As a writer, Courtney Courtney  Part of that voice is poetry.

Writing poetry is often made difficult because the genre is so difficult to define: does it have to rhyme? And what is iambic pentameter anyway?

Courtney found that  a poem is essentially characterized by vivid and imaginative ideas conveyed in a way that lets the audience feel what the poet is feeling.  The subtleties of musicality, verse structure, metered form, and intense language come through practice.  If you want to be a better poet, Courtney says, read good poetry – and a lot of it.

Courtney selected a piece called “Pith” to read for us during her Courtney on how to find her voice as a creative writer on WordPress.

See more of Courtney’s writing and poetry on her blog and her Twitter feed, and don’t forget to subscribe to Courtney for more videos like this one.

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The Spare Room Project is a community of artists dedicated to helping people realize their creative potential with the resources and space they already have. Some have found their voice again as we collaborate on music and audio production. Many have benefited from honest and practical articles about how to live a more creative life. All it takes to pursue your passions is to carve out a physical space for them – a bedroom, a corner, even a card table.

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