How to Write: Week 29: Lyrics: Wednesday (Method)

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Read a few books of poetry and write down 10 examples of imprecise language. Use these examples in a 200 word piece.

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Azriel Johnson is an inkspatter analyst by day and a serial writer by night. He runs a small, not money losing publishing press and a weekly open mic with monthly features called Writing Knights Press.

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A New Poetry Chapbook is coming soon from Blood Pudding Press – Cutting Eyes From Ghosts by Ariana D. Den Bleyker!

By Juliet Cook

Blood Pudding Press would like to excitedly announce that we will be ending our 2016 hiatus by publishing a new poetry chapbook in January 2017.
“Cutting Eyes From Ghosts” by Ariana D. Den Bleyker.
More details will be shared near the beginning of January – and the chapbook is aiming to appear near the end of January.
The Blood Pudding is delighted that Ariana D. Den Bleyker’s poetry will soon be joining our scarred icing bags.

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How to Write: Week 29: Lyrics: Tuesday (Method)

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Listen to a radio station of music you don’t care for. Write down 10 examples of imprecise language. Then work these examples into a 200 word piece.


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How to Write: Week 29: Lyrics: Monday (Method)

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Listen to your favorite radio station. Write down 10 examples of imprecise language. Then work these 10 examples into a 200 word piece.

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How to Write: Week 29: Lyrics: Sunday (Method)

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Consider the following statements:
“I’m never gonna give you up” “I’m head over heels for you” “I love you” “You’re so beautiful” “Wake me up inside” “I’m changing day to day”
If you think about these phrases objectively, you know exactly what they mean, but they say nothing concrete.
That is the beauty and downfall of lyrics. They can convey an emotion without words a poet would usually work.
Most poetry bases itself on vivid imagery which evokes emotion through appealing to someone’s senses. Lyrics do the same by calling upon established meanings associated with words we use in our everyday language.
Lyrics will use action words, like love or change. These are still actions, but they are imprecise. That doesn’t mean they are bad to use, just make sure when they are used that there is precise language around them.
Another downfall to this kind of imprecise language is it can often come across as cliché. So many beginning writers feel strongly about the words they use, basing them off of the lyrics they hear from the radio. The problem is with imprecise language it means so many things and so many different things to different people and it’s hard to help others feel what one is trying to feel with imprecise language. New poets present their words as though they are well crafted. Poets who have been crafting from reading other poets who focus on the words they’ve read focusing on imagery and visceral reaction, often dismiss the beginners out of hand.
Any new poet should remember that lyrics work because they appeal to a wide range of people. People who write lyrics for pop songs especially have learned the formula to appeal to the most people at any one time.
Any experienced poet should keep in mind before disparaging someone who writes lyrics that a single song can sell for more than a year’s worth of chapbooks. Any lyricist who wants to disparage the work of a “poor” poet should remember that the poet is a craftsperson who doesn’t compromise their values to create their art.
Basically, for both sides of the coin, don’t be a jerk. Also, keep writing and learn from one another.

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How to Write: Week 28: Underground-Street: Saturday (Style)

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By yourself or with a group, go to a public place, not normally inhabited by poets and perform your pieces to get a reaction from the surrounding public. Try not to get arrested.

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How to Write: Week 28: Underground-Street: Friday (Style)

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Revise one or two pieces from this week. Incorporate elements of instilling unrest.

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Azriel Johnson is an inkspatter analyst by day and a serial writer by night. He runs a small, not money losing publishing press and a weekly open mic with monthly features called Writing Knights Press.

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Happy December from Blood Pudding Press!

By Juliet Cook

Happy December from Blood Pudding Press!
Here’s a podcast interview of poet and Blood Pudding Press editor Juliet Cook (about poetry and other stuff) at This Choice – https://renpowell.com/2016/12/01/this-choice-juliet-cook/.
Also, in the next few days, I plan to make a small announcement about Blood Pudding Press.

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How to Write: Week 28: Underground-Street: Thursday (Style)

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Write a poem in your chosen style. Incorporate ideas you have acquired this week into the piece.

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How to Write: Week 28: Underground-Street: Wednesday (Style)

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Look at a cause you are against. Do research from the point of view of a supporter. Write a 200 word piece with the intent to create unrest in someone who reads or hears it.

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