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A discussion to stoke your writing fire.
Posted: 8/7/2008 3:35 PM PDT
Sure!
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Posted: 7/23/2008 6:22 PM PDT
Hey, this may sound too simple, but it's what I find best. When I am stuck, I ignore it for an hour or two by putting on some herbal tea, lighting some candles and going through old photo albums. This sparks the imagination in an unforced way, so when you do return to your writing, it's natural. This avoids being flustered and having to re-type page after page of forced writing. Hope this helps. Matthew
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Posted: 7/11/2008 7:30 AM PDT
i would love to read your story and give you sum ideas but i would like to do it much more if you are willing to help me aswell cuz im stuck too!!
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Posted: 7/10/2008 1:40 PM PDT
that would be great, but i'm not writing poetry. and it's more of an, i'm not sure what i want the next scene to be.
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Posted: 7/10/2008 12:35 PM PDT
TWENTY LITTLE POETRY PROJECTS Jim Simmerman 1. Begin the poem with a metaphor. 2. Say something specific but utterly preposterous. 3. Use at least one image for each of the five senses, either in succession or scattered randomly throughout the poem. 4. Use one example of synesthesia (mixing the senses). 5. Use the proper name of a person and the proper name of a place. 6. Contradict something you said earlier in the poem. 7. Change direction or digress from the last thing you said. 8. Use a word (slang?) you’ve never seen in a poem. 9. Use an example of false cause-effect logic. 10. Use a piece of talk you’ve actually heard (preferably in dialect and/or which you don’t understand). 11. Create a metaphor using the following construction: "The (adjective) (concrete noun) of (abstract noun) . . ." 12. Use an image in such a way as to reverse its usual associative qualities. 13. Make the persona or character in the poem do something he or she could not do in "real life." 14. Refer to yourself by nickname and in the third person. 15. Write in the future tense, such that part of the poem seems to be a prediction. 16. Modify a noun with an unlikely adjective. 17. Make a declarative assertion that sounds convincing but that finally makes no sense. 18. Use a phrase from a language other than English. 19. Make a non-human object say or do something human (personification). 20. Close the poem with a vivid image that makes no statement, but that "echoes" an image from earlier in the poem.
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Posted: 7/9/2008 2:31 PM PDT
I'm completely and utterly blocked at the moment. I want to write more in my story, but I need an idea. Anyone willing to read it and give me some ideas as to where to go next? (www.webook.com/The-Dark-of-Night) Thanks!
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