Category Archives: poetry

What’s On Your Menu?

Free Week and I had decided to talk about doing quick research for writing, then I realized that what I had  on hand said more about myself than writing. I have on my menu bar across the top of my … Continue reading

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Meet Me At The Campfire

Memories of Cool Weather and Roaring Fires By Jeff Salter This week our topic seeks memories of campfires or bonfires. My discussion of bonfires will be brief, because I recall only one — either my junior or senior year of … Continue reading

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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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