Jackie’s Annual Poetry/Stories in Verse Competition is now open…

It’s that time again – but this time Summer is in the air and what better way to celebrate than with a Xmas Competition… Running from 15th November to 15th January 2017     Unpublished Never edited by yours truly Any theme Must be written in rhyme and meter A poem captures a moment (usually shorter) A verse […]

One Minute Till Bedtime – Blog Tour/Celebration

Welcome to our online celebration of Kenn Nesbitt’s beautiful collection of poems written by 65 poets from all around the world. Below you will find a display of some of the poems that didn’t make it into the anthology. I thought this might be a fun way to showcase some well loved rejections while also […]

A lesson about rhyme and meter, written in rhyme and meter…

~ I am writing this poem to try and explain ~The meaning of meter and rhyme ~This meter I’m using is often amusing ~If Seuss is the source of the chime But rather than bother with technical terms Let’s look at the beats, on and off The stressed beats, in red, are the on beats […]

Feeling useful and a bit of trumpet blowing

You know, there is nothing more rewarding than feeling useful and today I got to feel very useful indeed thanks to a writer’s response to a manuscript edit that I did for them. Here’s what they said… Wow!! What an awesome job you’ve done.  Your changes are so obvious but I would never see them […]

Children’s Week 18th – 26th October

As part of Children’s Week I have been invited along with fellow writers/authors Karen Collum, Nadine Cranenburgh and Ben Sanders to take part in a ‘Letters and Words’ reading event on the morning of Thurs 24th Oct in Ballarat at M.A.D.E.                         I’m not […]