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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« Last post by Serena on May 31, 2018, 05:03:12 PM »
Did my 30 mins.
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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« Last post by Serena 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
« Last post by TSA1984 on May 29, 2018, 09:21:34 PM »
It's with baby steps that I am getting back into it. I do find myself unable to write a lot. Not writers block - that implies that I am sitting there with a blank sheet. This is more an inability to sit down and write. But I did do just that today.   

Yknow I never considered poetry before, but I am loving it. The poem in the above post is a joy to read. Oh, and I did enter that NZ Poetry society competition, with four poems and a haiku. 

I wanna go where noone knows me
drink a beer I’ve never heard of on the lower east side of Manhattan
put on a record - any record
and dress in drag

Sit on the street and smoke
and purchase a cheap book
Take a picture of a nice building
and be told I am a clever boy

Get all this  done before the world explodes
My wants are simple
Yes, the world needs saving, but it won’t help itself
So why should I fight that battle

I want to be where there are people to ignore me
I could cry, and they would not look my way

Some people want to see jungles
others want to meet celebrities
I just want to disappear
and drink a beer in the warm weather.
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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« Last post by Serena 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
« Last post by Agent24 on May 28, 2018, 08:08:12 PM »
I inspired myself with some food poetry we did today, and wrote this while walking the beach at Mission Bay:


And what if our lives
went trundling past
in cardboard boxes
set proudly atop
the bright red steel
of imitation
Radio Flyer wagons
from China,

And when we saw the one
with our life in it,
we had to chase it down the street
trying to catch it
before it disappeared?

What a sight it would be
to see everyone
running after
cardboard boxes
as if their life
depended on it.
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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« Last post by Agent24 on May 26, 2018, 09:53:54 PM »
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


I like it. But I love the last 3 lines.


The only thing I managed to write was:
"The situation is so serious even The Joker doesn't think it's funny any more."
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Feedback and Encouragement / Re: American Anger
« Last post by Serena 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
« Last post by Serena 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
« Last post by Serena 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
« Last post by Agent24 on May 22, 2018, 08:12:38 AM »
You have invented a new treatment, blank page exposure therapy for writer's block  :P
Hope it works  :D

Regarding feedback, it's just my opinion of course, and it's your work so always follow what you think is best, obviously.

I must admit I never made it to the festival :( I hope you had fun though?
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