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by Dan Tricarico • 35 comments
Today, I'd like to talk about some elements of good poetry and dispel even more myths.
Last week I talked about poetry's purpose and took a shot at dispelling some common myths associated with poetry. Today I would like to cover some elements of good poetry and discuss a handful of app...
by Laura Preble • 9 comments
Writing in the zone means riding that magic wave that pulses between being totally in control and being out of your mind, literally.
Sometimes when I write I’m totally in the zone. I am Mr. Ed with blinders on. I am riding up the tunnel of light toward the almighty whatever. Then sometimes, I’m in neutral. I’m stuck. I’m up to m...
by Justin C. Key • 7 comments
...shared with you.
For the sake of brevity, I'll keep this introduction short: I attend a weekly writing group of 6 talented writers. We critique each other's work and these are some of the most common comments. I thoug...
by Nina Munteanu • 14 comments
Compelling stories resonate with the universal truths of metaphor within the consciousness of humanity...
All stories consist of … common structural elements found universally in myths, fairy tales, dreams, and movies. They are known collectively as The Hero’s Journey — Christopher Vogler, “The Writer’s J...
by Dan Tricarico • 15 comments
I'd like to talk about poetry's purpose and do away with some of the myths.
Poetry gets a bad rap. Our society doesn't value it, poor teaching habits encourage our children to ignore it or hate it, and mainstream publications take great pains to avoid putting it between their...
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