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You're first paragraph is a wonderful lead-in or introduction to the first Haiku stanza. I didn't find many problems with this piece, b...



This shout box totally sucks
Fri Jun 19, 2015, 2:35 PM
Fri Feb 11, 2011, 11:15 AM
hello there
Tue Jan 26, 2010, 1:13 PM
Wed Oct 7, 2009, 10:49 AM
Sat Aug 29, 2009, 9:48 AM
Almost 10:00 PM. No contest results yet.
Mon Jun 22, 2009, 6:48 PM
Angels and Demons was so good.
Sun Jun 14, 2009, 6:40 PM
Thank u very much for adding me to y6ur favs. I appreciate your unique style of writtin.
Sun Jun 14, 2009, 4:23 PM
:cookie: and :cheese: = the cornerstone of any nutritious meal. :D
Sat Jun 13, 2009, 12:16 PM
So is the judging for the contest on June 5th, or is that just the deadline?
Mon Jun 1, 2009, 4:18 PM


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Joseph L.M. Sturm
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
Who am I?

:bulletblue: Every link I've given to you describes me.
:bulletblue:I am a writer and author of poetry and prose
:bulletblue:I love to teach!
:bulletblue: Fairness is Equality. I'm opinionated but exceptionally reasonable
:bulletblue:I will welcome links to deviations that need critiqued. I ask only that you review your submission before you ask me to critique it. I don't critique rough drafts.
:bulletblue: Forever young

Below are some tutorials I have written
:bulletred: Flashbulb Poetry: How to Write
:bulletred: Colons, Semicolons, and Hyphens
:bulletred: Apostrophes: Two commandments
:bulletred: How to Write Villanelles.
:bulletred: How to Create Visual Poetry
:bulletred: The Acrostic Haiku.

I no longer run clubs. I'm just a community dude.

Seriously. Remember one thing: never revel in ignorance.

New and Moderately Kool

Journal Entry: Thu May 1, 2014, 2:49 PM

Quick Update  

I've been more than crazy busy.  I teach eight classes at a placement facility and am finishing up my Secondary Ed Cert as an Intern.  So much more to that, but there really isn't any point in actually boring any of you fine people.  

Important Stuff

I've finally finished one of my children's book.  You'll see that it's more of a early chapter book than anything else, but it is meant to have pictures.  I'm hoping that an agent will eventually like the story enough to take it on, so enjoy it for now.  If you have any kids, test this on them an let me know your thoughts!  I'm sure it won't scar them all that much. :D  And if you are still a kid at heart, then let me know all the same!   

Billy Bean and the Snapping Backpack    Joseph L.M. Sturm
    Billy Bean and the Snapping Backpack
    Good Night Billy
    Billy Bean was a lot like a jumping bean. He ran everywhere, and when he couldn’t run, his feet were still jumping. He loved his cat, Whiskers, the galaxy of stars in his room, the pile of dirty clothes he used as a landing zone, and – above all – he loved his backpack. It held anything and everything. Billy Bean had everything in his blue backpack: textbooks, notebooks, pens, pencils, folders, a blue and white lunchbox, and his emergency phone that even had some really cool apps on it. Billy Bean’s backpack was very full when he went to school but never before that.
    “Billy!” yelled his mom in frustration while standing in the middle of his room, “I’ve told you all day to get your backpack ready for school

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Should I keep my current name or change it to my actual name (Joseph LM Sturm)? 

8 deviants said FOREVER MATTIELLO :excited:
1 deviant said Change it to (leave stupendous name idea in a comment)
No deviants said Change it!


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Des-Laids-Des-Laids Featured By Owner 1 hour ago   General Artist
Thanks for the fav! :)
ShihSnTz Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fa! :) It is greatly appreciated.
Mattiello Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Writer
You're quite welcome!
HugQueen Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014   Writer
Thank you very, very much for the favorite. :rose:
Mattiello Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Writer
Rather welcome. :D
HugQueen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014   Writer
analillithbar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconthankyoujump::iconthankyoujump1::iconthankyoujump2: :iconfavouriteplz:
TheseKrimzonFlames Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
Happy birthday, you two-bit hooker. :B
Mattiello Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Professional Writer
Hey now. I'm worth at least 3 bits, you know.  Geesh. :facepalm:  

Anyway, thanks! lol
TheseKrimzonFlames Featured By Owner May 22, 2014
Nope, word is 2. :B
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