Dr Niamh On The Plum Tree

Childhood Imagination Sows Seeds of Future Brilliance

All The Lonely People! A New Anthology For Plum Tree Books!

 

If you would you like to participate in our new anthology, tell us about loneliness.collage_2013-02-22_13-39-56.p

I am accepting poems, written pieces, paintings or music depicting loneliness or aloneness.

 

The intention is to raise awareness of how this issue expresses itself in so many different ways and affects the lives of so many people from all walks of life.

 

Please message Niamh Clune on Facebook with your submission. You can include a picture (high resolution, copyright free) to illustrate your work along with your preferred link.

Submissions by 24th March.

 

 

 

 

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About Dr Niamh

When I was a little girl (a very, very long time ago), I used to love learning new, really big words like ‘discombobulate’. As I grew, my love of words grew too, until I loved them so much, I could not stop writing them down. One day, as I was scribbling a particular word, a very peculiar thing happened. The word shouted at me, “Stop! Don’t put me there!” As you can imagine, I was shocked and nearly fell off my chair. When I recovered somewhat, I said to the word, “Could you stop shouting, please? I am not used to it.” Can you guess what happened next? No! I thought not. The word said, “I might be small, but I will misbehave if you do not use me properly. I will not tell the story you would like me to tell. I will say something entirely different!” I dropped my pen. I hoped that by dropping my pen, the word would stop talking. Alas! It did not. It carried on chitterchobbling, even after the ink had dried. I was in a pickle. I could not allow my words to run away with my story, now could I? I don’t know about you, but when this sort of thing happens, there is only one thing left to do if you prefer not to spend your time arguing. “Very well,” said I. “I will do as you ask if you will just be quiet and allow me to concentrate.” Since that day, I have been paying special attention to every word I invite into my stories. After all, a story should say exactly what it means to say and not be led astray. With love from Dr. Niamh, Ph.D in Learning Through The Imagination and Founder of Dr Niamh Children's Books. www.drniamhchildrensbooks.com

15 comments on “All The Lonely People! A New Anthology For Plum Tree Books!

  1. thiskidreviewsbooks
    February 24, 2013

    I will tweet about this. I hope you get some great submissions!

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    • ontheplumtree
      February 24, 2013

      Thank you Erik…Open to kids too. I am sure they experience loneliness in different ways or see it in others.

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  3. Juliette
    February 24, 2013

    I reblogged this to West Coast Review.

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    • ontheplumtree
      February 24, 2013

      Many thanks Juliette. We are receiving some great submissions.

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  4. the secret keeper
    February 25, 2013

    Working on different ideas but on one project more specifically. This is a worthy and needed topic to be brought to people’s attention. It makes one ponder. Facing the possibility of loneliness as part of one’s life is a harsh reality. Not certain about it. Approaching Aloneness as the obvious preferred alternative tracks more easily in one’s psyche. We’ll see which direction it will take and end up. Great Idea, Niamh. Hope it develops into something profound and aids in people’s understanding of the subjects and their sameness and differences. jennifer ps, I wrote this earlier but forgot to press post. absentminded. sorry.

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    • ontheplumtree
      February 25, 2013

      Looking forward to your submission, Jennifer. I know it will be wonderful.

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  5. selfinjure
    February 25, 2013

    hello ! i am 15 years old and i was wondering if you could please email me at everyonehasstruggles@yahoo.com and i could talk about my poems i write. i have a couple of my blog but thats not all . please?

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  7. Papizilla
    March 19, 2013

    Reblogged this on The Ranting Papizilla and commented:
    Check it out people! She is accepting submissions for a new anthology.

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  8. Sahm King
    March 19, 2013

    Reblogged this on The Arkside of Thought.

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