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Article
Apr.30.2010
By Bev Walton-Porter There is a truism I've learned about writing, and here it is: you can still write what *you* want to write, but realize if you want to publish your work and have others read it, you have to learn your writing is a product. If the product -- your writing -- doesn't fit with what is going to sell in the marketplace, you'll never see it...
Poem
Apr.25.2010
Shadows of the Soul chapbook
Only the hollow halls sustain me,keep me from going mad in front ofall the mannequins stored snugly,almost smugly, within the crevicesof the mind I call my own. Like the road not taken (Frost)I have many; most are rotting, scaryjaunts that carry the visitorover decrepit wooden bridges, eachwith boards absent, grimacing like hoary hags. But yet, in these halls...
Poem
Apr.25.2010
Late in the deep of nightbehind shades of darknessMother Moon sits high on her throneclouds dangle low beneath her feet I watch her in silence, drenched in awegazing through a crescent-shaped windowpurifying myself in her luminous raysnaked and vulnerable in her light Whispers drift through the windowa humble supplication bent for the heavensanguished sobs...
Poem
Apr.25.2010
Shadows of the Soul chapbook
Friedrich Nietzscheonce noted sagely:"That which does not kill memakes me stronger." Beneath this supple fleshlies an adamant soulcaged in a frameworkof unyielding tenacity 
Poem
Apr.25.2010
Shadows of the Soul chapbook
Once, you were hereI have proof:bent photographsold cardsdried flowersyour pillowold sweaterstactile remnantslife evidenceYou were here…once.Weren't you?  
Article
Apr.25.2010
Inkwell Newswatch
Greetings and welcome to my first INscribe column for Inkwell Newswatch (IN). My name is Bev Walton-Porter and I've been a professional writer for over a decade. In this column, I will explore what it means to walk the path of the modern-day scribe. I'll discuss what it's like to be a 21st-century writer and what it takes to get your words published and...
Article
Apr.25.2010
Inkwell Newswatch
Last month we explored a list of what I consider the essential ingredients for writing success. This month, INscribe discusses the seven virtues every dedicated scribe – novice, intermediate or professional – should strive to attain in his or her writing life. Writing is often a lonely (and sometimes frustrating) endeavour, so do your best to keep the...
Article
Apr.25.2010
Inkwell Newswatch
Last month we explored the Seven Virtues every successful writer should have. In keeping with the theme of virtue and vice, this month, we examine the seven deadly sins every writer should avoid.  Lust It's okay to lust after the written word and to cherish the process of weaving sentences, paragraphs, and pages, but don't get overly attached to your work...