Friday, February 11, 2011

Poetry Tips: Break Away From Words

We are surrounded by words in our everyday lives: Books, newspapers, magazines, internet articles, web-sites, e-mails, text messages, memos, bills, the list goes on and on. There are times when you sit down to write that you are either stumped to find the right word or you are overwhelmed with the variety of them.

That’s when it is time to take a break and get away from all the words swimming around in our line of sight. I myself enjoy going to a bookstore or library and finding books filled with pictures: Architecture, interior design, comic books, as well as children’s books. Anything that is primarily made up of pictures and diagrams help free the imagination. I also enjoy going into museums, state parks, or furniture stores to look at beautiful things and breathtaking scenery.

This week I urge you to try breaking away from words and find inspiration through other visual arts, have fun with it! Bring a camera or a sketchbook, even if you’re not adept at photography or drawing, and break away from words for a short time to refresh yourself before sitting down to write again.

Thanks for dropping in, please stop by again next week…

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