Yesterday I received an email from a blogger friend, advising me of a “humorous poetry” competition. Always inquisitive, I followed her link to the website, and decided to browse last years winning entries … and they were “quite different”. Continue reading
While I was putting the final touches to my book of poetic verse “Just Thinking” (click cover in right column for more info), I came across an invitation to submit a “peace poem”. The end result was that “My Dream” was included in the “Poets for Peace” book. Continue reading
When I started circulating the draft of “Just Thinking”, I was confronted with a reality that I had not considered – “Poetry is a niche market area, and so generating sales will be a hard and ongoing process.” It has been (and still is) a challenging book to promote successfully, so imagine my delight when I found the review (below) from a group known as powerfulwomenreaders, who very kindly gave me permission to copy it.
How to promote a book that will have a limited market?
Unless there is a huge advertising budget, then it is very difficult however … reviews are very significant and important aspects of marketing. Continue reading
“Elusive Dreams” is copied from my book “Just Thinking” (link via book cover over in right column). All the poems in the book are very easy to understand. Some may provoke thoughts about life in general, or perhaps about your own life experiences, but none will leave you wondering “What on earth was that about?”! Continue reading
I could not resist copying the text (below) from a Comment made against my recent Post “I don’t like poetry!” Continue reading
Do some of you ever think back to twenty or thirty years ago, and wonder how you actually made it to 2018? Continue reading