Lani's Blog

Vote for My Story in the Sledgehammer Contest

For the second year in a row, I signed up for the Sledgehammer Writing Contest here in Portland, and I need you to vote for the Readers' Choice Award.

Sledgehammer starts off with a scavenger hunt,

Super Duper Lucky

Last Saturday, Roger and I took our young friend, Leela, to see Madeline and the Gypsies at NW Children's Theater.

Final Day of NaPoWriMo

It's April 30, and I've posted more poems this month than I ever thought possible. The challenge stretched me creatively, and I'm looking at language in new ways.

More than Halfway through the Challenge

Today is Day 18 of the NaPoWriMo Challenge. One month to write a poem a day. Since my last blog, we've taken on a couple of poetic forms I didn't know - the tanka and the cleave.

End of Week One of the Poem a Day Challenge

and I'm having the time of my life. Thanks to both readwritepoem and Poetic Asides for the great prompts.

Words in poems can be ambiguous, sometimes purposefully ambiguous. In my prose, I try to take great care to make my meaning clear, and I'll rework a phrase or substitute a word here and there until I'm sure that the reader will take away what I intend. In my poetry I sometimes expect my words to work over-time and provide several levels of meaning.

When I write prose, I use the computer almost exclusively.