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Before Crissi Langwell wrote fiction, she needed to find a way to create prose in her storytelling. Through poetry, she found it. These verses travel through emotions of love, heartache, joy, and despair. Some of the poems are true, many were poems wished to be true. And all of them are words that led to love, brand new worlds, and stories that needed to be told.
These are the poems that helped the ink start flowing.
Targeted Age Group: 14-50
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Writing poetry gives the author a bit of literary freedom that doesn’t exist in novels. I can be as out there as I want to be, or rein it in for something softer and, ultimately, more dramatic. I can tell my deepest secrets, but they are hidden from everyone else through metaphors and symbolism. Those who read it may find pieces of themselves in the lines, bridging a connection between writer and reader. And I find poetry to be an inspiring form of writing, because everyone has an inner poet just waiting to be let out.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
If you want to write, then write. Don’t let anything stand in your way. Carve out a section of your day that is just for you and your story. Make that an every day occurrence. Practice makes perfect, and it’s going to be rough at first. But if you keep at it, that writing muscle will become stronger and more defined, and soon you’ll find the words flowing.
Crissi Langwell is a writer, blogger, wife and mother/stepmom to three, living in Northern California. Along with the poetry book, Everything I Am Not Saying, she is the author of fiction novel, A Symphony of Cicadas, and her collection of short stories on single-parenting, Golf Balls, Eight Year Olds & Dual Paned Windows.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was starting to plan out my first novel, but I was having a hard time putting together descriptive passages that told a story while painting a picture. So I began to dabble in poetry, writing out what I was seeing or feeling, or even just describing scenes, utilizing a more prose-like format. The result was actually really good, something I could proud of. I shared my poetry over at WritersCafe.org, and got a lot of great feedback on it. Now, I have created a book that encompasses all the poetry I wrote before any of my novels or other published works were even an idea. Without these poems, my novels may never have come to be.