• majerot replied to the topic Hey all in the forum Start HERE 3 months, 4 weeks ago

    @kate-flournoy thanks for the poem and for the protection 😀

    @jane-maree I feel honored to eat your pizza. Maybe it will motivate me to finish unpacking my dorm.

    @emma-flournoy …everything? I love improvising on hymns, sight-reading and learning classical pieces, and messing with Disney/La La Land/random other musical music, and occasionally…[Read more]

  • majerot replied to the topic Hey all in the forum Start HERE 4 months ago

    @kate-flournoy I actually haven’t. Unfortunately I’m not a huge Tolkien person *covers head while all the Tolkien fans assault (that’s how it usually goes anyway)*. I liked the Lord of the Rings. Sort of. But I never really got into them so I never really explored his other work.

    I didn’t used to like Emily Dickinson either, but then I did a…[Read more]

  • majerot replied to the topic Recommendations Requested in the forum Poetry 4 months ago

    Super late to this discussion, but definitely recommend Robert Frost’s “I Have Been One Acquainted with the Night” and (if you’re writing poetry) Archibald MacLeish’s “Ars Poetica” and Psalm 42 and John Donne’s “Death Be Not Proud” and yes to “Ozymandias” and if you want something kind of random and obscure try “Patterns” by Amy Lowell. Honestly I…[Read more]

  • majerot replied to the topic Hey all in the forum Start HERE 4 months ago

    Very good question @daughteroftheking. I heard of it years ago on Figment, and then just recently saw one of the writing videos through a blogger I was stalking. Basically a bunch of Christian-online-writing-community rabbit trails.

  • majerot replied to the topic Hey all in the forum Start HERE 4 months ago

    Whoops @that_writer_girl_99 haha I wasn’t sure how to find what they actually were (is there a place I can do that?). Yep, I hope so! Eighteen credits doesn’t look like it’s going to allow for much, though…

  • majerot replied to the topic Hey all in the forum Start HERE 4 months ago

    Whoops @that_writer_girl99 haha I wasn’t sure how to find what they actually were. Yep, I hope so! Eighteen credits doesn’t look like it’s going to allow for much, though…

  • majerot replied to the topic Hey all in the forum Start HERE 4 months ago

    Whoops haha I wasn’t sure how to find what they actually were. Yep, I hope so! Eighteen credits doesn’t look like it’s going to allow for much, though…

  • majerot replied to the topic Hey all in the forum Start HERE 4 months ago

    @daeus and @Josiah DeGraaf: I’ve written about (?) three hundred poems, but there are 102 in my book. I do both free verse and rhyme, all forms (mostly forms I make up), but sonnets are pretty cool and I’ve messed around with those a lot, using the pentameter but breaking up the lines or using the lines but changing the meter etc.

    @Elizabeth: I…[Read more]

  • majerot started the topic Hey all in the forum Start HERE 4 months ago

    Hi everyone! I’m Maggie, recently self-published author of a journey in poetry called Slake, sophomore at Wheaton College near Chicago, player of piano, procrastinator of college packing (ahem leaving on Monday and have made one small pile of stuff), peruser of poetry, ponderer of philosophy, and lover of literary devices. Lover of dogs too. And…[Read more]