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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...

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

:bulletblue:I am a person that is striving to become a better individual through the study of literature, through the love of friends, and through the scorn of enemies.

:bulletblue:I am the Head instructor at Thompson's Karate Studio, a mix of select types of martial arts developed upon a Tae kwon Do base.

:bulletblue:I am a poet, a prosist, a writer, and an author.

:bulletblue:I love to teach

:bulletblue:I most likely care about what you think.

: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: I may be old, I may be young.

Below are some tutorials I have written

: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 run the following clubs Writers-Club, PoetsClub, and the GuildofWriters

Please take a look into each and see what they have to offer.

Current Residence: Mercersburg
Favourite genre of music: anything really
MP3 player of choice: iPod nano 4g
Personal Quote: sometimes there are no words for love, only ones eyes can relate such an emotion
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.

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: My cats scratching
  • Reading: this journal
  • Watching: nothing
  • Playing: nothing yet
  • Eating: your thoughts
  • Drinking: nothing, but I'm thirsty.


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SilverInkblot 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the devWatch :D
Mattiello 16 hours ago  Professional Writer
Absolutely warranted. :D You're welcome.
thetaoofchaos 6 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Mattiello 6 days ago  Professional Writer
Not a problem.
Thank you SOOOO much for all you do/have done for #Writers-Club!! I appreciate all you've done and am forever grateful you didn't let it slip into oblivion while I was gone.
Mattiello Sep 28, 2013  Professional Writer
Almost but not quite.  :D
WaywardGypsy Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for the fave Mr. Sturm
Mattiello Nov 27, 2012  Professional Writer
You are quite welcome.
Thank you for the fave :meow:
Mattiello Nov 25, 2012  Professional Writer
You're welcome!
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