Tuesday, June 11, 2013


For those of you who have been keeping track, I have a new book coming out later this summer.  Who would like to own one of the very first copies of Alice at the Spa:  Poems and More?

Regulars on my blog and FB page will know a certain writing exercise that I use frequently when working with friends who are also struggling with writers block.  Here are the rules in a nutshell:  I will give you a first line that you must begin a poem with, and you go from there.  It can be any length and style you wish, but it must be your own original work.  Whoever writes the best poem (judged by me) will win a free copy of my new book!

The best part about this writing exercise is this:  Whether you're doing this with one other person or a group, even though everyone has the same first line, the resulting poems are all very different!  2We also usually give co-author credit to whoever comes up with the first line.  However, you don't have to do that here unless you want to.  *wink*

How to enter:  Simply post your poem in the comment section for this blog.  Also be sure to include your email address or Facebook profile link so I can contact you if you win.  USA and Canada entries only please!

The deadline for this contest is July 31st, 2013 at 11:59pm.
Good luck!

Are you ready?  Here is your first line:

"Moonlight flowing in, dark as blood"