“On the Question of Race” Poetry Writing

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Salve!

School is back in full swing, along with my own lovely ‘adult school’ (Read: Grad School), so time for writing and blogging has been shrunk, but not gone. I’m still planning on doing NaNoWriMo2017, and I’m looking forward to it. We’ll see how it goes!

Today I have something different for you. In my most recent graduate class, a course on the Foundations of Social Justice Teaching, we had an incredibly interesting opportunity to hear poetry by Michelle Banks – an actress, poet, and native Washingtonian. The poem was entitled “On the Question of Race“, and after hearing, we were asked to write our own. The only ‘requirement’ is that you open with the same stanza and close with the same stanza (substituting white for your own selection).

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Scars of War Tour!

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Today we have a special feature for one of my best author friends – Hazel West. Hazel and I have worked together before, beta reading for several of my and her novels. So of course I offered to help her out on her book tour for her latest novel, Scars of War! It’s the 3rd novel in her Modern Tales of Na Fianna series.

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Disconnecting for More Writing

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Salve! Greetings from these, the bittersweet dog-days of summer, the last gasp of freedom before school, the final combustion of happiness and carefree family time, the… you get the point.

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Today’s Writing: Something’s Afoot in Thrace…

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Salve! Our gallant heroes (or antiheroes, depending on your preference) are laying plans and enacting schemes, but this time around, they’re chasing their dreams.

Dreams of a unified Rome once again. (46k and counting!)

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Trouble always comes around… 44k and counting!

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It’s going! Slow but steady – We’re making progress and nearly halfway there!

Enjoy the snippet after the break!

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Camp NaNoWriMo Vacation Series – Massilia


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In search of a wondrous seaside getaway? Need a place to hide out for a few weeks while the heat back home from your treacherous father dies down? Want to convince a neutral governor that he really should be supporting your side of the family?

Why not visit Massilia? Beautiful harbors, gorgeous coastline, even a handy road for inner-province…ah… expeditions. Seriously? What do you have to lose? Contact the Trebonius Travel Agency today – we take your travel seriously.Marseille_en_1575

*Not responsible for any jail-time, hangings, floggings, crucifixions, ner-do-welling, or any other actions started by the traveler. Once you’re there, you’re on your own!

This message brought to you by the Massilia Travel Agency. In these uncertain times, visit a neutral, not a warmonger.

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How To – Using Google Documents to Plan Your Novel

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Hi everyone!

I briefly wanted to tell you about how I’ve been planning my last two novels. Ever since I started writing, I’ve been planning my novels out. Given the fact that I have to juggle story lines that evolve over several books, plus characters and technologies that don’t exist, one would except the need to have an outline or story map.

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What’s this? Actual Progress on Laurel Emperor!

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Thirty Nine Thousand Words and Counting! It’s a Fourth of July Miracle (Here in the United States of America). As a reminder¬†ALL Steam Empire Chronicle novels are 25% off this July at Smashwords, and Roma Aeronautica is free! Tell your friends! Tell your family!

Here’s today’s snippet after the break.

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Editing Adds some Words

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Not much to report today, other than the fact that editing has so far netted me about 250 more words – one of the challenges with picking up a novel after leaving it for so long has been to actually remember where I was when I typed the first part! No worries, it will get there!

Camp NaNoWriMo2017 Laurel Emperor Project

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Hi everyone!

To be more accountable, I’ve rejoined Camp NaNoWriMo 2017 for their summer writing project. Here’s the page count where you can check in with me. I’ll update this blog daily (A tough goal!) with how I’m doing, leaving you some tasty tidbits of my writing! End of Laurel Emperor, here I come!

Want to know more? Leave me a comment/question below!

http://campnanowrimo.org/campers/blockade23/projects/laurel-emperor/stats

 

 

 

 

Let’s aim to get this again this year!