A poem can take any form. It can rhyme. It can be short or long. Poetry uses language in ways that ordinary purposeful speech never does. One of the fundamentals of poetry (and language in general) is the use of analogy. One thing is like another thing. With skill, analogy can nimbly convey the deepest… Continue reading Freewriting Exercise: Douse Your Inner Critic with the Flow of Poetic Imagery
I’m assuming you love to write. Sometimes it’s bliss, it’s ferocious and delicious. You’re on fire. Other times, nothing comes. Or it feels flat. You write because you have to. You force it. So maybe you pour yourself more coffee. if it doesn’t help you write faster, at least it will help you get frustrated… Continue reading Should You Force Yourself to Write When You Feel Resistance?
Hey, check that out — whenever I want to, I can wiggle my fingertips. Wow. Cool! I’m making light of this but it’s funny how often I do actually lose track of the simple fact that I have a body. I am a writer. Yet I’m not just a bodiless mind or a writing machine.… Continue reading Writer’s Block? Remember That You Have A Body