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Poetry For Fiction Writers, Part IV: Some Suggestions

Part I was what not to read, Part II was a discussion of meter, Part III was all about sonnets. This part is going to list some poetry that I think is worth study. A note before I list examples, … Continue reading

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Poetry For Fiction Writers, Part III: Anatomy Of The Sonnet

In the first part of this series I defined limits. In the second part I discussed meter. Now I am going to be examining the sonnet, because it is the workhorse of English verse. It is a form that is … Continue reading

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Poetry For Fiction Writers, Part II: Meter

In the first part of this series I talked about what I’m not going to be talking about. Now I want to look at the mechanics of verse. Let’s talk about the parts of verse. From small to large we … Continue reading

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Poetry For Fiction Writers, Part I: What Not To Read

This series of articles will be focusing on poetry strictly as an aid for developing a fiction author’s feel for composition and rhythm with an eye for producing more readable prose. Consequently, I will be discussing different forms on the … Continue reading

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That is not dead which can eternal lie…

Perhaps it was the smoke on the horizon that turned the setting sun into a dropped blood orange, or perhaps it was the pus-slimed wound in the his side, but the King was coughing–quietly, almost apologetically, a diametric opposite from … Continue reading

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You Won’t Understand A Word That’s In It But You’ll Write It All Again Before You Die

I’m going to rant here. Fantastic literature is not the “easy setting”. The particular spark that set me off today was an argument about The Last Jedi, but it’s an issue that has bothered me for a while now. Fiction … Continue reading

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This Ugly Little War

Recently, during a discussion regarding the new Wonder Woman film, a comment was made: Let me put it this way: I write a beautiful poem all about how we should nuke New York. The poem is lovely. Gorgeous. The language … Continue reading

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