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Goodreads: A Few Facts

Coming across sites dedicated to books and connecting bibliophiles from around the world is always a pleasure, and Goodreads ranks among the most famous of them all. Started in 2007 by Otis and Elizabeth Chandler, this website focuses on helping readers to do such things as keeping track of the literary works they have readContinue reading “Goodreads: A Few Facts”

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An Old Clocktower (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: This poem is something of prelude to a much larger story on which I’m working. Hope you enjoy it!] An Old Clocktower stood so tall in the valley its origins unknown aside from vague legends of ancient artisans whose great skills when combined produced a sacred monument around the veryContinue reading “An Old Clocktower (A Poem)”

Journal Entry #42-A Goodreads Author Page

Even though I’ve visited Goodreads occasionally throughout the last few years, and enjoyed getting book recommendations from browsing all the great titles archived on their site, I hadn’t realized how easy they make it for new authors to showcase their works and connect with other authors. This past week, I was able to join theirContinue reading “Journal Entry #42-A Goodreads Author Page”

Journal Entry #41-Literary Observations and Promotion Questions

This past week has been quite busy. We had a lot of rain where I live, and there was even the possibility of snowfall (although it seems to have passed us by for the time being). I have also writing quite a bit every day, working on another much longer story to eventually self-publish. LiteraryContinue reading “Journal Entry #41-Literary Observations and Promotion Questions”

Opened Wings (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Do you often have dreams were you get to fly? The feeling is remarkable.] Deep in my dreams. . .            I learned that I could fly With opened wings                         fully extended             I took to the skies with just                                    a little touch of trepidation Fearful to fall fromContinue reading “Opened Wings (A Poem)”

Journal Entry #40–Reviews and Happiness

It felt wonderful to start 2023 with a self-published book on Amazon, Literary Observations, and being able to publish a book has been a huge dream for me. But, what really made me smile during this past week was that two people gave the collection very thoughtful reviews, alongside five-star ratings. One of those peopleContinue reading “Journal Entry #40–Reviews and Happiness”

The Games That Rabbits Play (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Even though it has been chilly, the rabbits near where I live are as playful as ever. Have you ever watched rabbits having fun?] Early this morning I peered outside    where the grass sparkled with dew    after a night serenaded by rainfall Two rabbits sat face-to-face     bunchedContinue reading “The Games That Rabbits Play (A Poem)”

Freelance Writing Services–including Creative Writing, Content Writing, Proofreading, and Editing

As a freelance writer, I am happy to help anyone who might like or need some help with writing content, proofreading/editing their work, and more. So, I am happy to emphasize that if anyone would like to hire me for these services, they should feel free to contact me at my email address to discussContinue reading “Freelance Writing Services–including Creative Writing, Content Writing, Proofreading, and Editing”

Books I’ve Written (Subject to Growth, hopefully!)

1. Literary Observations (Available in E-book and paperback forms on Amazon.com)–A self-published short story and poetry collection.

Literary Structures (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I just love the thought of books being like structures we, as readers, get invited to explore.] A simple pen touched to a blank canvas page      can lay the foundation for a new chapter             in many textual lives—                        born from words to breathe                              upon each readingContinue reading “Literary Structures (A Poem)”