Annie On Writing

February 28, 2012

FCG #3: Overused and Abused

Filed under: Form & Genre Challenge — Annie Evett @ 6:31 pm

Voting is open for the third challenge  over at Write Anything’s Form and Genre Challenge .

The challenge this week was a  OULIPO Poem called Overused and Abused. It was a bit of a literary kick up the pants and reminder for me as I know I can be lazy with my word choices.  Its quick – so please do pop over – I hope its sort of fun too.
The format I adopted was the snowflake method – where the first line is one word long, the second line has two words, and so on. In true spirit of OULIPO, I then brought the words back and down where the last line was one word – and then up again – sort of like a wave. I am hoping its all in the spirt of experimentation – there are another methods to write this style of poem – but boy – you need to be a mathematician to do it…


and when in doubt.. sci fi  it.. Always makes it so much more palatable to write….

Voting is on the Write Anything Site.. polls close soon..

Challenge: Oulipo

Word Count: open

Judges: Jodi Cleghorn and  Tiel Ansari


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