Poetry and personal blog – Spilling my guts to strangers

Days Cover 2(10/13/2012 –  This ebook is no longer available as a free download. But for $0.99 at Amazon.com or  Smashwords, it is still a great bargain! The commentary [but not the poetry] has undergone revisions and the wonderful illustrations by CJ Tittle have been removed.)

I had no idea when I took part in National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo) this past April that it was going to be fun, educational, cathartic, inspirational, and tremendously fulfilling. But it was–so much so that I decided to compile the poems posted on the blog that month into an ebook called “30 Poems, 30 Days: Inside a Poet’s Mind,” with illustrations by blogging friend and amazing artist CJ Tittle.

In addition to the poems, I added never-before-seen commentary explaining my thoughts on each of them, such as what led me to write them and my interpretations. I think it provides some insight into the creative process and how it relates to just being human.

That’s a great value for free, so please, download and enjoy. Share the ebook with family, friends, and anyone you think would be interested. Click here for the pdf or here for the mobi file for Kindle and other ebook readers. [Added 10-9-2011: “30 Poems 30 Days” is now available as a free download in various formats at Smashwords.]

Now that I know how to make a Kindle ebook, could an ebook with original poems be far behind?

Stay tuned!

© Sweepy Jean and Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World, 2011

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Comments on: "Free Ebook: “30 Poems, 30 Days”" (42)

  1. Very cool, SJ! Go for it!

  2. Congratulations Sweepy jean, downloading your book right now 🙂

  3. Brilliant stuff My sweepster now tell me how??? lol

    cheers Gorgeous

  4. It turned out so wonderfully SJ! My first stint at ebook illustration. Now I can add it to the list of things I’ve drawn or painted on :D. The added text to the poetry is great to enhance the reading.

    Congratulations SJ!
    ~cath xo

  5. You are amazing my dear! This looks so exciting, can’t wait to read it.

  6. Adriene: congrats on doing this. You should charge something. I know I’d pay for it!!

    Mazel tov and looking forward to an ebook of original work too.

  7. Well done, Adriene! I am especially struck by the last line in your Foreword – about poetry being a “saving grace.” That’s EXACTLY what I wrote in a poem a number of years ago! It’s certainly true for me. I’ll share the poem with you when I can find where I saved it.

  8. Congrats! I wrote the first half of my novel in NANO-what a month. I commend your efforts for sticking it out, and for compiling and sharing. I am new to poetry but I like playing. Looking forward to reading.

  9. congratulations..will check on it right now.

  10. I will be anxiously awaiting. Hope you’re having a lovely week 😉

  11. Penelope J. said:

    Thanks for sharing this gift of your poetry. Have not read all as yet as I want to peruse them carefully. However, “Redness”, “Insomnia”, “Moving Day” already stand out in my mind. You’re a great poet and I’m honored to be in the same online group as you. Cathy’s illustrations are wonderful, as always.

  12. Love that Sweepy! Heartiest Congratulations to you and am downloading it right now. And no original poems e-book cannot be too far! I think I actually remember the time you went for this poetry session… Wow – we’ve been cyber friends for a while : )

  13. What a great idea. Downloading your book for sure 🙂 ~blessings

  14. What a wonderful idea Sweepy! I can’t wait to read it. Looking forward to seeing your motivations and the illustrations. You’re giving me poetic food for thought. 🙂

    http://lyricfire.typepad.com/lyric-fire/2011/09/lyric-fire-look-at-my-fabulous-life-episode-6-.html

  15. I have read and reread and will read it again. I do not know the technical terms or the type of poetry and i am not sure what my poetry is some have called it cowboy poetry, i don’t know. so reading your eBook i am learning. thank you for teaching this old boy some thing. god bless and good luck with it he eBook. keep writing

  16. Great idea! Know what’s funny? I did this 2 years ago in March. Then found out about April being poetry month. I was bummed, but still turned out some great poems. I’ve a feeling I want to do this again in 2012.

  17. This should be delightful. Looking forward to reading it!

  18. Congratulations! Kudos both on the writing of the poems and your bravery in sharing them.

  19. That’s really very noble of you. And generous!

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