Poetry Publishing Resource

Below, find a snapshop from Persea Books. They will be accepting entries in September for a new poetry book release. Go to: http://www.perseabooks.com/poetryprize.php for more information.

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Your homework: Do you have poems you want to publish? Not yet? Well, go write some my friend!

Saturday: The Spark will update tomorrow. Visit it each and every Saturday for your weekly writing prompt.

This blog updates each Friday and Saturday with writing resources, prompts, and of course, the random things I decide to post. Feel free to contact me here or find me on GoodReads @ https://www.goodreads.com/hkidder. Follow me on Instagram at: Everythingonpaperisperfect or on Pinterest @ paperpinning

Contact Email: everythingonpaperisperfect@yahoo.com

Treat – a poem

Below find a #PaperPerfectOriginal. I originally wrote this a few years ago with a slightly different spin. I have re-worked it and I’m happy with my final result. I’m working on another one now and the last two lines need work, but it’s almost there. I hope you enjoy my dark little story.

Heather Kidder 2015
Heather Kidder 2015

Your Homework: Dark or a ray of sunshine, look for something that makes your toes wiggle and use that emotion to write a difficult scene for a character that needs development.

Saturday: The Spark will update tomorrow. Visit it each and every Saturday for your weekly writing prompt.

This blog updates each Friday and Saturday with writing resources, prompts, and of course, the random things I decide to post. Feel free to contact me here or find me on GoodReads @ https://www.goodreads.com/hkidder. Follow me on Instagram at: Everythingonpaperisperfect or on Pinterest @ paperpinning

Contact Email: everythingonpaperisperfect@yahoo.com

Update on Sarah Blue

I’ve been hoping (planning?) to finish Sarah Blue by this summer. After a big timeline change a few weeks back, I was exhausted and not too excited to finish the paper edits. It’s amazing how you can love and hate something you’ve created. I’ve been ironing out the bumps that appear with a timeline change and I’m finally done. Happy dance!

I can finally work on the next set of edits, which I am excited about. Only other writers can understand the triumph of watching your word count grow and knowing you’ve got the words in the right place. Word count doesn’t mean anything, if all the words stink.

 

 

Heather Kidder

Watching the story grow and your characters mature and make better (or sometimes worse) decisions is such a joy. I know one of my characters is lacking at the moment, my police detective; but I will get him where he needs to be, eventually. I want him to be strong, confident, and knowledgeable. So far, he’s two for three.

It’s hard for him to know things that I don’t know; thankfully, I have a few friends to lean on to help me when it comes to The Shield. Regardless, I need to pick up a few gritty true-life detective stories to make him completely the way that I want.

I’m sitting at just under 42K words. Varying blogs and books tell you to get in a word count of 40-60k, others tell you not to be a word under 75K, others 90K. In reality, I’m going to write the story until it’s done and the word count be damned; but I know if I want to sell it, I have to play by the rules – though I’m fairly certain none of the Greats got there by doing that.

Your Homework: Focus on an area in your story that you aren’t an expert in – now go study it.

Saturday: The Spark will update tomorrow. Visit it each and every Saturday for your weekly writing prompt.

This blog updates each Friday and Saturday with writing resources, prompts, and of course, the random things I decide to post. Feel free to contact me here or find me on GoodReads @ https://www.goodreads.com/hkidder. Follow me on Instagram at: Everythingonpaperisperfect or on Pinterest @ paperpinning

Contact Email: everythingonpaperisperfect@yahoo.com

A Poem

I released this to my Instagram followers this week. I originally wrote this a few years ago but I have been re-working it the last few weeks and I’m happy with my final result.

 

Heather Kidder

Poems always feel more personal to me, than stories. Maybe it’s because I feel more when I write and read them. The words reach in and grab hold of you, squeezing you in quick, little bursts. They pluck at your heart strings and tickle your spine. They hurt. They heal. They can give you peace. Slow or fast, sweet or sad, poetry is the sing-song voice of the soul.

Your Homework: Find something that moves you, a song, movie scene, or poem, and go put that emotion into a poem of your own.

Saturday: The Spark will update tomorrow. Visit it each and every Saturday for your weekly writing prompt.

This blog updates each Friday and Saturday with writing resources, prompts, and of course, the random things I decide to post. Feel free to contact me here or find me on GoodReads @ https://www.goodreads.com/hkidder. Follow me on Instagram at: Everythingonpaperisperfect or on Pinterest @ paperpinning

Contact Email: everythingonpaperisperfect@yahoo.com