My regular readers will know that I love writing and am currently taking a children's writing course. I sent in assignment two and received it back last week. My teacher was very pleased with the effort and only found a few minor mistakes. She advised me to revise a little and send the story off to Cricket. Well, the revisions are finished and today I mailed it off to Cricket. Now I will wait patiently (well, maybe not) to hear if it is accepted. I'm praying it will be, as this would be a major step forward for me in my quest to become a children's author.
Tonight I went to my writer's guild meeting. This is only my second time attending. Two weeks ago, it was a lot of fun. Our writing exercise was about a dragon that liked to paint. Tonight, it was different, but still fun. We were introduced to Naani, which is one of India's most popular Telugu poems. It was a genre that I was not experienced in. Naani means an expression of one and all. The poems consist of 4 lines, the total lines consist of 20 to 25 syllables. The poem is not bounded to a particular subject. Generally it depends upon human relations and current statements.
Here are the examples we were given:
As a particle in eyes
Remains as tear
Example # 2
Without answer as criticism.
Though I had no clue what I was doing, this is what I wrote:
Tells of passing time
Moments of our lives
Until the ticking stops.
Here is another:
The written word.
I hope you will try Naani. It is fun and though mine are far from perfect, I'm sure you will enjoy this writing exercise. Write me a Naani in the comments. Don't worry about being professional. Let's just have fun. ~Blessings, Mary~
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