Return to posting, Upcoming Lit. News!


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After a period of absence from most social media, I am officially returning to updating T.W.N. and Superlative Deviation! I’m busily trying to complete a project for release here on the website but hope to share an update in a week or so.

In keeping with the season, I will be posting a few items to S.D. that revolve around the Angelic New Year, which I and others who study with my personal mentor observe. It might not bee as in-depth as I’d like it to be, since my main focus is elsewhere; but I am celebrating and wanted to share a taste of the positive vibes.

Stay tuned for the literary update and more news later this month!

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Lit. Update: Social Platforms and Poetry Announcement!


It’s happening!

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  I will cease to operate on My Poetic Side, as I no longer have time to manage that space. However, I do plan to stay on Medium for the foreseeable future. All other social media platforms remain in effect until further notice.

  Now for the big announcement: my first poetry book will be available for purchase on Amazon starting Tuesday, December 21st! I will offer it in paperback format for $8.00 (USD). It does not contain any artwork at this time. The release just happens to coincide with the winter solstice, which was not originally my plan; but I’m glad it happened anyway! I think revealing a project full of positive light on the darkest, lowest point of the year is truly poetic.

I want to thank those of you who have remained with me throughout this phase of my journey. There’s still so much to come…

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Lit. Update: Reality, Research, and Future Surprise


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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): “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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