Tuesday Photo Challenge – Pink

Dutch goes the Photo!

Welcome to Week 71 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

You provided a week of wonderful alleys and pathways that were all just begging to be visited!  Thank you for all the great photography and writing!

After coming through all these alley ways, I am in the mood for something inspired by the beauty of flowers.  As you might imagine, floral inspiration comes from one of my visits to Tower Hill Botanic Garden, which brought me to this gorgeous flower on display in all its color glory: Pink.  Of course, there are many shades of pink, including the unwelcome shade of a pink slip; there’s also the somewhat garish pink flamingo, lawn ornament in many areas.

Let’s go out there and find your favorite hues of pink and share them with your fellow bloggers!

Among the beautiful flowers, this one stood out to me, as it was ahead of some…

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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge # 47 – #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: Shadow & Light

Word Craft: Prose & Poetry

080717_1817_ColleensWee9.pngHappy POETRY Tuesday everyone! Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you’re in the right place! Pull up a chair, and let’s write some poetry.

Prose talks and poetry sings. Picture Quotes.

Image credit: Pinterest – Quirky Quotes for Writers & Poets

For Colleen’s Weekly Poetry Challenge you can write your poem in one of the three forms defined below:

HAIKU in English




You can do one poem or try to do one of each. It’s up to you – YOUR CHOICE. The instructions follow below:


Are you new to writing the Haiku in English poetry form? Please read my page,  How to Write a Haiku in English.


Tanka poems are based on syllable structure much the same way a Haiku is written in the 5/7/5 format.

The Tanka form is easy to create: 5/7/5/7/7…

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Self Editing


I’m in the editing part of my latest book and so I’m thinking about editing all of the time. A lot of writing gurus claim you shouldn’t edit your own writing … that you really can’t because you simply won’t see your own mistakes. I disagree.

Image result for image of manuscript editingSelf-editing is a valuable skill that will help you produce better work, improve the feedback you receive, and ultimately become a better writer.

Self-editing is not a substitute for working with an editor or proofreader. Getting a fresh, objective set of eyes on your manuscript is one of the best things you can do to improve your writing and its chance of success in the marketplace. There are editors out there for every genre and every budget, so please consider engaging one.

But, before you do, it’s well worth polishing your manuscript as much as you can before sending it to editors, beta readers…

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Twittering Tales #46 – 22 August 2017

like mercury colliding...


About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a prompt, and your mission, if you choose to play along, is to tell a story based on that prompt in 140 characters or less. If you accept the challenge, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale.

A final note: if you need help tracking the number of characters in your story, there is a nifty online tool that will count for you at charactercountonline.com.

I will do a roundup each Tuesday, along with providing a new prompt. Have Fun!

Twittering Tale #45 – The Round-Up

wolf-in-sheeps-clothing-2577813_1280 Photo Prompt by 5arah at Pixabay.com

From Kalpana at Gemini in the Sky:

“I am famished”.
“look there, Aim with your bows and arrows”.
“Looks strange?”
“It will keep the wolf from the door”.
(133 Characters)

From Vivian at Smell the Coffee:

The pain…

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