29 thoughts on “Two Trees Haiku

  1. With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism
    or copyright violation? My website has a lot of unique content I’ve either
    created myself or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without
    my authorization. Do you know any solutions to help stop content from being ripped off?

    I’d genuinely appreciate it.


  2. First of all I would like to say awesome blog! I had a quick question
    which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your mind prior to writing.
    I’ve had a difficult time clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts
    out there. I do enjoy writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually lost
    just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or hints?
    Many thanks!


    • Hi Antonio,

      I often start with a photo, and think about what it makes me feel. What’s special about it, if anything. Then I try to imagine myself in the picture, and usually that takes me down a path toward a poem. For stories, I outline my ideas, imagine the characters, imagine them in an exciting moment and thing about what they want, and then I write a rough draft living their exciting moment and helping them get what they want. I always know it’s a rough draft, and I try not to be too critical as I go. Then I go back over all the words, and think about whether or not they really convey what I’m trying to say, whether I used the best words.

      Those first 15 minutes of yours are probably essential time for you to organize your thoughts. I wouldn’t consider them lost, so much as time invested in a journey toward writing. I hope that answers your question.

      For some reason, your question was put in spam. I’m sorry it took awhile for me to find it.

      Happy Holidays!!



  3. Hey Brenda, I’ve had several emails disappear into the ether lately (I’m blaming Mercury retrograde!), so I want to check and see if you got the email with the pic and short bio and book description. Also, I need your mailing address to send you your copy of Toymakers.


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