Author: J.K. Allen

Poetry Writing: The Art of the Haiku

Welcome, lovely Our Write Siders, to our series on poetry. Poetry is a wonderful style of writing that’s concentrated and evocative. It conveys a lot in few words and often says things in a way prose cannot. There are many forms of poetry and we are here to break them down into bite size chunks…
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January 9, 2018 2

On Poetry: A Lesson on Imagery

So poetry is a subject near and dear to me. I studied under Diane Wakoski at university and learned so much from my time there. Today I wanted to talk a little about what I view as the heart of poetry, imagery. I know there are forms like narrative poetry and slam poetry, which are…
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November 11, 2017 0

The Querying Process

You’ve written your novel and now it’s time to query. The query is very important and something you’ll need to spend time on to perfect. We’ve talked about how to write our query and dos and don’ts, so let’s talk about the process of querying. Do your research and personalize each query. Don’t send one…
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August 22, 2017 0
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