I am enjoying this site, but, I still don't understand the member points etc. Guess I'll eventually get it.
Charley Lake: I'm new to the site and I'm finding it confusing as well. -
I am like the new kid on the block when it comes to reviewing other works. I am often led by the heart and what I feel inside is usually my true response. I have much more to go with it comes to poetry writing, as I move forward I will eventually learn more about these necessary learning tools.
Charley Lake: You're not alone. I was always told to avoid mentioning grammar and spelling issues since a writer should be aware of such simple mistakes. Focus more on subject and flow, offering guidance on things the writer should add or remove to heighten a reader's emotional response. We read because we want to feel things. We write because we want to create those feelings. So - your heart is certainly leading you in the right direction! -
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I would like to thank all the wonderful world of yours or reviewing my secret Garden and all the encouragement and wonderful warm wishes that I received. May you be blessed as we correspond together and fellowship in this wonderful space.
I have taught Elementary and Middle school for 27 years (both private and public). I enjoy whittling and painting with acrylics. Retired.
Married 42 years.... and counting!
"There is ecstasy in paying attention." -Anne Lamott
Bananafish308: Welcome to the site, Charley. Wonderful quote. I am a bit embarrassed to admit I was not familiar with Anne Lamott before a few minutes ago. Thanks for introducing me to this wonderful, humorous, and insightful woman. I now have a new writer to look forward to reading! Best of luck with your writing. -
Charley Lake: You're very welcome. I think she's an amazing author. I love her sense of humor although it's not for everyone. Best of luck with your writing as well. Thank you! -
My thinking often comes in a syllabic count. Thus, I enjoy both Sonnets and Haiku.
I have lived in Wisconsin, Indiana, British Columbia, Canada, Texas, and Florida.
My mind is like my internet browser
19 tabs open
3 of the are frozen
and I have no idea where the music is coming from
Jannypan (Jan) : Haha, right there with you. -
Thank you FanStory for your interesting and provocative contests. Truly, a pleasure to read the many fine poems I have discovered by the writers on this site. It's an honor to be a member of FanStory.