I’ve been working hard on getting healthier, and one of the things I’ve been doing is reading Writing the Natural Way by Gabriele Rico, as well as doing the exercises. I highly recommend this book, by the way — lots of deceptively simple exercises and information about how the brain works. I thought it would be fun to start sharing some of these poems here on my blog.
Today I wrote a poem following the structure of another poem, in this case, Portrait VIII by e.e. cummings. His poem was about Buffalo Bill. I’ve chosen Zeus from ancient Greek myth.
who can take any form
to seduce whoever strikes his
and wield onetwothreefourfive thunderbolts
By the gods!
he was powerful
sitting on his throne in Olympus
but where is he
I know it’s been a little while, but the end of the school year caught up with me. I was also getting ready to sell my book and some felting I’ve been working on at our local Art in the Park — an annual event here in Kamloops on Canada Day. It was super fun. Here’s a picture from my booth.
Working on Betrayed
As much as I love Antigone, I am finding that I need a break from her, so I am going to spend the next little while working on another novel I have in the works called Betrayed (working title). This one is most definitely aimed at adults and is about Clytemnestra, who is the sister of Helen of Troy and was married to Agamemnon (the leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War). She’s an interesting character who is villianized in most of ancient literature because she took a consort while her husband was away at the Trojan War, then killed him upon his return. But, she does have her reasons… Her story has a lot of fantastic avenues to explore. Read more
First off, Happy Canada Day from here in beautiful Canada.
If you haven’t heard, there’s a big sale on over at Smaswords. There are so many books being discounted or even being offered for free. Prophecy is going to be 50% off for the whole month of July, using the code SSW50 (click this link to get to my book). If you don’t know Smashwords, it’s a fantastic site where you can buy independently published ebooks in pretty much any format.
I have decided to try something new. I have a novel-in-progress about Clytemnestra — in a previous incarnation it was called Fatal, but I have renamed it Betrayed. For those of you who don’t know, Wattpad is this great site where you can read and comment on people’s work for free. It’s social media for writing. There is everything from fan fiction to published authors.
I’ve just designed a quick cover for Betrayed — this is in no way final and the title might change as well.