so today we go live with the Sincerest Form Of Poetry, my new book and Vivienne at Dragons Rule Ok! has asked me some questions about my poetry writing experience. Do visit and rummage about at her delightful blog.
Today I welcome Geoff LePard. Geoff has a new book of poetry out today.
Hi, Geoff. I am pleased to have you visit. First, a few questions.
Why do you write?
It’s a bit trite to say because I have to, but there is some truth in that. I guess we writers all discover our urge to write at different times and in different ways.
For me, it never occurred to me that it could be a pleasure, until I took a course at Marlborough summer school in 2006. The course was ‘Write a ten minute radio play in a week’.
The woman who ran the course was a piece of work—all her lessons were exampled with extracts from her books which she tried to flog us—but she did teach things like show don’t tell, character traits, dialogue and narrative arc. It also became apparent that it was fun to…
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