Write a story or scene using at least three words from the list shown here.
I’m loving these Poetic Form Fridays! This week, let’s take a look at the glose or glosa Glose or Glosa Poems The glose or glosa is an interesting Spanish form that reminds me a bit of the golden shovel or cento. The basic premise is that you quote four lines of poetry as an epigraph from another poem or poet. These four lines act as a refrain in the final […]
Often, the science fiction genre is high on concept but low on heart. More cerebral than emotional. However, there’s a new wave of sci-fi that prioritizes the heart over the head. Dustin Grinnell dives deep into the screenplay of the film 'Her' to investigate.
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Plots and characters will come and go, but for successful writers, passion for the writing process burns on. Use these 6 questions to transform your creative method from craft into art.
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Happy Valentine’s Day! I thought this year I’d share my top 10 best love poems ever written. Of course, this is not an exhaustive (or even overly authoritative) list. It’s just my favorites, and I encourage everyone to share their favorites in the comments below. I guess I should explain what I look for in a love poem. For me, an excellent love poem balances literary proficiency with honest sentiment. […]
For today’s prompt, write a language poem. All poems include language, right? But this poem may include a foreign and/or coded language. Or use jargon. And there’s the opportunity to play with a language-based form like a tautogram or acrostic. ***** Build an Audience for Your Poetry! Learn how to find more readers for your poetry with the Build an Audience for Your Poetry tutorial! In this 60-minute tutorial, poets […]
Ericka McIntyre talks with Steve Kissing about how to write the surreal.
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Interested in crowdfunding a novel? Susan K. Hamilton, who has crowdfunded two novels, shares the joys and frustrations authors can expect when publishing via this 21st century route.
You arrive at home to find an envelope addressed to you on the ground outside your front door. Inside, you find a letter proclaiming the writer's deep and undying hatred for you. The note is not signed.
I hope to have the results of the hir a thoddaid challenge in the next week or so, but in the meantime, let’s write the catena rondo! Find the rules for writing catena rondos here. It’s a fun form filled with rhymes and refrains. So start writing them and sharing here on the blog (this specific post) for a chance to be published in Writer’s Digest magazine–as part of the […]