#poem “Can There Be A Way?”

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I look out a window at the tree that grows too close to the power lines A gorgeous oak tree, vibrant and strong. But it must be cut down, Because of this increasingly claustrophobic, industrial world There’s little room for nature to grow. Pavement replaces soil Streetlamps replace trees Stars are blinded out by false … Continue reading #poem “Can There Be A Way?”

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#poem Autumn’s Wonder

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“Autumn’s Wonder” The maple tree changes Into a bouquet of gold and orange Like a sunburst sunset Capturing my heart and my sense of wonder. What tells the tree to change its leaves? What warning has it been given that winter will soon draw near? That soon will come the time for slumber and wait … Continue reading #poem Autumn’s Wonder

The Story of Stingy Jack O’Lantern, & The Origin of Trick-Or-Treat!

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As Halloween draws near, I feel it'd be fun to have a look at the traditions that surround this holiday, and discover how those traditions first began long ago. Haven't you wondered why we carve pumpkins, and why children (and adults 😉 ) dress up and knock on doors for candy? The answers we shall … Continue reading The Story of Stingy Jack O’Lantern, & The Origin of Trick-Or-Treat!

Mystery Of The Gargoyle

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Welcome to the first #MondayTopic post! Because it's the season of October and all things spooky, we're starting off with the mysterious gargoyles. What are these strange creations carved out of stone? During my time living in Italy, I often came across them in the old part of town we lived nearby, and during holiday … Continue reading Mystery Of The Gargoyle

September Into October #MonthlyUpdate

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Changes are ahead! But more on that later. I've got some great recipes to share with you in this post, along with some of the books and TV series I've been going through! September for the most part was good and productive. I wrote more and read more than usual, as I could feel the … Continue reading September Into October #MonthlyUpdate

Anatomy Of Writing #guestpost #giveaway

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Today I'm hosting a guest post as part of the book tour for the relaunch of The Rise of Aredor series. The author is here to share with us how she manages being a writer while also studying for a degree in Physical Therapy, two very different passions. There is also a giveaway and book … Continue reading Anatomy Of Writing #guestpost #giveaway

Ireland Mythology, Guest Post & Book Tour

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This week I'm participating in the book tour for Hazel West's new release: Scars of War, book #3 of the Modern Tales of the Na Fianna series. Which is an Urban Fantasy YA full with mythology and folklore. I've been reading the first book in the series and enjoying it so far! Hazel is here … Continue reading Ireland Mythology, Guest Post & Book Tour

Techniques For Improving Dialogue #writers

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Dialogue is one of the most important parts of a story, and yet is easily overlooked. Before I began taking writing seriously years back, I used to assume writing dialogue was easy. I mean, how hard could it be? We use dialogue every day as we communicate with other people. I should instantly have a … Continue reading Techniques For Improving Dialogue #writers

Journey Into Flume Gorge

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My family went to Flume Gorge, up in the  Franconia Notch State Park of New Hampshire. It's one of the coolest gorges, with walls 70-90 feet high in places, and a nature trail that continues through the mountain forest, past a waterfall and across a covered bridge. There's something magical about the place, when you're … Continue reading Journey Into Flume Gorge

“Battle Against The Fae” & “Negotiation” #haiku #microfiction #poems

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Haiku for RonovanWrites Weekly Haiku Challenge. This week's words: Hope & Stay. "Battle Against The Fae" The Seal was fixed, dark Fae fell back into their Realm, Hope stayed for Ireland. ~ "Negotiation" The dragon approached. Rin's sword stayed at the ready, Hoping for a truce...   © 2017-present E.E. Rawls & RawlsE.wordpress.com Don't forget to subscribe to … Continue reading “Battle Against The Fae” & “Negotiation” #haiku #microfiction #poems