Hi, today's post is a blog tour of Witch of Death and Ghost of Death by Chrys Fey! If you remember, Chrys participated in my 30 Days of Poetry Love poet interview project. You can read it again here. Chrys is also a fellow SheWrites and Insecure Writer's Support Group member. And now she's back again, celebrating the release of her books Witch of Death. And Ghost of Death:
So I’ve officially moved all my posts from the last two years over to the Wordpress site. And believe you it wasn’t easy. All that’s left is to move over May’s posts in 2 ½ weeks.
My only current source of trouble is figuring out which theme I’d like to use. Which theme is functional and easy to use for readers. And most important of all, which theme I like is closest to what I’m looking for.
At first, I was leaning towards the Sketch theme but then chose the Twenty Ten theme. I did quite like the Twenty theme and even created my own header on Canva.com (see above). But I still felt something was missing and spent most of yesterday previewing what the site would like with other themes. Until I decided to try the Nucleare theme.
I’m 50-50 about the new look of site under this theme that I’m leaning back towards the Twenty Ten. So I plan to keep it for a couple of days to get a better feel of it. And if I still don’t like it (or grow to dislike it even more), then it’s back to drawing board.
Sigh, the hardest thing about blogging is definitely the look and feel of the website. What pains did you go through deciding on the design of your website?
Here it is, it’s Insecure Writer’s Support Group day! The first Wednesday of every month we talk about our doubts and fears (conquered or unconquered). Our struggles and triumphs. As well as offer encouragement to other writers. And who do we have to thank for this wonderful group of bloggers to share our writing lows and highs? And the chance to connect with other writers? None other than the founder of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, Alex J. Cavanaugh!
You can find out more about the group here. And don’t forget to check out the co-hosts for May: Eva Solar, Melanie Schulz, Lisa-Buie Collard, and Stephen Tremp!
Whew! I can’t believe I made it through all that. If you’ve been following my blog, then you were aware that this past April was crazy busy for me. I participated in NaPoWriMo for the second year in a row. This time over at Scribophile for National Poetry Month. I’ve also gathered and posted 30 poets and 30 interviews for 30 days as well.
On a personal note, I’d like to thank again all the poets who participated in my 30 Days of Poetry Love project. And the poets on Scribophile for their critiques on my 30-30 poem a day challenge. This year, even more than last year, I met, read and learn more about some great poets and their poetry. And even though April is over, I hope that your passion for poetry remains ignited all year long.
Happy National Poetry Month! It’s the final day of poetry month as wells as Poem in Your Pocket Day. As for my final interviewee, I have fellow blogger and SheWrites member, Shelah Maul.
Shelah has just gotten back from some serious edits of her book by her agent. Once those first round of edits were done, she contacted me with her answers. And asked for the April 30th slot. Of course I was all, ‘hell yeah!’ And now here I am, with my full roster of 30 poets and 30 interviews.
Now that I've reached the end, I hope my little blog project was a source of inspiration for you. That it has inspired you to read a little more poetry. Maybe even introduced some new poets to follow. I’m definitely going to read more of Rumi. Or to write a little more poetry. And that the 30 days of poetry love has ignited a passion for poetry all year long.:
Happy National Poetry Month! Whew, It’s day 29 but I just gathered all my poets and their interviews in nick of time. I had days 1-28 and 30 of interviews (will talk more on why day 29 was skipped over tomorrow). I wondered what or who should I reach out to to feature. Then yesterday morning, I found my answer waiting for me in all its blue text splendor. So for today’s interview, let’s welcome award winning poet J.A. Carter-Winward!:
How old were you when you read your first poem? What was the name of the poem and poet?
I know I read poetry before the age of 11 or 12 because my parents had poetry books in the house. But the poetry I remember reading first is Shakespeare's sonnets (all of them). We had this really old, cool book that contained the complete works of Shakespeare and in 6th grade I read it cover to cover. I didn't understand it all, but it was the music of the language that entranced me, the rhythm. I still have that book, which includes hand-tipped illustrations. It was published in 1921.
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