1. Keep a notebook with you all the time. You know that awesome image you think of on the bus? You won’t remember it by the time you get to your favorite writing spot a day or a week later. Just stop where you are and jot down at least a few words to hold the image for when you’re ready.
2. Whenever you are about to start writing a poem, think why am I the one who is writing this? What is unique and important about what I’m going to say. I have no doubt that you have something unique to say about virtually any topic in the world, but if you don’t think about why you are writing the poem, you might lose that beautiful individual voice of yours.
3. Just write it. Don’t expect a first draft to be perfect. Most of my pieces need at least four drafts, and some have taken up to three years to write. Every failed attempt at the poem gets you closer to the poem you need to write.
Alright my sparkle kittens, go write!