Otherwise Engaged

I’m still thinking about other, smaller writing projects I could do after completing this draft of the book. One of the slightly more off the wall ideas was wanting to do some live poetry. Perhaps it was a reaction to spending the last two and a half years just working on a book alone that makes me want to do shorter writing passages and perform them to get a real time audience reaction. Whatever the reason it went down on the list I made during the glitch I was having last month.

The slight problem is that I’ve always been terrible at poetry. This is something I’ll certainly have to overcome.

I’ll go on Youtube and just type the word ‘poetry’ and it comes up with some wonderful examples of the craft which are all very thought provoking and good to listen to. Anything I try and write never seems to get beyond the ;thrown together words’ part.

There’s a spoken word night every month in Dumfries at The Stove Network which might be a good idea to do. This might only be a viable option if I’m actually able to write something I’m happy with though.

Which may take a while.

2 thoughts on “Otherwise Engaged

  1. I think best is to just start writing poetry, immerse yourself in other poet’s works
    It is just recently I started researching on YouTube and google the technical aspects of poetry and tried applying it to my recent writing
    I find sometimes poetry helps express certain experiences Or feelings far more eloquently and succinctly than other prose

    1. I have been watching a few poetry videos on YouTube and I always find myself unable to replicate the skill I see there.

      It might just be a case of ploughing through doing some nor so good prose first and building up. I’ll try and keep those un the notebook though.

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