Caylee Anthony

Caylee Anthony

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Writing Workshop 2017 Part 2

Hi all!!! Today I will be sharing with you what we learned at the recent writing workshop I attended from Author Kirk Judd.  Kirk  is a co-editor of the book "Wild Sweet Notes 50 Years of West Virginia Poetry. We read that book for my book discussion group a couple years ago and I really enjoyed it. As you can probably tell, Kirk Judd taught us about Poetry. Here are his poetry tips.

Write from the rhythm, or sound of the poem.

Poetry is what you see and hear around you. It's what you experience.

Use metaphors- use one thing to represent another.

The job of a poet is to notice things.

Learn to observe the ordinary and make it extraordinary.

Kirk Judd also taught us a way of coming up with our own metaphors.

Make three separate columns down a piece of paper. Make a list of adjectives in the first row.(hard, soft, etc.)  In the second row make a list of concrete nouns (table, chair, etc.) And in the third row make a list of abstract nouns (love, hate, etc.) Write on the bottom of the paper The __________ ____________ of ____________.
Take a adjective and place it in the first blank, a concrete noun in the second blank, and an absrtact noun in the third blank. You can mix them up and use them however you want.

Hope ya'll enjoyed this tips. Until next time... Later Days!!!!


  1. poetry is hard work for me, I'm am just not creative

    1. I've been writing stories since I was 13. Poetry evaded me until 2002.

  2. These are great tips, and I remember in English when we study the different forms of poetry then had to mimic them in our own pieces, this would have been such a great help

    1. I loved these tips. The workshop was fun because there were 5 authors writing 5 different genres.

  3. I'm not a lover of poetry, nor have ever been any good at writing it. Great advice.

    1. There will be three more blog posts about other genres coming up and if you look down a couple more you'll find the first one.


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