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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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Haiku Keeps You Sane

Does haiku keep you sane? I recently queried haikuists about this. I think it is often true that when you write something down about a problem you’re having, it either helps you to solve it, or it at least offers … Continue reading

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Great Haiku From Haikufest Featured Here

At our Haikufest last Saturday in the Chicago Metro area, members of the Haiku Society of America read samples of their poetry to a large, appreciative audience. Haiku is both a poem and a meditation that captures the moment. Alicia … Continue reading

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Feature Writers: Make Your Work Publishable and Praised by Readers

When you write for newspapers and magazines, you must always consider whether your article is not only likely to be published by editors, but if it will be praised by readers. Popularity of writers leads to more writing assignments for … 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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Haiku That Evokes Peace Anchors Us

I love reading and writing haiku that evokes  a moment of peace. I often find peace in solitude when I’m walking alone, or  late at night when I’m in my living room with no noise coming from outside. I recently … Continue reading

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Consider Your Future as a Successful Writer

Like any other goal in life, if you want to be a successful writer, you have to define where you are now and where you want to go. If you define your writing goals, you can achieve them. They must … Continue reading

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Feature Writers: Consider Your Description

When I taught  journalism, I harped on students to be more descriptive in writing features for publication. Below are some descriptive sentences that I’ve pulled from some of their papers: 1)  Soft drinks shoot out of a gun that looks … Continue reading

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