Category Archives: poetry

So Many, So Soon

This week we are asked to name those who have ‘gone too soon’, those who left the world before they could have contributed so much more. I thought politically and John Fitzgerald Kennedy was on my list. Jeff named him … Continue reading

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Too Soon Departed

Individuals Who Died Too Young By Jeff Salter An unusual topic this week… and rather sad. We’re contemplating individuals who left us too soon. As I reflected on this, I realized I was thinking about three very different groups of … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensibility, Kind Of

This week we are asked: Have you ever observed a gathering of family or friends and thought that an incident there would make a good scene in a book? Oh, yes! Many things in my life make good topics for … Continue reading

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Readers

Free week and I am going to ask my dear writing friends how they find what we call “Beta Readers”. I have not had great success with finding people who ‘get’ my kind of writing. I have asked those who … Continue reading

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Advice For Submitting Short Stories and Articles

On this, a Free Week here at 4F,1H, I thought I’d expound on a question that was asked of me last week about having articles and short stories published. Poets could also benefit from a few of the easy ‘helps’ … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Diane Farr

I am pleased to welcome author Diane Farr. Diane and I met through a mutual writer friend on Facebook, who was also a guest of mine here. Welcome, Diane! Thank you, Tonette. I shall try not to embarrass myself. While … Continue reading

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Guest:Author Sheila Webster Boneham

For my ‘free’ week I have brought in a special guest,   Sheila Webster Boneham’s experience and expertise with dogs and cats has found her publishing around two dozen books including “idiot” guides on choosing and caring for a dog … Continue reading

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