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Writing Poetry, Tutorial 1 by AzizrianDaoXrak Writing Poetry, Tutorial 1 by AzizrianDaoXrak
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! My first ever tutorial!!! :D

I'm actually sort of excited about this. I've done a bunch of critiques for people lately that I realized pretty much just covered the basics of poetry-writing (to my mind, anyway). So I thought it would be a good idea to put together a tutorial for writing poetry. This tutorial is specifically written for BEGINNERS!

To all the more advanced poets out there: I'd love to hear your thoughts on my presentation/the topics I've chosen. I'd like to do more of these, but for now I thought I'd stick to things that I think are really important to learning how to write poetry.

Also, this has been edited for typos and spelling/grammar mistakes by MORE THAN ME. However, if you happen to see any, please tell me >_< Considering I mention that, it would be a bit embarrassing to have one myself, lol


1. Spelling and Grammar (please note you can access the link I have posted in this section >here<)
2. Picking a topic
3. Imagery
4. Enjambment
5. Moving Forward
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Issiacca Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you please give feedback on… ? I really think your opinion be great, because I can see your poetry is really fantastic.
AzizrianDaoXrak Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I will try. My life has been really, really busy lately, though. So if I do get a chance, it may not be for a while. Would you mind sending me a note about it (I can keep track of your request better that way)?
Ja-mes Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Now, I am terrible at writing poetry. Simply awful. This is helpful indeed and I will re-read it several times before trying again. Many thanks!
AzizrianDaoXrak Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I'm so glad you found it helpful! :D I do hope that if nothing else it gives you some useful exercises to make use of ^^
Ja-mes Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It does that. I like how you keep it simple. Helpful for people like me...! XD
AzizrianDaoXrak Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful ^^ I'm so glad.
singingwriting Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice job, I'll have to remember this.
AzizrianDaoXrak Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :)
To my understanding -- enjambment is when a line (that is, a "sentence") carries over to the next line. The opposite of enjambment, not surprisingly, is a line that is "end stopped," or ends with a period or other similar punctuation. Enjambment is not simply a line break.

Beyond that, I thought this was a great synopsis of how to write poetry. Great work!
AzizrianDaoXrak Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
CRAP I can't believe I swapped the definition around. I'll have to remember to go in and fix that. Ugh, HUGE mistake >_<
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