Weekend Wrap-up: April 17

Wow. Sixteen poems so far. Has it been difficult? Yes and no. Sometimes the prompts from NaPoWriMo seem a bit too specific, but they are just suggestions and I have taken some liberties with them. A few of them I knocked out fairly quick, most took a bit of brainwork.

Here are the first 2 weeks. If you have a moment you can read them on Medium or on my Poem Page: National Poetry Writing Month

NaPoWriMo : Day 7 – Poem with strict syllables πŸ˜€
NaPoWriMo : Day 6 – Poem based on line from a book πŸ€”

NaPoWriMo : Day 5 – Imitation πŸ€”
NaPoWriMo : Day 4 – Odd transitional spaces (think Escher)  πŸ€”
NaPoWriMo : Day 3 – Use of random words to inspire πŸ€”
NaPoWriMo : Day 2 – The road not taken πŸ€”
NaPoWriMo : Day 1 – April fools πŸ˜€

NaPoWriMo: Day 14 Name Origins πŸ˜€
NaPoWriMo: Day 13 A news story you wish to see πŸ˜€πŸ€”
NaPoWriMo: Day 12 Past and Future πŸ˜€πŸ€”
NaPoWriMo: Day 11 Letter from the Cat πŸ˜€
NaPoWriMo Day 10: Junk Drawers πŸ˜€πŸ€”
NaPoWriMo Day 9: A to-do list πŸ˜€
NaPoWriMo Day 8: A monologue from a deceased person πŸ€”

As for regular posts:

Sunday Catch-up: Tools of the Trade – My tool/injury escapade (Yes, I’m fine. Thanks for asking.)

Weird Wednesday: It’s Been Awhile – Yes! Weird Wednesday returned.

Oops, I Did it Again: Author Interview – Another self interview. This time for Lunarian Press

Book news: If you have been reading my posts this week you will know about my book sale. If you haven’t heard:

Two weeks left to get your copy of Lines by Leon!

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Notable Posts this week:

Story Info: How Much is Too Much? – Kinda why I mostly write short stories

Writing the short story part 3: extremely short fiction – Sensing a theme?

Alright. Now to write another poem…


Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.
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Weekend Wrap-up: April 10

What the heck happened to Music Monday? Not finished my composition yet (and I was writing a poem). What the heck happened to Tuesday Thoughts? I had a post ready but I was writing a poem. What the heck happened to Weird Wednesday? Ok you get the idea. so let’s catch up:

Book news: I decided on a new cover design for my book, The Knot at the End of the Rope. I’m pleased at how it turned out. I was going for a 50s/60s sci-fi vibe, and I think I nailed it.

Look for a $0.99 sale April 15

Nine days of poems (not counting today). You can catch up with them all here: National Poetry Writing Month

Free Book Friday (and Book News): April 9 – A few new free book promos

Notable Posts this week:

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Not just notable because I’m in it, but because Sally always uses her platform to promote worthy authors. I’m glad to be a part of it. Thanks, Sally!

What exactly is love? – A short post but Shruba tackles a subject for the ages

Where Do the Good Times Go? – This one brought back memories.Β Β 

Alright. Now to write another poem…


Leon Stevens is a blogger, composer, artist, and an author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and PicturesJourneys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar and The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories.
www.linesbyleon.com

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Weekend Wrap-up: March 20

Welcome to the Saturday post where I share the week on my blog, all in one place – in case you missed it. I also share some of the posts written by others that I found interesting/entertaining/educational.

If you live in Canada/US and you want to add to (or begin) your poetry collection for National Poetry Month (April), here is your chance to win your book for free. You can also just enter the contest to help share your enjoyment of poetry on your platforms (or just share the link): Lines by Leon Win your Purchase

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Here are some bloggers of note this week: Drop by and show your support:

Shadow – One of my poems posted on Pen to paper

Smorgasbord Health Column – Turning Back the Clock 2021 – Part Ten – Anti-Aging- Keeping the Brain Young by Sally Cronin

Stop By and Say Hi! Quotes and Writing.Β – D.L. Finn’s author quotes


Historical Thrillers/Mysteries and Paranormal Stories – FREE Books & Samples – Since I did a post on free books, here is another.

And finally:

Good Reads for Targets of Bullying – Cherie always has great insights into the causes/effects of bullying behavior.

See you for Second Chance Sunday!

-Leon


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