The Rooted and Winged Blog Tour: Why and How to Write Slant

The last stop on the Rooted and Winged blog tour by Poetic Book Tours is a guest post I wrote about how important it is to write slant when writing poetry. I also share some ideas on how to do so.

You can find it here: https://thesoapyviolinist.blogspot.com/2022/10/guest-post-from-luanne-castle-author.html

I hope you’ve enjoyed the guest posts and interviews on the blog tour. I’m always open to more interactive blog experiences related to my new book haha.

If you’ve been so kind to read Rooted and Winged I beg you to leave a review at Amazon. Even if it’s only one or two sentences it really helps. If you are on Goodreads, please consider pasting the review over there as well.

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23 responses to “The Rooted and Winged Blog Tour: Why and How to Write Slant

  1. That was really helpful thank you for sharing! I will keep these thoughts and suggestions in mind. I like the one of rearranging words especially. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Sometimes it helps to combine parts of two poems that are not working, too. You can “cut up” two poems and rearrange and get rid of the weakest stuff.

  2. It was a super tour, Luanne. Congratulations

  3. I really enjoyed reading your post! It was very educational!!! Thank you for sharing these excellent tips. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Interesting ideas, Luanne!

  5. Write the truth but at a slant. I must remember this!

  6. I love this: “There is no poem without the reader in dialogue with the poet.” Congratulations on a great book tour, Luanne!

    • Thanks for coming along for the ride, Marie! I had lots of fun with the interviews and with the guest blogging. Now it’s back to the routine haha.

  7. Visited the link. Very interesting observations, Luanne.

  8. What a great way to describe what works in your poetry. I hope I can learn to do that in real life, not just writing. Blunt, head-on trauma has always been my forte.๐Ÿค•

    • The way you describe that at the end is hilarious. Poetry does tend to be more “pussyfooting around,” as my dad would have said. I think history and genealogy tends to need to be a bit more direct.

  9. Amy

    That was really interesting! I’ve never heard the term writing at a slant, and you explained it so clearly. Next time I try to write a poem I will have to keep that in mind—though I don’t see poetry writing in my future. ๐Ÿ™‚

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