writing poetry is so flipping hard
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(05-25-2014, 09:13 PM)Todd Wrote:  I think what's helped me the most is to assume almost all poetry that I write is bad. This removes the pressure to write perfectly.
Yes. But don't call it bad, call it "first draft". But you're right, removing the pressure,
not getting bogged down in details, is important. The first write should be as voluminous
and carefree as possible. I try not to stop to decide which of two ways sounds best, I just
write them both down. Same with trying to find the right word, rhyme, rhythm, phrasing etc.
I use a * so I won't worry about missing whatever it is and continue following the idea even if
I've forgotten it. The resulting mess needs a lot more editing; but luckily, there's a lot more to edit. Smile

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writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-19-2014, 12:01 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-19-2014, 12:22 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-23-2014, 05:07 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-25-2014, 10:24 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by Keith - 05-25-2014, 11:38 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-25-2014, 06:30 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by Todd - 05-25-2014, 09:13 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by rayheinrich - 05-26-2014, 09:59 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-27-2014, 04:14 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 05-28-2014, 12:27 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 05-28-2014, 03:22 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 05-28-2014, 05:36 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 05-28-2014, 06:35 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by just mercedes - 04-24-2016, 06:58 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 04-24-2016, 12:45 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 05-28-2014, 11:29 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-28-2014, 05:39 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 01-09-2017, 09:29 AM



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