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Poetry Friday–Solstice Treasures…

Happy Poetry Friday and Happy Winter Solstice I have a menagerie of treasures to share today. I’ve been star gazing for about the last week, late at night and have taken in an abundance of stars via my window. I’m … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Fib and Picture Books

For Poetry Friday, I wrote a little fib in honor of the SCBWI-IL Conference –Prairie Writer’s and Illustrator’s Day that I’m attending tomorrow and been preparing for. It’s a very wee ditty, for my wee time that I had. And … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday: Halloween’s almost here…

Happy Poetry Friday! as Halloween is fast approaching I’m sharing a Halloween inspired poem-story, and art to wet your appetite. Wishing all a spoooooky fun-filled Halloween!   WIRY WINNEY RIDES AGAIN Wiry Winney whirled through the town, haunting all children … Continue reading

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#Inktober day 18, 2017, haiku, & WIP

preparations on their way, hurry halloweens here for just one day! © 2017 Michelle Kogan

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#Inktober Day 11 study for #picture book & haiku

beware the autumn hand, it holds secrets only disclosed in books … ©2017 Michelle Kogan

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Day 28 of the 2017 Kidlitosphere Progressive Poem, Poetry Friday & #NaPoWriMo–Oh my!

  It’s Poetry Friday, and the annual Progressive Poem, that began way back on April 1st, has landed at my port. Irene Latham began the Progressive Poem, in 2012.  Which begins each year April 1st and and runs through April 30th. The Poetry Friday community and all … Continue reading

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#NaPoWriMo Day 23, #watercolor, #poems, #picturebooks

Growing Poetry   To write each day far from a chore, will open up magical doors.   To read, to think, is like one’s breath– Ideas sprout and scenes are set.   Attend your tool. carve out your time, plant … Continue reading

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Story & quick sketch for the 6th Annual Halloweensie Contest 2016

Susanna Leonard Hill is once again hosting her Annual halloweensie Writing Contest, it’s the 6th this year. For the story we had to include these three words: moon, ghost, and spider. Our stories also have to appeal to kids and … Continue reading

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#Inktober2016 Day 14 WIP

WIP, early inking of a picture book illustration.

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Valentiny Story and Illustration

Here’s my story for the 1st Annual Valentiny Writing Contest, graciously hosted and organized by Susanna Leonard Hill. The challenge: Write a Valentiny story for children 12 years and under, including a grumpy character, and having no more then 214 words, (not including … Continue reading

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