Writing

I have been told my many people that the hardest thing for them is to stare at a piece of paper and start writing. In this section, I address different types of writing and suggest ways to improve writing. There is no way I could be comprehensive, and readers will disagree with a lot that I say here. It is merely how I write, or how I try to improve my writing. One piece of advice I have found to be universal is to become a respectable writer, one has to write. Write a lot. It is one of the few areas I have found that even imperfect practice makes better.

 

Writing Poetry: The Epigram

How many of you have written an epigram?  Probably most of you.  Maybe you didn't realize that is what you were writing. Many years ago, when I was in college (just after the stone age and well into the stoned age), I took a course in poetry.  My excellent professor,...

Writing Poetry – The Villanelle

A villanelle is a nineteen-line poem with two repeating rhymes and two refrains. It consists of five tercets followed by a quatrain. The first and third lines of the opening tercet are repeated alternately in the last lines of the succeeding stanzas; then in the final...