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125 Ideas for Poetry Writers

125 very clever ideas that will enable you to writing unique, compelling and successful poems and get them published - faster and easier than ever before.

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Why you need this book

In today's ultra-competitive writing and publishing market, you need every advantage you can get. That's where our inspiring collection of writing ideas can help you.

Each of the 35 books in the ideas4writers collection is packed with versatile ideas, expert tips, and easy-to-implement practical advice.

You'll soon be writing brilliant books, amazing articles, and standout stories that will have readers, editors and publishers longing for more.

The POETRY collection includes:

  • Avoiding the obvious
  • Book spine poetry
  • How to build a following
  • Cliché-metaphor conversion
  • Decision making
  • Drinking poems
  • Getting your poetry published in other people's books
  • How to appeal to the youth market
  • Creating an inspiration list
  • All about imagery
  • How to judge poetry
  • Making your poems more memorable
  • The really easy way to write nonsense poems
  • Noun-verb conversions
  • Performing your work - or getting someone else to do it
  • Why everyone should use poems at work
  • An easy way to check your rhyming scheme
  • How to sell your self-published collection
  • Storytelling through poetry
  • Understanding your voice
  • And much more - far too many great ideas to list here!

Be a more inspired, more productive and more successful writer with the ideas4writers ideas collection.

Excerpt 1: Twelve Days of Christmas (with twist).

How about writing your own version of The Twelve Days of Christmas but giving it a slight twist? Perhaps you received different gifts and you didn't want any of them. You could list the 12 ways in which you disposed of them: demanded the receipt, returned them to the store, regifted them, donated them to charity, deliberately lost them, ‘accidentally’ damaged them, and so on.

Or your poem/song needn't be about Christmas or gifts at all. Keep the same tune or rhyme and adapt it to talk about other things, such as:

  • Twelve lovers who dumped you (or vice versa).
  • Twelve injuries you sustained (perhaps while skiing).
  • Twelve pets that caused you trouble - or one pet that caused 12 different kinds of trouble.
  • Twelve terrible days at school (or work).
  • Twelve excuses your boss used to avoid giving you a pay rise.
  • Twelve ways in which your children drove you mad.
  • Twelve ways you tried (but mostly failed) to get rich quick.

Excerpt 2: Starting with prose.

If you're struggling to get your head around a poem, what it's meant to be about, what should be included and what should be left out, try writing it as a piece of prose first - perhaps a very short story. Organise your thoughts into proper sentences, give the piece a beginning, middle and end, split it into paragraphs, add some tension and conflict, and so on.

When you're happy with it, and satisfied that you've included everything you want to say, go through it line by line and turn it into a poem.

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