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And:

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by riverwriter
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help please
Replies: 5
Views: 5312

Re: help please

Wonderful, Agnes!
by riverwriter
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help please
Replies: 5
Views: 5312

Re: help please

There is a discussion of imagery in general and metaphor in particular in item 5. of our poetry reference section, here: http://zeugma.riverwriter.ca/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=945 You seem to be working from the simple definition of metaphor as a comparison of two things without using "like"...
by riverwriter
Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Forum information.
Topic: Quoting in Critiques
Replies: 3
Views: 3392

Quoting in Critiques

I note that we have started quoting in just about every crit. (I did it recently) May I suggest that --- while it makes critiquing less cumbersome to use the "Quote" button so that the poem is in front of you while you write the crit --- unless there is a very good reason to leave the quot...
by riverwriter
Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-publishing discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 11153

Re: Self-publishing discussion

WordPerfect still has reveal codes and macros are much the same. I started with WordPerfect 4, back in about 1986, when everything was DOS. All I know about Lulu is that she left Sluggo to become the Kleenex poster girl: "Soft, strong, pops up too! Kleenex Tissues are made for you!" -- but...
by riverwriter
Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-publishing discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 11153

Re: Self-publishing discussion

WordPerfect has a program, WordPerfect eBook Publisher , that converts files to eBook format that can be posted directly to services like Amazon. If you Google self publishing ebooks , you will see a substantial list of resources. The experience I have with self-publishing in print media is through ...
by riverwriter
Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Chitter Chatter
Topic: prompts and challenges
Replies: 1
Views: 2327

Re: prompts and challenges

Coming up as soon as consultation on the Board changes is complete.
by riverwriter
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Chitter Chatter
Topic: Seriously: how prolific are you?
Replies: 4
Views: 3468

Re: Seriously: how prolific are you?

WordSith wrote:You are both very impressive as far as prolific goes.


I don't know if you can call my addiction to writing "impressive" (sigh). I write because I have to.
by riverwriter
Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:30 pm
Forum: Chitter Chatter
Topic: Seriously: how prolific are you?
Replies: 4
Views: 3468

Seriously: how prolific are you?

I mean at poetry writing, Agnes. I am currently writing four novels, since I have found that if I focus on one at a time, I burn myself out on it and never finish. When I am in poetry writing mode, my output varies. I posted poetry on my blog daily, along with poems I wrote for a couple of forums I ...
by riverwriter
Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Chitter Chatter
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 19
Views: 9935

Re: Welcome

So glad I gave us this podium for serious expressions of the inner poet's beery inspiration. **hic**
by riverwriter
Sat Feb 23, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Chitter Chatter
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 19
Views: 9935

Welcome

Agnes (who must be obeyed) suggested this. So here it is.

No poetry here, just chitter chatter . . .
by riverwriter
Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Forum information.
Topic: The "We have Missed You" email
Replies: 3
Views: 3493

Re: The "We have Missed You" email

Received the received the recent brief Heh. That sounds like poetry, but I can't decide if it's about spies or God. Hope to hear some chitter chatter from others soon. These voices in my head are starting to bore me. ;) Agnes, you make me wish I were once again focusing on writing poetry, mainly be...
by riverwriter
Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Forum information.
Topic: The "We have Missed You" email
Replies: 3
Views: 3493

The "We have Missed You" email

If you are a regular or a newbie and received the received the recent brief "We Have Missed You" email, pleased be advised that it was sent to all members, present and past, to try to bring back a few members who, for one reason or another, have forgotten about Zeugma, and might return, if...
by riverwriter
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Forum information.
Topic: Strategies for increasing participation in Zeugma
Replies: 3
Views: 3523

Re: Strategies for increasing participation in Zeugma

How'd I miss this? Hmmm. Anyway, I think a newsletter or just a note, a heads up, a "we miss you" might lure some posters back. Some regulars who were still posting at the time may think the place closed up for good at the last blackout. You could put a link to Zeugma in the note, just in...
by riverwriter
Sun Feb 03, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Forum information.
Topic: Strategies for increasing participation in Zeugma
Replies: 3
Views: 3523

Strategies for increasing participation in Zeugma

Strategy 1: Newsletter To stir up the return of members who have stopped posting, I want to send a newsletter to all currently registered Zeugmates. I would like to include notes from our currently active members to stimulate our inactive members to check in and perhaps return more regularly. I will...
by riverwriter
Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Link to Amherst College Initiative
Replies: 2
Views: 4105

Link to Amherst College Initiative

Amherst College is making scholarly papers available free on line. Here is an explanation and the paper on Emily Dickenson:

http://consecratedeminence.wordpress.co ... dickinson/

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