If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I’m big on making sure you take care of yourself while you write and edit and work. If you need a break, take it; if you need resources, use them; etc. So I’m coming at you today with yet another important element of the writing, editing, and freelancing journeys: Celebrate your accomplishments.
Imagine this: you’ve come up with a writing project that you’re excited about. You sit down, get words on the page, and things are moving along nicely. And then you hit a snag. Writer’s block has appeared. So how can you fight it?
Imposter syndrome. Most of us have felt it at one point or another. It’s that nagging feeling that we’re frauds at what we do and that someone is bound to catch us in the lie. But the thing is, there isn’t a lie at all. So how do you cope with the feeling?
I got really deep into the whole researching-poetry-styles hole these last couple of weeks, and while I was in that hole, I recalled a style that I love reading: the reverse poem.
While doing research for last week’s “10 Types of Poetry You Might Not Have Heard Of” post, I stumbled across a couple of forms that were developed pretty recently, and that got me thinking – what other forms are relatively new to the world?
Here in Canada, I grew up hearing and learning about certain types of poems, but what we’re taught in school is just a fraction of the poetry styles out there. Here are 10 types of poetry you might be unfamiliar with.
This week we’re diving a little more into something I said a couple weeks ago: how proofreading sometimes deals with more suggestions than concretes when it comes to poetry.
I’ve touched on this already, but it’s still something that’s fascinating to me and that I’m constantly thinking about: editing poetry and editing prose are two different things. Ok, not entirely, but they’re different enough for me to notice. Let’s take a look!
Writing and emotions, emotions and writing: they go hand in hand a lot of the time. Of course, a scientific paper probably wants to exclude the touchy-feely stuff, and some poems may even want to be super stark. But often, poetry and fiction rely on emotions because one of the goals is to get readers to feel something.
Short and sweet today. Let’s take a look at places you might find poetry outside of poetry collections and music!