Writing Diary # 6

Looking around for a way to sugar coat my third story, I spent most of the evening watching videos about writers and researching writing techniques. Then I ran off a pile of tips about writing short stories. Finally I wrote a free verse poem about my difficult topic. The poem is just a plain little thing but has an honesty to it that is pleasing. It stands alone but it is just too bare bones. It makes a good starting point and gives my story some structure. I thought about turning it into a myth or a folktale but there really isn’t any religious statement , morality issue or universal truth about it to make so I’m stuck with the reality of the story. Live and learn.



Filed under allegories and parodies, social issues, storytelling, Uncategorized, writing

4 responses to “Writing Diary # 6

  1. TBLN

    Stories or novels that start with poems are great. I agree that it helps add structure to a piece. A very nifty device, indeed.
    Just a thought – maybe it stands for more than you really think it does?

  2. Hmmmm, best advice i’ve read tonight..thanks!

  3. good for you Liz,…that’s what I’m talkin’ about. continue…

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