When I began 20 Lines or Less so many years ago, I had no idea we would form the years-long body of work and rich tapestry of poetry, photography, rants, smiles, and tears. There has been so much joy and love here. With about a hundred contributors and almost four thousand followers, there is much community here; so many friendships have been forged. Thank you so much for joining me on this adventure.
The time has come for me to close 20 Lines, but I first want to thank you for sharing so much of yourselves here. Oh, the adventures we have had!
Keep writing every day. Discipline, you know, dear ones, whether early in the morning or while the children sleep. Twenty lines or even less, whatever you’ve got. “Genius or not.” And when you’re not writing, revise. And when you’re not writing or revising — read really good writers and thinkers.
The site will remain up through the end of the year. All rights to your work and material remain with you, of course.
Blessings and godspeed to each of you,