Writing Poetry

The Essential Guide

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(1 customer reviews)

If you enjoy writing poetry but feel you need some more guidance Writing Poetry: The Essential Guide can help. Kenneth Steven covers the basics of writing poems right through to the final revisions. The book covers: How to build a poem from start to finish. How to edit poems, and how to know when to stop. Advice on different verse forms and techniques to make rhyme work more efficiently. Writing for children, including information on getting into collections. Depth, lyricism and technical skill. Author: Kenneth Steven

Chapter Headings

What is Poetry?

Writing Conditions


To Rhyme or Not To Rhyme

Rhyme and Verse Forms 
Building a Poem

Writing Exercises

Writing to Heal

Poetry for Children 

Help List

Book List

Author Bio 

Kenneth Steven is a full-time poet, novelist and children’s author. Seven collections of his poetry have appeared to date, the best known of which are The Missing Days and Iona. Kenneth has in recent years been made both Writer and Reader in Residence at Aberdeen City Council, and he travels all over Britain lecturing on writing and publishing as well as reading from his work and running workshops. Kenneth is currently working on projects with the BBC.
Kenneth now resides in Dunkeld in the Scottish Highlands. 

Customer Reviews...

Roger Vincent (via Amazon) -
Simple to follow and easy to read, the author takes you through the various aspects of writing and constructing good poetry. From getting your thoughts down onto paper, developing subject matter, through to structuring and editing your work, it provides all the encouragement you need to get those creative juices flowing.


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