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Program description/goal: 

Description: To help participants use all features of text editing and advanced formatting for poetry. Recording sound. Anything else you would like to ask about.

Leader: weirdelf (Jess)

Level of expertise: Open to all

Subject matter: This will be a highly proactive workshop. Each participant will let me know what you need information about and I will answer directly, refer you to one of the excellent tutorials on YouTube or arrange a time to meet in chat or via Skype to guide you through complex issues.

Anything at all that is giving you problems tech-wise, just drop in and ask. If I don't know the answer I will find out.

Length: 
30 days
Number of participants (limit): 
20 people
Skill level: 
Date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Comments

my recordings are never clear as yours though I use a quality headphones. Any suggestions?

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including microphone type, how you use it, computer and software.

cheers,
Jess
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There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

an 'Acer' laptop and 'Sony' headphones. I used to work on SoundCloud as an online recording site.

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a built in microphone or are you using the laptop's microphone?
Make sure you are using the mic in the headphones, if you are using the mic in the laptop it would explain the lack of clarity as extraneous noises will be recorded.
The way to check is: look at bottom right of screen on the Task Bar. There is an icon that looks like a speaker. Right click, click on recording devices and make sure the microphone in your headset is selected. You have to click "Set Default" to make sure it stays there.
If this doesn't fix it we need to talk in Neopoet chat or free on Skype to go through it systematically,

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

have a built in mic. and I did as you directed.
They do work, but not as efficient as I wished.
I shall try another ones. But wanted you to know
that I appreciate your help. Thank you.

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Let's make a Time Zone compatible time to chat on Skype or Neopoet chat about this.
In the meantime get Audacity
http://audacityteam.org/download/windows
I can use it to make my voice sound like Tom Jones or Nick Cave [grins]
It is free and quite intuitive.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

this is really great. The sound's very clear, but I don't think it is possible to transfer it to the site

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Just go to
http://audacityteam.org/download/windows
and get the Lame download.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

I've never heard of this bf now. I may put this on my laptop and let my grandson tinker with it. I'm curious about how to use it.

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I want my updates. Please include me.

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welcome

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

So as I don't miss anything
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

informed

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

"Copy and paste" is essential when giving critique, you need to be able to quote text from the poem without spending the time re-typing and (almost certainly) making mistakes. If anyone knows anyone else who does not seem to have these skills please recommend this workshop to them. Stan was the biggest culprit though he may have taught himself by now. Others might be embarrassed to admit they don't have these basic skills, please encourage them to join.
Wesley, I will get to Advanced formatting but would rather cover basic skills first. Even you might learn a thing or too.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

finally learned how to copy and paste lol. It is a GREAT help both here and in other things.......stan

To late for me?

Scott

You are smart, talented, generous. we need you.
You have problems, as do I. Give what you can when m you can and I promise to support you.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

I will give you. Smart and talented? Well, that's for y'all to decide.

Sorry. Shouldn't have posted that here. Bad day yesterday

Thanks for all you do,

Scott

soul, you need to have a serious talk.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

never a lie, but not necessarily the ruth

cheers,
Jess
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There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

I have holes.

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I am here and will learn from you, and as most there are a few things that we need to learn, add me in please.
Take care will read all your posts as usual,
Yours, Ian.

.
Give critique to help keep Neopoet great.
Unconditional love to you all.
"Learn to love yourself first"
Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

and not often from me.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

Do you know anything regarding tablets?
When using advanced formatting, how do you stop the write going to a new paragraph with 'enter', as one does by hitting 'control' with enter, on the computer?
love judy
xxx

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

Purely a computer person.
Send out messages, Barbara Writes is very knowledgeable. Let's expand this thread to get all help possible.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

What kind of tablet do you have? I use an iPad. The formatting is different with each tablet.

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Sorry for the late acknowledgement of your comment, but I've been away a while....
I'm using a samsung tablet.... i think i have most of it worked out now - appreciate the offer of help xxx
Love judy

'Each for the joy of the working, and each, in his separate star,
shall draw the Thing as he sees It, for the God of Things as They are.'
(Rudyard Kipling)

What a question! I'm never touching my tablet again.

