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Born: 1981
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Joined: August 2013
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cvt81: I would like to practice the Haiku form, I hope to post some soon and receive reviews or gladly take any advice offered here. Much Thanks.
October 25, 2014 at 5:53PM

cvt81: It's been a long time, I am back for a while. Very happy to be here, hello all.
September 25, 2014 at 10:35AM
    shelley kaye: *it's <-- needs an apostrophe.


    September 25, 2014 at 1:49PM
    cvt81: :) Thanks, love it!
    September 27, 2014 at 10:55AM

cvt81: Just a gamer girl, who likes heavy metal, a mother and fellow human who loves to write. What is in your opinion
what makes a writing truly exceptional? It can be more than one aspect, please share your thoughts. Have a great day, Write On!
April 13, 2014 at 12:33PM
    nor84: A story is truly exceptional when it quickly connects the reader with the main character, who should be a person who wants something, someone with a problem to solve or a goal to achieve. The reader will live the story with that character, rooting for him to succeed.
    April 13, 2014 at 5:35PM

cvt81: I am back, hi again all!
March 30, 2014 at 5:50PM

cvt81: Going to get around to tweaking my work, sorry I'm not ignoring the great reviews. Real life is not allowing me time to work on my writing. Be back soon.
September 23, 2013 at 5:31PM
    DIS-illusioned: Tell 'real life' to behave herself, or else you'll relocate permanently to La-La Land.
    September 23, 2013 at 5:54PM
    cvt81: Last time I tried that she kicked my *ss!
    September 24, 2013 at 6:19PM

cvt81: Learning is life long, never ending. Just want to say to everyone here, Fan Story is pretty awesome. I have learned many new poetry styles to try, its so much fun. With the help of amazing writers who share there knowledge with me freely I have written my first book chapter, sonnet, I learned Haiku, Nonet, and so many more. What a wonderful place for people who enjoy writing to be. I want to thank you all for providing such a wonderful journey here at Fan Story. Peace and Love all.
September 15, 2013 at 10:46AM
    DIS-illusioned: Keep that bubble away from me...or it'll burst.
    September 15, 2013 at 1:24PM
    cvt81: Don't be burstin' my bubble!
    September 15, 2013 at 6:24PM

cvt81: What is Iambic Pentameter? I have googled the heck out of it and don't seem to understand. Anyone out there able to explain it more simply.
September 14, 2013 at 4:13PM
    AlvinTEthington: A line written in iambic pentameter consists of ten syllables. An iambic foot (a foot is a group of syllables) is two syllables with the stress on the second syllables--i.e. da DUM. Thus, ten syllables equals five (penta is a Greek prefix for "five") iambic feet, if the stresses fall correctly. So each line written in iambic pentameter should scan da DUM da DUM da DUM da DUM da Dum.

    Here is an example:

    To err is human, to forgive divine--Alexander Pope.

    Here is how this scans, with the stressed syllables in CAPS:

    to ERR is HUman, TO forGIVE diVINE.

    English language sonnets are usually written in lines of iambic pentameter.adewpearl teaches the sonnet on this site and also an introductory course to rhyme and meter.

    Alvin Thomas Ethington, faculty member, FanStory.--
    September 14, 2013 at 5:19PM
    cvt81: Thank you
    September 14, 2013 at 6:07PM

cvt81: who thinks this would be fun?
Collaborative or collective poetry is an alternative and creative technique for writing poetry by more than one person. The principal aim of collaborative poetry is to create poems with multiple collaborations from various authors. In a common example of collaborative poetry, there may be numerous authors working in conjunction with one another to try and form a unified voice that can still maintain their individual voices
September 10, 2013 at 5:14PM
    DIS-illusioned: Do you mean different writers writing on the same pieces of poetry, or on the same theme but with individual poems? I think the latter is more feasible.
    September 10, 2013 at 7:56PM
    cvt81: Renga, meaning "linked poem," began over seven hundred years ago in Japan to encourage the collaborative composition of poems. Poets worked in pairs or small groups, taking turns composing the alternating three-line and two-line stanzas. Linked together, renga were often hundreds of lines long, though the favored length was a 36-line form called a kasen. Several centuries after its inception, the opening stanza of renga gave rise to the much shorter haiku. To create a renga, one poet writes the first stanza, which is three lines long with a total of seventeen syllables. The next poet adds the second stanza, a couplet with seven syllables per line. The third stanza repeats the structure of the first and the fourth repeats the second, alternating in this pattern until the poemâ??s end. Thematic elements of renga are perhaps most crucial to the poemâ??s success. The language is often pastoral, incorporating words and images associated with seasons, nature, and love. In order for the poem to achieve its trajectory, each poet writes a new stanza that leaps from only the stanza preceding it. This leap advances both the thematic movement as well as maintaining the linking component. Contemporary practitioners of renga have eased the formâ??s traditional structural standards, allowing poets to adjust line-length, while still offering exciting and enlightening possibilities. The form has become a popular method for teaching students to write poetry while working together. - See more at:
    September 11, 2013 at 4:47PM
    poet.wayne: I've had an idea for something sort of similar, and asked one of my fans who knows the mechanics of this site, how to go about it...

