So as you lot following my blog love a bit of creative writing, I’m guessing that means in the majority of cases you also love a bit of reading! For about a year or two now I have been reading free books in exchange for an honest review for authors and publishing companies. Recently I started the ‘E’ series by Kate Wrath. I have read up to book 3 and am now just waiting on the release of Elergy. I have been in contact with the author herself and she told me about a competition running on her site. I decided to enter and I WON! As a prize she is going to feature me as a character in Elergy. I can’t wait to meet ‘Lozzi!’
I have always been more for writing novels and short stories, but when I am feeling down I focus on writing poetry. I always considered my poems to be of a good quality, but apparently I was wrong, because I gave in my poetry portfolio to university and failed!
An example of one of the poems is:
I lay down on the pavement,
The streetlights blind my eyes,
I don’t know where to look –
I’m running out of lies.
I don’t know who to turn to,
Where to go,
Or what to do,
Shelter’s not an option,
Though my lips are turning blue.
The pavement’s hard beneath me –
And stones stick in my skin.
Stars are shining brightly,
Although the moonlight’s only dim.
But a shadow’s getting closer,
So I shut my eyes and groan,
The man kneels down beside me,
Whispers – “we miss you, please come home!”
Now although the lecturer thought that my attention to detail was good, apparently the rhyme and rhythm is ‘childlike.’ So I am rewriting my portfolio hoping to pass second time around!
PROMPT: Launch from the sentence-starter, “I wish you would talk to me about…” and keep your pen moving for 6 minutes.
Peek into the hidden corners of your characters by having them do this prompt.