Terse Verse Tuesday: Poems and Tears

I made my beta readers cry.

When I wrote the final two chapters of my trilogy, I admit I did tear up a bit. Chalk it up to investing two years with my characters and trying to come up with a fitting ending to a story that creates a satisfying conclusion.

When I received the following comments from my beta readers, I knew I succeeded.


Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.

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Published by Leon Stevens

I am an author, composer, and an artist. I published my first book of poetry: Lines by Leon – Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020 and a book of original classical guitar compositions. My latest book is a short story compilation of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.

5 thoughts on “Terse Verse Tuesday: Poems and Tears

  1. As a short story writer, I can relate to the emotional investment in characters and striving for a satisfying ending. It’s always gratifying to hear that your work has made an impact on readers and brought them to tears. Leon Stevens’ versatility as a multi-genre author is impressive and I look forward to diving into his novella trilogy and poetry collection. I will definitely be signing up for his newsletter to take advantage of the free book offer!

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