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  • Deborah K Hammond

    Finally seriously working on a manuscript. Thanks for being a daily inspiration!

    November 15, 2017
  • Jeannine Gailey

    Good luck! I am always amazed that working on a manuscript – as opposed to individual poems – takes so much dedicated concentration and some serious organizational skills and more time than I usually allow. Being a poet is real work, after all – those books just don’t arrange themselves! Thank you for being so encouraging! Here’s to a book-happy holiday!

    November 15, 2017
  • Thanks for another great post Jeannine! I think your approach to the upcoming holidays sounds really good. I too have had to scale back on things and understand what you’re going through. I originally tried to pretend everything was great and I didn’t have to take it easy, but that made things worse, not better. Then I got mad, which really didn’t help.
    A little something to be happy about-I’ve got your review up on my site and Hellnotes has picked it up and is running it on theirs along with their Twitter and Facebook pages. That should give you more positive exposure and I am pleased with the growth of poetry in speculative and sci-fi lit!

    November 15, 2017
  • Jeannine Gailey

    Thank you Brian! Do you want to put up a link to your blog and Hellnotes? I will share on social media!

    November 15, 2017
  • […] Jeannine Hall Gailey has discussed using a word cloud generator to help with a title for a manuscript. If a word cloud generator can help with titles, I thought maybe it could help with pulling new phrases from a poem for revision. I copied the poem (without the title) into the generator, and presto! It showed me the words used most often, as well as other words I used in the periphery.  I pulled some new lines from the generator and this gave me a new way of thinking about the poem, which resulted in a revised poem with a related focus. […]

    February 06, 2018

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