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Writing poetry as story telling practice

Being new to twitter, I just discovered the poetry prompts there. While most of them lead to love poems, I’ve been trying to let them spark a fantasy type poem. Something like this: Prompt: deep inside Light a tiny flicker … Continue reading

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Writing takes work but it’s worth it!

When I was 16, having read Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings for the fourth time, I tried my hand at writing fantasy. A dismal failure. Way too derivative. I gave up, except for one university assignment where I successfully told … Continue reading

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Practice with poetry

We have all read “smart” poems, the ones that work an established form effectively or present a well-crafted metaphor. Then there are those with a good message that we can read on appropriate occasions. We approve of these poems. But … Continue reading

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Places that inspire a story

There are some places in the world where stories are waiting just under the surface, behind a tree, under a rock. Greece is such a land.  Postcard photos of the Parthenon or the many theaters of ancient times have a … Continue reading

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