by Chloe-Anne Ross
Whenever I do get the chance to hear someone read out their poem on dying love or life’s long journey let’s face it…I want to run for the hills.
I know, I KNOW! It’s cruel, but hey I’m a writer and I’m an introvert. How else am I going to feel other than awkward? As much I like to poke fun at this idea, I do actually love writing and reading poems. There are some things a great poem can do that a novel just can’t and, as if you didn’t know where I’m going with this, here are three of those things.
Welcome back to the Under the Microscope series. In this post, we’ll read an excerpt of a story, see what works and what doesn’t, and look at ways to improve it.
How it works: an author submits an excerpt from the beginning of one of their stories, with the understanding that I’ll publicly critique it. I give the excerpt a manuscript critique and post it.