Writing in September

What I’m writing in September…

I’m working on haikus!  A Haiku is a  form of Japanese verse.  A haiku has 17 syllables distributed over 3 lines  –  5, 7, and 5 syllables.   They sound easy, but I have discovered that not only is less more in quality, it is a lot more in work!  When you rabbit on (as I tend to do) with long form writing, not every word has to be spot on perfect.  But, in a haiku, every single syllable must earn it’s place 100 percent.  Not only that, but it seems that the definition of a syllable can be subjective to whoever is reading it!

Here is one I wrote a little while ago, an ode to my mother…


She has a black thumb,

So tries to keep a fake plant,

Alas, plastic melts

Check out more great haikus here.




Blogging Workshop

Busy trying to keep my head from exploding!

Currently at an awesome blogging workshop with Karen Andrews from Writers Victoria, learning quite a lot!  If only ‘technical difficulties’ were just not a thing

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