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Lit. Update: Future Steps

It feels good to finally have my poetry book released in some form. However, the work doesn't stop there. Now I face the challenges of promoting it. As I already knew, "self-publishing" requires you to fund most of the work yourself. It gets disheartening and a bit stressful, but it's what I have to do… Continue reading Lit. Update: Future Steps

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Released: The Ocean’s Made For Swimming

My first poetry book, The Ocean's Made For Swimming, is officially available for purchase on Amazon! Click the link to see. E.W.

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Lit. Update: The Ocean’s Made For Swimming , Official Poetry Release Tomorrow!

The official release of my first volume of poetry, The Ocean's Made For Swimming, will be celebrated tomorrow - Dec. 21st, 2021 (Yule/winter solstice)! It will also be available to international readers. Further information will follow in the update I post tomorrow. I've been in the process of connecting and updating information across all of… Continue reading Lit. Update: The Ocean’s Made For Swimming , Official Poetry Release Tomorrow!

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Lit. Update: Social Platforms and Poetry Announcement!

  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… Continue reading Lit. Update: Social Platforms and Poetry Announcement!

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Lit. Update: S.D., Mystery, Poetry, and Publishing Options

  While I am still querying agents for my first novel, I'm also considering releasing the poetry book through another medium. My goal is still to be traditionally published, as there truly is no such thing as "self-publishing". In my spare time, I've also discovered other educational resources which I will share at a future… Continue reading Lit. Update: S.D., Mystery, Poetry, and Publishing Options

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Lit. Update: Reality, Research, and Future Surprise

  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… Continue reading Lit. Update: Reality, Research, and Future Surprise

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

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

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Lit. Update: Poetry

  As visitors and followers of my author site are aware, I've begun removing some content and making several updates to pages and posts. I'm happy to say that I have collected all the poems I have written to date, and the revisions are progressing very well. Several pieces that have been deleted from this… Continue reading Lit. Update: Poetry

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Lit. Update, Site Changes, and Poetry Book!

  As the start of a special celebration I recognize draws near, T.W.N. is going to experience some changes. On the advice of my mentor, I am starting work on my poetry book! I don't usually post literary updates here anymore, but I will for the poetry. Over recent months, I have been trying to… Continue reading Lit. Update, Site Changes, and Poetry Book!