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Keep taking the pill it helps, lol.
Yours, Sparrow

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Give critique to help keep Neopoet great.
Unconditional love to you all.
"Learn to love yourself first"
Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

Reach out to everyone who uses phones and tablets on Neopoet!

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

On profile Neopoet I find it difficult to make the size of the picture to fit the main profile I have of late for remembrance put up pictures of my Father.
The main one on comments etc. is ok but when going to profile page it chops the top off of the picture.
Can you please let me and possibly others know how this can be done to fit the frame,
Many thanks yours Ian..

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Give critique to help keep Neopoet great.
Unconditional love to you all.
"Learn to love yourself first"
Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

try redducing the pic size on your own computer before posting it.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

On the iPad, this was also a problem. It seems to have gotten better. I posted a profile tonight and it came out right for a first. It's didn't rotate to the right or left like it has done. Not sure why. Maybe it's the pic size or something, not sure. It also didn't need that cropping, moving and sizing like bc.

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basic computer functions so we will go straight to Advanced Formatting, though remember you can ask about anything any time (hint, the answer is 42).
I'll put together something for Advanced formatting very soon.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

I am sure I can help them. Scribbler, are you still copying things in by typing them ( and making mistakes) instead of copy and pasting?

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

The most common mistake is to type in your comment then convert to Advanced formatting. This results in double spacing. If you type your comment first then select the whole text, cut it (Ctrl X) then convert to Advanced formatting and paste the text back in (Ctrl V) the problem is averted. When starting a new sentence press perod as usual however if you press Enter you will get double space like a new paragraph. Use Shift/Enter to just make a line break or your poems will be double length!
 

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

I know very little about modern Macs, even less so using Neopoet on a smartphone or tablet.
So if anyone has any helpful hints, tips or instructions please share the.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

However whatever your problem ask here. This is more Q&A than a workshop.

cheers,
Jess
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There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

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The most common format you will use is Bold. This eliminates the time and errors involved in retyping stressed feet in caps whilst parsing. Select the syllable and just hit Ctrl B. The same works for italics. Ctrl I, but is much more rarely used.

You notice I use keyboard shorts cuts. You can also use right-click-copy, right click paste or even File>Edit>Copy, File>Edit paste. But learn the keyboard short-cuts. Much faster and less room for error.

Most of the tool icons at the top of the Advanced Formatting pane are seldom used. Who uses strike-though? Undow is again better as a shortcut Ctrl Z. Adding a link doesn't require a button. Just paste in the URL from the page you wish to link to. It still works as a link- https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=copy+and+paste+for+beginners
This is one for those of you who are unaware how much time you are are wasting and mistakes you are making by re-typing. Hint hint untidy writer, by another name so sweet.

The "Paste from word" icon is now largely obsolete as Word now pasted into Neopoet with few problems.

The 'Erasor' icon is replaced by Ctrl Z (undo).

The icon that is an ab with an arrrow to ab is an oblsolte replace buttton.

To turn on spell-cheking varies from Browser to Browder but look an 'Tools', Options' and 'Preferences' and you will eventuall find it. NB Almost no spellcheckers check spelling in titles, so spell carefully there.Forget the teaser icon, Neopoet does it for you.

This leaves us with formatting. Tabs work, ad spaces works however there are no advanced formating functions in Avanced formatting. Please correct me if I am wrong. For 'concrete' or 'shaped' poems you can use Notepad-

a so sad poem saved with the I

        a
   so sad
poem saved
  with the
       I

But see how the formatting woulbe lost if just typed in? Word, centred, works just fine.in just fine

a
 so sad
poem saved
 with the
I

 

 

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

I haven't even covered selecting. Place the cursor at the beginning o the first word, left click the mouse, drag until you have all the required selected in black and you are ready to copy/cut and paste. You can select a whole word by double clicking or even a whole line by triple clicking.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

If i don't know the answer i will find out.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

Okay, I wrote this on Word, copied and tried to paste it which I could not do before.

