Announcing – Mailbox Eulogies

The Mailbox Eulogies Newsletter has arrived!

You know that old saying, slow and steady wins the race?

It’s taken a few weeks to iron out the kinks and devise a plan to move forward with the newsletter I spoke about before. Considering the complicated nature of what I do and how I envisioned this to roll out, it was necessary to take things one step at a time. With luck, this approach will be enjoyable for everyone.

While between book projects, I’ve developed the proposed newsletter templates, sign ups, and all the fun things that need finalizing before the launch.

The day has come to release Mailbox Eulogies upon the world. I hope you’re just as excited for it as I am. If you’re anxious to sign up, feel free to jump to the bottom of this post or click here.

Here’s a rundown of what’s available:

Subscribers choose what they want to receive and can update their preferences at any time.

  • Everything (all listed below)
  • Important news, like book releases only.
  •  Poetry Newsletter
    • Updates
    • Curated Poems/Books
    • Poetry Advice Column
    • Poem & Prompt
    • Poet Interviews
    • Book Reviews
  • Fiction Newsletter:
    • Updates
    • Fiction Advice Column
    • Snippet from current WIP
    • Author interviews
    • Book Reviews
    • Cover Reveals
  • Depending on preferences, subscribers will receive an exclusive digital chapbook and/or an erotic romance short once they are ready to be released. Once they are released, new subscribers will receive them immediately.

What about the course?

I’m glad you asked! This is in the works right now. I’m hashing out the number of “days” required to cover each course: Online Presence, Plotting & Research, Writing, and Self-Publishing. This might take some time because I want to release courses for “registration” once they’re completed. So stay tuned on that.

MailerLite

Starving

I want you
to remember
one very
important
thing:
our souls
are starving.

© Sarah Doughty

As we reflect upon World Poetry Day, I want you to remember one very important thing: our souls are starving. We crave that next brush of lips, that taste of life. We crave love and understanding. As writers, musicians, and artists, we’re starving, too.

We feel so much, experience an overwhelming range of ugliness and beauty, horror and joy, all rolled into one picture. And we share it. By expressing ourselves and releasing our lifeblood into the world, we’re filling our lives with riches. It’s not material possessions or money that counts.

It’s that human connection. From our souls to yours, and back again, we connect on a metaphysical level. You fill us with gratitude, honor, and humbled adoration with every word you read, note you hear, or stroke of paint your eyes follow. You bring out the best in us, and in turn, we are eternally grateful.

This is why we do what we do. Not just because we must, but because you benefit from it as well.


This piece came to me in retrospect to World Poetry Day and I shared it on Instagram, but it didn’t feel right to not share it here as well. I am grateful for each and every one of my readers — those of you that visit my site every day, the ones that have graciously read my books, the ones that never fail to leave a kind comment. You help reiterate that I made the right decision to share my love for words and I hope that continues.

P.S. I realize that this makes the fourth “extra” post this week, so please forgive me.

P.S.S. Subscriptions to Mailbox Eulogies are pouring in (thank you!), so be sure to join before the first issue is released in about two weeks.

Masks-Introducing New Sudden Denouement Member Sarah Doughty

I’m so pleased to see this. I’ve been welcomed with open arms.

Sudden Denouement Literary Collective

I’m not fooled by that mask of delicious perfection covering false pretenses, the façade of beauty with that devilish intention beneath. Your eyes give you away, like a wolf masquerading around in an innocent, irresistible skin. But I know better. You’re ready to devour every last bit of liquid fire coursing through my veins, leaving behind a scorched landscape, only to pour it all back into me. And as I bear the brand of your name across my steaming bones, every inch of my skin will pulse like a drum with every pound of my heart, begging for more. And I can’t bring myself to care.


Sarah Doughty is the wordsmith behind her website, Heartstring Eulogies, author of The Silence Between Moonbeams, her poetry chapbook, and the acclaimed Earthen Witch universe, a collection of novels and novellas, all offered for free (https://thesarahdoughty.wordpress.com/useful-links/). To learn more about Sarah…

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Eloquence In A Question #1

This will be the first of, hopefully, a series of insightful question/discussion posts.

Here’s how it works: Have a look at the question, read my answer, and then do one or both of the following: tell me your response to the same question, respond to my answer with thoughts of your own.

Question:

How does it feel when your muse runs his fingers through your hair, resting his palms bare on your crown?

Answer:

My muse is androgynous, taking on the form of whatever is necessary to fulfill the task. But when it comes out, it’s a rather strange feeling. It’s like my thoughts cease and words begin to form in response to some form of stimulation (one or more of the five senses, sometimes including synaesthesia). When I’m writing my fiction, I transcend myself and become whoever it is I’m narrating. It’s freeing and relaxing, and it is definitely something that I cannot live without.

How about you?

Stay tuned for the next question.