I Got Nothing #IWSG

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August 5 question – Quote: “Although I have written a short story collection, the form found me and not the other way around. Don’t write short stories, novels or poems. Just write your truth and your stories will mold into the shapes they need to be.”

Have you ever written a piece that became a form, or even a genre, you hadn’t planned on writing in? Or do you choose a form/genre in advance?

The awesome co-hosts for the August 5 posting of the IWSG are Susan Baury Rouchard,Nancy Gideon,Jennifer Lane,Jennifer Hawes,Chemist Ken, and Chrys Fey!


I Got Nothing

Apparently not even good grammar, according to the first thought that came through my mind as I reflected on what to write about for this month’s Insecure Writers Support Group post.

I usually try to write my post to answer the monthly question. But this month? Not…

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  1. Jeff Salter
    Aug 14, 2020 @ 21:45:59

    Hmm. I’ve written quite a few poems in my life so far. When those first few lines appear, they tell me whether that poem will be rhymed & structured… or free verse. And it’s not often that I veer away from that first choice.
    Though I have, in a few instances, later overhauled a free verse poem into structured/rhymed — but it’s pretty rare.
    I’ve had fiction that started out intending to be a SHORT story (like under 5k words) and then I’ll get to about 7k words and think, “hey, this is really a novella” — and then finish it out to around 20k.


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