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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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By the day: Reading, it’s not an old school thing…


An important article and some inspiration and advice in A Life Of Virtue. My work even gets a mention! Thanks, Alura!

Spiritually Awkward

Books are so valuable, I don’t think people even really realize it. There was a time where certain books weren’t even allowed. A long time ago, the church as well as the government used to determine what the people were allowed to have, in terms of education and resources of information. There was even a time that you weren’t allowed to own a Bible yourself!

As the world around us took shape throughout the centuries, different books and topics went through so many challenges. People had to abide by what the law said. Unfortunately, in a lot of ways it is still like this. There is the notion that we have more freedom now than we used to. I suppose it is true to some degree… But censorship is still a tremendous problem in terms of education, spirituality, and what people are allowed to know in terms of truth.

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Blessed — Luna


Here's a beautiful new poem shared by a fellow writer on The Poetry Bar. Maybe you feel inspired and motivated to be the best version of yourself today and every day. Hi, my name is Maria Teresa Pratico aka Ladysag77. I write poetry to help me process my feelings and emotions. I am an intuitive... Continue Reading →

Rhubarb Tea — Wildflower Walks & Garden


I look forward to the local farm stands opening each year around the middle of May. Some of the first goodies available are rhubarb and mint. It’s become a Spring time tradition to make rhubarb tea in my home. It’s delicious with fresh squeezed orange juice, tea, and honey. I chop the rhubarb into 2-3 […]Rhubarb... Continue Reading →

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