Haibun Monday – Water


As you might have noticed, I often write about my daily trip to work. I’m fortunate enough to be able to commute with a bicycle. This means being totally exposed to the elements. If it’s raining you really feel it.

This past week we have had a lot of rain, which made me think of a suitable subject for writing a haibun, namely water.

© Björn Rudberg

Water comes in many forms. It can be rain or fog, it fills the lakes and make the brooks babble. It can seen vast and endless when you watch the sea. It brings death in flooding and life after drought. Water can be sparkling from the supermarket or simply from the tap.

Water can be absent in a desert or cold and hostile in winter.

© Björn Rudberg

The topic for this haibun is really very simple:

Tell me something from real life…

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Writing Links 10/16/17

Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author


Writing Links…10/16/17

Traci Kenworth


  1. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/10/beautiful-books-2016-introduce-your.html Are you writing a book for Nano?
  2. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/10/necrologies-and-debacles-avatar-last.html Some ways villains are dispatched.


  1. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/10/discussion-do-you-read-books-similar-to.html I usually steer clear of reading the same idea I’m writing at the moment. I don’t want others to think it influenced me. I will read those books AFTER I’m done with my book. I’ve missed some great books that I need to go back and discover.
  2. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/10/heather-kaczynski-author-of-dare-mighty.html On being kind to yourself and other writers.
  3. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/10/tracey-neithercott-author-of-gray-wolf.html Have you ever written a book inspired by a movie? My first book was inspired by Stand By Me. I wrote four books in the series and attempted to rewrite the first earlier this summer but it didn’t work out.

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/announcing-our-2017-make-it-golden-winners/ Winners!


  1. http://novelrocket.com/2017/10/the-writers-water-cooler.html/ Using social media to connect with other writers and readers.
  2. https://stevelaube.com/writing-advice-wish-go-away/ Great writing trumps all.
  3. http://novelrocket.com/2017/10/4-reasons-to-update-your-headshot.html/ What do you think the pros and cons of not…

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Weekly Writing Prompt #111

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Weekly Writing Challenge
Poetry and/or Flash Fiction
October 16th 2017 | #111

DOOR Template Instructions=====================

(5) Words: | RIGHT | ARROW | HEAR | CHILD | GOOD |

*A brilliant idea has been brought to my attention regarding the (5) word prompt. Please feel free to substitute any of the words with a synonym.🎈 🎭 ✨

Poetry Suggestions

Haiku (5 – 7 – 5)
Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)
Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)
6 lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow meter
Villanelle (19 line poem[no word limit]–2 repeating rhymes & 2 refrains)… Excellent example is Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night”
Nonet (9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1) progression downward of syllables
Cinquain (2 –…

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #171 Lake&Calm


Remember to come back and visit the comments section during the week for your fellow poets entries!

Haiku Poetry Proimpt Writing Challenge Useful Links.
Lake, Calm.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Image 2016

The Guidelines are simple.

  1. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in Englishas my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like. The link above has links within it to articles about how to write Haibun, Tanka, and even a new form I created called Freku. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you likeinstead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help visit HowManySyllables.com. (You would be surprised at how many syllables some words actually have.)
  2. The two words can be used…

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Stuffed mushrooms

Recipes by chefkreso

There are many ways to prepare stuffed mushrooms, from using different ingredients for the filling, to preparing them in a vegetable based sauce. I’ve prepared them through the years many times and I try to use different filling every time I do, so this is one of my favourite versions you can try out. It’s a fairly simple one, using beef mince, bell pepper and bacon with lovely seasoning, and what wouldn’t be delicious with a bit of bacon, for all of you who aren’t vegan or vegetarian of course!

I’ve already posted a number of recipes using mushrooms, that are both a great idea for lunch, as well as for dinner. You can check them out and pick which one you like best?

Fried chicken, mushrooms & mashed potatoes Fried chicken drumsticks, oyster mushrooms, mashed potatoes & tartar sauce

Steak in mushroom sauce & gnocchi Steak in mushroom sauce & gnocchi

Mushroom risotto Mushroom risotto (Vegetarian)

baked-pork-chops-with-pumpkin-and-oyster-mushrooms Baked pork chops with pumpkin & oyster…

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