20 Lines A Day

A Community of Writers and Photographers


Exciting News! Timzauto as Editor

Thank you to Timzauto for agreeing to step up into a new role as Editor of 20 Lines.  He joins Maggie and Anne as editors, and I appreciate all the effort and heart he puts into the 20 Lines Community!

Tim is known for his generous heart and great ideas, as well as his wonderful stories and the frank way he shares his life with us that draws each of us in.

Thank you, again, Tim, for your part in creating this village.  It is an honor to know you.
Cheers, and happy everything.



Our Community Family Keeps Growing

… and I would like to welcome all of you, new and founding contributors and followers.

What a beautiful tapestry we create of art, photography and language.

If you haven’t yet, send me a bio to include on the Contributors’ page —


I appreciate each of you and am always blown away when I put the outside world aside and come here.
Thank you for being a part of this amazing project and family.


Happy writing.  Happy photography.  Happy everything.



My 100th Post

Hello everyone,

This is my 100th post here on 20 lines and I’m really feeling elated. I joined the community with no motive other than practicing my writings. Now, I think this community has started playing a very vivid role in my life. I always look forward to coming back here, reading, writing, just relaxing with a glorious peek into others’ lives and of course, their imaginations. Whenever I’m here, life seems easy. It is sort of my way of escape from reality.

Blogging is good, it is indeed wonderful. I have even not yet completed 100 posts in my primary blog- hence, I think that shows how much I’m in love with this community- with the authors- with the readers- all of you.

I think I’m still the youngest one here(by age and by experience) and I feel good that I’m being encouraged to write- to hone my skills by my lovely fellows over here. I want to thank Melissa in particular for allowing me to be a part of it. And yes, thanks for the nick name- Howie! And I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being with me, reading some of my self-absorbed and foolish posts, helping me even when I wasn’t ready to help myself.

Thank You!




Thank You

Not ten, not thirty, but just 20 Lines,
this is a place to write or photograph.
I sometimes get to 20, often half
of that is all I write. We search the mines

for diamonds in the rough, a word or scene
that captures our imaginations, turns
the dark to light with chandelier that burns
through midnight. Images and poems mean

a different thing to you or me. To read or see
the other artists’ work gives me a lift
and makes me know I have encountered Gift.
Thank all of you for so enriching me.

500 LIKES How does THAT happen


It all started with your group and I am not a Poet or a writer
Love you guys

Originally posted on Living and Lovin:

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine more than 10 followers and those would be friends I BEGGED to check it out!

You are all (maybe 2 I know personally    ) really strangers with  who I do not know except for what you share as well.

Thanks so much for checking out and “Liking” my photos and words it means more than you will ever know.


Peace and LOVE

to each and every one of you

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Thank you

I just got a notification that I’ve received 500 likes from you all here at 20 Lines A Day.  Thank you so much for that…and for your comments and your own wonderful posts, and mostly for your friendship.  I’ve talked about how my own blog is such a blessing in my life right now.  But this blog has been a huge blessing to me too…a place to come and discipline myself to write something every day.  For me, it’s poetry because I love poetry so much, and there’s healing in it I think…whether the poems are serious or just prayers, or just trying to find something funny out of the journey.  Thank you Melissa for this place to come, and blessings to all of you!



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