Character Profile to fill in ^^You can't download this one but there is a downloadable version here:Character Profile to fill in ^^4 years ago in Writing More Like This
Wait for me.I’ll be home before you know it!!Wait for me.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Wait for me.
It’s been two years, and I’m still waiting. We were so young when we said goodbye, weren’t we? It was just this same October day, but it was raining. It isn’t today.
We were sharing my umbrella outside the terminal, so close I could feel your breath against my cheek when you looked down and smiled.
-I am going to miss you so bad.
I said it with a grin, it was a promise and a joke – all rolled into one fateful sentence.
-You’re so daft.
I laughed against your chest.
-I know, right?
I could feel your breath huff out of your chest, my arms wrapped loosely around you, your arms pressing my shoulders to you. It was harder than you let on, saying goodbye – wasn’t it?
-I’m not pulling away first.
You muttered it into my hair and I released my arms, pushing against your chest. Hold on, girl. What are you doing?!
ScarsShe shows her scars,Scars3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
In all their glory.
Because - for her- they tell a story.
They say that battle has been done.
That she was stronger.
That she won.
Young and InvincableYour laughter was in my mouth,Young and Invincable3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Your hands were in my hair.
We were young and invincible,
And didn’t have a care.
Your hands were in my hands,
The stars were in your eyes.
We were young and invincible,
But we underestimated time.
FaceI've seen the two faces of reality,Face3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The one looking out for you're safety,
The one looking out to kill me,
People will push you down,
People will break you're trust,
But you have to ignore the demon's sound.
Stand you're ground,
Keep you're center, go straight.
You're goals are up ahead.
With faith you'll get by.
Keep faith and ignore all the lies.
People will pretend to be you're friend then turn away,
But just remember they're the one's who descend just wait for that one day.
I'm done trying to be clever,
I'm done trying to impress,
I write because I need to,
Poetry and music, it's what makes me.
From words to melody, it's what completes me.
This is for you, the ones who are hurting,
The one, who feels like there's nothing left,
I here for you, to pray for you,
You don't know me, I don't know you,
Still I care for you.
I'm sharing what has helped me,
I hope it helps you too.
Undo ButtonUndo Button4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I wish there was an "undo" button on life.
And all of the painful bits you could just re-write,
I wish there was a way you could admit you were wrong,
Accept your screw up and quickly move on.
That way, all of the wasted years,
Months of regret made brittle by tears,
They would never exist at all.
And you would pick up the phone when I call.
The Chronology of StorytellingImagine you're reading to a live audience. It can be as big or small as you'd like. It can be your writing or someone else's. It doesn't matter. Indulge yourself in the fantasy. So you're reading to a live audience. They're enraptured. They're engrossed. They're generating a movie in their heads as you weave your tale. Imagine how important every word you produce is to these movies. Every detail you provide adds another layer. They smell the flowers. They feel the roughness of the brick. They see the vivid colors of the clothes.The Chronology of Storytelling3 years ago in Writing More Like This
And then you require they perform time travel to make the movies accurate.
The chronology, or order of events, in a story is something I've been focusing on a lot in my writing lately. I'm not just talking about the overall chronology. There's obviously a beginning, middle, and end to a story. You progress from one event to the next. Things happen in chronological order. That's how, y'know, stories make sense. That's also
Night of the ViolinSeek you me in a grave shallow,Night of the Violin3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
bleeding upon a blade of rusted steel
The mood of a rose ascends beyond ether
caressing souls in skies hoary
From the pitch of solitude she appears,
dark hair soaking upon winds quiver
(violin weeping in the dew of nocturnal sunrise)
As the moon whispers in twilight's fall
my thoughts swirl into a halo of numb reverie
Entranced in the gloaming of her love
dripping within the lotus of her serenade
Beset in eyes of jade,
drowning in sensual delight
Seduced in a gothic sky
Deepest gaze unleashed into my soul;
she weaves a spell of turquoise feather
her violin brushes my skin in dreamy hues
Evanescent in spectral shards of solemn rains
my thoughts swoon in burning juniper
Servant to the epitome of her will
basking in the shadows of her mind
kissed in the aura of sweet sorrow;
untold love begins to flow
Embroidered in the ballet of night's fall
violins seethe in star-clustered valleys
like a burning choir of lonely spirits
My thirst blushes in a sea
Writer's Tip: Show, don't tell.Show, don’t tell (SDT). It’s one of the few consistent pieces of advice that all writers have heard at one time or another. Even the most amateur of writers parrot it back, but knowing the phrase doesn’t necessarily mean that we understand it, or how to implement it.Writer's Tip: Show, don't tell.2 years ago in Writing More Like This
So what does “Show, don’t tell.” really mean? SDT is the idea that instead of telling your readers what’s happening in a story, you show them. This seems like an abstract concept to most of us, but what it boils down to is this: using words to give your readers an idea without having to directly state it. There are many ways good writers do this. It can be as simple as adding a scene for when your character walks down the street to the corner market rather than saying “she went to the store.” but it can also be as complicated as weaving subtext into dialogue and editing entire character personalities to prove a point down the line. I want to look at two example