Are Writing And Sleep Incompatible?

I just finished my new novel’s 1st draft, 300 pages!!  I thought I’d get some rest at last. Revisions aren’t that exciting, are they? Perhaps I’ve lost my mind or was that something just reserved for kids? Here I am up at Four in the Morning, excited about revising! I know how it starts, I know how it ends….. can repainting road signs be that exciting? I think however it’s the inspiration of friends I’ve found at Indie Writers…..

There is an addiction to the creative experience that is inspired by nothing but others. What is it I want to make certain I have done? What is to exciting to wait? I’m inspired by those  in my writing group, who I hope like me can’t wait for enough light to again be up and write!  This is how my sleep is undone…

  • Tease curiosity with Alvin Wander’s amazing technique for creating character
  • Create a culture bound to a knife held by a vulture as Walt Kuhlman does
  • Add some subtle but poetic phrases as inspired by Judy Moskowitz (or Billy Collins)
  • Add some heartfelt prose with the gentleness Evelyn Ross does
  • Every day I remember to read someone new as I learned from Gerrie Beck
  • Shine the hot spot light of stage like presence on my character’s speech- Isaac Asimov (I know he’s been here while I was asleep)
  • Or read something magical as from  John C Mannone?  (as close as the internet)
  • A a page of cruelty and violence in a very special way, inspired by Keith Darrel
  • What price can you put on such a thrill?  Authors who have have Disneyland In their backyard!  Maybe I’ve added too, by just catching fire?

fantasy-2888191_960_720.jpg

Join us in South Florida, Indie Writers & Artists – Creative Experiences   

if your lucky enough to be near

passsion

Advertisements

Does Poetry Belong In An E-Book?

Does it matter if a book of poetry or a book of prose is published as an e-book or physical book? I asked this question and was told that an e-book detracted from both.  To some extent this may be true for those who grew up with physical books but less for the next generation. On the other hand, it did make me think a lot about this and here are some thoughts you may enjoy reading:

I feel that a paper book has a sensual classic beauty, feel and even smell. This is particularly relevant to poetry, I believe, because poetry is both an art form and a language media. I say this because the words in poetry are denser than in prose. They are more visually evocative, filled with simile, metaphor, sound, rhythm and even rhyme. The language may more frequently be esoteric, historically phrased, culturally unique or even quite stylized. This is not so common in prose. Just as putting a beautiful painting in the right frame is critical, the same is true for poetry.

Putting prose in an e-book read on a thin light kindle tablet or other device is not so traumatic to prose as it would be to the more mystical beauty of poetry.

Something to think about…………

forest-1737308_1920