Monday, March 31, 2014

Writer’s Workshops 6: Shoes, Show, and Tell

There was a poetry prompt a while back that asked writers to put themselves in someone else’s shoes.

I decided to take this prompt and become a friend of mine who had a crush on a waiter.

The idea was to convey the feelings of the character through images.

It’s a good exercise, especially when writers are told to ‘show more’ than ‘tell,’ which usually means to describe using the five senses. 

You can view the poem, Hidden Crush, at http://sgvpq.blogspot.com (Winter 2014, Issue 61). Scroll down to my name. The picture is of the Emerging Urban Poets group.

 

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