No idea how to start
“I've not really written any poetry yet.
but i feel drawn to it & want to get started.
i just have no idea how to start.
any advice/suggestions/guidance/resources would be appreciated.”
This was a question I got in my Facebook group.
This is a really good question, and many would be interested in it.
Here is my opinion about starting:
Write, write badly, write a little, write a lot.
Write bad first drafts. Edit them later.
Know that the first words you write
will NOT have to be the first words of your final poem.
They might only be warm up words.
If you have nothing to write about,
find something to describe, anything.
Read and learn about creativity.
Any book that resonates with you,
read read read, because there is a lot to learn
in order to undress the creative process
of all the pressures and misconceptions
put on it in our society.
Recommended books to start with:
Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert (excellent Audiobook).
The Artist's way, by Julia Cameron.
Steal like an artist, by Austin Kleon.
Wouldn't it be a good idea to create a course?