#AprilPrompts – Day 4 – Sin – #Haiku – #NaPoWriMo | Donna L Sadd

Okay, with this one, I am caught up for Day 4. Whew! Donna L. Sadd asks us to write a poem about sin. Wow, that lady can come up with them, can’t she? If you want to read the contributions of her community and/or write one of your own, here’s the link:

#AprilPrompts – Day 4 – Sin – #Haiku – #NaPoWriMo | Donna L Sadd.

Here’s mine:

Sin

It was original,

there right from

the start, embedded

in clay scooped

from the creekbed

in Eden’s garden,

that inability

to resist the temptation

to defy authority,

do the denied, and

then lie, covering

everything up with

strategic leaves,

making alternative

arrangements as

the Creator laughed

softly behind His

hand, pretending

to be angry, sending

his charges out

into the rest

of the world to be

the restless souls

He had always

intended.

An Open Letter to Wikipedia About Anatole Broyard and “The Human Stain” : The New Yorker

An Open Letter to Wikipedia About Anatole Broyard and “The Human Stain” : The New Yorker.

  • Is the artist or the author the only authority on his work?
  • Is Wikipedia changing the nature of authority?
  • Read this open letter from Philip Roth. What do you think?

Rites of Submission: Cover Letters and Query Letters

Rites of Submission: Cover Letters and Query Letters.

Great information from Mr. Underdown, a wonderful author, friend to writers, and authority on the market for children’s books.

Check it out before mailing off that query you are stuffing into an envelope right now.