Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on a Photograph provided by David, from the Skeptic’s Kaddish, for this month’s challenge.   Colleen’s comments for this week’s …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #274 #Ekphrastic #PhotoPrompt @ColleenChesebro Read more »

Hi Everyone! I hope this finds you all well. I’m super excited to announce I have a new book of poetry coming out! I was so shocked to discover it is seven years since I published Slices of Soul: Book …

#NewBook: Life & Soul by Harmony Kent @harmony_kent #Poetry Read more »

  Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend. Today, I’m going to stick my neck out somewhat by recommending an excellent book review platform I’ve been a member of since August last year. Why have I waited …

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Hi everyone! I’m over at Sally Cronin’s place today to talk about things I know now I wish I’d known then. We’d be delighted if you could pop over and check it out. You’ll even get to see me in …

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Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for a great read from an author new to me, Sharon Bolton. This is a stunning read, and I’ll be checking out this writer’s other works. I discovered this book via NetGalley. …

#BookReview: The Dark by Sharon Bolton @AuthorSJBolton @orionbooks @NetGalley Read more »

Hi everyone. Exciting news today! After quite a long absence from the Vocal platform, I wrote a fictional piece for the Ship of Dreams competition. This was based on the tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic. Guess what???!!! 🎉Lifeboat …

Harmony won on Vocal! Lifeboat Seven came 1st place! @Vocal_Creators #WritingCommunity #ReadingCommunity Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a specific syllabic poem based on the Butterfly Cinquain.  As ever, we need to avoid ‘ing’ ending words if at all possible. You can …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #273 #SpecificForm @ColleenChesebro #ButterflyCinquain Read more »

Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for an author new to me. I saw this book in quite a few places around the blogosphere and had to check it out. I downloaded this read via my Kindle Unlimited …

#BookReview: The Midnight Man by Caroline Mitchell @Caroline_writes Read more »

Hi everyone! 🙂 Today, I’ve joined Colleen’s weekly TankaTuesday challenge, which asks for us to create a syllabic poem based on colour.  As ever, we need to avoid ‘ing’ ending words if at all possible. You can find Colleen’s post …

#TANKATUESDAY Weekly #POETRYCHALLENGE #272 #TasteTheRainbow @ColleenChesebro #Diablo Read more »

Hi everyone! Today is day Twenty-Nine of the national poetry month competition and the penultimate day! Here’s my offering >>> DAY  TWENTY-NINE: [Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Nine … In certain versions of the classic fairytale Sleeping Beauty, various fairies or …

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Hi everyone! Today is day Twenty-Eight of the national poetry month competition. Only two more days to go! Here’s my offering >>> DAY  TWENTY-EIGHT: [Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Eight … Write a concrete poem. Like acrostic poems, concrete poems are …

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Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for an author I enjoy. I saw this book on my local library’s list, and I was able to download it for free, using an app called Borrowbox. I am so pleased …

#BookReview: 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard @cathryanhoward @BorrowBox Read more »

Hi everyone! Today is day Twenty-Seven of the national poetry month competition. Only three more days to go! Here’s my offering >>> DAY  TWENTY-SEVEN: [Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Seven …Write  a “duplex.” A “duplex” is a variation on the sonnet, developed …

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Hi everyone! Today is day twenty-six of the national poetry month competition, and also Colleen’s weekly Tanka Tuesday challenge #271. Today, I’ve combined the two challenges into one. Here’s my offering >>> DAY  TWENTY-SIX: [Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Six … …

#NaPoWriMo: A Poem A Day – Day 26 and #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 271 #Colleen’s #THEMEPROMPT #TankaProse @ColleenChesebro Read more »

Hi everyone! Today is day Twenty-Five of the national poetry month competition. Here’s my offering >>> DAY  TWENTY-FIVE: [Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Five … Today’s (optional) prompt is based on the aisling, a poetic form that developed in Ireland. An …

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Hi everyone! Today is day Twenty-Four of the national poetry month competition and the last Sunday. Here’s my offering >>> DAY  TWENTY-FOUR: [Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Four … Hard-boiled detective novels are known for their use of vivid similes, often …

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Hi everyone! Today is day Twenty-Three of the national poetry month competition. Only seven more days to go! Here’s my offering >>> DAY  TWENTY-THREE: [Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Three …Write a poem in the style of Kay Ryan, whose poems …

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Hi everyone! Today is day Twenty-Two of the national poetry month competition. Two-thirds of the way through, already! Here’s my offering >>> DAY  TWENTY-TWO: [Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-Two … In honour of today’s being the 22nd day of Na/GloPoWriMo 2022, I’d …

#NaPoWriMo: A Poem A Day – Day 22 Read more »

Hi everyone! Today is day Twenty-One of the national poetry month competition. Two-thirds of the way through, already! Here’s my offering >>> DAY  TWENTY-ONE: [Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Twenty-One … Write a poem in which you first recall someone you used …

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Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for fellow friend and one of my favourite authors, Staci Troilo. This is the third book in her Keystone Couples series >>> About the Book: When you grow up on a vineyard, …

#BookReview: Between the Vines by Staci Troilo @stacitroilo Read more »

Hi everyone! Today is day nineteen of the national poetry month competition, and also Colleen’s weekly Tanka Tuesday challenge. Today, I’ve combined the two challenges into one. Here’s my offering >>> DAY  NINETEEN: [Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Nineteen … write …

#NaPoWriMo: A Poem A Day – Day 19 and #TankaTuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 270 #Colleen’s #PhotoPrompt #TankaProse @ColleenChesebro Read more »

Hi everyone! Today is day eighteen of the national poetry month competition. Here’s my offering >>> DAY  EIGHTEEN: [Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Eighteen … This prompt is based on Faisal Mohyuddin’s poem “Five Answers to the Same Question.” Today, I’d like …

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Hi everyone! Today is day seventeen of the national poetry month competition. Here’s my offering >>> DAY  SEVENTEEN: [Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Seventeen … This prompt was developed by the comic artist Lynda Barry, and it asks you to think about …

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Hi everyone! Today is day sixteen of the national poetry month competition. Here’s my offering >>> DAY  SIXTEEN: [Instructions:] From NaPoWriMo Day Sixteen … Write a curtal sonnet. This is a variation on the classic 14-line sonnet. The curtal sonnet form …

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Hi everyone! Today, I have a book review for an author new to me. I saw this book on a Bookbub list that didn’t include the UK, so I couldn’t get the deal, which is often the case, sadly. Anyway–happily–my …

#BookReview: For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing @smariedowning Read more »