I'm very curious about how writers - especially published ones - write. I'd like to know their whole writing process, from the brainstorm, first draft, second draft, seventy-elevnth draft, all the way up to publishing. It would be nice to know these things, to see if their advice could help me with my own writing.
Would anyone want to hear about the writing process of a newbie like myself?
Yeah, I didn't think so, but hey, it's my blog, I can do what I wanna.
*Who's gonna check me Boo?*
So anyway, I'm planning on submitting 3-5 bop poems to Bop, Strut, and Dance: A Post-Blues Form for New Generations. I figure I could share my whole process with writing these poems to the point I submit them, including the acceptance/rejection.
Tag along with my process, encourage me on the way.
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Right now I'm in the beginning stages, which means I'm mostly thinking about writing the poems.
Hey, thinking is a part of the process, at least for me. My thoughts are to connect the poems together in some way. Linking them together helps me write more, for some reason. Due to how bop poems are structured, I'm thinking of linking them together using songs from one album.
Let me back up a bit for those who are unfamiliar with bop poems. A bop consists of three main stanzas, and in between those stanzas there is a refrain that is repeated, which is taken from an actual song. The last CD, um, album...what are we supposed to call it when you download the whole thing from iTunes? Whatever you call it, the most recent one I've purchased is The Arch Android by Janelle Monae, so her music is fresh in my brain. Her, um, iTunes album is cohesive on it's own, so the theme will reveal itself easily I'm sure.
Next part of the thinking process will be to pick those five songs and song lyrics that will become the refrains. They will be the ones that sound the best to my ear and work well together as a group.
"Locked Inside" is probably going to be one of the songs, along with "Say You'll Go", and "Bahbopbye ya" because those are three of my favorite cuts. Then maybe "Cold War" and "Neon Valley Street" or "Mushrooms & Roses."
*off to think some more*