Rod Zinkel

Rod Zinkel

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zinkelsendeavor.blogspot.com/
Green Bay, WI
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About Me

I am now dba ZEDS, publishing a small e-newsletter bimonthly; leading a poetry workshop, or what could be labelled bibiotherapy, for patients with Alzheimer's Disease; and write to publish in magaines, such as Sheepshead Review, Scifikuest, Time of Singing, and a couple of others. I am working my way toward the "little" literary magazines. I also chair the Arts & Entertainment Committee at Aurora Baycare Medical Center in Green Bay. If you are interested in ZEDS, check out www.zinkelsendeavor.blogspot.com.

I was reluctant, at first, to post writings online; and my hope is to find something like the writer's workshops I participated in at school. It is difficult to find, but some of the feedback has helped for revising. And the feedback is, at least, encouraging in that I know someone has read my work. I think online can serve something of the purpose of workshops, and there is one important maxim I have learned from the past ones I have been a part of: I will try to comment on the technical aspects of the writing, not the content. That is, I'm not going to tell you what you have to say isn't worth saying, or that I disagree; but I'm going to tell you how effectively you're saying it. I can only tell you the effect your writing has had on me, and, if I am studious about it, I will tell you what in your writing created that effect. It could be it really was emotive; it could be it left me confused. These are the comments an author can work with to improve their work.

Still, I wouldn't discourage just saying "I really like it," because that encourages a writer to keep writing.


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Posted 5 Years Ago


Hi friend, I hope to see you back on the Cafe soon,
and posting your new inspirations ^_^
Kindest Regards, Michael

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Posted 8 Years Ago


I think we'll be glad to get whatever time we can. . .

I've got to go finish sewing dresses for tomorrow's school days. 13-yrd. old girls in un-cool clothes ;) it's quite a coup.

I submitted a manuscript for a contest back in April. I was expecting a nice rejection letter. I was pretty surprised to find that while I didn't win the contest the editor still wants to publish my poetry. Maybe by the end of the year. We'll see . . . it may be too soon to tell whether it will work out or not. :)

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Posted 8 Years Ago


there's a face I know :)

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Posted 9 Years Ago


A pleasure Rod.

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Posted 9 Years Ago


Hi there Rod, a wonderful evening to you my friend.

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Posted 9 Years Ago


You've been gone too long, and this place has been lessened by your absence. Good to have you back, my old son.

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Posted 9 Years Ago


If I could have remembered my password for google/whatever this is the comment I would have left on your latest blog:

Freedom comes in the strangest ways. Words, books, time periods, render us the freedom to travel through time and space and computer modem.

Cheers.

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Posted 9 Years Ago


I think I might have to copy it to word for text size, I have 20/20 vision but still I get eye strain and head aches from smaller text =)
Nahh its not too wordy at all, I'mm off to read a bit now =)

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Posted 9 Years Ago


I just added it to my faves,, boy oh boy oh boy thats some deep stuf there Rod, I'm going to have to go though it both slowly and thoughtfully. I'm pleased I have a link before it became even longer.. Thank you and a beautiful week to you Rod.

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Posted 9 Years Ago


March 26, 2009? S**t, now I have to cancel my other appointments for that day (I keed, I keed...)