Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The writing process: "All I write is crap!", part 2

Here's one solution: read. Read as much as you can. Fill the creative well with all that you can by reading. Read everything and anything. I can't stress that enough. Reading is the backbone to writing.

For me, if i read crap, I end up writing crap. So if I want to write strong vibrant poems, I try to read strong vibrant work. I may not necessarily like what I'm reading, but if it's written well, then I may learn a thing or two. And you might too!

So read!

Hey audience! Any suggested reading? :)

1 comment:

  1. One recent book I'd recommend (out of many possibilities) is *Diwata,* by Barbara Jane Reyes. The collection contains a lot of prose poems, among other forms, exploring and revising creation mythology from a Filipina perspective. Lush, incantatory language. A poet could learn a lot from this book!