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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top Ten Children's Book Publishers

I decided it was time for another Top Ten List. So, here we go... **Links updated 2/7/18** Top Ten Children's Book Publishers that ...

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Tips For A Submission Strategy That Will Get You Published

Tips For A Submission Strategy That Will Get You Published

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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My Poetry Book Scattered Ink is out Now

My Poetry Book Scattered Ink is out Now

Scattered Ink is officially released on kindle, with paperback soon to follow! If you enjoy poetry of any kind, please head over to amazon and grab your copy for only $2.99! Scattered Ink is a collection of poetry touching themes such as love, darkness, nature, inspiration, and hope. It sheds light on the words that…

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45 Synonyms for “Road”

45 Synonyms for “Road”

This post lists synonyms for road and specific terms for various types of roads. It excludes words primarily of use in British English or in other languages, as well as other senses of the terms. 1. alley: a narrow street, especially one providing access to the rear of buildings or lots between blocks 2. alleyway:…

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Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2017

Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2017

The Oxford Dictionaries recently publicized its Word of the Year for 2017 and the runner-up shortlist, and the selections, and a comparison of them with those of Merriam-Webster, are intriguing. The Oxford Dictionaries (part of Oxford University Press) and Merriam-Webster, publishers of the predominant dictionaries in the United Kingdom and the United States, respectively, select…

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New Poems and Artwork

Life has been busy of late and this website has, sadly, been neglected a bit. I’m much more active on instagram – @kindred.author and @kindred.artist. That being said, I have been writing. I recently finished my second poetry book, Apocalypsis. It’s yet to be published, but stay tuned for more info on that. I also…

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50 Synonyms for “Song”

50 Synonyms for “Song”

Numerous words that describe various types of musical composition are listed and defined below. (Note that in the definitions below, popular denotes not a musical form that is widely enjoyed, but a song of a type traditionally derived from common people and folk traditions rather than from professional composers. Forms of the word accompany refer…

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5 Reasons We’re Grateful For Writers Who Are Veterans

5 Reasons We’re Grateful For Writers Who Are Veterans

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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10 Motivational Quotes And Mantras To Power You Through NaNoWriMo

10 Motivational Quotes And Mantras To Power You Through NaNoWriMo

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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11 Things Writers Say In Query Letters—But Really Shouldn’t

11 Things Writers Say In Query Letters—But Really Shouldn’t

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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En Plein Air: Could This Painting Technique Work For Your Writing? | Writer’s Relief

En Plein Air: Could This Painting Technique Work For Your Writing? | Writer’s Relief

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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