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Poetry in practice

Doris Corti looks at how to convey memories in your poetry

Memories are like hidden snapshots in our minds. Perhaps some are blurred while others are very clear. They can tell a story and are possibly very emotive.

We can structure the emotion by using a defined rhyme scheme, a set metre or a regular stanza pattern. In Fern Hill, Dylan Thomas starts the poem by remembering when he was a child: Now as I was young and easy under the apple boughs.

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Free your mind! In the new issue of Writing Magazine we look at finding new ways to expand your creative horizons. We also take a look at editing, and offer a practical plan to take your work from messy manuscript to a clean draft that will impress editors. In our star interview, Joanne Harris talks about folklore, fairy tales and sprinkling magic into your fiction. Plus inspiring ideas, practical exercises, success stories, writing prizes to win and much, much more!

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