Two lights burning so true
glowing, glowing, GLOWING
Four lights shining for generosity to others
Five lights sparkling with
Six lights illuminating our path
Seven lights radiating our
Eight lights blazing and brilliant
Filling our hearts and our homes
and with light.
Posey Salem | 12/6/2015
Solid bricks beneath my feet,
Black hose snakes across my path,
Blue sky above.
Warm bricks beneath my cheek,
Leaves flutter across my lips,
Realization sets in.
Ripping pain through my arm,
Blue, black, and red,
Join me and others from the Writer’s Writing group for our first poetry workshop!
Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at the Coastal Carolina Community College library at 6:30 p.m. The college is located on Western Boulevard in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Parking is free.
For this first poetry workshop, the focus will be on reading and writing poetry and verse for enjoyment and inspiration.
During the workshop, we will
* Learn tips and tricks for poetry writing
* Write poetry using prompts and literary devices
* Share our creative work
* Encourage each other
* Have FUN
* Learn how poetry can enhance your life and your writing–even if you don’t write poetry.
You don’t want to miss out on this enjoyable evening. Bring a notebook, something to write with, and a beverage.
You do not need to be a member of the Writers Writing group to attend—everyone is welcome but please R.S.V.P. below as space is limited.
Hope to see you there!
For more information: poseysalem (at) gmail (dot) com or http://www.meetup.com/JacksonvilleWriters/events/225074679/
Soft breezes blowing
Birds sing, play, and flutter
Willows in the wind.
Posey Salem September 6, 2015
Photo credit: phaewilk on morguefile.com
We wanted to share this tidbit from writer and author, Chuck Sambuchino. His full article on WritersDigest.com can be found below. The article has some great writing tips, but we especially liked number 6.
“Learn what good writing is: Honestly, there’s so much terrific writing out there, but there is also considerably more garbage as well. I’m constantly surprised by how many people don’t know the difference between the good and the bad. Art is subjective, true, but it isn’t that subjective when you remove ignorance and replace it with education.
Duke Ellington said it best: “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind”. The same applies to writing.“
10 Tips for Writing or at http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/10-tips-for-writing?et_mid=775410&rid=250848070
Have a great writing week,
~ Avi and Posey
During the most recent meeting of my Writer’s Writing group, we decided to start making lists of writing books that we like and want to recommend. In this way, we will be able to post our book list to our group’s Facebook page and share the information with each other. As I was working on my book list, I decided to share it here, at Cool Cat Writers.
The following books are where I am living, now. I’m finding inspiration, honing my craft, and writing more than I expected. 🙂
Books to Improve Writing
The Elephants of Style: A Trunkload of Tips on the Big Issues and Gray Areas of Contemporary American English by Bill Walsh
Keys to Great WRITING: Mastering the elements of Composition and Revision by Stephen Wilbers
STORY Trumps Structure: How to Write Unforgettable Fiction by Breaking the Rules by Steven James
Books to Stir up Your Writing Gift
The Writing Warrior: Discovering the Courage to Free Your True Voice by Laraine Herring
A Writer’s Coach: The Complete Guide to Writing Strategies that Work by Jack Hart
Room to Write: Daily Invitations to a Writer’s Life by Bonni Goldberg
Children’s Writing Books
The Writer’s guide to Crafting Stories for Children by Nancy Lamb
Writing Picture Books: A Hands-on Guide From Story Creation to Publication by Ann Whitford Paul
What are some of your favorite writing books? Please share with us.
I hear the sound of the whistle, and the splash of water.
The sun is waking, over the sleepy sea.
Spreading shimmering light, upon the waters.
Golden ribbons swirl, in a gelatinous sea.
Washing over sandy hues, drenching tooth and tongue.
Sweet tang bursts forth. Taste explodes!
Senses awash, in orange flavor.
Tea and marmalade.
(c) 2015 Posey Salem, April 6, 2015