Imagine, Enhance, Grown Your Stories

Story Institute RamblingVerser - Episode 3

A Poet’s View with Jill EisnaugleJill Eisnaugle

Quote by
Emily Dickinsonir

Poem from
Jill Eisnaugleir – Ship of Gold

Guest Conversation with
Jill Eisnaugleir

Here is a little about Jill from her website (

“I began writing short stories due to a second grade school assignment in 1988; I began writing poetry as the result of a seventh grade school assignment in 1994. Since that school assignment in 1994, I have written over 1,300 poems and have achieved a great deal of personal and professional success, as a result.
My biggest influences in life are God, my family and my second and sixth grade teachers, Mrs. Regina Chaney of Jackson, Ohio and Mrs. Sharon Needham of Oak Hill, Ohio. Both teachers played a vital role in the path I am pursuing, today.

My writing inspirations are
Robert Frostir, Emily Dickinsonir, Edgar Allan Poeir, and R.L. Stineir, whose “Goosebumps” children’s book series (combined with the fun-nature of Sharon Needham’s Reading class), took me from being a “fair-weathered” reader to someone who has a much greater appreciation for the world of imagination that exists between two book covers.”

Short Story prompt:
Lighting the Streetlight Way

During the editing process, part of our conversation with Jill was shortened for time. Jill wanted to make sure that we included this important piece to the posting and the notes…

“As a postscript to my interview, I would like to extend a personal thank-you to Marc Sherman, FM Operations Manager at Clear Channel Houston and afternoon disc jockey at SUNNY 99.1 (KODA-FM). Over the course of the last four years, as my friend, my mentor, my expert poem reader, and one of my biggest supporters (both in my life and my writing), Marc has played an integral part in my success. Thank you, Marc; I could not possibly have been as successful as I have been without your support! You’re
simply the best.”

Running Time: 33 minutes 25 seconds

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Story Institute RamblingVerser - Episode 15

This week’s show features other entries to our poetry contest and some general thoughts and prompts for writing…sit back, relax, and enjoy the show…

Quote –
Isaac Asimov – “You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you’re working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success – but only if you persist.”

Poem #1: Timothy Russell –
The Fifty Things Wrong With This Picture

Poem #2: Suzanne Grenoble –

Poem #3: Jody McMaster –
Ad Finem

Poem #4: Lamar Cole –
The Night Was Made for Romance

Poem #5: Kaylee Lyn Gates –
Life is Rough

Writing Prompt: Spend time with a famous author and live in their time. Research environment, author, and community…interact with the author and the details that surrounded them.

Imagine, Enhance, and Grow your stories…

Running Time: 8 minutes 8 seconds

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