Systematic Poetry Techniques - Part Three

Written by Steve Gillman

Have you ever readrepparttar lyrics of a Simon and Garfunkle song? Pure poetry. Want to write poems like that? Start copying them. Let me explain.

The Myth Of Creativity

Creativity is somewhat of a myth. It isn't that it doesn't exist, but people's ideas about it are mis-informed. Many believe that to be creative is to come up with something completely new. There isn't an artist or inventor out there who has done this.

Somebody had to writerepparttar 142881 first four-line verse or haiku poem, right? Now is everyone that uses these forms an uncreative copy-cat? No, of course not. We must copy forms, general ideas and techniques, so why not do it more systematically?

Poem Writing Tricks

Copy a poem you like, and then play withrepparttar 142882 elements. Part ofrepparttar 142883 beauty of a poem is inrepparttar 142884 structure andrepparttar 142885 rhythm. Why not insert your own words into that, to see what happens?

Here isrepparttar 142886 last part of a poem titled "Gratitude." It started by painting a picture ofrepparttar 142887 mountains,and then;

5 Tips For Catching Errors in your Manuscript

Written by Brent Sampson

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What is your worse fear as a self-publishing writer? For many, it's finding mistakes after publication. Imagine receiving boxes of books fromrepparttar 142194 printer only to discover a glaring typo. After countless hours of editing and revisingrepparttar 142195 document, followed by editing and revisingrepparttar 142196 proof, followed by another blue-line final, how did it get by?

How do you prevent errors before they wind up in your book? No matter what editing procedures you undertake, mistakes happen.

But employing these 5 methods can drastically decreaserepparttar 142197 chances of mistakes finding their way into your published book.

1 - Employ an editing service.

The most common mistakes are minor, for example incorrect word use (their, they're, there) and simple misspellings.

2 - Get a second (and third) set of eyes.

Even if you don't wish to pay a professional, anyone who reviews your document will find mistakes you invariably miss. It's a function ofrepparttar 142198 brain called "cerbrainiumitis." Okay, okay, that term is made-up - butrepparttar 142199 truth is, you're much more familiar with your manuscript than anyone else, and as a result, apt to miss obvious mistakes simply because your eyes glaze over them.

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