WRITING EXPERIMENT: My FIRST narrative poetry// how it all started

I have never written one before. I have written poems but never in a narrative style. So this is a first for me. I don’t even know whether there is a genre for this: fantasy-poetry.

WRITING EXPERIMENT_ WRITING A NARRATIVE POETRY

How it all started?
  • Back in July 2018, there were too many things going on with my life. I was in and out of the hospital. So I wanted to put myself at ease, and had to put my mainstream novel on hold so I can work on something simple! Something like a collection of poems, and since I love writing poetry, so why not!
 
A few months back, I wrote a poem about a feather and a creature that lives in the woods, and then it hit me! This would be the simplest story idea and it would be easy to make my way through it at the end of Camp Nanowrimo. That’s what I did. I finished the first 50 pages, but, it wasn’t finished…yet. The story had no end! And no essence of a story… it was boring…to me at least.

So I had to do some major tweaking here and there…but did I survive writing this project?

I didn’t. Haha.

Thoughts of wanting to abandon the project were in my mind. I wasn’t thinking straight. A part of me wants to work on something new, and another was feeling like, ‘No, I’m not going to do that, that is cruel.’ Even though this is a quirky story, I still want to make it work.

One day, I decided to sit down and create an outline for it. And from there, I wrote a pitch for it, and a logline in case I needed to refer in the future. I also can keep in mind what this quirky, fun story is about. I tend to forget stuff so yep!

And I got it! I know what this story is going to be.

Project Sprite’s aesthetic: 

(not official, will have to do some tweaks):

You must be wondering…Alex, where are the humans? Yea…about that…no, your eyes aren’t playing tricks. See that hand picture there, yea, that’s not the MC.

My main character is a Feather (yes, you heard that right.) He is a quill in the story. It is about his life of how he accepts that everything around him is evolving from simple machines to advanced ones.
 
Oh man, the way I summarise it is boring. But that’s how I can sum it right now haha.
 
Thank you for reading about my latest WIP: Project Sprite. I’m scraping a bunch of things and making some tweaks here and there to make this story readable. And at the same time, finding my characters’ voice.
 
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