The prompt words this week are Renew and Fresh. I chose to use improve for renew and shocking for fresh.
The idea for this particular Cinquain came from a recent critique session at Cambridge writers. I’d submitted the first draft of my prologue for Book Two. Not everyone is a fan of prologues so the comments were kind of… make it shorter…. so short it would be tiny. Dare I make it a four, five line prologue? Anyone got any advice on tiny prologues?
I wrote this Cinquain with that in mind:
Hope you enjoyed my Cinquain…
Bye for now,
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I’m quite forgiving about prologues and do like them when they’re needed … I’ve read some that go on for a page or even more … they can add an epic feeling to the book you’re about to enter … or explain a previous one. Good luck with yours! Hope you’ve had a very special Mother’s Day,Marje. Xxx
Hi Annika. Thank you for your thoughts on prologues. I agree. I’ve been out for lunch with my daughter for Mother’s day. Missing my eldest, though. Can’t believe she has been away for six months. 🙁 Hope you’ve had a lovely Mother’s day too. xxx
Thanks for sharing, Marje. This is a lovely cinquain. 🙂
Happy Mother’s Day! In Canada, we celebrate this special day in May. I have a twin sister and we were born on Mother’s day in 74′. My mom has been gone 20 years now, but she’s always with me. It’s a special day to celebrate all moms. XO
Thank you so much Natalie. Glad you enjoyed the cinquain. And thank you so much for your kind mother’s day thoughts. 🙂
I love your Cinquain poem, Marje! It’s beautiful and inspiring. The author’s struggle. 😉 xx
Thank you Vashti. Indeed the struggle never ends! Lol. Always perfecting, working to improve our craft. 🙂 xx
I saw this on Instagram, Marje, a super poem.
Your Cinquain is stirring, Marje. Seed → Purpose. I like prologues when they’re short and used to set the stage for the novel. It’s a challenge to keep it short, to extract the kernels. Think ‘backdrop’ instead of ‘front and center.’ ❤
Thanks Tina. Glad you enjoyed my cinquain and thanks for the tip about prologues. 🙂
Welcome, Marje ❤