Tips on the art of crafting poetry.
Some considerations for thinking about and understanding audience when writing a poem.
Blurbs of Wisdom [offsite link]
PFFA´s excellent forum of wisdom and pith, delivering high examples of the do´s and don´ts of all things poetry.
Change Your Mind
Keeping everything the same is boring. Change is good for your brain. Change the way you write, read, and think about poetry after reading this article.
Choosing a Title for your Poem
The first thing any reader sees of your poem is the title. Make sure it's a good one!
Cliches in Poetry (and How to Avoid Them)
Avoid using cliches in your poetry; write something unique!
Some creative exercises to inspire you poets out there.
Creative Methods and Techniques for Poetry
When inspiration seems lacking, try these alternative exercises to rekindle your inner muse.
Dedicating poetry to others
Poetry is a very personal form of putting emotions on paper and is very healing in nature. Because of this, many poems are written in dedication to individuals. Lets look at these types of poems and an example: "Dad's Alzheimer's- Dedicated to Claus"
Edit Your Poetry
Some tips on the process of editing your own poetry.
How To Write A Love Poem
Four easy steps to writing a unique, thoughtful love poem.
How To Write an Ekphrastic Poem
Five easy steps to help you write your very own ekphrastic poem.
Invocation of the Muse
Invoking the Muse was common practice among the classical poets to assuage writers block and lend inspiration to every creative endevour.
Orangoo - Online Spellcheck [offsite link]
Orangoo´s free online spellchecker.
Overcoming Writer's Block
The best of us can get frustrated with writing poetry. William Shakespeare lamented his inability to change styles in his 76th Sonnet.
The 6 Don'ts of Writing Poetry
Avoid these 6 common mistakes to improve the quality of your poetry.
Where to Write
The place where you write your poems can impact how you write them. Choosing the right writing location is an important step.
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