Day 9: Writers Challenge – Mind, Body, and Soul
Day 9: This is a great day for us in this challenge. Today we are going to do a writers stretch activity. This will be one that we continue 3 times a week to help us exercise our writing ability. This challenge will allow us to step out of our comfort zone. We all have our comfort spot, whether we write novels or articles. There is a specific genre writers focus on, a niche. I have been focused on psychological thrillers but not romance. There are many twists and paths to take in my writing. I don’t feel as comfortable writing in some other focus areas, like historical fiction or sci-fi. When I write poetry, its always been in my own format, not the ones taught. Though you will see aspects of different forms inside mine, I’ve never fully reached out of my spot to hone my talent.
For today, we are going to pick something that takes us out of our zone. Maybe its a new form of poetry or a new genre you wouldn’t normally try. Today is the day we seize the moment and grow outside of our comfort to really become a successful writer. Anybody should be able to hire me us for any subject and we need to be able able to adapt. Before starting this day challenge do some research on different forms of writing, new styles, new genres, and broaden your horizons.
Today I have chosen a Poem. I researched further and chosen to do a Villanelle much like Dylan Thomas did in “Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night”. I have never done one and will continue three times a week posting these with different forms of writing under the subject “Writing Stretch” Feel free to join in.
She lay quiet and still
If she moved, it gave a thrill
Life could be ending, a sudden chill
Tears fell from her eyes
She looked towards the skies
How could she have fallen for all these lies
How could this be her fate
She had thought, how lucky he wasn’t late
This wasn’t supposed to be her last date
Everyone warned how bad dating apps were
No one could have prepared her
Her arms were bound by what felt like fur
She let out a sudden and shrill scream
Her eyes had caught the glisten and gleam
He raised his arm high, interrupted by a bright beam
The person winked and turned out the light
Her life was over, that was truly a tease
The knife was suddenly back in the air
Sheer pain filled her body, then darkness filled with a sudden ease