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Changing the Perspective

Posted by Danielle Cooke on Monday, November 4, 2013, In : Poetry 
The idea of looking at an object as if it held opposite qualities has always fascinated me. Take, for example, a poem I recently wrote. I took a delicate object, a flower, and compared it to a dragon, a flame. This might seem strange to some at first, but it makes for an eye-opening piece of writing.

Changing the way we look at things - writers do it all the time. And although I am just an aspiring writer, I figure I can try it as well. So take a look at the poem below!


Ignited by the en...

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Summer and Spoken Word

Posted by Danielle Cooke on Saturday, June 1, 2013, In : Poetry 

Hi, and happy summer!

Well, it's finally here - time for rest and relaxation. And with all this free time, writing is probably the last thing on your mind. Why spend your time writing when you could be swimming? Or hanging out with friends? But it is incredibly important to continue writing over the summer months, just like it's important to practice math or a foreign language. So if you can't write, read.

During the summer, I usually choose light, short books such as YA Realistic Fiction or ev...
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Spontaneous Poetry

Posted by Danielle Cooke on Sunday, September 9, 2012, In : Poetry 
Here's a fun excercise to try! Write a spontaneous poem! Choose a line out of a book, newspaper, or even a traffic sign, and write it at the top of a page. Then, let the magic begin. Just write whatever thoughts the words give to you. Make it mean something to you, and you will discover that it will have a different connection with someone else!

These poems are beautiful, unique, and wonderful because they can mean something different to everyone who reads them. Try one, and I promise you'll f...
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Posted by Danielle Cooke on Sunday, April 15, 2012, In : Poetry 

One really great way to practice writing good poetry is to write it a lot. Another way is to write about a lot of different things.

One thing that I write about that really helped me become a better poet is describing different kinds of music. Using musical terminoligy such as stacatto or vibrato can help excercise your vocabulary, while pulling in emotions helps to practice personification.

Also write about the weather and seasons. Describing each sense (taste, feel, smell, sight, sound) is a ...

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Danielle Cooke I love to write, and that is why I created this website. I believe that the chance to share your writing should be given to everyone, no matter what skill level or age. I hope that you find inspiration from this site and create inspiration for others. Live, love, laugh, write...share these with others and find them within yourself.
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