Write Me Up

Official writing with some random thoughts

Poetry does strange things to people April 21, 2011

Filed under: General Blog-tastic Writings — Dorothy Lynn @ 3:56 pm

For example, before I took this creative writing class, I was pretty much convinced that I didn’t have much potential as a poet. I also was convinced that I probably wasn’t ever going to be good at writing poetry. But now, as I am going through all of the poems that I wrote this semester (for this class at least), I am realizing that I have some potential here. And also that I wrote a stinkin’ lot of poems. (About twenty)

I really love poetry now, and I really love that it helps me to organize my thoughts and emotions into something concise and powerful (even if it’s powerfully silly…). After I’m done revising my portfolio, I’ll post a couple of the poems here.

Did You Know???????
About Narrative Magazine? It is an online literary magazine that has submission contests, excerpts from contemporary writers, poems of the week and fun writing puzzles. It is a great place for writers and/or literature lovers to go and spend some time. (I like how I’m talking about a website as if it were a coffee shop…) They are free, but there are paid subscriptions as well that allow you even more access to writing resources. It’s pretty darn nifty. (Nifty is such a weird word, don’t you think?)

http://www.narrativemagazine.com/

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Just for Fun April 7, 2011

Filed under: General Blog-tastic Writings — Dorothy Lynn @ 2:56 am

A poem!

Danny Boy Meets Tchaikovsky

There is hairy moss overtaking
the trees in the forest behind

that graveyard. As soon as the sun
sinks below the furthest hill, three

fairies and four leprechauns wearing
yellow shoes with brass buttons leap

from the twisted roots. They hide when
it’s light because they hate humans

who make fun of their tiny faces and tilted
ears, so they squat in the peat during the day.

Consequently, when they emerge from daybeds
damp as mushrooms, their hair is soily and smells

like musty cabbages. Can you see them spinning?
They don’t dance wildly; instead, they waltz,

a solemn homage to ancestors that gave
them life. Then they carve symbolically silly

messages—Gadzooks, umber cameleopard!—in the mortar
between the stones of the crumbling Glendalough.

 

A longer article this time

Filed under: General Blog-tastic Writings — Dorothy Lynn @ 2:45 am

Here is my travel article! it is on the second half of the page, though by all means, read the first half as well! I had to write a destination piece for my class, but as always, I had to give it my own spin because I just couldn’t pick one destination.

When Travel Becomes the Destination

Once again, thanks to Heather for emailing the pdf!

In other news…we had a reading today for our literary magazine. One of my poems, “Nozomi” is going to be in this year’s edition. It is pretty exciting, because I never expected this poem to be published, and it has a really cool story behind it, which I will share in my next post.

 

Did You Know????

There is a TV show called Shedding for the Wedding that I have inexplicably become obsessed with. I started watching it with my friend Lindsey after Bible study and I LOVE the final two couples. I think it is my new guilty pleasure show. It is really encouraging to see these couples turn their lives around. Anyway, that wasn’t a very didactic tidbit, but I thought I should advertise it a little.

 

More Travel Writing April 5, 2011

Filed under: General Blog-tastic Writings — Dorothy Lynn @ 5:20 pm

Even though I really love fiction, I apparently am pretty good at travel writing too. I just have this tendency to want to make up facts though….

I know I haven’t posted in awhile, the past couple of weeks have been crazy busy, what with music theater performances and internship applications, but I still have been writing, and I will have another travel piece to post soon, as well as some poems, and maybe a sample chapter from my potential travel book. I’m also working on an interesting fiction piece right now, though I only have a few characters sketched out so far and not much of a plot. Or even a name for the main character. Any suggestions for a young adult male name?

 

Did You Know????

the definition of the word expiate?

I didn’t, until today when I looked it up. It is a pretty loaded word.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/expiate