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post into simple formatting wit Word, not advanced, it will work

Formatting, despite the tools Advanced formatting is very weak. Use tabs and soace, or much better still, do not try to make your work sculptural. Concrete poetry is for wankers.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

I can't get it to paste in advanced formatting. I tried to paste bold and italic, but it wouldn't let me paste. This is typed out.

W. H. Snow

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I paste from Word and get no formatting-
Some words
Some in bold
Some words in italic

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

then turn on Advanced, paste back in. No double spacing and the formatting is easily added.

Remember to avoid getting double spacing in Advanced use Shift-Enter.

Enter.
Shift-Enter

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

It won't let me paste and I still have to do the bold/italics manually here.

W. H. Snow

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The preferred keyboard shortcut: hold Ctrl and press C or V. Use the right hand mouse key to access those options or using Edit at top of page.
Make sure you are selecting the text to be copied correctly.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

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 come all and meet my hero Jim;
a talented friend from Peru
He likes to dance, he's fit and slim
He trips the light fantastic toe
I wish I met him long ago.
At night he'll join to tell a tale,
accompanied by vivid show
 A clever robot ain't a male

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Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
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Rula.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

bold and Italics is done manually. If paste from word direct, it aligns to the right and would lose the formatting.

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Choose the one that suits you best. I strongly recomment keyboard short-cuts.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

Testing one, two, three.
Look, no double space.
Does bold and italic have to be done here? You can't paste from word?

W. H. Snow

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for this workshop- experiment and learn for yourself. Well done sir. The specific issue of copy and pasting from MS Word varies with the version of MS Word. As a rule of thumb, surprisingly, it tends to work best when simple formatting is chosen. Less conflicts perhaps.

I am a tad disappointed that only Rula has expressed interest.in sound recording. Poetry spoken aloud is poetry at its best, real living poetry.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

I want to get the updates too.

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Jess you've gotten on me many times about not using my laptop bc I use my iPhone and iPad for all my internet submissions and formatting can be challenging at times; it's a problem for some but a gift for me. Now I got something to troubleshoot and suggest Apple, Microsoft and Google/android to make a fix or improvement for.

Mobile devices are not always supported on all websites though they're getting there quickly.
I'm so hard headed I insist on websites I use to moved into the mobile technology world. Being an technician the eat sleep technology troubleshooting I've made a lots progress with Microsoft, Google and Apple. Now they are sending fixes and improvements to systems I work on for my personal use.

I got Microsoft to make their system work similar to iOS bc I wanted my one note and word to work interchangeably with my laptop so I could write poetry to Neopoet at home or on the go. They complied. I helping them make their surface pro the new tablet/laptop of the future. I see Apple iPad pro trying to replace surface but I don't want that so I'm not telling them what I suggest Microsoft do to grab attention of die hard Apple customers like me. Apple need to focus on the watch. I have a lot of ideas Fitbit and the others won't be able to compete with.

I know I'm over everybody head with this; I'm sharing bc I want everybody here to be able to use any device especially mobile to make members on this workshop poetry experience awesome and Jess info easy to use from any device.

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I am not the expert here. yet, ,just the guide to getting people to answer the questions asked by others,
My ignorance appals me and I'm leaning a lot.
Please answer questions not asked yet.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

I write in Word using bold and italics. I copy and come to this comment. I put it into advanced formatting and try to paste. Nothing happens.
Nothing.
I can paste in simple, but I lose the bold and italics and must do it manually.
Any solutions?

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I don't know if I used the right link. If it doesn't work I need to be corrected.

http://vocaroo.com/

W. H. Snow

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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W. H. Snow

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Your spoken poetry was well spoken. Vocaroo wasn't capable with phones and tablets the last time I tinkered with it and it's still not compatible with apple devices. I can hear your spoken with clarity on my iPad. So that's a good thing. Soundcloud is compatible, so I'll try it now.

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This is Echoes, one of my personal favorites.

