Poem: Under the moon

moonmoonUnder the moons furry glow

tears fall

and slip into beautiful dreams

of sunshine and happiness,

of handsome heroes from novels,

and fat red cheeked babies

cooing on blankets

(c)

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What’s Your Style?

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Style is the quality of a piece of writing that sets it apart from other pieces of writing that might otherwise be considered similar. Given the same subject matter and a directive to explain the same facts or tell a story whose details are substantively the same, different writers will set out to do the telling in different ways.

For example, one author might write very descriptively, using lots of imagery and adjectives. Another might favor a less ornate approach and simply convey the information. Often, authors for whom style is an important concern will adopt several styles. James Joyce wrote Ulysses in 18 very distinct styles. Another, perhaps more palatable, example can be found in the work of Cormac McCarthy, who wrote, in The Road, as follows:

When he got back the boy was still asleep. He pulled the blue plastic tarp off of him and folded it…

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Writing Controversy

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Talking about controversial topics tends to be something you either really enjoy, or avoid at all costs. While I generally fall into the first camp, I sometimes shy away from blogging about controversial issues on my site — a habit I’d like to change, especially since your blog is your best platform for expressing yourself. Writing posts that touch on timely topics is both a great way to boost your writing skills and bring extra traffic to your site.

When writing about a divisive topic, do your research. While your blog is a place to voice your opinion, it is also important to present the facts. This includes adding information about opposing viewpoints on your blog post, so that your readers can get a well-rounded presentation of the issue you’re talking about. By providing factual information, you are responsibly putting your philosophies into the world and giving your readers the…

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Author interview

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What is your favourite colour?

I like blue. But not any blue, the blue of a shadow. The blue of the night sky.

So blue?

The indigo of evening.

What is your favourite music?

A symphony of jazz.

Will all your answers be like this?

Like what?

Okay. What advice would you give aspiring writers?

Don’t aspire, do.

Is that all?

Don’t aspire, perspire.

Okay. Anything else?

Read everything and nothing.

What does that mean?

I think its pretty self explanatory.

Actually its not. I’d say its the opposite of self explanatory. Could you please explain it for non writers?

Let your ears listen to your heart sing.

And?

Let your heart thump to the beat of it’s own drummer.

But what does does that-

You need to ask yourself, is loving you really the right thing to do?

Aren’t they song lyrics?

Hmmm…

By Fleetwood Mac?

You can call it another sunny, if you want to.

Lonely day?

Oh dear, no need to be lonely, no matter how badly you dress.

No, wait, no. The lyrics are . look forget it.

(c)

Poem: Cobalt prayers

3 cat moon

I stare

stars fall

eyes closed

lips cold.

Under the cobalt sky,

I send out prayers

with no answers.

Silvery half moon

turns away,

turning to black.

(c)

3 creeper moon

Memes taken from: http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/243859-three-wolf-moon

New to WordPress? Blogging 101 starts on January 5.

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If you’re new to blogging, a new session of our introductory blogging course starts on Monday, January 5 — and all bloggers are welcome, whether you blog on WordPress.com, a self-hosted WordPress blog, or somewhere else entirely.

What is Blogging 101? Four weeks of daily bite-size blogging assignments that take you from “Blog?” to “Blog!” along with a supportive community to encourage you all the way through. At the end of the course, you’ll have a blog you’re proud and excited to publish — and that others are excited to read. Here’s how it works:

If any other baby bloggsters are as nervous about this as I was, I have only one thing to say – go for it! My site is looking more and more how I want it to look and I am gaining confidence and followers (up to 423!) by the day.
– Sue of Happiness, Health, and Hypnosis

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Writing group 3 word game #2: Christmas

meme santa elf

Boring, elves, office

The elves were restless. It was March and they were bored.

This always happened. After the Christmas rush they would have nothing to do but office work.

They tried to invent new holidays, like Christmas in July, but it still wasn’t enough.

They tried to help the Easter bunny one year, till they dropped some eggs and smashed them.

They needed to find another holiday, but what?

(c)