Posted on Sep 9, 2015 in Encouragement

“The poet Linda Gregg asks her students to take a close look at just six things each day. What seems like a simple discipline turns out to be quite difficult because, by habit, most of us go through our lives without paying much attention to anything. Surely it’s happened to you: at the end of a day, you drive several miles home and when you get there you can’t remember a thing you saw along the way. Making an effort to pay attention to whats’ going on around them works for Linda Gregg’s students and it will work for you. Memory and imagination are excellent tools when it comes to creating a setting, for example, but it’s observed details that really make a poem vivid.”  (from Poetry Home Repair Manual, p 93) His words are valid for prose too!