Advice for nervous writers

If you don’t know where to
break a poem apart

Try talking to a stranger
in a bar,

or a cafe if that’s more
your style.

Be charming. Make
eye contact. Do not
leave with the stranger,

that is a different lesson
altogether. Just

engage. If you don’t commit,
it will fall flat.
Be sweet when you leave.

Now, take what you’ve learned
and put it on a page.

Loosen up.
For crying out loud,

if you don’t break your lines
they’ll break you.


About amyleighcutler

Writer, dancer, vagabond extraordinaire
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2 Responses to Advice for nervous writers

  1. This is really great. “that is a different lesson/altogether” – indeed 🙂
    Really nice piece.

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