'Night Sky' photo (c) 2009, Jon Connell - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/“Poetry, like sleep, is best done at night. And that is all the writing advice I feel confident in giving about attempting to write in verse. That and don’t be afraid to revise. Heavily. You may even want to use a pencil –with a good eraser. It can be a lot like math.”

***

That writing tip is good enough for me. Composing poems is a funny thing… like a dance between logic and inspiration, numbers and bold paint strokes. Maybe that’s why I love writing it so much… and why it’s so crazy hard.

This sweet little dose of advice was lifted from Janna Barber’s blog. Her Writing Pep Talks have super motivational to me on several occasions. Check out Pep Talks Part 1 and Part 2, and then peruse her blog a while.

Then go forth motivated, and write something.

Advertisements