I'm writing micro poetry about events from everyday life.
To build the discipline to produce words every day, I realized I must produce words every day. Which is not an easy task for a longform writer who can take weeks or months to write a story (my recent article on the women of UT's Body Farm, for example, took four weeks from first interview request to publication).
So I recently took one of my favorite attributes of narrative nonfiction writing—observation—and decided to apply it in shortform.
On my Instagram account, @briancaneverwrites (click to follow), I publish new observations nearly every day about things that happen to me or that I observe in the world. In a way, they're like pictures that I'm choosing to take with my brain instead of my iPhone camera.
A sampling of my poems so far:
If you have an idea, poem, or story you want to write or want me to take a crack at, submit using this nifty form.