Tag Archives: Book Writers

Writers: Find Creativity or Let It Find You

Sometimes it’s better not to talk to a relative or close friend about your goal to pursue creativity. They’ll talk you out of it or they’ll say creativity can wait until you’re retired. They’ll talk about how it’s impractical to … Continue reading

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Learn These Easy Steps to Become a Great Wordsmith!

You can be a great wordsmith! You don’t have to be naturally creative to become one. All you need is Selma Glasser’s classic book The Analogy Book of Related Words: Your Secret Shortcut to Power Writing. I don’t usually review … Continue reading

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Book Publisher Finds Beauty and Solace in Poetry and Art

After a career as an international journalist, Rick Black has found beauty and solace in poetry book publishing and art. Black, of Arlington, VA, a book artist and poet, is the founder of Turtle Light Press. Over the past few … Continue reading

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Fellow Haikuists Share Their Stunning and Breathtaking Poems

I asked this question of my fellow poets: Which flowers or trees inspire you to write haiku, and why? None of the poets knew what others’ responses would be, as I blind-copied them. Two poets said they were inspired by … Continue reading

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Gifted Writer Draws Inspiration From Intriguing Background

Alicia Hilton doesn’t have a problem finding things to write about. With an intriguing and accomplished background as an FBI Special Agent, an attorney and law professor, and a fine art consultant, ideas that she can formulate into expressive writing … Continue reading

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The Cradle of American Haiku Festival in Wisconsin Open to the Public

To my Blog Followers: If you can make it, The Cradle of American Haiku Festival in Mineral Point, WI, Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22 is a jam-packed weekend of learning and fun! This is the third time the … Continue reading

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On Language Patrol: Avoid These Expressions

I’ve been keeping track again of stale language I’ve read in newspapers and magazines these past few weeks. Feature writers and columnists shouldn’t resort to using these hackneyed terms and phrases: 1) pork barrel 2) acid test 3) bone of … Continue reading

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