“Found Out” & “Hunt” #haiku #poems

Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week's words: Secret & Burn. ~ © 2017 E.E. Rawls & RawlsE.wordpress.com For book news and exclusives from me, subscribe to the Reader's list. (Image courtesy of Pixabay) Also by me: Fantasy-flavored poems, imaginative short stories, … Continue reading “Found Out” & “Hunt” #haiku #poems

Library Of Dreams #poem #booknerd

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Shelves sit dusty, cobwebs drip down the ceiling The scent of old paper fills the air. She wanders between the bookcases Trailing a finger along rows of leather spines. One glows a shade of gold, and she halts before it, curious Pinching the spine and pulling the book free. Its yellowed pages slide open, and a bright light … Continue reading Library Of Dreams #poem #booknerd

8 Lessons Learned From Fantasy

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What lessons have I learned from fantasy stories? To some, fantasy is just fantasy, but to those of us who know better, fantasy is a way of showing real life lessons through an entertaining setting and in an easy-to-understand way. You escape your world, and yet at the same time you learn how to deal with … Continue reading 8 Lessons Learned From Fantasy

“The Last” & “Promise” #haiku #poems

  Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge—a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! ~ © 2017 E. E. Rawls and RawlsE.wordpress.com Subscribe to my Reader's list for sneak peeks, giveaways, and writing tips as I go through the highs and lows of the author journey! (Image courtesy of … Continue reading “The Last” & “Promise” #haiku #poems

3 Quotes Challenge

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” ― Dr. Seuss Too often I focus on the sad at the end, the goodbyes and farewells, the end of a fun trip or adventure, instead of being glad that it happened at all, and focus on the positive "glass is half full" side, So, this quote … Continue reading 3 Quotes Challenge

Are You Listening? Snow Is Glistening! #haiku #poems #MerryChristmas to all.

Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge–a fun activity and contest that is open for everyone to participate, and helps keep our creative writer’s brain active! This week’s words are: Bells & Ring. “Are You Listening?” Frost bites as they wait Through the darkness bells chime forth, Rings of Santa’s sleigh. ~ “Snow Is Glistening” Icicle bells ring While the … Continue reading Are You Listening? Snow Is Glistening! #haiku #poems #MerryChristmas to all.

Three Things I Learned This Year’s NaNoWriMo

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This November was my first ever attempt at NaNoWriMo (even if I didn't "officially" sign up). This venture wasn't easy, but it did show me useful ways to tweak daily writing habits—good habits that will help me draft a story faster. Here I'll share with you those three tips I found most vital. Before this, I thought: "Me? Right a story in … Continue reading Three Things I Learned This Year’s NaNoWriMo

October Summary and Leaf Love, 2016 #monthlywrapup #booknerd #authorblog

Fall colors, pumpkin spice and everything nice! Isn't autumn so beautiful? I don't know about you, but I took way too many photos of trees this season! (said photos in this post 😉 ) But besides all of that, there were exciting things that happened this October: I sent out a special e-newsletter announcing (for the first time) … Continue reading October Summary and Leaf Love, 2016 #monthlywrapup #booknerd #authorblog

Interview with author Hazel West

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Today I would like to welcome you all to indie author Hazel West of urban fantasy, YA, and much more. First, her book's synopsis, and then the interview! Book Synopsis: Six months after Ciran defeated King Lorcan and instigated a peace treaty between the High Court of Ireland and the Goblin realm, things have been slowly … Continue reading Interview with author Hazel West

My August Happenings, 2016 #monthlywrapup #booknerd #authorblog

August, yes, it was a different kind of month. I had a lot of fun near the beginning, going on a road trip out to IL, as you can see in my post about the trip and some photos from the St. Louis Botanical Gardens. But then coming back from that, life became stressful for a while. … Continue reading My August Happenings, 2016 #monthlywrapup #booknerd #authorblog