Oh, what a happy find!
I love finding new blogs, especially blogs on writing. What a way to begin a week with a peek at juicy links for writers and readers. Do go and enjoy L.N. Holmes’ blog. I found her blog through a comment she posted on Kristin Lamb’s Blog. Visit and read Kristin Lamb’s Blog too, because she keeps up fun, witty and encouraging advice to writers. Be sure not to miss Lamb’s post “What Makes a “Real” Writer?”
Laughter and poetry?
Due to luck and the pursuit of a face to face writers’ group, Monday has turned into golden day for me. For about eight weeks now, I now meet with poetry critique group. What joy to find dozen other writers, who not only love poetry, read poetry and write it, but also work to understand and revise their own poems. Seems like I feel I am the odd duck in any room, but now I’m the ugly duckling with a room full of other youthful swans. I find the sound of original poetry read aloud, thrilling. A large turning of dozens of years writing poetry in journals has led to this profusion of language and image, a riot of exotic settings and ages all made from a few words. By studying fiction for years both by reading and writing plus in a critique group I find myself in a field of dreams, exploring the details of grammar, noting time, word choices, a wide span of poetic forms written and read. Monday Poets I hope we keep celebrating beyond our first eight weeks.
What fun to learn, I have landed in a peer group of high spirits, high standards and a few former professors of literature! Today, we shared a great deal of laughter. Laughing loud and long, we Monday poets critiqued six poems today.
Have fun dear writer pals, while I revise my blog drafts not yet polished enough to see the light of day.
Top of the week to you, Deborah
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