Book Quote Corner #79

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The 3 Best Things about Writing Poetry

 

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.

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Under the Microscope: Crossing at a Walk

 

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.

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