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Song & Rhyme Poetry

Yesterday I talked about rhyming poetry which can be challenging, but they’re still fun to write. Rhyming is good practice for exploring musicality in language and experimenting with word play. Let’s Get creative: For this exercise you just need a song — a simple rhythmic and rhyming song, a short pop song will work well.Continue reading “Song & Rhyme Poetry”


Creative Wordplay

Charles Dickens invented the word ‘boredom’ and William Shakespeare gave us ‘bandit’ and gossip, along with over 1,700 other words that previously didn’t exist in the English vocabulary! So writers have a long history of inventing new words, it happens when we encounter a concept and have no way of expressing it. Poets also lookContinue reading “Creative Wordplay”