W. H. Snow

A poet is a nightingale, who sits in darkness and sings to cheer its own solitude with sweet sounds. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Remember Vocaroo recordings are not archival. If you want your recordings more permanent go to Soundcloud.
Love the poem, and hearing your voice!
I wish more people would record their works for us on Neopoet.

cheers,
Jess
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There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

I'm just trying out.

Alid

This only works in Word.
the trick to convert to caps is press Shift F3
THE TRICK TO CONVERT TO CAPS IS PRESS SHIFT F3

the trick to convert to caps is press Shift F3
THE TRICK TO CONVERT TO CAPS IS PRESS SHIFT F3
or for initial caps only, press again
The Trick To Convert To Caps Is Press Shift F3 again

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

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I don't like it and regard it as reducing the form, unless used in a sculptural context.
Concrete poetry is poetry that depends for part of its meaning on advanced formatting eg each stanza is shaped liked a geometric form or even the formatting creates individual words. I really don't intend to deal with that here, it is for poets working in real space, as I do at times myself, with my animated work.

However it would be nice to just apply an indent, right-formatting, or centering (if you are writing Hallmark cards rather than poetry) or other simple/advanced formatting to a poem sometimes. If you look at the options in Advanced formatting they are Strike Through (why the fuck would you use that?), Undo, which is also Ctrl Z and seldom useful unless you have made a consistent error that continues through a long work, Link, which works just by pasting a link anyway, Unlink, Paste from Word, which varies in usefulness depending on which version of Word you are using and I find works better without Advanced formatting turned on. Remove Format, could be useful. Replace is a useful search function if for example one has consistentently mis-spelled a word or want to replace a regularly used word with another. Check Spelling I just realised is necessary because auto-spell check is turned off with Advanced formatting. Separate the body and teaser of this thread, this could be useful if you are unhappy with the segment of your poem shown as teaser on the Stream.

Now Indenting.
    I just put in a tab however the next line reverts
See? I recommend experimenting with formatting in Word or another word processor and copy and pasting into Neopoet with Advanced Formatting turned on and off, and using the Paste from word function.

Generally my advice would be to compose, save and backup on a computer before ever posting to Neopoet. If forced to use a phone or other mobile device send a backup somewhere you can work on it on a proper computer or learn to do everything on a mobile device and teach us all here, please.
 

Any questions?

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

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Sorry I've not been around. My son is recovering from a really bad accident. The profile pic is my car. He jump three lanes of highway, flew through the air flipping over and over bf landing in a ditch upside down.

Jess, thanks for the confidence in me, I'll try to read and answer what I can. I've tinkered with vocaroo; it's a fine piece of software; the capability to save or archive is an issue for me. I would get technical and send suggestions to vocaroo to add those features. I have Soundcloud on my Apple devices and record poetry to them. I like google drive, though it's complicated; I used it interchangeably with my laptop and Apple devices.

Jess I see you got questions and answers well covered; I can help with any using phones and tablets to submit poetry if they need or want it. I maybe so technical I may not be of benefit. If that's the case, let me know so I can adjust my approach.

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I think I have my account set up on sound cloud. The question I have is whether I need a mic or can I just speak into the computer. I figure that some folk might be having problems with vermin and a recording of my voice would likely drive off all pests lol...........stan

or can just speak to the computer?
Stan it amazes me you can find the 'On' Button.
If you are using a laptop chances are there is a built in microphone, but quality will always be better using microphone/headset.
Post some examples of your Soundcloud work and let's hear for ourselves, ok?

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
There is no obligation to make any changes however please acknowledge critique and comments.

author comment

some comps have built in mics? The one I'm using is less than a year old apple desk top. Also why should I use headset? I can understand the mic but why the headset.

by having the mic close to your mouth, usually a better quality mic, and removing feedback and background noises. Also the mic stays the same distance from your mouth helping to maintain consistent levels.
Desk top or laptop? Either way there is a good chance it has a mic but I don't know how to find and activate it on an Apple.

cheers,
Jess
Neopoet is a workshop. Poets take the time to read and think about your work and offer suggestions.
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now I know what to ask Santa to bring me. He (actually she) might even bring it early so be prepared to don ear plugs lol...........stan

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