Wild Inventor Brain
Shy in a world lopsided
Teach me creativity
Doctor Structure Editor
Vocal critic analyzes too soon
My creative problem-solver
Nit-picky Copy Editor
Reveres logic, form and detail
Polish work creatively
Poetry about the creative process? Am I serious?
Yes, I am.
Well, serious in just-have-fun-with-it sort of way.
I found a poetic form that’s really fun to play with: The Lune. There are two forms of lunes, actually. Both are three-lines long (which I totally love, because I see the creative process as being three stages). The original lune goes: 5 syllables, 3 syllables, 5 syllables and when done on the page it looks a bit like a crescent moon in shape. The lune variant is a little different: 3 words, 5 words, 3 words – which I find a bit more flexible for play, and I suppose looks like a gibbous moon.
So, using the variant, I created lunes for the Three Heads of Creativity from my book Write! Shoot! Edit! A Complete Guide for Teen Filmmakers. Really? Yes. Because each stage of the creative process is just that… creative! Why not write a poem for each of them? It is a creative process.
Try it out yourself. Use either lune structure and write your own version of one or all three of the creative heads. Which head is easiest for you? Which one do you gravitate toward?
If you don’t really understand what I’m talking about regarding the Three Heads, there’s more info on the 3-step creative process along with lots more info on how to craft your own stories and movies using that creative process in my book; here’s a link to the book’s webpage (and preview inside the book): www.debpatz.com/book/write-shoot-edit.
When you’ve created your lune(s): use them as a memory aid; or share them online; or share with me! I’d love to read them. But whatever you do, enjoy flexing your creative muscle… three ways.
Cheers & happy creativity to you,
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Deb Patz is the author of Write! Shoot! Edit! for teens and Film Production Management 101 for the industry – both books are published worldwide by MWP. She’s also part of the editorial board for Prism International. She loves to watch the crescent, gibbous or full moon on a clear night… especially from the bow of a boat at anchor.
WHERE IS DEB? (upcoming events and appearances)
Sat.Feb.17 – Author Participant – Digital Media Youth Expo, North Vancouver, BC
Mar.26-28 – Instructor – Write! Shoot! Edit! Screenwriting Workshop for Teens – VPL