“I have a new method of poetry. All you got to do is look over your notebooks… And think of anything that comes into your head, especially the miseries… Then arrange in lines of two, three or four words each, don’t bother about sentences …”
Allen Ginsberg (American poet, 1926-1997)
I took some Nyquil(Nyquil Cough Liquid, 10-Ounce Bottle (Pack of 2) last night to try and knock out my lingering cold and then I had a weird dream about a post. This was the first time I ever dreamt about my blog. Anyway in my dream the prompt for the day was to go through a finished piece of work and take the short sentences and lengthen them and then take the longer sentences and shorten them. Maybe it was my fever…anyways I half thought this might be a good experiment with varying sentence length, it could completely change the context of the piece. So give it a try. Now while I don’t advocate taking over the counter drugs for inspiration it was an interesting dream.Continue with your 20 minutes of free writing today. Now get back to work!
The Writing Nag
A book about writing sentences that is a new addition to my ever-expanding craft book collection.
Stunning Sentences (The Effective Writing Series)