It’s important to learn everything you can about the business of ghostwriting and practice being the best ghostwriter possible.
But sometimes, you need to step back and try a new challenge. Why? Because trying things you don’t ordinarily do expands your awareness and, ultimately, makes you a better writer.
The challenge is to use any four lines from comments found in your blog’s spam filter as a springboard for your own poetry. At least part of each of the four lines must make it into your poem. So here goes …
These are the four lines I pulled out of my blog’s spam filter:
Hi, I think that I saw you visited my site.
Today I went to the beach.
I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone.
I suppose it’s ok to use some of your ideas.
And here’s the poem I wrote using the selected spam:
Was It You?
It was windy cold at the shore,
The kind of day for a cup of hot tea
And warm toast with strawberry jam
By the silent flickering glow of the fireplace.
But I went to the beach anyway,
And searched through the fog for answers,
For questions and meaning,
Before the breeze blew everything away.
That’s when I think that I saw you.
Was it you?
I don’t know. But what does it matter?
It looked like you.
I had to tell someone about, you know,
That thing that’s been on my mind,
For days or maybe decades,
I’m not sure anymore.
Because it was you there at the beach,
(Or was it? Who can tell?)
I decided to drop my teacup into the sand
And watch the liquid disappear.
Because I want you to know that, hey,
I suppose it’s ok, after all this time.
I have to admit, that was fun! Now you try it. And be sure to link back to Christy’s blog and leave a (non-spam) comment on her post.
Keep writing! Until next time,
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