September 26, 2003, Newsletter Issue #33: Poetry: Getting Off the Soapbox

Tip of the Week

A good poem will avoid being a vehicle for the authorīs foregone conclusions about life. Writing is about the discovery process, not about beating readers over the head with your own divine wisdom. Likewise, avoid hifalutin, bombastic-sounding talk that is more words than meaning. This is, of course, not specific to poetry. The same is true in fiction and many other genre as well. Try to stay off the soapbox. Your readers will thank you.

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