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Poet’s Tips from Faye Adams

Poet’s Tips

Much of my writing ideas is done by inspiration. I read a lot. If you want to be inspired, read, read and read. Read what you write. I write poetry often because it is short and to the point. When I read poetry, it always inspires me to write. If I spend an evening reading poetry, a new poem of my own is usually the result. One of the best books of poetry is, “Good Poems,” a collection of poems by many authors, put together by Garrison Keillor, from the poems he has read on NPR radio in “The Writer’s Almanac.”

FAYE ADAMS is a freelance writer who has published four books of poetry, a children’s book and one book of poetry and nonfiction. She also writes fiction, flash fiction and memoirs.

She has published work in newspapers and magazines, such as IDEALS and The Ozarks Mountaineer. She has won many poetry awards, including the AWC Prose Award for fiction. Faye holds membership in the Writers’ Society of Jefferson County, the Missouri State Poetry Society, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and the Missouri Writers Guild. She is currently working on the fifth annual anthology of poetry and nonfiction being published by the De Soto chapter of MSPS, and also putting together her next book of nonfiction and poetry, Laughing With the Moon. She has also begun a new series of children’s books. The first book is titled, All Things Green.

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