Wednesday, July 20, 2016

#Writing Wednesday - July 20th 2016

Do you write poetry? Or, even just read it? If so, what are your thoughts on breaking grammar rules in poetry? Personally I agree with the post: it's OK to break the rules of grammar, as long as you know them and are doing it in a creative way that works better for the poem, rather than just because you haven't bothered to learn them. So, learning proper grammar is important, but breaking the rules is acceptable sometimes. In fact, I feel that way about most writing rules: learning them is a good thing, but there are times when it's acceptable to break the rules.

Do you write stories? If so, regardless of the genre you write in, it's a good idea to keep track of your worldbuilding details. You don't have to use the exact method discussed in the post I just linked to, but keeping notes of how things work in your world, what different places are called and who - or what - lives in them, etc, is a very sensible idea. Yes, even if you're writing about the real world. But, don't forget to get the story out of your head and on to the page.

Also, don't forget about the importance of an exploding sandwich!


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The sale ends on July 31st 2016.


Intense Guy said...

I think the art of poetry is not to worry about "rules" - but more about whether the end results are evocative in the manner you want them to be.

Victoria Zigler said...

Very well said!