Download Duolingo. Want to meditate? Download Insight Meditation. Want to connect to social media on the go? Download Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram…. You get the idea. There are even apps for increasing your creativity. My friend and neighbor Richard […]

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I’m Glad Roseanne Got Canceled: Stand Against Hate

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the ABC sitcom Roseanne was canceled following a racist Tweet Roseanne Barr posted. I won’t repeat it here. If you missed it, even though the tweet itself has been deleted, there are plenty of stories about it that you can find out what it said. I’m glad the show […]

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