Woah guys, so I never thought I would get as into poetry as I have. I used to do it, but thought it was silly but now I'm learning about techniques and ways of making poems better and I love it.
I like the way that every word has to count.
I like the way that structure is important and so few words can say so much.
Thinking about all these techniques and ways of making a poem work is making me really enjoy it.
Sorry for the essay on poetry, I'm completely immersed in it at the moment, and I like the contrast between poetry and prose, and doing NaNo. It's nice to be doing completely different constrasting things alongside one another.
Also, did I tell you guys that I read some poems out at a poetry reading/open mic thing? I was terrified, but it was actually really awesome and I really enjoyed it! I surprised myself there, but it was good fun.
We had an interesting discussion in my poetry seminar the other day. I
capitalise all the first letters of each line in my poetry, partly
becasue word does it and I hate the green squiggly lines, but also
because I like it looking neat on the page and that's just what you do -
right? I hate things looking messy on the page. Maybe that's just a
strange control freak thing, because believe me in normal life I am the
messiest person ever. But apparently (and this is an ongoing debate
clearly in the poetry world, which I am going to do some more research
into) that is old fashioned and not necessary.
I know most of you are fiction writers, but what do you guys think?