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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: Japanese Juxtaposition
« on: October 24, 2018, 11:09:39 AM »
Keep forgetting to check-in but here we go.

This week I haven't done any writing but as per Agent24's suggestion I have been trying to read a poem everyday.

So far this is my favourite https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/the-lesson-2/

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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: Japanese Juxtaposition
« on: August 29, 2018, 08:21:01 PM »
Thanks for sharing that, I like it, especially the third paragraph.

I'm proud of myself for writing and editing a little bit today for the first time in over a week. Still a rough version but hopefully will tidy it up in time for artweek.


This is a list
of things I don’t want
to do anymore:
smile at people for their sake
say “yes” when I mean “no”

be told off in the supermarket for not pressing the right button at the self-checkout and then take it personally
worry about what people think of my clothing choices
be told I am inferior for taking care of myself
leave my lunch in my bag, untouched, because there’s someone else in the room

dance with you when it’s awful and you hurt my arms and breathe in my face
I’m not getting paid for this
I’ve paid to be here and enjoy myself
where does caring end?

hurry because you’re in a hurry
risk my life to arrive 30 seconds earlier
tell you I’m good when I’m not
pretend to be on my phone so I don’t have to please you; stranger at the bus stop

an offer can be rejected
a request denied
no questions asked
no judgement given

sit at home not reading because I’m incapable of finishing a book, so why start?
sit at home in pain and do nothing
sit with my back hunched against the cold, concrete-block wall when I could stretch and feel nourished and strong
ignore the journals full of words and think why bother writing when it never leads to anything I’m pleased with

exhaust myself for the sake of pride
reply instantly
reciprocate asap so as not to feel in debt
laugh at your jokes when I don’t care
nod when I don’t agree
let you play in my head all night when that’s my time


who gave you the right to take up space in my mind without paying rent?

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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: Japanese Juxtaposition
« on: August 20, 2018, 02:55:32 PM »
I like the poems!

I think it's time for me to re-appear. I'll try to post at least every week from now on  :)


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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« on: June 09, 2018, 02:33:53 PM »
Only wrote one line today: and flipped like washing flapping over its pegs.

I'm looking forward to seeing you guys again  :) it's been ages

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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« on: June 07, 2018, 05:47:11 PM »
Did some words today. Also invented a new term for what I keep doing out of laziness to make it feel more productive  ;D

          journapoetry – writing the day’s musings in short, mysterious, cut up lines of cliché and the everyday.

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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« on: June 06, 2018, 06:40:30 PM »
Did some staring. Have also altered my staring sessions to 20 mins as it feels less tedious and hopefully someday I'll continue beyond the session if I do it more frequently.

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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« on: June 03, 2018, 01:18:36 PM »
Ooh holidays are exciting! I look forward to hearing about it  :D

I stared at my screen/floor for 30 mins. Wrote a random, stream of consciousness type thing. It is attached for your amusement (/will make you feel better about your writing).

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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« on: May 31, 2018, 05:03:12 PM »
Did my 30 mins.

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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« on: May 30, 2018, 05:46:26 PM »
Yeah I get what you mean about not being able to sit down to write. That’s what I’m hoping to fix with my 30 mins a day with no expectations. I need to be comfortable sitting down to write again. I’m not sure if it’s working yet, I haven’t been consistent so far.

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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« on: May 29, 2018, 03:21:23 PM »
Did my 30 mins, wrote a list.

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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« on: May 26, 2018, 11:34:54 AM »
Did my 30 mins of mostly staring. Wrote this..

I don’t feel like chocolate at the moment
I don’t feel like anything
I hate when Word tells me to use more concise language
like it’s a mistake to use words how you want
and let them express what they want on a page

it underlines in red the word mistake
like even a mistake is a mistake
poetry is anything that burns
and paper burns well
but words burn longer

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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« on: May 24, 2018, 01:56:25 PM »
Stared at a page for 30 mins today, it feels like such a long time. wrote 8 lines.

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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« on: May 23, 2018, 04:04:31 PM »
Yeah the writers festival was good, not as good as previous years imo but there were a few things I found worthwhile.

Well yesterday I managed to find very important housework to do every time I was going to write. But I just did my 30 mins for today and really enjoyed how it took the pressure off. Wrote the bones of a poem. I think once I actually open the Word doc its much easier to sit there for half an hour and let things flow out than if I tell myself I have to write x amount.

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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« on: May 21, 2018, 06:50:36 PM »
Thanks for the feedback.

I’ve decided this week I will spend 30 mins each day staring at a blank page. If something happens that’s great but if nothing does it’s fine too. I’m hoping this will help me be comfortable with blank pages again so I stop running away every time.

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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« on: May 18, 2018, 09:30:24 PM »
Haven't done any writing for a few days..

But I'm off to the Auckland Writers Festival tomorrow so hopefully it will inspire. Maybe I'll see some of you there!

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