RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #78 Vast & Clear

Colleen M. Chesebro

Welcome to my first new Haiku of 2016 for Ronovan Writes’ Weekly Haiku Challenge! The words are really fun this week: vast and clear. There are so many different ways to go. I decided to use “cosmic” for “vast,” and to use “clear” all on its own.

I thought this would be an appropriate way to start the new year! I feel such excitement this year at the prospects that lay ahead!

Cosmic forces grow – clearing the aura of old.

Clearing the aura of old, white light surrounds me.

Happy New Year everyone!!!

Silver loves poetry and Haiku! 😀

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4 Tactics to Create Your Novel’s Perfect Last Line

Sacha Black

4 Tactics to Your Perfect Last line #YA Some time ago, I wrote a post examining howYA fantasy/dystopian novels opened, you can find it here. Well, the other day, I watched the final instalment of the Mockingjay from the Hunger Games trilogy. Despite its brutality,therewas one particular line right at the end of the film that piqued my interest. So I decided to flip that post on its head and look at YA endings.

Katniss climbed into bed with Peeta, gave him a hug and he leant in to say:

“You love me, real or not real?” and Katniss said, “Real.”

Time to admit a dirty secret I have been harbouring for a while now – yes, I’m ashamed! I haven’t read the Hunger Games. I know. I know. I’m a YA Fantasy/Dystopian writer, how could I NOT have read the Hunger Games…? It just sort of happened. Lets not talk about it. I’ll fix it…Soon.


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Write to Inspire

I am really pleased to have finally worked out, with a little help from my friends, how to build a subscriber list on my blog. I am using MailChimp.

The primary reason that I set about doing this was so that I could participate in The Mega Mailing List Rewards Promo being run by E.B. Brown on Facebook. This is a group of authors who promote each others’ books with bargains, prizes and giveaways.

Once I started, I realised the value of building such a list. I’ll be able to give subscribers news about the progress of my writing. As many of you will know, I already have one novel published, Eleven Miles, and I am working on a second, Knitting Can Walk! I am doing my best to get the latter published by the end of this month. To celebrate, I intend to run a three day…

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#BookReview Marred by Sue Coletta #RBRT #TuesdayBookBlog

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Marred by Sue Coletta #RBRT

My Rating: 4 out of 5

Sage and Niko Quintano move from Boston to a small town in New Hampshire in an attempt to start over following a brutal attack on Sage three years ago.  The attack resulted in a miscarriage for Sage, physical scars, and a ton of emotional damage.  Her husband, Niko, who is the sheriff, sustained a bullet to the shoulder but is also suffering from the emotional after-effects of that night.

Unfortunately, trouble follows them to New Hampshire, and it is Niko’s job to keep Sage, and the town, safe from a sadistic killer.

Coletta writes a fast-paced mystery with a host of unique characters.  I like Sage; you get a true sense of what she went through at the hands of a madman, although there were times I threw my hands in the air and shouted at her…

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Prairie Moths Memories of a Farmer's Daughter

  • Title:  Prairie Moths – Memories of a Farmer’s Daughter
  • Author: Judy Dykstra-Brown
  • File Size: 2447 KB
  • Print Length: 50 pages
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  •  Publisher: Judy Dykstra-Brown
  • Publication Date: June 13, 2014
  • Sold by Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  •  Language: English
  • Formats:  Kindle
  • Genres: Biographies, Memoirs, Literature, Poetry

*The author provided me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review, which follows*

Join me…

Step back into time and travel on the dusty-white gossamer wings of prairie moths into the childhood memories of Judy Dykstra-Brown where she grew up on the South Dakota plains. Her dramatic prose and photos will sweep you into her sometimes stark rural life as she lived it in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

This was a kinder and gentler time when parents told stories to their children of gray wolves and the perils of being lost in a snowstorm, all…

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