Wednesday, September 26, 2012

It starts with the first chapter

If you are just starting a new first draft, Chuck Wendig has 25 harsh realities for you to consider. I am also writing another first draft, but it started as a short story. We'll see where it goes...

So having Sensational Haiku Wednesday be about Chapters seemed to fit right in!

Chapter One: We're born
Chapter Five: We go to school
and learn how to write

Chapters Thirteen thru
Thirties are tumultuous,
dating and mating.

Some books continue
with many Chapters, others
may end abruptly.

What e'er your story,
fill Chapters with love, leave the
drama for fiction.

28 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I hope the mating continues until the end of the book!
Wait, did I just say that out loud...?

Brinda said...

I love the last part!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

*snort* on what Alex just said.

For me, it's more like the drafts than the chapters. And with my last wip, it was in grad school by the time I was finished. :)

Julie said...

Love this one! I'm giving you a round of applause, great work.

Heading over to check out the tips now, although I'm afraid of how harsh the realities may be!

joanne said...

I love the quick move from birth to teen age years....you remind us that no matter what happens thru-out, love is the key for happy stories...

Scribbles From Jenn said...

What a great Haiku for Wednesday. I'm not starting a new first draft, but I think I will check out Chuck's list.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Yep ~ love is the most important in all our lives ~ fast chapters in haiku ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Angela Cothran said...

Wait! NO mating at 13!!!

anthonynorth said...

Excellently done with a great message at the end.

J. A. Bennett said...

Each new day is a blank page, I love it!

Morgan said...

You are SOOO COOL, Tara. Seriously! Love this. :)

Emily R. King said...

What do I highlight? I liked it all!

Tyrean Martinson said...

So clever! Love it!

Lynn Proctor said...

i love love love this!

mshatch said...

excellent link - it was just what I needed. thanks!

Susan Oloier said...

Very lovely, Tara. I am off to click on the link.

Samantha May said...

Lol at Alex's comment! I'm off to read the harsh realities post!

VikLit said...

What a lovely haiku!

And ooh is this another new MS, yay.

LD Masterson said...

Excellent haiku. Loved Alex's comment. Checking out the link.

lessandragr said...

Excellent! A whole poem made up of haiku. Enjoyed reading :)

M Pax said...

I loved this haiku. Profound words, Tara.

Rena said...

Love the haikus, and that's a great article by Chuck.

E. Arroyo said...

Nice. And thanks for that article. I loved it!

Angela Brown said...

You have the ability to turn anything into a perfect Haiku of beauty and enjoyment.

Very skilled in so many ways of the arts.

Laura said...

I love your haiku's, I'm terrible at poetry. There's an award for you on my blog :)
http://mybafflingbrain.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/reader-appreciation-award.html

Tara Tyler said...

thank you all so much! i live on your kind words!

and Laura, i appreciate you giving me the appreciation award!

Sarah said...

Those are great haikus. I liked the last one the best. :) But that's just me.

˙·٠•●❤Sh@KiR@ ❤●•٠·˙ said...

What great haiku...you just kind of write a whole book about life! Great job!!!Mine is here
Have you a truly BLESSED WEEKEND!!!
hugs
shakira