Tag Archives: Poetry

10 Ways To Make Your Words More Beautiful

April is National Poetry Month. Today I celebrate beautiful words. Regardless of tastes, preferences or trends, I believe the beautiful calls to us. There is something inside of us that longs for symmetry, for rhythm, for thoughtful curves. Often we can appreciate delicate images that spurn our emotions, that bring out in us the good and … Continue reading 10 Ways To Make Your Words More Beautiful

Top 10 Ways To Make Your Words More Beautiful

by Katharine Grubb, 10 Minute Novelist “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” ― Henry James Regardless of tastes, preferences or trends, I believe the beautiful calls to us. There is something inside of us that longs for symmetry, for rhythm, for thoughtful curves, … Continue reading Top 10 Ways To Make Your Words More Beautiful

Top 10 Ways Poetry is Better Than Food

Poetry is better than food. At least sometimes it is. Just like we eat a variety of things so that we can nourish our bodies, I think we should read a variety of poems so that we can nourish our souls. I love that some poetry  is bite sized like a Dickinson poem or a … Continue reading Top 10 Ways Poetry is Better Than Food

A Melody of Beautiful Words: A Guest Post by Amalie Cantor

  Music and the Art of Writing Before I embraced the mantle of “writer,” I spent two years in graduate school studying to become a professor of music theory. For those who may not know, music theorists take apart musical structures and analyze them as you might a work of literature. After years of searching, … Continue reading A Melody of Beautiful Words: A Guest Post by Amalie Cantor

Becoming A 10 Minute Poet: A Guest Post by Sherry Howard

Greetings 10MinuteNovelists!      It’s time to become a 10MinutePoet. All writers are poets. When we write our prose, we search for just the right word, often searching days for the right form of a verb, or the perfect iteration of a concept. I realized that I already had poetry in me a year ago … Continue reading Becoming A 10 Minute Poet: A Guest Post by Sherry Howard

Creating Beautiful Words — Scifaiku! A Guest Post By Wendy Van Camp

One Friday afternoon, I was sitting on a bench at a local science fiction convention with little to do for the next few hours.  I learned that there was to be a workshop on how to write scifaiku poetry. I had never heard of scifaiku before and was intrigued by the idea. I ended up … Continue reading Creating Beautiful Words — Scifaiku! A Guest Post By Wendy Van Camp

Why We Need The Beautiful

10 Minute Novelists’ theme for April is Beautiful Words. Please check out all of our posts and consider how you can make your words more beautiful.  Regardless of tastes, preferences or trends, I believe the beautiful calls to us. There is something inside of us that longs for symmetry, for rhythm, for thoughtful curves, for delicacy, … Continue reading Why We Need The Beautiful

Why Modern Writers Need Poems (Or Why Poems Are The Equivalent of Kale Smoothie)

Everybody hates the guy who tells them how to eat. Except it’s not usually a guy. Usually, it’s a conscientious, often neurotic mother, who while having very good reasons to monitor her family’s needs decides that everyone else in the world need her wisdom too. She may criticize your gluten, your sugar, your GMOs or … Continue reading Why Modern Writers Need Poems (Or Why Poems Are The Equivalent of Kale Smoothie)