Best wishes for a Happy New Year and may 2014 be a year of wonderful joy, great prosperity, and good health! Enjoy spending time with those friends and family members you treasure most! :-) http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-cM
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
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Sunday, December 29, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Christmas recap! Share your favorite Christmas photos and stories from yesterday on A Veil of Enlightenment at http://pensivewriter2013.wordpress.com http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-cA
Monday, December 23, 2013
Enjoy your holidays everyone and I wish you a happy, healthy, prosperous new year! :-) https://mobile.twitter.com/Pensivewriter36/status/415335110611709952?screen_name=Pensivewriter36
Friday, December 20, 2013
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Monday, December 16, 2013
I was chosen as the featured poet for the month in the featured 4 section of MUTT Online by their staff. Each month the staff recognizes a poet, writer, artist and photographer who have been working their hearts out for their craft. I'm thrilled that they chose me! In fact I didn't even know I'd been selected until today when I was on the site! Visit www.muttonline.com/index.cfm to see my profile, poetry and photography on the site! http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-c7
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Friday, December 13, 2013
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Please read this beautiful portrayal of loss from a mother's perspective in the poem "Always In My Heart for Eternity http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-bL
Monday, December 9, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
Visit http://pensivewriter2013.wordpress.com to view a uniquely designed chandelier of light! http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-9T
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
A poem about the next year of my life! http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-9N
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Please read & comment on my first short story publication Always In My Heart on awritersgallery.wordpress.com. An emotionally poignant story of a mother's loss of her first love her first child. Book cover photography done by me. Pass the site awritersgallery.wordpress.com onto family and friends dealing with the loss of a child and have them read Always In My Heart. A sad, touching tale of loss, but also a realization of how a brief life can change your life forever for the better! http://wp.me/p3Tdgy-9E
View nature's own artwork in the sky courtesy of Mother Nature! Follow, comment, like at http://pensivewriter2013.wordpress.com http://pensivewriter2013.wordpress.com/
Monday, November 25, 2013
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Thursday, October 31, 2013
Darkness lingers at the edges of night,
mist creeps in; a cloud of white.
Eerie stillness fills the air,
a forbodding sense urges one to beware.
Ghoulish laughter echoes; sealing my doom;
seek refuge from the night less you end up in a tomb.
Floorboards groan and creak; words of despair,
as the night's chill lays stagnant everywhere.
Fear, apprehension, grow in me,
unable to escape demons; unable to break free.
Hushed whispers surround my mortal being,
I wouldn't expect less when it's Halloween!
Happy Halloween to All!!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
What the Sun Leaves Behind
Slowly the sun surrenders its position.
Unleashing, as it goes, a palette of colors.
Needing one final chance, to exhibit its power.
Swirling into a painting; hues of pink, yellow, red, and purple.
Evenly covering a once blue ceiling overhead.
The print left from a glowing sun, disappearing into the horizon.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Written By: Jennifer L. Roche
Rainbows of Happiness LLC
I had the pleasure of interviewing A.M Clark creator of "The Betrayal" available in ebook format at Smashwords.com, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.com. "The Betrayal" deals with the topic of domestic violence, and Clark draws you into her story using such poignant images that her characters seem to leap from the pages into your heart. Read about Clark's journey to becoming a published author in her interview.
1. How long have you been writing?
I've enjoyed writing ever since I was a child. I remember when I was nine years old, my class use to have half an hour of "sustained silent writing" after lunch each day. The other kids in my class would waste as much time as possible, but I would sit there and write pages and pages of stories. It was my favorite thing.
2. As a new writer, what was your biggest obstacle to overcome when trying to publish your work?
For now, I've opted to go the self-published route. So far I've only "dipped my toe in the water" with a couple of short stories. There haven't been any obstacles per say- more of a huge learning curve to get up to speed with proper formatting, sizing book covers, and trying to make contacts. The biggest challenge is actually getting people to read your stuff.
3. Your newest piece, "The Betrayal", is a short story. Do you write in any other genres?
Short fiction is my passion. However I do have a couple of romance novels sitting on my hard drive, but they need a bit of work.
4. What compels you to write?
For me, writing is total self-expression. There's something so freeing about telling a story the way you want to. You can then put it out to an audience to see how their interpretation differs from your intended meaning. It's a fascinating process!
5. The characters you created for "The Betrayal" seem so real and animated in the story. Where do you find inspiration for your characters?
All my characters are inspired by people I know or have met. I love to combine the attributes of two or more people together to create a character. Like most writers, I also enjoy people-watching.
6. In your new story, "The Betrayal", you write about domestic violence. What made you choose this topic?
I worked for an organization that helped people, (mainly women), who were victims of domestic violence. Though thecstory itself is not based on any specific case, the male character, "Stan", is a very typical profile of an abuser. Many people often ask, "why don't victims just leave?" It's a good question, one that I use to ask before I worked in the sector. The short answer is: leaving often puts victims in more danger. Many murders happen after a victim has told their abuser that the relationship is over.
