Author Archives: DrEMiller

About DrEMiller

K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.

Guest Writer Spot – With A Difference

Originally posted on esthernewtonblog:
This week’s Guest Writer Spot brings you something a little different. As many of you know, I like to support other writers and writing institutions in any way I can. Over recent times, I’ve got to…

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The 10-day class called Introduction to Poetry is finally over. Until I take another class, I can catch my breath. For me, although the course was fun, it was extremely time-consuming. Perhaps because of that, I realize now that I … Continue reading

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Introduction to Poetry: Day 10

Day 10 Prompt: the Future Suggested form: Sonnet To a poet, the writing of a sonnet undoubtedly comes more easily than it can for me.  It has been fifty years since last I tried my hand at writing a sonnet. … Continue reading

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Markets For Writers

Originally posted on esthernewtonblog:
Here’s a short story competition for all those of you who are off on holiday, working on longer works, haven’t the time to compose a lengthy short story or who just simply enjoy the shorter story.…

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My Top Twenty Websites for Writers

Originally posted on COW PASTURE CHRONICLES:
Photo: courtesy of I don’t know about you, but I rely on the expertise of other writers and bloggers. I have collected an array of blogs that are my go-to resources for writing…

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Getting more Readers to read your Posts (2 min read)

Originally posted on The Millionaire's Digest:
? Get right to the point and keep postings short. Don’t forget that your attention span of your audience is very short. In your posts, answer questions, including who, what, where, when, why and…

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Into to Poetry: Day 9

For Day 9 of Intro to Poetry, the prompt or topic to address is “landscape.” The poetic device suggested is apostrophe. An apostrophe is like a passage directed at a specific person or thing. The poet speaks directly to Harry or … Continue reading

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Intro to Poetry: Day 8

For Day 8 of Intro to Poetry, the topic is Pleasure. The device to employ is either anaphora or epistrophe. Both involve word repetition–anaphora at the beginning of lines, epistrophe at the end of lines.  In the poem below, I … Continue reading

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Intro to Poetry: Day 7

Topic: Flavor Suggested form: Found Poetry Today is one with little time left for personal pursuits. Found Poetry, or recreating words, phrases, sentences, verse lines from one or many available sources to create a new poem using these, … well, … Continue reading

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Note to Self:

So while the power was out–yet again!–there was time to finish a piece started days ago.  As I sat on the upstairs balcony one day with the sky sprinkling some water our way, I was inspired by the view of … Continue reading

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