Storybird Poem #1- Survival Fades

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Today I started experimenting with Storybird after reading about it on another writer’s blog.

I really like it, both in concept and in use. It’s a great way to procrastinate (spent an hour on it today…) but also to be inspired and to get creative. I especially loved the fact that it  allowed me to write poetry, which may sound strange, but hear me out, I am insensitive to poems and I am rarely able to appreciate them at heart. Using Storybird gave me a feel of how to write poetry, as well as making poetry enjoyable for me to read.

I like the format because you select a picture and they give you a random set of words, from which you construct a poem. This is great because it gives you words and ideas to play with but also restricts you, which is challenging. However, sometimes the word options can be objectionable (“LOL” or just the fact “am” is not there). Other times I find it hard to find the right picture, since you never know what kind of words you’ll get.

All-in-all, Storybird is a fantastic website and you should give it a go if you enjoy writing poetry or need inspiration. It also has options for picture books, but I haven’t tried those yet.

I’m very happy today, I’ve written several poems for my main literary project. I’m excited to upload them, although some of them may reveal a lot about the plot, so I’m not so sure about putting them online. Maybe I’ll use them for publicity when I actually get closer to publishing my books (haha, treachery).

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