Happy Birthday, Emily Dickinson!

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Happy birthday, Emily! The poet was born on this day, December 10, in 1830.

I have recently gotten into the comedy/drama about Emily Dickinson, Dickinson, on Apple TV. It starts with Emily as a teenager, but showcases her life with modern vernacular. It’s an interesting and humorous take on an eccentric writer who had a penchant for white dresses, solitude, and writing poems on wrapping paper.

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I was introduced to Emily Dickinson by way of 10th-grade English class. Her poem If You Were Coming in the Fall grabbed me, and never let go. I can still recite it from memory if you woke me up at 3am, and asked me to.

I especially like Emily’s “dry rhyme.” That’s rhyming that isn’t as sing-song as traditional rhyme. For example, many poets pair words such as, “day/way, lay/say, right/sight.” Ms. Dickinson would pair words together, like “day/why, bother/utter, green/seem.” You get the idea.

Here it is:

If You Were Coming in the Fall

By Emily Dickinson

If you were coming in the fall,
I’d brush the summer by
With half a smile and half a spurn,
As housewives do a fly.If I could see you in a year,
I’d wind the months in balls,
And put them each in separate drawers,
Until their time befalls.

If only centuries delayed,
I’d count them on my hand,
Subtracting till my fingers dropped
Into Van Diemens land.

If certain, when this life was out,
That yours and mine should be,
I’d toss it yonder like a rind,
And taste eternity.

But now, all ignorant of the length
Of time’s uncertain wing,
It goads me, like the goblin bee,
That will not state its sting.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Save the Date: Sean’s Biweekly Coffeeshop Book Swap

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What: Sean’s Biweekly Book Swap

Where: Starbucks, Lakepointe Towne Crossing, 721 Hebron Pkwy Suite #101, Lewisville, TX

When: Saturday, December 14, 2019. 10 – 11:30am.

Come on out to my book swap at Starbucks! Bring me a book, and you’ll get one of my books. No joke. It’s a win-win setup: you get introduced to my writing, and I get a book to enjoy, too.

I’ve written books in just about every genre: children’s, young adult, thriller, science fiction. So yes, bring the kiddies! They can swap a book for one of my children’s books.

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Feel free to chat with me, too, and have a cuppa Joe.

Stipulations

I reserve the right to refuse books that fall into the first 2 categories.

  1. All books must be in decent condition. Don’t bring books to trade that are headed for the trash heap with missing covers, loose spines, horribly dog-eared pages, faded ink, etc. No books stolen from the library, either!
  2. Leave the controversial stuff at home. I won’t consider anything with zealous religion, politics, racist rhetoric or gratuitous sex in it. Warning: I will throw books like Mein Kampf, Dianetics, 50 Shades of Greyand Portnoy’s Complainton the floor and pour cappuccino on them. Self-help or how-to books don’t fall into this category, but I want fiction and non-fiction books.
  3. There is a 2-book maximum per visit. Don’t bring in a pile of books to swap for all of mine to take away, and people who come later get absolutely nothing. Everyone gets a fair shot. Let’s be considerate of others!
  4. First come, first serve. No reserving books in advance. You must physically come to the coffeeshop to swap books.

Helpful hints

I am partial to the following fiction authors: Stephen King, VC Andrews, and Toni Morrison. You can never go wrong with those. But I am always open to trying new books. Biographies or autobiographies are good choices, too. So bring them on! If you’re unable to make these events, all my books are available on Amazon: https://seanarchy.wordpress.com/2018/04/14/the-sean-c-wright-bookshelf/

See you there! It will be fun.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Lady Rougepen Says: Flash ‘Em

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Not ready to commit to writing a novel yet, or does the concept scare the socks off you? Try flash fiction. Flash fiction is a short, short story – sometimes only 100 words long. It’s a short, sweet way to strengthen the writing muscle, and to ease into writing plot lines.
I must confess: I have gotten addicted to this writing exercise, this year. Click here for all my flash fiction stories.

Honey Riley: A Cozy Autumn Read

My novella, Honey Riley, is the ideal read for a crisp autumn day with a warm drink and a fuzzy throw covering your lap…

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The Knowing came that Indian summer. Honey’s head ached and her limbs tingled. . .

Honey Riley, born of violence, inherits the precious gift of clairvoyance. Her extraordinary talent keeps others from harm, but can’t protect her or the ones she loves from tragedy. Even though her heroic life often smacks of pain, Honey unselfishly remains loyal to her sixth sense in her 75-year journey. . .

Genre: Supernatural

Length: 73 pages

Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Only $1.99 in ebook form. Get the book here.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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Appreciate Ya!

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I just wanted to take a moment to thank all my followers. I have met some wonderfully talented bloggers on here. Keep on doing what you do!

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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3rd Annual Fort Worth Book Fest

I had a good time and made quite a few contacts at the 3rd Annual Fort Worth Book fest on Saturday, October 12. I won a little something-something in a raffle, too! There were some other really nice booths there. The pictures speak for themselves!

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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3rd Annual Fort Worth BookFest

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Save the date for this October 12 book fair, from 11am – 4pm at Maddox-Muse Center in Fort Worth! I will have a booth here, and would love for you to stop by if you’re a Dallas-Ft. Worth resident. No pressure to buy my books, just come by to say hello. Hope to see you there!

If you can’t make it to the fair, but would like one of my books, visit my virtual bookshelf here.

Sean C. Wright is the author of 8 books. For more information about her writing skills and how she can assist you with yours–business or consumer–visit https://seanarchy.wordpress.com.

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I’m pleased to announce the release of my 8th book, Skoll’s Diary.

Africans and African Americans left Earth in 1900, and went to another planet in The Milky Way to escape mistreatment…

It’s now the year 3005 on that terraformed planet. We get a peek into the life of a bright and sensitive teenaged boy, Skoll, through his journal. He loves his world, but is curious about life on Earth. Then suddenly, an epic event casts him in the middle of a difficult decision.  The fate of the planet’s community is in his hands.

Get the book here. I’d appreciate your leaving a review if you read it. Thanks in advance!

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