Poetry and Fiction

D. L. Finn (Denise) is featured today on Story Empire, and her first post there is focused on poetry and how it can make you a better writer. I found it truly interesting, and as someone who has enjoyed writing poetry since early childhood, I was especially interested in what this art form can teach us. You’ll definitely want to check this one out, and I hope you’ll remember to pass it along for others to enjoy, too. Thanks, and thank you, Denise, for giving me a new way to look at poetry. 🙂

Story Empire

Hello SEers! This is D.L. Finn, Denise, and I’m excited to be here today and part of such an accomplished group of authors.

For my first post, I decided to talk about something dear to my heart, poetry. It’s a beautiful art form that allows me to express my feelings and observations. But more than that, it’s allowed me to become a better writer. It is the soul of my writing.

When I write a poem, whether it’s a free verse or a Haiku, there is a limit to the number of words I can use. It has forced me to utilize each word carefully, so it provides an impression.

This developing skill of picking impactful words has helped with my fiction writing. I tend to be a wordy writer. Applying what I’ve learned in putting poems together, I cut out those extras that the reader won’t miss and…

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4 thoughts on “Poetry and Fiction

    • It was a pleasure, as always, to share an SE post, and especially so for Denise’s first one with the group. Plus, I really loved the topic, to it was even more fun to pass it along. Thanks for stopping by today, too, Gwen! 🙂


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