Poetry and including poems in our writing is one of those interesting literary devices that is either loved or hated by both the writer and the reader.
As a writer, I myself love a bit of poetry here and there. The chance to break away from writing my story and have a little fun jotting down a few rhymes is always a welcome break to the slow plod that is often storytelling. However, I have often wondered if readers love it just as much? Or would they simply skim over it and continue on reading the story?
As these long, dark winter days start to feel endless, monotonous and mundane, I often find myself uninspired and lethargic when it comes to my writing. I like lots of light and getting out of doors often helps me organize my thoughts. Two things that we don’t see much of or can do in the winter!
As a writer, I have often wondered which form of writing was better or perhaps more beneficial and more likely to help me get more writing done. 🙂 I think it is a little funny that I can even write a post about this since the personal computer and keyboard are a fairly recent phenomenon. Continue reading “Writing With a Computer Versus Writing With Pen and Paper”
As the long winter months stretch before us and I am gearing up for some short days and long nights ahead, I started thinking again about a concept I read about earlier this year. The concept of Hygge. This is a Danish idea that basically translates into English as the art form of creating feelings of cozy, warm contentment and wellness.
Writing my very own novel has always been a dream of mine. I actually finished the first draft of my first novel in 2016. I have only taken a peek or two at it since then though I eventually plan to dig into it deeper and refine it more. I am now in the midst of banging out the words of my second novel set in a totally different time period and place.
But, I learned some very valuable lessons from writing my first novel that helped give me the confidence to even attempt a second try at another story idea. I want to share them with you (in convenient bullet form of course!)
Continue reading “What I learned writing the first draft of my novel…”
Over the winter months, I recently got the opportunity to dig into this amazing book! I had been feeling the need to get back to my artistic roots and my brother recommended this book to me. I am glad he did! It was one of the most thought-provoking books I have ever read about what it means to create and what it means to be an artist.