Rhythm and Rhyme Workshop
(3/27/2009 8:43:00 AM)
Is your writing quite dull? Does it not get reviews?
Has your brain gone to sleep, and what of your muse?
I’ve read some good tips and I tend to agree,
Now here’s what I read. Do come follow me.
Grab the attention of readers with headings that strike -
Study your readers and know what they like.
Introduce what you’re saying in that very first line
And get them enthralled with an opening that shines.
Then group thoughts together in a logical form,
Adding humour and colour to words that inform.
Don’t wander around with what you must say
For your readers have more things to do with his day
Don’t smother the reader with your point of view
For they’ll also have thoughts on the subject, like you.
Assume that your readers have some common sense –
Well most readers have but a few may be dense!
If you are an expert, don’t blind them with science.
Don’t show disagreement or too much compliance.
Don’t put over your facts in a cold icy way,
Add a sprinkling of humour to that which you say.
Some ingredients for poetry are the same as for prose,
But there’s surely a difference. Make sure that it shows.
So, what other advice would you like to suggest
To change dull listless writing into some of the best?
(3/25/2009 11:48:00 AM)
Like this very much, Mr. Hagerman. Been wanting to do a shipwreck poem myself, you've caught the full flavor of it here...
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