Haiku 141103


 leaf bare trees high pressure  (decay) midlife womb




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Haiku 141008


 mockingbird chitters (on to work) thoughts of sleep

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Writing Publication Opportunity

The Mayo Review, a creative arts journal, is accepting submissions in the genres of short fiction (1000-2000 words), poetry (3 poem limit), photography (5 photo limit), and drama (15 page maximum–5-10 minutes performance time).

There are no submission fees.  Please read the submission requirements on the page linked above.  The limits for each genre, as given above, are for the current submission period; however, formatting and actual submission process information is the same as on the website.

The editorial staff expect an even higher quality publication this year.  It is my hope that many of my readers and friends will submit as well.

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Haiku 140904


piles grow higher raked slowly–pages and pages



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Advice to Writers: Hilary Mantel’s 10 Rules of Writing

Yousei Hime:

Very good. Very inspiring. Very challenging. Have a look . . .

Originally posted on A Dreaming Skin:

More advice to writers, this time from Hilary Mantel, double Booker Prize winning author of Wolf Hall (2009) and Bring Up The Bodies (2012), and the first woman to receive the award twice.

  • Are you serious about this? Then get an accountant.
  • Read Becoming a Writer, by Dorothea Brande. Then do what it says, including the tasks you think are impossible. You will particularly hate the advice to write first thing in the morning, but if you can manage it, it might well be the best thing you ever do for yourself. This book is about becoming a writer from the inside out. Many later advice manuals derive from it. You don’t ­really need any others, though if you want to boost your confidence, “how to” books seldom do any harm. You can kick-start a whole book with some little writing exercise.

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