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Awesome Words for Dictionary Day

I love words and I enjoy lists. So, in honor of Dictionary Day, I thought I would make a list ...

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Book Spotlight: Haven of Dante

Book Spotlight on Haven of Dante It's time to shed a light on a new deserving title. This time, it's not ...

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Moonshine - A New Poem

Some of you may already know (I hope) that I recently published my first collection of poetry titled Scattered Light, ...

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Oldest Poem Ever Written - The Epic of Gilgamesh

In honor of National Poetry Month, I'd like to spotlight what is largely considered the oldest known poem ever written: ...

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Children's Book Publishers Accepting Submissions

Publisher's Accepting Unsolicited Manuscript Submissions This is a list of children's book publishers that accept unsolicited manuscript submissions, or have at ...

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Writing Tools - A list of Ten Essential Tools for Writers

In this top 10 list, I'm tackling tools that make life easier for the writer. These writing tools can be ...

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Top Ten Children's Book Publishers

I decided it was time for another Top Ten List. So, here we go... **Links updated 10/16/2015** Top Ten Children's Book Publishers that ...

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Distraction-Free Writing

Distraction-Free Writing I've noticed a big push lately toward writing free of distractions. I would guess that any writers out there ...

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1st Ever Kindred Poetry Challenge

It's time for the 1st ever Kindred Poetry Challenge! This is an Instagram exclusive. Here's how this is going to work: ...

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How to Write an Email Query Letter or Submission

How to Write a Query Letter for Email Submissions So, you've written a masterpiece children's book and you want to send ...

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Kindred Poetry Challenge Winner: dk DraekPoetry

Kindred Poetry Challenge Winner: dk DraekPoetry

And the winner is…. The winner of last Wednesday’s Kindred Poetry Challenge on Instagram is dk, aka @draekpoetry! The subject of this challenge was wide open and the form was heroic quatrain. His writing on Instagram is powerful, well paced, and often profound. Definitely worth checking it out! Below is his entry, Springtime: Be sure to check dk out…

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Grammar Quiz #3: Weak-Period Semicolons

Grammar Quiz #3: Weak-Period Semicolons

All but one of the following sentences incorrectly employs or omits a semicolon; revise sentences as necessary to demonstrate correct use of punctuation: 1. In 2000, the figure was 57 percent; in 2004, 63 percent. 2. We have come this far, we can’t give up now. 3. Sometimes she was willing to share these with…

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Poetry Master Series: How to Write a Heroic Quatrain

Poetry Master Series: How to Write a Heroic Quatrain

Above image courtesy of: https://www.slideshare.net/teachersheen/ How to Write a Heroic or Elegiac Quatrain As the above image suggests, a Heroic (or Elegiac) Quatrain is any poem written using four line stanzas usually with a rhyme scheme of ABAB, and written in iambic pentameter. Easy enough, right? So what is iambic pentameter, then? Iambic pentameter basically refers…

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Kindred Poetry Challenge Winner: Ellie Emm Entry

Kindred Poetry Challenge Winner: Ellie Emm Entry

And the winner is…. The winner of last Wednesday’s Kindred Poetry Challenge on Instagram is Ellie Emm Entry (Mydeer-Watson), aka @Ellie.Emm.Entry! The subject of this challenge was “ghosts of the past”, in the form of haiku. Ellie is a writer, editor, and of course, a very talented poet. She put a lot of work into this challenge and knocked…

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1st Ever Kindred Poetry Challenge

1st Ever Kindred Poetry Challenge

It’s time for the 1st ever Kindred Poetry Challenge! This is an Instagram exclusive. Here’s how this is going to work: I’ll list the challenge, then you write it, post it, tag me and follow me on Instagram. I will randomly select 1 entry to be reposted and shared across all of my social media,…

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New Poem – Mind Meld

New Poem – Mind Meld

New Poem! Here is one of my new poems, Mind Meld (Shout out to any Star Trek fans out there). For more content like this, follow me on Instagram @JasonJGKindred. Also check out my poetry collection Scattered Light. Hope you enjoy! Mind Meld Peace.

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Oldest Poem Ever Written – The Epic of Gilgamesh

Oldest Poem Ever Written – The Epic of Gilgamesh

In honor of National Poetry Month, I’d like to spotlight what is largely considered the oldest known poem ever written: The Epic of Gilgamesh. This is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia, written circa 2000 BCE, that is actually thought to be one of the oldest works of literature, period. The epic follows the life and…

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Grammar Quiz #2: Possessives

Grammar Quiz #2: Possessives

All but one of the following sentences demonstrate incorrect style for treatment of possessives according to The Chicago Manual of Style; revise sentences as necessary: 1. I walked over to the Smith’s house. 2. Our hostess’ nerves are shot. 3. I went to my aunt’s and uncle’s anniversary celebration. 4. She made it onto the…

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NaNoEdMo: The Best Way To Become A Better Editor

NaNoEdMo: The Best Way To Become A Better Editor

Writer’s Relief, Inc. Writer’s Relief, Inc. is a highly recommended author’s submission service. Established in 1994, Writer’s Relief will help you target the best markets for your creative writing. Visit their website at http://www.writersrelief.com to receive their FREE Submit Write Now! newsletter (today, via e-mail), which contains valuable leads, guidelines, and deadlines for writing in…

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