    I did this on another site for quite a while. A great conversation starter, a way for folks to meet. I called it "Poem In A Pic". I'd post a picture, usually something just screaming to be written about, and ask for short, spontaneous poetic submissions... the first thing that pops in your head. 4 to 8 lines, nothing really elaborate, or worked-on. I got some awesome interpretations I'd have never seen myself! Then another would post, and so on... usually a pic had a day or two to be "poeted-on" before another was posted. Anyone know if this could be done here, and if so, how? I think it would be a blast!
    September 14, 2013 at 6:31PM
    cvt81: I do too, so cool of an idea. Im not sure how it would work here but if it goes down im in.
    September 15, 2013 at 9:47AM

September 8, 2013 at 10:14PM

cvt81: I am not a highly educated English major, and I'm not sorry. I pick up my pen, and throw my heart soul and self onto the floor. What's trash to some is another's treasure. I write from my heart to yours. Its up to you to feel my words with your heart or your brain.
September 5, 2013 at 4:15PM
    Celtic~Soul: "and through my heart soul and self onto the floor."

    and throw my heart, soul, and self onto the floor...

    No, you don't need to have an advanced degree in anything to be an accomplished writer, but to be respected and possibly published, every writer should strive to learn the basic rules and do his or her best to communicate as clearly as possible. This means expanding vocabulary, understanding punctuation and grammar rules, and accepting/learning from help and suggestions offered by reviewers who provide feedback.

    Let's eat, Grandma.
    Let's eat Grandma.

    See what I mean?
    September 5, 2013 at 7:58PM
    cvt81: Oh yeah I do The first one is inviting grandma to dine and the second is going to dine on grandma. You make a point, in order for readers to pick up my message the way I want them to these things make a difference.
    September 5, 2013 at 8:10PM
    William Walz: Dawn, you eat your own Grandma. Mine's too disgusting to contemplate consumption.
    September 5, 2013 at 11:06PM
    poet.wayne: I feel them, grrrrlll!
    September 8, 2013 at 4:45PM
    cvt81: Thank you poet.wayne, that makes me smile.
    September 10, 2013 at 5:06PM

cvt81: We all have our own tastes don't we
September 5, 2013 at 1:53AM
    Debra White: Indeed we do!
    September 5, 2013 at 1:57AM
    Sally Carter: How long before Dis tells us he's delicious?
    September 5, 2013 at 2:12AM
    DIS-illusioned: But I can't deny a given, dear Sally; I am yummylicious! Better hurry up and get a scoop before I'm gone! Mmm,mmm,mmm, finger-licking good!
    September 5, 2013 at 10:42AM
    shelley kaye: too much information, dis.
    September 5, 2013 at 11:31AM
    cvt81: Uh, lol, I meant taste in writing. Did you gals call that or what!
    September 5, 2013 at 12:27PM

cvt81: You can take my smile, you can take my freedom, but you can never take the poetry in my soul!
September 3, 2013 at 2:22AM
    DRG24: Nice job in the contest!!!
    September 4, 2013 at 11:23PM
    cvt81: by default we will do it again you make the challenge next if u like.
    September 5, 2013 at 1:41AM

cvt81: Wow people here are amazing im so happy for all the help
September 1, 2013 at 4:35PM

cvt81: I've never had so much fun, just checked out poetry dances and am going to have a blast trying out all these styles! Honestly never knew there were so many.....I've always just felt my words onto paper. Don't know where they come from. I'm excited lol
August 31, 2013 at 11:47PM

cvt81: What is important when putting together a collection of poetry?
August 31, 2013 at 5:40PM


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