Seeds and Such

You writers are so creative, both with your words and your watermelon stories.  Enjoy these musings from last week’s prompt and be sure to ponder our Chatter-Publicist Stephanie Barko’s invitation at the end of this Chat.  The timing of her invitation is why this issue is going out mid-week. Besides munching …

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Spring Writing to Fall Goals

You writers are so creative, both with your words and your watermelon stories.  Enjoy these musings from last week’s prompt and be sure to ponder our Chatter-Publicist Stephanie Barko’s invitation at the end of this Chat.  The timing of her invitation is why this issue is going out mid-week. Besides munching …

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LOFTY Writing

Morning Writers!  Did any of you—as I did—create your first lofty poems and stories, hoping to inspire readers with your lofty phrases?  Lofty, lofty, wordy, wordy, I wrote, suffering from the epitome of picturesque prose. So I hunkered down and studied the craft of writing.  Learning the genuine hard work …

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More About Libraries

Of course, any chat surrounding libraries in any form works for me.  Sitting cross-legged on cold tile floors of our school library in Burley, Idaho, I picked through all the books about critters: beavers, badgers, and my favorite: otters—oh mygosh!  I sure enjoyed learning about their fun-loving natures.   So, what …

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LOVE!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Lovely Chatters!  My offering for you is a favorite “poetry in prose,” appropriate for a day of appreciating all types of love. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It does not dishonor others, it is …

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Childhood Writing

Truth is, if I’d been writing at age three, my crayon masterpieces would have detailed my action-packed tricycle ride and careening crash into a thorny mean rose bush at the end of our family’s driveway.  Yes, I still have a scar on my ankle.  And yet, I have NO idea if that …

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