7. Do you feel that people are able to identify with the stories you create? In what ways?
I hope people can identify with the characters I create. I always try to leave a few "gaps" ina character's profile that the reader can fill in themselves. I know many readers like a description of a character down to the length of their toenails. But as a reader, I like to imagine some of the character's details myself, so I try to do the same for my readers.
8. What traits do you feel are important for a writer to possess?
I think introverts make the best writers. Writing is a solitary activity, so it's great for someone, (like me), who enjoys their own company, and can hack going all day long without talking to anyone else. You also have to be incredibly self-motivated and persistent. It involves sitting down and disciplining yourself to write. The drive to keep going has to come from within.
9. If you were not able to be a writer, what other career would you pursue?
Good question! Previously I've worked as a journalist, that might be something I'd consider pursuing again.
10. What is the next writing piece you are working on?
I'm working on a collection of short stories based around a single theme. It's an exciting project!
11. What future writing goals do you have?
Right now, I'm focused on finishing my current book, and gaining more of a following. I've thought about script writing, but that's definitely a long term goal.
12. If you could offer advice to a new writer in the industry, what would you say?
I would encourage new writers not to hesitate in putting their writing into the public domain. I know I was afraid of getting negative reviews, but actually I've struggled to get any reaction at all! So if you have a writing piece, and its been professionally proofread, then go for it!
13. When you're not writing, what hobbies and interests do you enjoy?
My number one interest right now, is my two month old son! Parenthood isn't easy, but I'm enjoying getting to know my son- he's awesome! I also enjoy yoga, travel, reading, and running.
14. Who has been your biggest supporter in your journey to becoming a published author?
My husband has been my number one supporter. If he didn't have my back, I don't know that I would be doing this.
15. What websites can help people locate more of your work?
You can find me on Smashwords.com, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads, and Amazon. I'm also on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn- so friend, follow, and add me as a connection!
Thank you A.M Clark, in allowing the world to learn more about you and your writing! Best of luck with your upcoming stories!
Monday, October 14, 2013
Please view my newest poetry piece on the below link at my blog. I'd love feedback but please be positive about it! Thank you for viewing this!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
On Wednesday Oct 16th I will be posting an interview with author A.M Clark on my blog. Her current short story is "The Betrayal" available at Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, & Amazon. It's a griping tale of a woman caught in a marriage of domestic violence and her plan to escape. Be sure to visit this blog Oct 16th to read more on my interview with the book's author A.M Clark and drop me a comment!
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Thursday, October 3, 2013
The wind has a song heard only by a few,
Melodic, sweet, and airy in tune.
It floats over the tallest of trees,
Soars higher than the greatest moutain peak.
An everlasting melody, flowing through time,
Telling of nature's magnificent gifts to its listeners.
Spinning wondrous, magical tales, Delighting both young and old.
Twirling about, in an invisible ballet,
Briefly encircling its audience for an encore.
Then rising towards the fluffy clouds it soars,
Sharing its whispering melody with the heavens above.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Fall enters as a breeze chills the air,
Bright colored leaves give trees a glorious flair!
Mums in shades of yellow and red,
Birds in flocks flying overhead.
Caramel apples such a delicious treat!
Enjoying the breeze from my porch seat.
Bright orange pumpkins being sold at stores,
To be bought, carved, and placed beside doors.
Apples growing on trees, used in pies,
The return of fall is a feast for the eyes!
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Fall is my favorite season without a doubt! The leaves on the trees turn various shades of yellow, red, and orange. The bright yellow school buses can be seen (and heard) throughout the neighborhood as children head back for another year of school. Finally one of my favorite fall things? Gooey caramel apples covered with peanuts! There are many wonderful things to celebrate about fall. What is your favorite thing about fall?
Friday, September 27, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Tomorrow Sept 25th, I will be highlighted as a new writer on the site www.ariverofstones.com I'd appreciate it if you stopped by to read my interview. This site is hosted by a fellow LinkedIn member, Kathryn Jones Editor in Chief of Idea Creations Press. This interview will be up tomorrow only! Check it out!
Monday, September 23, 2013
How many established or budding writers are out there on a daily basis trying to be noticed by potential clients? This summer I packed up my teaching supplies after many years in the educational system in order to create my own writing company, thus following my lifelong passion. But the process behind creating a company was a lot more than I imagined! Obtaining EIN numbers, business bank accounts, business PayPal accounts, I wondered when I could actually start writing! Finally, when I could start to create, I found myself having to prove myself through writing proposals and taking tests for websites. I just want to write! I started this company to share my talent with the world, but I have a hard time wading through the initial steps required to start the writing company in order to write. Then there were employers who looked at your writing, praised it, then were never heard from again! This was disheartening. How do writers gain needed exposure when they can barely get a foot in the door? How do you, fellow writers, deal with the issues of employers not getting back, or losing an assignment to one rated lower than you? I am very happy to be free from the daily grind, and I feel much more positive now especially when I write about a topic that excites me! But I would love to know how fellow writers/bloggers deal with starting out in the world of writing!
Friday, September 13, 2013