Word of the Day Challenge

The Word of the Day is Identity.

Write a Poem, story or anecdote, inspired by this word.

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Weekend Writing Prompt #98; Impervious

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A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend. How you use the prompt is up to you. Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like. Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise. If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

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What do you say is the best quality of a good writer? I would say being impervious to criticism. I don’t mean being insensitive to the needs of their readers but not to take umbrage at the advice offered by people who “mean well” . This is the requirement of every new writer. People who are experienced authors have already grown a thick skin to counter this tendency of others to “know better…

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Interview with my Brother Tack (Part 1): Our Childhood and Parents

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I am the curve and he is the line.

My brother and I are different, but there is more than enough room in this world for him, me and YOU!


Today, I wanted to share an interview that I recently conducted with my younger brother, Tack.

During our conversation, we discussed our childhood, living paycheck to paycheck; not to mention, our parents and their parenting style.

In this interview, my brother also revealed our mother’s most important lessons about people and life.

Be forewarned, you are listening to a conversation between me and my brother so my southern accent is BLAZING!!!  Good luck and Godspeed trying to understand some of this! LOL!!!


Stay tuned for part 2, when we discuss a bit more about our Dad, and what it was like for my brother growing up with LadyG as a big sister.

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Chilling Chat: 4 Quick Questions with Naching T. Kassa, Daphne Strasert, and Jess Landry

chillingchatNaching T. Kassa is a wife, mother, and horror writer. She also serves as Head of Publishing for and as an intern for Crystal Lake Publishing. She lives in Eastern Washington with Dan Kassa, her husband and biggest supporter. Naching is a member of the Horror Writers Association.

Daphne Strasert is a horror, dark fantasy, and speculative fiction writer from Houston, Texas. She has been published in several anthologies including Crescendo of Darkness and Postcards from the Void. 

Jess Landry’s fiction has appeared in several anthologies, including Fantastic Tales of Terror, Monsters of Any Kind, Lost Highways: Dark Fictions from the Road, and the forthcoming Twice-Told: A Collection of Doubles, among others.

1) What did you learn from participating in the contest?IMG_1979NTK: I learned so much from the contest. Most of which is detailed in my little op-ed in the book. But, if I had to pick…

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Matthew Cherry has had one of the best years to date and is not even the summer. The Blackkklansman the executive producer has had an incredible success with the direction of new shows like Whiskey Cavalier is The red line. Still, the talented A-lister doesn’t stop there. It’s about to conquer an unexplored territory animation.…


RDP- Sunday–Closet

Spring is here. The frogs and the birds are singing happy tunes. Out here the night sounds include a little bobcat, mountain lion, badger and skunk (the neighbors leave out catfood for them! Yuck!) I could sit on the porch all night and listen to those neighbors of the animal kingdom.

But alas, my days are filled with the thought that I must open the house, sweep the floors, wash the windows, and (oh, no, not this!!!) dust.

To avoid that I turn to my closet. The place where fabric seems to expand (in more ways than one). But this year I have shrunk. By a little over 30 pounds. So the Spring cleaning will begin there.

The RDP for this Spring Sunday is CLOSET.

What’s in your closet? Is it scary? Is it inspiring? Is it old? Is it new? Do your monsters live there?

Tell us about it…

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FOTD – March 22, 2019 – Primroses

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Feel free to post every day or when you you feel like it.  Please continue to post your entries on my daily post.  Here is a link to my  FOTD page.  Thanks.

I’ve gathered a list of challenges and their hosts.  So if you know a challenge host, please direct them to my blog.  Feel free to contact me anytime.  I hope everyone will be able to use my lists.

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How to Be Your Own Best Poetry Editor – guest blog post by Lisa Young

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Sometimes you get to a certain point and you just don’t know what to do with a poem. You might have many drafts and you don’t know what’s working anymore. You’ve lost perspective. And on top of that, maybe you’re surrounded by a whole bunch of other discarded poems that aren’t working either and you’re getting different critiques and you don’t know who to believe and you’ve kind of lost your mind.

I’m going to give you an exercise to help you deal with that situation.

Many people say one of the best ways to deepen your craft is to read in your genre, so in this case, go out there and read poetry. But I’m going to make it a little more specific in order to help you be your own best poetry editor.

Exercise: Read three different literary magazines and find a poem in each one of them that…

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