Here is a creative writing technique that I use to get my creative juices flowing

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Recently, I took a creative writing course with the Open University. This course has trained me to do certain things in order to enhance my writing and in doing so, I have learned some incredible writing techniques that have improved my writing and ideas along with being able to produce content regularly.

One of the writing techniques I use each day is in a book titled Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande recommended to me by the Open University. …


Make money writing poetry

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Do you write poetry?

Can you make money from writing poems?

The answer is yes. I hadn’t thought about it until I wrote a collection of poems. I started to write poetry more than I thought it could be possible. Writing a poem every day knowing I could publish a book motivated me. It can motivate you too.

I don’t usually write poetry but recently I wrote a poem for my second book Life on the Run in a series titled Time to Run that’s coming out in October 2020 (poem below). …


Ways to propose written in poetry form

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A proposal of marriage
A love so unique
To bequeath one’s love
With feelings so deep.

A proposal
Given on a beach
Given in public
Given in a restaurant
Given in a stadium
Given at home
Given on the street
Given on holiday
The powers where a couple meet
A treasure never to forget.

A proposal in the garden
In the midst of a storm
In the midst of the shining sun
In the midst of love
At the theatre
At the park
A romantic gesture
With flowers
And a ring
Swooning to be worn
An everlasting love
Sworn to keep.

©️ Denise Larkin 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Read more poetry by Denise Larkin below:


A poem about the importance of the park during the pandemic

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Joyous children playing
The field is wild with running kids
Happiness and growth.

Freshly cut grass
My fingers lace through it
An earthly texture.

Footballs are flying
Games super empowering in our souls
Cheering and excitement.

Sunshine in the park
Less on a winter’s wintry day
Warmth by the fire.

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Daylight has shifted
Playing in the park not so much
Darker days to come.

The world is a pandemic
But the greenness of the park is our glory
Fruitful and spiritual.

©️ Denise Larkin 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Why not write for The Lark. If you love writing poetry or short fiction then join The Lark here.

Read more below:


A poem about city life

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A bustling city street
Zooming cars speeding
Horns blowing
Noisy, polluted, busy.

People rushing about
Trying to get to work
Crowds of tourists
Browsing the city streets.

But alas, no more crowds
No more tourists
No more workers
Bustling or rushing about
Only the virus escalating
Lockdown control
To keep us safe.

Now, quiet streets
Fewer tourists
Fewer people
Life still goes on.

©️ Denise Larkin 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Why not write for The Lark. If you love writing poetry or short fiction then join The Lark here.


An emotional short fictional story about truth and courage

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Prompt — Have you ever had an unexpected visitor? If so, then write about an experience or a piece of fiction about your unexpected visitor. Did the person bring anguish to unrevealed memories? Try this prompt and let your creative mind flow with some fiction.

Here is a fictional short story about an unexpected visitor with a twist.

My hands molded the dough. …


A haiku poem about a house

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Dusty furniture, never been cleaned
Musky sweetness sprinkles the house I view
Bought it for you.

Never ever have I seen
A house like this, in a mighty mist
Growing on me.

A house so big
I want to grow old in it
My ancestors lived there.

©️ Denise Larkin 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Why not write for The Lark. If you love writing poetry or short fiction then join The Lark here.


A poem about cats

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Ginger furry skin
Sits the chunky cat
Delightfully sweet
He purs and stares.

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The grey fat cat licks his coat wet
Cleaning himself expertly
The cat loves his furs
As he deepens his purs.

Black cats are slick
Their claws stick
To anything they pick
As they walk on by
Looking for a quick trick.

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Meowing for a meal
A cat runs indoors
From a day out hunting
In the cold wintry rain
They eat hungrily
They sit by the fire
Or on their master’s lap
Keen to have a nap.

©️ Denise Larkin 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Why not write for The Lark. If you love writing poetry or short fiction then join The Lark here.


A poem about me

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I love writing poetry
Creative short fiction too
A grandmother’s delight.

On Saturdays,
I have one glass of red wine or two
Chocolate is scrumptious
But it’s not allowed.

I’m diabetic eating healthy
Salads, fish, chicken, and fruit
It keeps my glucose down.

Blueberries are yummy
Especially mixed in Greek Yogurt
It’s my go-to food.

I’ve learned to be patient
I’ve not suffered from Covid-19
I am grateful.

I love to travel
But now is not the time
Exploring the English countryside
Is my only plan.

I love drinking green tea
Tea helps me feel good
Hot spices do not.

I have three brothers,
Two sons, two grandsons,
Males everywhere
To adore and spoil.

©️ Denise Larkin 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Now I prompt you to write a poem about yourself.

Why not write for The Lark. If you love writing poetry or short fiction then join The Lark here.

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A haiku story

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I love to write poetry

A book of them turned out nicely

Get it on Amazon worldwide.

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Words by Denise Larkin

I just wanted to share the above Haiku with you letting you know how writing poetry can be a blessing at times.

Check out my poetry book here.

Thanks for reading!

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Denise Larkin

An author/writer of fiction novels and poetry living in London writing about her experiences on Medium. dlarkin121@gmail.com

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