About Lynda McKinney Lambert

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WORDPRESS WEDNESDAY: Saturday Morning Trawling by author Lynda McKinney Lambert

The most amazing lady Patty Fletcher, has posted my Word Press Blog Article on her new venue – Word Press Wednesday. I am delighted to have one of my favorite little articles featured here on Campbell’s World. Thank you! This is a little gem in my treasure chest. Enjoy!

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Hello there again campbellsworld visitors.

I’m so very glad you could drop back into campbellsworld this morning.

We’re back with more great posts on this WordPress Wednesday, and now, for your reading pleasure author Lynda McKinney Lambert has just sent me a wonderful link for me to share with all of you.

If you visit this link, you’re sure to enjoy all you find there, and I hope if you do, you’ll be sure and let Lynda know from where you heard of her and her wonderful works.

Speaking of her work, don’t you dare forget to check out her books and art while you’re trawling round on her blog. You’re sure to catch many treasures if you do.

To see what I’m talking about please visit:  http://www.lyndalambert.com/saturday-morning-trawling/

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FOR GRANTED TO GRATITUDE.

I am re-blogging this message to SCAN-A-BLOG this morning. I like to SHARE the HAPPINESS of LIFE.
Thank you for this beautiful message.
Let’s all pay attention to the little glimpses and sounds of life all around us today.
Sight – Sound- Taste – Touch – BREATH –
Life is to live in awareness of the NUANCES.

MY DAILY STRUGGLES

Oftentimes, we fail to remember the things we should be grateful for in our lives. It’s human nature and we’re all guilty of it at some point. Typically, we tend to focus on our misfortunes, rather than counting our blessings. We take life for granted, forget how to live our lives to the fullest, as we should – with peace, love and contentment. We shouldn’t have to face a critical, life-threatening dilemma to realize and appreciate what we have. Unfortunately, it happens quite frequently, and when it does, that’s when regrets become present. They say the past is full of tears and the future is full of fears. I can surely relate as I have for many years however, I’ve learned to live in the present and make the best out of each day with the things in life that matter the most to me. It’s done me a world…

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#ShareYourRejection: I Received 330 Writing Rejections in One Year, and I’m So Happy About It

Rejections. We need them.

This article is a good perspective on the value of rejections for our writing submissions.

I view each rejection as a “NO” and I understand that each “NO” brings me one step closer to the “YES” I am aiming for.

Step out there and send your work out to the appropriate publications and see where you are after an entire year of sending work out.

Rejections are valuable to us – they bring us the publications we want if we keep on putting out our work.

For my first chapbook,

I sent out the manuscript to 13 publishers. 

During the year, it was rejected 12 times.  Finally, after exactly one year, the chapbook was accepted by a well-respected publisher and will be published later this year. I think of this as a “baker’s dozen.”  A dozen rejections plus one acceptance letter.  I am happy that the rejection was the final response to my 13 submissions.  I know the value of rejections. We need them.

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jay vera summerBy Jay Vera Summer

When I first began submitting to online literary magazines seven years ago, I had no idea how the process worked. I felt nervous and intimidated, and it took all of my courage to send something out. I’d submit to one publication, wait, think about the submission literally every day, and then feel dejected and possibly cry when I received a rejection weeks or months later.

Each time I saw a rejection in my inbox, I took it personally. I’d wonder if my writing was trash, if I should give up writing completely. It’d take me a few weeks to rebuild my confidence, then start the process all over, submitting my story or essay to another lit mag, then waiting. If three lit mags rejected something, I abandoned it, figuring the editors knew better than I did.

As some of you have probably guessed, I didn’t get…

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A Small Press, Don’t Stress: Why Size Doesn’t Matter

As I begin work with a small press that will publish my chapbook, _first snow_ I am ever so grateful for small presses and the joy of hearing that they want to publish my little book. I say, “YES.”

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SwetaSVikram_Author Headshot_BrevityMagBy Sweta Srivastava Vikram

A rhyming title for an essay, you must wonder. Full disclaimer: I am a poet at heart; the crossover to writing and publishing a novel has been transformative, and I wanted to share some things I learned.

I won’t lie; it’s been exciting, humbling and exhausting. The release of my 12th book (but debut U.S. novel) Louisiana Catch, a story that centers around a sexual abuse survivor from New Delhi, coincides with the #MeToo movement. It’s on U.K.’s The Asian Writer’s “Books to Read in 2018” list. Frankly, I don’t know what’s in store for the book, but I do know that I have enjoyed the whole process and realized a few things along the way, specifically as it relates to publishing via a small press.

The problem is you: The lack of gratitude. I have seen writers apologize for their small press partnerships…

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Coming soon – first snow Chapbook

 

first snow

 Lynda’s  Weather Report – first snow

 

A Letter to  Readers of  SCAN-A-BLOG

I am so pleased to let everyone know that my first chapbook,

first snow

is accepted for publication by Finishing Line Press

 

My chapbook is a wintry-themed collection of 30 poems.

