#NaPoWriMo Day 09


National Poetry Writing Month Day 09

Today’s prompt inspired by the work of Sei Shonagon, a Japanese writer who lived more than 1000 years ago. She wrote a journal that came to be known as The Pillow Book. The challenge to write your own Sei Shonagon-style list of “things.” What things? Well, that’s for you to decide!

Happy writing!

UK Mini Break -Whatever the Weather

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UK Mini Break (Whatever the weather)

Will it be hot?
Or will it be cold?
Should I pack a bikini?
Dare I be so bold?
Open toe sandals?
or boots lined with fur
Hell if I know,
do I really care.
Sundress each day,
or jeans and a jumper?
Sexy black nighty,
or PJs for slumber?
Sunglasses and sun cream,
or a sturdy umbrella?
Will I need shoes for dancing?
Or just kindle novellas?
I won’t need my passport,
I’m not going far.
A visit up north,
to relax in the spa.
We’ll walk over hills,
whatever the weather.
This short mini break,
bringing family together.

Copyright © April 2019 Rose English

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#NaPoWriMo Day 07

2019 National Poetry Writing Month Challenge Day 07

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The prompt for the day (optional, as always) is inspired by McKibbens, who posted these thoughts on her Twitter account a few months back:

What do you deserve? Name it. All of it. What are you ready to let go of? Name that too. Then name the most gentle gift for yourself. Name the brightest song your body’s ever held. Summon joy like you would a child; call it home. It wanders, yes. But it’s still yours.

Today, we’d like to challenge you to write a poem of gifts and joy. What would you give yourself, if you could have anything? What would you give someone else?

A Pleiades Poem

Pleiades Poem

I am dabbling with a new poetry form the Pleiades poem, named after the Seven Sisters star cluster. It has a one-word title, seven lines, and every line starts with the same letter as the title. Each line should contain six syllables. Click the image above to visit the Writers’ Greenhouse for more info.

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Day 07 GiftsImage by Annca from Pixabay


Giving of a gift is
gratifying, brings joy,
generates happiness.
Goodwill reaps kindness and
grants fulfilment to the gift
giver. A kind-hearted soul
gains contentment and peace.

Copyright © April 2019 Rose English

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Happy writing!



It’s publication day for Belle, Book & Christmas Candle!

More #FestiveReading to check out this sounds lovely and I’ve added it ot my #TBRList

Sharon Booth

So, it’s the first of December already! Can you believe it? The chocolate advent calendar will be coming out of hiding today (I hid it from myself and, even though I knew where I’d hidden it I was very good and didn’t pinch a single chocolate) and thoughts will turn, if they haven’t already, to when exactly we’ll be putting up the Christmas tree, and how much furniture we’ll have to juggle around/move upstairs to fit it in. We bought an enormous tree a couple of years ago and then moved the following summer to a tiny two-bedroomed house with a living room a quarter of the size of the old one. But we just can’t bring ourselves to buy another, smaller tree, so …

Anyway, I digress. This post is to formally announce that my second Christmas book of the year, Belle, Book and Christmas Candle, is now…

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Ghostly Writes writers write together again…2018 Anthology coming soon

A Halloween Treat that won’t rot your teeth

Jane Risdon

Ghostly Writes Anthology Writers

are back

with their 2018 Anthology

to be published by Plaisted Publishing House

in time for Halloween.

Paperback and E-book

Watch out for buy links later this month.


23 fabulously spooky and discombobulating stories from around the world.

Including my own spooky crime story THE GIFT.

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Here is mine:

The Gift by Jane Risdon

and here are some others for you to enjoy:

Keep ’em peeled for more blog spots.

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Four Anthologies and one more to come in October 2018

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Indie Publishing News 2018.1

Plaisted Publishing House produces a FREE Marketing Magazine for Indie Authors and those who support them – aka Editors, Graphic Designers, Illustrators, Marketers etc.  This magazine celebrated it’s second year in Feb 2018.  We have 526 members in the GROUP

We have 370 signed up to receive and share this magazine which widened the social media marketing for all participants. The problem is…Group Members are not participating enough to put out a monthly magazine. Yes I have my regulars though it would be lovely to see more group members join in.  If this doesn’t happen the magazine will dwingle until is it no more. I can’t push much harder than I already am. I have other work to do as well.  As an author we all belong to groups where we can share links to this magazine, we can encourage other authors to join the group and sign up for the…

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