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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...



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
Thankyou for giving me inspiration to write haikus!
Sat May 23, 2009, 7:26 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.

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Journal Entry: Sun Apr 20, 2014, 5:04 PM

Guess what!  Because a certain someone was more than kind enough to donate a subscription to me for flyin' friggin' 3 months, I can now you my journal skin again!  Isn't :iconthekrimzondemon: awesome?!

Speaking of the devil/demon (pun totally intended), he brought up an interesting point via compliment that got me thinking.  It's true that I love to write poetry and short stories, along with dabbling in some of the visual arts, but a lot of people seem to find my tutorials useful.  

My most recent, Flashbulb Poetry: How to Write , is completely conceptual in essence but practical in technique and...well...practice.  :lol:  

Please, do take a look and let me know what you think. 

But the point is that perhaps that is where I'm most needed on here? I've already received my BA from Penn State (WE ARE!) a while back and will finish my certification for secondary ed in the same within a year (I have 5 classes this summer, though - fml).  And I'll have my Masters soon after because I'm already taking some of those classes while completing my certification.  

I have to tell you: I love to teach. I've taught martial arts for years. I've guest taught at a private school near my residence. I've taught at a writer's camp. I've hosted workshops, readings, contest, etc. I've edited zines. I've published my work traditionally and non-traditionally. 

I love English.  Like a lot of you in this wonderful community. But, like I said, I also love to teach - hence the obvious connection to the teaching and the tutorial-writing.  Now, I love to write essays.  I love to critically analyze things (probably why the girls always end up leaving - lol). 

So, that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to continue to post some of my poetry and maybe a short story when I get around to it, but I'm definitely going to write some tutorials. 

Now, all I need are some suggestions.  Go ahead and leave a comment stating what tutorials you want to see.  And get your peeps (Happy Easter) to respond to this journal too!

Pace.  JLMS

:star:  Continued Challenge

I've sent this challenge to my friends Facebook, Twitter, and DeviantArt.

My NaPoWriMo challenge: I didn't event think about this 'til now, but I think we can all catch up. (It's a week late, but the posts will be so small it shouldn't be too much of a bother.) 

During the month of April, let's celebrate the art of poetry through your clever writing. Every day, post a small piece newly created poetry on your twitter account. With characters at a minimum, this can be moderately challenging since your words will still have to have the desired impact you wish. Even if you don't write much poetry, this is the challenge you need; writing poetry will help to broaden your knowledge and create more experiences to draw upon, not to mention the practice you'll get. I've already started, so take a look here: 

Twitter Account: Example

Btw, follow me so I can follow your progress! Oh, and go ahead and comment with links to your post so that everyone can see your awesome abilities.

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Rainstorm1000 11 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you fur the fav ^w^
Mattiello 9 hours ago  Professional Writer
You're welcome!
TwilightPoetess 15 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconheartglompplz: Thank you!
Mattiello 14 hours ago  Professional Writer
You're welcome again. :D
thetaoofchaos 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the support.
Mattiello 4 days ago  Professional Writer
You are rather welcome. Keep up the awesome work?
thetaoofchaos 4 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
That's very kind of you. I'll certainly keep trying!
Mattiello 3 days ago  Professional Writer
BlackBowfin Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hey and hello there.  Thank you for faving Our Weight and Ropes.  It's much appreciated.
Mattiello 4 days ago  Professional Writer
You are welcome!
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