Poetry Writing Tips

  • Why Do You Write? 4

    by ashley

    I truly want to know why people write... please enlighten me

  • Say It Subtle 1

    by Kevin

    Just a wee essay on the skill of saying something in a poem in an indirect way so as to instill some interest in the reader.

  • this article tells you how you can write short poems about nature

  • Daimante poem

    by Lenny

    A poem with a set structure thats fun and easy to write

  • This article tells you how to write a jigsaw poem. Heaps of fun!

  • Basic Elements of Poetry : 1

    by Robert Gardiner

    This is snippet of a post I titled "Key Elements of Romantic Poetry" and posted in "The Romantic's Passion" poetry club, also in the post was "Top Ten Elements of Poetry". If you are really interested in expanding your romantic poetry writing ability/skill, you can look the club up and join.

  • Discover simple ways to improve your writing skills!

  • Some informative tips on how to ensure homophones are used correctly.

  • How the Discussion Forums Works.

    by Timeless Hopeful

    This is an introduction to how the discussion forums work. This is a small article telling beginners how post forums work.

  • Most people here love to write but sometimes they barely scratch the surface of their talent. Here are some tips on how to try and write from your heart and soul and not just your mind.

  • Using Repetition

    by Robert Gardiner

    A look at repetition and how to use it well.

  • So, you want to write a haiku poem? Some think it's very easy to do. After all, it's only 3 short lines. But if you want to write a haiku, you need to know the basics. Let's get started!

  • A picture is worth a thousand words. And in haiku, an image allows the reader to use imagination to "see" with. Read this article and learn how imagery is used in haiku!

  • A while back I heard haiku poetry referred to as a description with a weather report. And while this may not always be the case, it's pretty much true! Read this article to find out more.

  • Please extend your vocabularies! A plea to the person who does not know the meaning of the word lexis.

  • Writing Ideas and Tips

    by N J Thornton

    Some ideas to help you get started with a new poem, or to maybe kill the "writers' block" bug.

  • Overused ideas are becoming tedious. So, here are a few ideas to get those creative minds flowing.

  • An article with some tips for writing an acceptable article for this website.

  • A simple "how to" and "how not to" write your poems. Part Two will be coming soon.

  • The magic cure

    by Lenny

    How to treat writers block.

  • The use of descriptive words, metaphors, and Imagery in Poetry.

  • What is Poetry

    by Nick who Plays Pool

    ..."What is Poetry and what do we think it is"...

  • Some can do it beautifully, some fail miserably, but everyone thinks they can take the same fairy tale love stories and make them sound new. Here's what I think about it.

  • Are you tired of fumbling around through your account trying to figure out how to change your password or how to submit a poem? This is a three part guide to helping both young and old members finding their way through poems-and quotes. Find the answers at your finger tips to common questions without having to post a new thread and wait for a reply.

  • Are you tired of fumbling around through your account trying to figure out how to change your password or how to submit a poem? This is the second of a three part guide to helping both young and old members finding their way through poems-and quotes. Find the answers at your finger tips to common questions without having to post a new thread and wait for a reply.

  • Are you tired of fumbling around through your account trying to figure out how to change your password or how to submit a poem? This is the third of a three part guide to helping both young and old members finding their way through poems-and quotes. Find the answers at your finger tips to common questions without having to post a new thread and wait for a reply. Here we will discuss the features on the left side of your screen.

  • Writing an Acrostic with Ease

    by Italian Stallion

    Writing Acrostics can sometimes be difficult to write. Feel the pain no more; this is a step-by-step guide to write an Acrostic poem.

  • Speaks about contrversial topic of grammar use in poems.

  • How to Get Through a Writer's Block

    by IdTakeABulletForYou

    Learn about Writer's Block and how to get through it without
    going insane (or completely insane at least).

  • Encouragement to write for the love of writing and not for the praise of meanlingless words.

  • A few handy tips and examples of how to mis being clever and interesting with your poems words whilst also expressing yourself and getting your message across

  • Poetry Types

    by Cella Bella

    A mini guide to all that is formed poetry...

  • Say it subtle

    by Kevin

    A guide, by example of how you can say things in poems without actually saying them, which is very interesting, or so my agent tell me.

  • Writing An Ode!!!

    by Robert Gardiner

    This is an in depth examination in to the ode style of poetry. It is from a post I found while researching the form. I found it to be informative and decided to post it here at P&Q.

  • This article contains very basic advice on the rudiments of writing poetry. I hope it is useful to some of you!

  • This is a short article on how to praise a comment properly.

  • This is a tutorial to writing Acrostic well, a breakdown of how to form, compose, and write a good Acrostic.

  • I have decided to write this because lately most of the members over P&q consider articles (the/a/an) as fillers, but they are NOT.
    So here is (an) article that reminds you all of the role of these articles, because they do have reasons.

  • It is one of the basic rules in writing poetry that the author must not "tell" what the speaker or the character feels in the poem but "show" it, but what does this actually mean? In this short article, I will *show* the distinctions of both and explain why one fails to connect with the reader while the other succeeds.

  • Copyright versus Plagiarism

    by Larry Chamberlin

    Explains how the two differ and how copyright is protected. Also explains the fair use exception.

  • A Guide to Writng "Great" Romantic Love Poetry.

  • 'Many of Elizabeth Bishop's poems describe the struggle to locate one's self in the world.' - This is an essay I completed a year or two ago, and thought some people might find it interesting to read.

  • The Syntuit poem form

    by Larry Chamberlin

    Gives alternative explanations of the form, how it differs from the Haiku & the Senryu and gives examples from PnQ authors.

  • Just a few thoughts delving into the role of the speaker, and their importance.

  • Eight steps on helping writing.