How to Decide Between Haiku Sonnet or Non-Fiction Novel

I can’t decide whether to write a haiku sonnet or a non-fiction novel. Maybe I’ll write my own biography.

I always liked those 40,000 word short essays. I have always wanted to try a religious horoscope. Fictional Curriculum Vitae would give me a challenge.

Perhaps a compilation of footnotes would be fun. I wrote a foreword for the back of a dictionary a long time ago. Have you read any good short epics? I may lean in that direction.

New technology might allow me to do a private wiki of appendices. I may try a longhand blog, or ask somebody if I could write their journal. Even a written picture essay is possible.

It’s been a while since I imitated EE CUMMINGS

POEM I SHOULD DO TOMORROW PASSING

WILLOW WHERE WE GAZE TO DREAM LINGER

TOWARD SLUMBER SKIES BEFORE

TOMORROW PASSING OUT.

I know a couple who recently had a baby, they would probably appreciate a eulogy. I need to write a thank you complaint note. Storyboarding a riddle would be exciting.

Maybe I could do a review of somebody’s love letters. For sure, I will lead off with an epilogue. The prologue can always wait until I’m finished. At one time in my life, I was an adequate calligrapher, so graffiti is within my reach.

Since the writers are on strike I may adapt a screenplay to an invitation in the form of Shel Silverstein: Kids eating guts, make me go nuts, it certainly ain’t, they taste like lead paint. RSVP, plaid tie.

Or not.

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How to Decide Between Haiku Sonnet or Non-Fiction Novel — 6 Comments

  1. That’s why I’m not wasting a month on that NaNoWriMo stuff. There are too many other ways to do some real creative writing: i.e. the New Year’s Eve toast, the Thanksgiving prayer, the holiday family “what we did this year” letter,etc. Much more fun and quicker gratification.

  2. I just can’t see pouring out thousands and thousands of words in 30 days. It has to be crap. As we know, it’s harder to write short.
    Have you visited One Sentence or First 50 Words in my blogroll? Try it, it ain’t easy.

  3. I shopped around an idea for a parenting book a couple of years ago and was roundly rejected. Actually, if you could see my kids in action, you would NOT be interested in any parenting theories from me. The inmates are running the asylum at our house.

  4. Sweetie, a parent who says “shit” a lot and lets her children watch “The Family Guy” is going to win no awards. All my mommy friends think I’m out of my mind. I recently discovered that Sam’s teachers have been reading my blog, and I keep waiting for Child Protective Services to come knocking at my door.

  5. You are in deep shit now. Every comment I make at your place is gonna get you in soooooo much trouble with… nope, can’t do it to Sam.
    I’ll look forward to reading about the first time you have a discussion with a teacher about your blog.