How to Write: Haiku

Small but packs a punch Not spicy, might make you cry From the Japanese. That’s not me talking like a caveman, that’s a Haiku about Haikus! Haiku’s are traditional Japanese poems that say a lot in just 17 syllables. The 17 syllables are divided into three lines: five syllables in the first line, seven in…

How to Write: Song Lyrics

I’ve never thought about song writing as a weapon. I’ve only thought about it as a way to help me get through love and loss and sadness and loneliness and growing up. — Taylor Swift So you listen to music all day, every day and you want to try your hand at writing a song…

How to Write: Literary Journalism

Literary journalism. The term itself sounds a bit paradoxical, doesn’t it? Journalism is concerned with factual details. Literariness deals with the beauty of prose. But, literary journalism combines the two: the writer investigates some person or place and reports on it, using the power of words to make the tale even more compelling. If you’d…