For today’s prompt, write an interview poem. Maybe it’s an interview for a magazine or TV show. Maybe it’s a job interview. Or something more creative. Who ever or what ever you decide to interview or be interviewed by, have fun poeming!
Here’s my attempt at an interview poem:
“Bartleby on Trial”
With slumped shoulders, the prosecutor
swept both of his hands through his hair
and said, “Let’s try this one more time–
loud enough for the jury to hear–would
you please answer my simple question?”
The witness, a calm man who showed
no emotion, leaned over very carefully
and whispered in a voice so soft an ant
would have trouble understanding his
repeated answer, “I would prefer not to.”
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Great characters can be developed with a short interview, but they’ll go nowhere without a strong plot and story structure to put them in action. On Thursday, Martha Alderson will lead a live webinar, Secrets of Story Structure & Plot, to cover this storytelling essential. Plus, attendees receive a copy of her book, The Plot Whisperer.