Month: April 2012

Adding DRAMA to your novel

As writers we need to have emotion and drama to our pages to engage our readers. Or as Donald Maass stresses in his Writing the Breakout Novel and BONI Intensive Seminars… Tension on every page. Check out this… Read More

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Poem in MY Pocket Today…

Poetry plays a huge part of the romantic journey my husband and I travel, especially the poetry of Elizabeth and Robert Browning. You’ll find the words from the Browning’s poems not only in our pockets but other places too. Around our garden, on stepping… Read More

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PIYP Day is April 26th…Are you ready?

On April 26th, schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, and other venues will ring loud with open readings of poems from pockets on PIYP day or Poem in Your Pocket  Day. The idea is simple: • Select a poem… Read More

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Announcing the Winners of Shay Fabbro’s book

Drum roll sounding… A hushed silence fills the porch in anticipation… And the winners are … Catherine Johnson and Ginger Calem Thanks so much, ladies, for stopping by to visit with Ms Fabbro.  She will be contacting you directly. Enjoy your… Read More

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Sharing Liebster Blog Love

“I’m late, I’m very late ” to  paraphrase the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland. At the end of March, WANA alumni and super blogger Elaine Smothers honored me with the awesome Liebster Love Award. Then life erupted. Holiday company arrived.  … Read More

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NATIONAL POETRY MONTH, who knew?

April is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH. I didn’t know. Did you? Seems back in 1996 the Academy of American Poet established the tradition to highlight American poets and encourage people about the pleasure of reading poetry. It’s all explained on… Read More

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TEMPTATION: a guest blog by author Shay Fabbro

Join me as guest blogger Shay Fabbro discusses TEMPTATION and  her YA/fantasy novel series, The Adventures of Alexis Davenport. And, if you share a comment there’s a chance you’ll win a FREE copy of one of her Alexis Davenport’s books! We’ve… Read More

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