Of Angels and Plants

The adventures of gardening

Issues and Interests For Writing May 6, 2010

Filed under: Creative Writing Workshop,Writing — Aeneas Anchises' son @ 9:44 pm

Ok, so here are my issues and interests


This is a biggie for me. I tend to leave things until the last moment, even big biology experiments and technical papers (sorry Mrs. Yi). Also, self-imposed deadlines don’t work, so I often don’t really think about what I am writing or just choose to wait until I am inspired to write, which can be every day for a week or once in three months.

2.lack of ideas

Most of the time when I want to write, I don’t know what I want to write about. I need to work on my brainstorming and set aside time for that instead of just rushing to write whatever.

3.different forms of poetry

I would like to explore different types of poetry, like limericks, sonnets, and some other forms of Japenese poetry besides the haiku. I tend to stick with longer versions of haiku (just repeating the pattern) or rhyming poems.

4. different subjects

Most of my poems are about nature, and I would like to branch out to different subjects, which goes back to the brainstorming.

5. working on short stories

I can’t start a story without drawing it out until it’s more like a chapter book. I like to slowly build up to my climax, which defeats the purpose of short stories. Perhaps it’s also my feeling towards short stores- to me, they end too soon, and I want more. I also spend my own sweet time elaborating, so I need to be a bit more terse.


Scavenger Hunt… May 5, 2010

Filed under: Creative Writing Workshop,Writing — Aeneas Anchises' son @ 6:32 pm

As part of a Creativity workshop hosted by Merrilee of Not Enough Words, there is a scavenger hunt today!

So, here are my findings:

  1. Missing purple?  Try under the trapdoor. Lyrical Trance
  2. English author rapping in the bath?  Umbrella required! Rosalind Adam is writing in the rain
  3. Moon across the ocean blue. Where’s the long white cloud? Anna Caro
  4. Who says you have to grow up? The Magic Spoon
  5. Five times I love you. Aurora’s Creative Corner
  6. California garden with a foxhound.  Me! (Of Angels and Plants)
  7. 21 + 6 + 5 + 5.  Oh, and a chicken. LykosEcho
  8. Considers the lillies, but still a wage-slave to the empire. Sigh. One Swaying Being
  9. Lips as red as cherries, hair as blue as…electric?  On Escapism
  10. All singing, all writing bird!  I’m so Lost… Owl and Sparrow
  11. Pigs DO fly!  I told you so. It’s All Make Believe
  12. Manchester daisies.  Greener than home? No Excuses, Just Write
  13. Not in Penzance, and the gender’s all wrong, but still!  Raise the Jolly Roger, arrr!    Pirate Queen at the Helm
  14. Raising goats, joyfully.  Hallelujah! Joy of Dawn
  15. There are thirteen ribs, apparently. Right Brain Spasm
  16. Love and stars and hearts and butterflies and swirls! One Big Adventure
  17. RIP Cooper, dear friend. Catherine Mede Writes
  18. Who’s to blame for the rain? Blame it on the Weatherman
  19. Living in Melbourne, dreaming of Mars. The Pen and Paper Initiative
  20. Canada’s in the pink! Chibi Doucet
  21. Siochain’s amulet, 50% off! Daina Pearson
  22. Not a serial killer, but an explorer. Exploring Eliza
  23. Bun in the oven, two kids, no time! J.C. Hart
  24. Beautiful Jalal. Out of my mind
  25. Africa?  Australia?  Jicama? AfricanAussie
  26. Japanese poetry, in the popular form.  Stories of Sommer
  27. Mother, 8, grandmother, 12, not enough chairs in the garden! This Grandmother’s Garden
  28. Law of Attraction, no magnets here! Janette Dalgliesh
  29. Ngapuhi?  (Gesundheit!) Letter from silent hill
  30. I’ve got your contest right here!  Epic?  You bet! Constant Revision
  31. This is not the Olympics, no matter what the header says.  5 Rings