Ekphrastics

List Poems

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.

Personification

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?

Ekphrastics

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.

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These are some beginner writing exercises for your viewing pleasure - click the buttons to see the exercises in more detail.

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CONCRETE VS
ABSTRACT

Hit your reader like a ton of

concrete.

WAFFLES ARE
TASTY

Waffles are tasty, but waffle

doesn't belong in your writing.

SOUND/
RHYTHM

Poems are more than words,

the sounds are important too.

EDITING 101

DRAFT BRAIN VS
EDIT BRAIN

An introduction to editing and

the space I try to make for it.

Here are some things that helped me when learning how to edit my writing.

Currently being released every Saturday, so make sure to pay this page another visit.

GIVE IT 
UP

Sometimes it's okay, perhaps

healthier, to give up.

A CLEAN
BREAK

Line breaks and titles are small

things, but have a big effect.

ALL GOOD
THINGS

All good things must end,

including your poem.

PUBLISHED IN...

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Sea Sickness

Penine Platform Magazine

Rare Sightings

Chase Magazine Jan 2019

Wild Poetry (Hive SY 2018)

Whiskey + The Strangest Occupation

Anthology of Young Poets (Paper Swans Press 2017)

Truth: an Amazon Review

Halfway Smile (Hive SY 2018)

Editing 101

Cinquefoil

Pennine Platform Magazine

Rare Sightings

Chase Magazine Jan 2019

Wild Poetry (Hive SY 2018)

Glass

Introduction X (The Poetry Business 2017)

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