@evelyn *looks up with ink smudged all over my face and a hand cramp*
Sure. Sure it is. XD
BUT IT’LL GET BETTER. haha
Also, I have found out that I am indeed a pantser. lol
@evelyn ahh thanks for checking up on me. :))
So I started out editing a TON of poetry and writing a lot of poetry.
Then, I was like, “why not just start my novel?” I’ve always wanted to write stories, but they’ve always been much harder for me and I would give up after a week or two of plotting.
HOWEVER. This time I’m not giving up on the…[Read more]
@evelyn Me too! It’s so satisfying. 🙂
I think I definitely need to take more walks. My happiness level is affected by fresh air more than I’d like to admit. It shouldn’t make me THAT much happier. XD But it does.
We be frens now. 🙂
@evelyn Thank you!!
I actually have a very similar editing process to what you both have advised, which is actually surprising me! lol
This is my usual process:
1. I write the poem in my poetry notebook that I keep on my bedside table. I keep it there for a few days in case I have a new idea to add.
2. Then, I type it up on my computer and…[Read more]
@anne_the_noob14 Such a fun poem!! I liked the banter. ;P
For tips….free verse is, well, free. I used to think that meant that you wouldn’t use any poetry techniques in free verse, but now I realize that free verse really opens up my writing to use the full variety of tools.
I use free verse as an opportunity to ruthlessly cut out any…[Read more]
Emma Starr replied to the topic Does anyone want to read this slightly depressing poem? in the forum Poets 1 year, 2 months ago
@urwen-starial Thank you so much for being strong enough to be vulnerable and share this. I think all poets have a poem that in some way reflects the theme of this one. It’s raw, and you understand exactly what is going on in your mind. I really respect that. 🙂 It’s also great poetry, so I think this is a powerful poem–not necessarily…[Read more]
@sir-leeds Thank you so much for your thoughtful answer. 🙂
The word count goal has a conundrum for me. You brought up a great point that stories and poems are so different. I think that word count might work against my poetry. I’m not sure, but it seems like stories are better for word count goals.
This month I’m going to log all of the words…[Read more]
@w-o-holmes I’m a little late to the discussion, but I want to say that I love this poem! I think the word choice is especially good. When reading it, it just feels good in your mouth, if that makes sense. The physical aesthetic of it rolls off the tongue well.
Hey guys…so I’m a poet…and I’ve always pretended to be allergic to NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo. This was because I was thought, geez, a poet like me can’t do that.
Update: A friend of mine has, in fact, convinced me to do that.
I’m going to tackle a poetry editing goal and (I hope) a word count goal this month. So here I am.
I need…[Read more]
@theswordinthebook My blog account is @sevenbillionsmiles and my personal (which I also share art on) is @emmahugabee. 🙂 I share @sevenbillionsmiles with my younger sister Eve.
I’m going to give all these accounts a look!
Great article!! I’ve wrestled with this problem a lot when reading fiction.
Eowyn is such a compelling strong female character. I loved how Tolkien worked with that archetype without making her a brawny female who tackles the enemy and thirsts for blood and glory. Her climactic battle is won, in fact, because she IS a woman.
Thanks for…[Read more]
Thank you all so much!! Your answers are all thought-provoking. Here are some of my thoughts…
@evelyn Thank you!! That’s one of my favorite images too. :)))
the blankets are
heavy on my chest
heat fuzzes over me
with streaks of color
at the lines
at the forefront
of my mind
but the round browns overwhelm,
puddling through the cracks
the warmth…[Read more]
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- Do you believe Christians should read secular literature (literature produced by non-believers)? Why or why not?
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