I am a 62 year old woman who already knows everything. And I'm a bit cocky and my daughter tells me that I am ornery. That is what getting old does to you. I just had my second open heart surgery and have been dealing with coronary artery heart disease for 16 years. I've lived a lot so have a lot to write about. Began writing in the early 1980's. Have my first book at the publisher's now, waiting for "mo' money" to complete the process. I'm a tough reviewer but it will be honest.
Type of Writer
I rarely write fiction. My poetry and short stories are about things I have experienced, see and that emotionally moved me.
It's according to what i am writing about. Each poem directs me to rather it should be rhyming, free verse, long or short.
Watching my grandchildren grow and in November, my first great-grandchild is due. I am involved in the leadership of my church, a Deacon, sing in the choir (not all that well) and involved in other aspects.
I write and review mostly poetry. Occasionally I will write or review s short story.
I read constantly in my youth and young adulthood but rarely read a book other than a book of poetry now. Two favorites are: "Listen to the Warm" by Rod McKuen and "Crimson Whispers" by Susan Stumpf
Edgar Allen Poe, Stephen King. And many more.
Edgar Allen Poe, Rod McKuen, Susan Stumpf.
"Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-frought heart, and bids it break."
1950's, 1960's, 1980's. I'm lost in the 60's. . .
"Casablanca", "Out of Africa", "Titanic" and many more.