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3 REASONS TO USE SLANT RHYME IN YOUR POETRY

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Slant rhyme or half rhyme, sometimes called near rhyme or imperfect rhyme are words that come close to rhyming, but they really don’t rhyme. (Said / regret, or find / friend.)             Emily Dickinson is best known for her use of slant rhyme. They are a common characteristic of her poetry as is her unconventional punctuation.              I will admit, my original thoughts about slant rhyme were confining. I was under the impression that Dickinson (and others) used slant rhyming merely to increase the possibilities of word choice. This, in turn, would allow the poet greater flexibility and increase his/her ability to convey meaning.             In searching the internet for thoughts on the advantages of slant rhyme usage I came across a site, www.Chegg.com. In their definition of slant rhyme the author states, “Many poets use slant rhyme to introduce an element of the unexpected and prompt their readers to pay closer attention to words themselves rather than the sounds of the words.…

THE EXCITING, HOLLYWOOD-STYLE DEAL MASTER MOVIE/BOOK TRAILER IS READY FOR YOU TO WATCH!

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Novels, if they are well written, are exciting emotional grabbers. Movies, if they are well made, can be an exhilarating ride on an emotional rollercoaster. When you can put the two together, you have a dynamic duo that will and can support and enhance each other, offering the viewer twice the impact and twice the emotional effect.
I am pleased and excited to announce to my blog readers that the book trailer for my mystery/thriller The Deal Master is hot off the press and ready to be viewed. Here it is. I hope you like it!



The trailer was produced by the award-winning team of Nikki Gold Farren and Gerard  Bianco Jr. and their production team at Rare View Films. https://www.facebook.com/RareViewFilms Along with films, Rare View Films also produces music videos, and they are now in the process of producing a comedy web series titled, Method or Madness. Be sure to watch for it.
The movie includes a cast and crew from around the globe. It was directed and …

OUTLINING – THE KEY TO, OR THE DEATH OF SPONTANEITY?

Ever read a novel that starts out like a house on fire, has a middle that keeps you turning pages, but then falls off at the end like a herd of buffalo stampeding off a cliff?
Ever watch a movie that begins like a blockbuster and then falls flat with a clichéd ending that you've seen a hundred times in bad “B” movies?
I’m convinced this happens because the authors of these books and films did not use a well–planned outline when creating their stories—one that will ensure a chart-buster ending.
Imagine an archer randomly shooting an arrow into the air in hopes that it will somehow hit a bull's-eye somewhere. Outlining a story from beginning to end will guarantee that you will hit your target every time.
Not using an outline to write your story is like a doctor saying, “Oh, we won’t take X-rays, we’ll just start at the head and keep cutting until we find the problem.”
Writing a short story or a novel is tough enough without having to stop in the middle to wonder where you’re go…