Sunday, October 26, 2008

NaNo

I'm going to attempt to do National Novel Writing Month this year... (look up www.nanowrimo.org if you don't know what it is)

I've been plotting and getting my storyline pulled together, and have come to a problem. I combined two stories that have been brewing for a long time, and I realized that now I have these characters that we can't do without...but one of them is essential to everything that happens, but he has nothing he actually does.

So... I'm trying to figure out how to incorporate him better. Maybe give him some essential leading role. Don't know right now.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Poetry

I know that for most of you, it seems like I write poetry more than stories... that's somewhat true, but I've always had a bit more passion for my stories than my poems, even though I love both dearly.

Recently though, I've been participating in a poetry challenge on CleanPlace, the writers' forum I'm on, and discovering the joy of structured poetry. This is something I used to avoid, but now I'm seeing how it can add a ton to your poem.

So, I toyed around and created my own poetry form. The first poem I used writing it fell flat on its face, this one seemed to turn out better:



Falling

Falling, falling,
into this familiar place.
I’ve been here before,
have I not?

No longer am I
falling, falling,
into that familiar place.
I’d been there before.

I reach out a hand to help.
For no longer am I
falling, falling,
into that familiar place.

In gratitude, all I can do
is reach out a hand to help.
For no longer am I
falling, falling.

Have I not
been there before?
in tha
t familiar place,
falling, falling?