 

My themes are:

nature – landscape

memory – passage of time

places & people

journeys – dreamscapes

 

 

Please enjoy 2  sample poems from the chapbook.

 

“Dream Sequence” # 4

In my dream

I climb upwards

on the ladder I stumbled upon

in the woods one afternoon.

Earth disappears

the ladder is unstable

“Keep it straight up,” I whisper.

“Keep your body centered. Stay poised.”

_

 

Photo: Lynda McKinney Lambert.
Bouquet of fresh flowers in a crystal vase.

 

 

“My Daughter Cut the Roses”

 

My daughter looked

at the bouquet of fresh roses

noticed two of them were drooping.

“Let me show you how to trim the roses

so they stay fresh and strong.” she said.

Her hands held the roses tenderly

One-by-one, trimmed off extra leaves

“These will make the water stink,” she said.

She found scissors in the drawer

put the roses in a bowl of tepid water

held each stem under water

sliced them all, diagonally –

“As I cut the rose under the water,

little bubbles of air come to the surface.

Now, when the rose inhales

it will only breathe water into it,

it won’t fill up with air.

The living water inside the stems

gives longer life to each rose.”

She carried the freshened flowers

In the tall glass vase

back to the center of the dining room table

darkest crimson buds, sunny yellow petals,

deep green fern leaves

and a frilly white carnation.

Finishing Line Press will send a Pre-publication announcement card for advance sales.

I am putting  together a list of friends who would like to received this invitation to buy the chapbook.

Finishing Line Press is a small specialty press.

The editors need to know in advance that at least

55 chapbooks will be sold at  $13.99.

 

While it feels uncomfortable for me

to ask you

to buy my chapbook,

I understand why a small press must know in advance

that the book sales will  justify  their  cost  of printing it.

 

 

I sincerely hope that you and your friends who love literature will want to be on my mailing list. The little book would be a really lovely holiday gift to send to friends on your personal list next Christmas!

MESSAGE ME

riverwoman@zoominternet.net

 

with your NAME and MAILING ADDRESS,

I will put you on the mailing list

to received the card.

Your response will let me know you want to be on my mailing list and that you would buy a chapbook. I’d certainly love to hear from you. Once I received your reply, I will have the publication announcement sent to you in early summer prior to publication.

 

Once the card arrives, you will have 2 weeks to order a chapbook

If you have friends who love literature and poetry, please send this message to them ASAP. I will be creating a mailing list and will include all who have sent me a response with your mailing information if you indicated you want to buy a book when you received the Pre-Publication Card.

 

The press run for the Chapbook

“will be determined by the SUCCESS or LACK THEREOF of advance sales.”

 

I will love knowing that my first chapbook, first snow, will be in your personal library or collection or that you chose to gift it to friends. This is an exciting new development in my writing life! Thank you, in advance, for your support of my poetry publication, first snow.

 

Lynda McKinney Lambert. Copyright 2019 All Rights Reserved.

Lynda’s Poems:  Click here to read more poems!

Read more of Lynda’s HOT PICKS Click here.

Listen to the Audio of “Weather Observations” and “Of Smoke & Mirrors,” on Wordgathering:  Listen now!

SHARE THE HAPPINESS.

Share this post with friends on Social Media.

I only ask that you share the entire article AND the copyright information.

I’ll See YOU at the Top!

 

 

Contact: Lynda McKinney Lambert

104 River Road

Ellwood City, PA

E-mail: riverwoman@zoominternet.net

AUTHOR’S CORNER: Introducing Donna W. Hill

Sharing the story of Donna W. Hill, a friend and fellow author.
My new copy of her book is right here on my desk. I am going to donate it to a middle-school in Kentucky, where my daughter, Ilsa Barry, is the librarian. It is a beautiful book!

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Donna-&-Mo-kneeling-by-pond-by-Rich-Hill-1.82mb002.JPGGood afternoon everyone.

Before I get into the afternoon’s work of outreach and networking, I’d like to just take a moment to properly introduce the latest member of the Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing family.

There will be much more to come from this totally talented lady, in the meantime, please if you would take a moment to get to know the lovely Donna W. Hill.

Donna W. Hill is an author, singer-songwriter, recording artist, speaker and avid knitter. She and her husband Rich live among the frogs and birds in Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains with Donna’s guide dog Mo (their 3-year-old yellow Lab) and Goofus, their rescued strawberry blonde tabby.

Her educator-recommended novel The Heart of Applebutter Hill is a high school mystery with excursions into fantasy for middle school and older readers. It was reviewed in Future Reflections and Word Gathering magazines and in local papers and TV, including by students of…

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Poetry Critiques during National Poetry Month

As we are closing in on the final days of National Poetry Month, I am sharing this delightful and insightful essay/poem by Alice Jane-Marie Massa today. I think you will bind it inspiring, hilarious and educational. Enjoy the day! Read a POEM.

