Tag Archive: NaNoWriMo


Prayers and Thoughts & Action and Policy

Maples © Ellen Wade Beals, 2017

This won’t be a long post because I don’t have much to report. The news is dismal because there has been another mass shooting. I concur with today’s  Chicago Tribune editorial, “How to help prevent the next gun massacre,” which concludes: “Each mass shooting in America is its own terrible story that can’t be undone. …

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New winner, new books

Mums © Ellen Wade Beals, 2015

Hello there. Hope you have a bowlful of your favorite candy ready for the trick-and-treaters, and that you have plenty of leftovers, which you can then eat yourself when Halloween is over. Sugar high for everyone! Woo-hoo. Big congrats are in order. Solace in So Many Words contributor Joan Corwin is the winner of the …

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Overlook (a poem)


Who wants to hear a political opinion? Not me. Overloaded, I won’t add to the mix.  Which leaves me wondering what to post. I had something in mind but it’ll have to wait until next time. I’m hosting Thanksgiving and running out of time. I present you with my poem “Overlook,” which originally appeared in …

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Writing & submission info

Treed © Ellen Wade Beals, 2014

Hey there — howdy do. I know it’s been more than a week since I last checked in.  Happy November! November is a month when we are not supposed to shave but we are supposed to write a ton. I am sure you have heard of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Here’s a pithy article …

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