Saturday, September 20, 2014

I will be moving to Tumblr!

I feel more comfortable with Tumblr as a blogging platform. More used to that. :)

I will be posting up a link once it's set up! :)


Friday, August 22, 2014

A new semester.

I have started my second semester of graduate studies for my MA in English (Creative Writing). I am pumped about my classes and I am writing every chance I get.

What is my writing process?

Well, if I have an idea for a poem (even if it's not fully formed), I grab my notebook aptly titled Brandy's Poems:  Snippets, WIPs, and Ideas and write it down. It doesn't have to be polished, it doesn't have to be perfect. Then, I let it sit for a few days and go back to it. It is almost like going back to a place you haven't been to for a while...you see it through different eyes.

Then I revise, and I edit. I leave it alone again, and then I come back to it. I keep tinkering with it and edit it until it's the poem I want it to be.

I'm curious to hear about your writing process...how do you write? Where do you like to write? I'd love to know. :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

When it rains, it pours.

In the best of ways.

I truly feel blessed. In addition to my poems at Dead Snakes, I have work featured at Versewrights (work that's been previously published and a few new ones), and will have a brand spankin' new poem of mine, "Powerball", featured in the September issue of BareBack Literary Magazine. 

Persistence pays off.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I'm legit, yo! :)

More of my poems have been accepted for publication! Three of them, in fact.

You can find them here:

http://deadsnakes.blogspot.com/2014/08/brandy-clark-three-poems.html

And the second of my poems at The Camel Saloon has been published:

http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.com/2014/07/last-mug.html

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The road to publication is littered with rejections.

It has been a while since my last update. I have been focusing on writing and sending my poems to magazines. And I have learned something.

The road to publication is littered with rejections.

I have been submitting my poetry to different magazines since April of this year. I've had so many different rejection letters, but polite ones. Regardless of them being polite, it would have been very easy to give up. I didn't. I kept on plugging, and two of my poems have been accepted for publication at The Camel Saloon. The first of them have been published today:

http://thecamelsaloon.blogspot.com/2014/07/ribbons-pearls.html

I am going to keep on submitting.

Onward and upward.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

10 Ways to Find Your Writing Style

It is normal, in the early stages of being a writer, that you imitate other writers. Throughout practice, practice, practice, you will find your own writing style.

http://collectiveinkwell.com/2009/05/20/10-ways-to-find-your-writing-style/

The link above is a very informative article with tips on how to find your writing style.

I tend to be a bit of a narrative poet. I love telling stories with my poems.