Poetry to Inspire

Day after CanWrite!

Day after CanWrite!

Got home at midnight, Orillia time,
the third flight had a seat for me.
Traveling standby isn’t always fun
but that stress is now behind me.

My suitcase, however, is not home yet,
it was on a later flight.
I’m told it will be here this morning
so all will soon be right.

My brain worked hard at CanWrite!
trying to take it all in.
Lots of wonderful writing tips
for authors and those who’ll now begin.

Each writer’s journey is personal,
different for everyone –
plotting, planning and sorting ideas
until their story is done.

Writing, re-writing, cut and/or paste,
check, re-read as you edit,
leave it a while, read again,
share with someone who hasn’t read it.

Not your parents, siblings or best friends
they are much too close to you.
A professional agent or editor
has a much better point of view.

Is the reason for your story clear?
Are your characters believable?
Do you know them intimately?
Are goals from conflicts achievable?

When you come away from CanWrite!
with ideas filling your head
about making your story better
you look forward to the work ahead.

Thanks CanWrite!

Jean Kay
June 17, 2013


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