Lit. Update: Reality, Research, and Future Surprise


The Whiteraven Net

As fellow writers will know, the submission process can be daunting and time consuming. I have been keeping track of the dates of my various submissions and am also in the process of investigating alternative publishing platforms – specifically for the poetry book. I’m not sure exactly how to release it yet. There’s still a lot to learn. For the cozy mystery, I definitely hope to have it published traditionally (which is ideally what I want for all my work, regardless of genre).

Invariably, people who don’t work in publishing or the literary field have an unrealistic idea of what it means to be a writer; and writers have an unrealistic idea of what it means to be an author. Recently, I dove deeper into research by reading David Comfort’sAn Insider’s Guide to Publishing. While I don’t approve of the language he often uses, I do highly recommend…

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Excerpt (Poetry) : “There Is a Sweet Hereafter”


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It is what you make of it.

The images of mind.

It is the limits of your soul

In boundless space and time.

It is the darkness or the light.

The strangeness and the learning.

The opportunities you missed,

Distracted on the journey…

The hearts you healed, the hearts you broke.

The lightness and the weight.

The smaller beings you trample on,

Or who adorn your plate.

It is what you make of it,

The soul behind the laughter.

So bear in mind from time to time –

There is a sweet Hereafter.

Poetry Copyright © 2018 – 2023 by Ena Whiteraven   All rights reserved.

Revised poem (excerpt). Complete version will appear in my new poetry book.

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Excerpt (Poetry): “The Purest Generation”


First excerpt of revised poetry selected to appear in my new book has been posted to T.W.N. Check it out!

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…The stone wall and the canon

Met them with a fearful ROAR!

They blew a kiss and whispered Love –

The canon was no more.



The stone wall raised its thorns

As they silently approached –

To them it was a gateway

And blossoming vines encroached…



Impostors are these archons?

I have no doubt they know

The purest generation,

That their hearts as white as snow.



Poetry Copyright © 2018 – 2023 by Ena Whiteraven   All rights reserved.

Revised poem (excerpt). Complete version will appear in my new poetry book.

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It’s deeper…


A lesson in unconditional love, positivity, and life from my wonderful friend and mentor.

A life of Virtues Magazine

This will now be in a shadowbox frame on my wall.

I was thinking deeply lately and
alongside of my posts on my social media for my mystical work psychic readings and spiritual teachings, I’ve decided that I’m going start using the pages as a diary of sorts too.

So here it goes.

In this line of work it is very difficult to maintain level of positivity merely because I absorb the sadness of others. I am not just an ordinary teacher. As an angelic Oracle I walk the path with them. I go through what they go through with them, so that I can understand them even more when I help them. That’s some thing a person cannot fake. They feel the realness of it because when they come back to me they can feel that I just know and understand. Other teachers just teach merely thinking that their…

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Announcement / Lit. Update: “Excerpts and New Platforms!”


Update from T.W.N.!

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The latest draft of my first poetry book is complete! I am slowly going through a list of possible agents and publishing options.

Over the next several weeks, I’ll be revising T.W.N. a little more. Older content will be removed and new excerpts will debut! For now, I’ll use the artwork that has been on this site before; but know that when the book is released, any images included will probably be different. As I’ve always stated, no copyright violation is intended with the artwork I do share. These are simply pieces I admire and feel compliment the mood and theme of each poem.

I have also created accounts on two new platforms where I’ll also share some excerpts and special posts unique to those platforms. The first is Medium, and the second is My Poetic Side (also powered by WordPress). You can find the links on my “About”…

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Personal Post: “Because I’m Here, Too”


  The managers of our complex have never been very good at caring for the property. Those of us living here have often complained about the lack of attention they pay to the needs of residents.   Recently, we noticed the cleaners who are supposed to spruce up the outer hall of our building hadn't... Continue Reading →

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