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Poetic Day 24 of National Poetry Month:  April 24, 2019, Wednesday

With fireworks over Lake Michigan (near my townhouse) last evening and sunshine over the big lake (and through my windows) this morning, another poetic day has dawned.  Have you taken or given “The Poetry Challenge”–“Willow’s Poetry Challenge”?  If not, please read my post of April 23, Monday.  By the way, in that Monday post, “P.C.” may represent “Poetry Challenge” or “Poetically Correct.”

Should “P.C.” also stand for “Poetically Critiqued”?  Placing one’s poem in public–no matter the forum (blog, other online publication, magazine or journal, book, critique session, other literary meeting, open microphone session, poetry workshop, classroom, etc.)–opens the door to being critiqued.

The critique may range from a positive and easily accepted suggestion to a much too harsh negative comment, from an overly flowery compliment to an unfair criticism.  With such a broad spectrum of possibilities of shared perspectives…

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AUTHOR’S CORNER: Invitation to be a Guest on my Podcast and have Your Book Featured on my Blog Simultaneously | Ann Writes Inspiration

I am sharing the invitation to be a guest on Ann’s podcast and blog.
This is a special message for Authors.
Ann is now scheduling so don’t wait. Contact her to get more information on what she needs and how this might work for your book promotion.

Campbells World

Attention campbellsworld visitors and authors one and all!

I’d like to take a moment to remind you of author Ann-Harrison Barnes’ wonderfully generous invitation to all who wish to advertise their work in a personally unique way.

Ann tells me she’s already got guests lined up so don’t delay, contact her to reserve your spot today.

Thanks Ann for what you’re doing to help promote others.

As authors, creative artists and entrepreneurs, we often find it hard to stand out above the constant chatter on thee internet. If that sounds like you, I’d like to help you boost the visibility of your brand. My name is Ann Harrison-Barnes and I run a podcast called Inspirational Journeys. On my podcast I post…
— Read on annwritesinspiration.com/2019/04/23/invitation-to-be-a-guest-on-my-podcast-and-have-your-book-featured-on-my-blog-simultaneously/

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AUTHOR’S CORNER: ASpecial Announcement from author blogger Lynda McKinney Lambert

Blogger Patty L. Fletcher is the first to know about the prestigious award I received recently. I have not yet sent out official press releases but have been sitting on this news for some time. I wanted Patty to be the FIRST to know for she has been a wonderful friend. Thank you, Patty for your blog feature. I am re-blogging this to SAN-A-BLOG so that my readers now know about this awesome surprise I received.

Since I have retired from academia and no longer lecture across the country at conferences, I was never expecting something like this. But, God has always delighted in giving us special surprises when we least expect them. I am most grateful for this award at this time in my life.

Thank you to all of my friends who encourage me and inspire me every day. You have blessed my life in so many ways.

Campbells World

Good afternoon campbellsworld visitors.

We open today’s Author’s Corner with a special announcement from author blogger Lynda Mckinney Lambert.

I must say I’m rather proud to share the following Press Release here with you.

Press Release

From: Lynda McKinney lambert

Address: 104 River Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117

E-mail: riverwoman@zoominternet.net  Website: http://www.lyndalambert.com

Phone: ;724 758 4979

Topic:  2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award

The Marquis Who’s Who Publications Board has selected Ellwood City (PA) artist and author as the 2019 recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquise Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lambert is a retired professor of fine arts and humanities, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA.

Over the past 2 decades she was chosen as a Biographee for a number of publications including the following:

Who’s Who in America

Who’s Who in American Education

Who’s Who in the World

Who’s Who in American Woman

The 2019 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement…

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Definitions: Nonfiction’s Ugly Ducklings

I am sharing this excellent article on writing.
It is particular relevant to those who might be struggling with Writer’s Block. But, the advice here is useful for us all as we plug away at our writing day by day. Enjoy!

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bennettBy John Randolph Bennett

Definitions get a bum rap, probably because we all remember the clunkers we’ve seen (and perhaps written ourselves) in high school papers, superfluous definitions arriving with all the grace of a Zamboni machine blundering into the opening moments of a figure-skating competition.

You know the kind of definitions I’m talking about:

“Shakespeare’s play Macbeth is a tragedy. Merriam-Webster (Eleventh Edition) defines tragedy as: ‘1. A disastrous event. 2. A serious drama typically describing a conflict between the protagonist and a superior force (such as destiny) and having a sorrowful or disastrous conclusion that elicits pity or terror.’”

But definitions have their uses, not only in ensuring that the reader and the writer are both working from a common understanding of key terms, but also, in some cases, even aiding the writer with topic discovery and the organization of form.

Let’s dismiss the Zamboni stereotype right away…

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