Last night I read a few of my poems at the splendid It’s About Time Reading Series at the Ballard Branch of the Seattle Public Library. Jack Remick gave the featured craft talk, “Prosody on Prose.” I thought a good use of my space today would be to link to his blog, which he hosts along with Robert J. Ray (who wrote The Weekend Novelist Rewrites the Novel, a title I shared with you in summer of 2011): Bob and Jack’s Writing Blog.
The essence of Jack’s advice last night? Read your writing aloud. Even if it’s prose, it ought to sound good.
It was way more complex than that. You kinda had to be there.