The word association game of the writing exercise world - list poems take the very simple task of writing lists and turn it into poetry.
List poems can be about anything from a colour to a specific animal.
If you've ever tried to talk your washing machine out of breaking down again, you'll find this one easy. Personification is the act of taking something that isn't a human and giving it human emotions and traits. How do your carrier bags feel about being used?
Ekphrastic writing might sound fancy but it's really not. I wrote plenty of ekphrastic poems before I even knew that's what they were. Ekphrastics are pieces based off of someone else's writing. A lot of writing workshop poems can be considered ekphrastic, due to the use of example poems in exercises.
These are some beginner writing exercises for your viewing pleasure - click the buttons to see the exercises in more detail.
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Here are some things that helped me when learning how to edit my writing.
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