Writing Tips and Westcountry Ramblings

June 20, 2017

There are enough poetic forms to keep a rhyme junkie happy for a lifetime but, as the point of this post is how to use poetic form to improve our prose through figurative language, I’ll keep it simple.

Firstly, 'line'. Poetry is made up of short lines but how short is f...

June 14, 2017

Imagery, figurative illustration, is the protein of prose. Metaphor, a comparison rather than literal description of something (anything), is a tool writers use to evoke it. If made overtly by adding such as ‘like’ or ‘as’, it becomes a simile. For instance, ‘a broodin...

June 5, 2017

Sex and violence are not the only weapons for creative writers. Even philanderers and soldiers will tell you there is much more to life—and there is certainly much more to poetry and prose. In this blog, I will be passing on what I know about the complex art of words.

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