Monday, April 16, 2012

IMUNURI prompt: someone else

by David Fleischmann
This week, don't be yourself.

A poet can sometimes convey deep truth by intentionally tilting her own platform by self-imposing an obstacle, restraint, recipe, unfamiliarity, randomness or surprise within the writing process.

This week, doff your daily persona and don a different one. Speak like someone else. Take a different voice or perspective. Try a mode or method of writing that is unfamiliar. Tap into details that reflect something you didn't experience directly but reflect the deeper truth.

In short, adopt a different persona and write as someone else.

keywords: poem, altpersona, your name

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