As there are so many writers and style just on the blogosphere, I thought I would share a little back ground to my style and what is important to me when writing poetry:
- Write with instinct – I recently asked a friend of mine how he writes, and whether he sticks to a structure. He replied that when he puts pen to paper he has no idea what he is doing. It’s not about rhyme schemes or sticking to the way other people write, it is about how you write and your instinct that should take over. Apparently Picasso had no idea what he was doing, all he had was an idea of what he wanted to do and he did it, and look how far he got!
- Express yourself and believe in what you’re saying – Our language is one of the many ways that we show emotion: our anxieties, insecurities, anger, passion and love can all be shown if we truly mean it. Of course we can write about anything, but it is when we believe it, and feel the words that they mean something to us and those around us.
- Save everything you do – even if you believe your work is rubbish leave it there, you can come back to it. You never really know if it’s good or not as you are biased towards your own work. You might still like the topic and have forgotten it, or be able to forge some masterpiece from the foundations of the words and the tone.
- Self-belief – who are you writing this for? It may be going out on the internet or for others to read, but it is your voice and if you are truly expressing yourself then it does not matter who listens. You will have said your peace.
I hope this is insightful/helpful, feel free to comment if you have any questions or your approach differs!