Formation of an Idea (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: An experimental poem that I wrote quite a bit ago, and which eventually got expanded into a whole interactive tale called, “The Castle of Countless Compositions,” posted on DeviantArt. It’s fun how certain ideas develop in unexpected ways.] I needed a caretaker for an old castle    long abandoned                thenContinue reading “Formation of an Idea (A Poem)”

Ekphrasis of A Poem

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Ekphrasis, or basically describing the visual aspects of various mediums for artistic effect, offers a much of different possibilities. I once read an Ekphrasis of the Adventures of Rin Tin Tin comic, and it was incredible. So I wanted to do something similar…. with poetry.] Inked letters stretch across aContinue reading “Ekphrasis of A Poem”

Side by Side (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: It’s fun to share stories with others. They become experiences we can enjoy together.] Two wooden swings tied with ropes      hang from the branches of an oak tree that      stands upon a grassy knoll      beneath skies brushed      by an orange hue from the sunset      justContinue reading “Side by Side (A Poem)”

A Character of a Poem

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Some more musings on the nature of fictional characters.] I am a character   born from the words of this poem        a fiction given textual life by a writer My existence is a mystery to me             Who am I at this very moment but a voice?                    DoContinue reading “A Character of a Poem”

A Quirky Ghost Tale

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I remember hearing about a ghost who liked to rearrange furniture, and then got inspired to write this story.] A writer (let’s call her Susan) decided to rent a place out in the countryside. She needed a quiet place to complete her novel and finally managed to find a cheapContinue reading “A Quirky Ghost Tale”

Journal Entry #15

Happy Easter! Spring really is in full swing now, and it is a time to celebrate new life and fresh starts. So many has happened, but I think life is moving in a brighter direction for me, thanks in part to this WordPress blog, and friends’ advice here and on DeviantArt. Being able to pointContinue reading “Journal Entry #15”

Imitated Traits: To Friends and Family Members (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’ve learned a great deal from friends and family, and that makes its way into my works.] I hope             it will be all right           as a writer     to borrow a few traits from you            or perhaps not so much borrow                    . . . as imitate SuchContinue reading “Imitated Traits: To Friends and Family Members (A Poem)”

Autumn, An Autumn Ride, and Wishes (By Blessedout)

[Author’s Note: Autumn and An Autumn ride were inspired by an image of a bike with slick, wet tires among golden leaves on pavement. Although I haven’t had a chance to ride my bike much this year, I have fond memories of riding and teaching my children to ride, so I wanted to capture theContinue reading “Autumn, An Autumn Ride, and Wishes (By Blessedout)”

Journal Entry #8

The other day I received some exciting news. A library relatively near to where I live emailed to say they wanted to set up an interview with me for a library associate position. I still plan to become a professional writer, and to take on freelance writing gigs to build up my portfolio in thatContinue reading “Journal Entry #8”

Freelance Writing Job Boards

Finding all the possible places to look for freelance writing work can be difficult, mostly because there are actually quite a few job boards available to peruse. Thankfully, several writing websites have posted whole lists of them, and below I’ll try to gather some of the possibilities: Problogger: https://problogger.com/ Mediabistro: https://www.mediabistro.com/ Indeed: https://www.indeed.com/ Morning CoffeeContinue reading “Freelance Writing Job Boards”

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