Poetry, Song writing or Story writing?

March 7, 2007 9:00pm CST
Poetry, Song writing or Story writing, which do you prefer? For me it's poetry. I love song writing, I flow easier inside my poetry as I put detail into the simple style. It shines when I do it right and There's nothing more enjoy when it comes to writing. Lyrics are harder, as it involves more work. as you need to keep a melody in mind and of course the progression. What about you? ~Joey
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@ibarra (1)
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
well, i never really write that much... but umm, when i feel like writing i end up writing poems... because it limits you to nothing, you just express the feelings you have... with simplicity you can portray an inner emotion or affection... but with songs you're right, you consider a lot of things... that's why i prefer poetry, because it's very easy to do rather than song writing...(",) but im looking forward to somehow be able to write a song...
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• Philippines
10 Mar 07
could your future song be about a girl? ('',)
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• Philippines
8 Mar 07
I'm more into song writing. It may seem like quite difficult than writing because you have to make a tune out of it. But for me, it's a lot easier than poetry. In poetry, mostly, you have to have rhyming words but when you write music, it doesn't have too. In my own style, first, I write down everything that's on my mind. Once it is done, here goes the making of the tune. Then that's the time when I adjust the lyrics to fit to the tune that I like. But there were also instances that I can also make a tune first without lyrics yet especially if I'm playing my guitar. Then, I put lyrics into the song afterwards.
• India
8 Mar 07
i agree to you man i am too into poetry writing i write more on experience i started a story by what i feel is that i am not able to portray it tooo well if you wish to red my poetry go to poetry.com and type in stuti arora in the name database search list and ull see ma master peice SITTING AT THE PEAK OF EVEREST
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@worthy (2413)
• India
8 Mar 07
I love to write poems based on fixed rhyme scheme,either ab,ab,or aa,bb or sometimes free verse. In my poems I use imagery and metaphor very generously and I am immensely inspired by nature.
@jvego7426 (153)
8 Mar 07
I'll say poetry and song writing. The reason for that is I always have my guitar or piano in hand. So, I always tend to play a melody then think of random thoughts, then sing it. Its more fun. And sometimes, I kinda link my poems to it -make it lyrics.
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• India
8 Mar 07
i prefer song writing i will choose that option because i think i have the guts to do that i wrote some patriotic songs for my school function thats why i am confident about this
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• India
8 Mar 07
I like to write story and poetry most.since i find poetry to express your feelings in easy way which is difficult to write in the form of songs hence I wite it most.Stories I write for magzenes.
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@maribea (2366)
• Italy
8 Mar 07
I love writing...I am used to saying that I was born with a pen in my hand, ready to jot down something...I am used to writing when I am sad or when I am happy, when I want to celebrate something or when I grieve and I have to recover from something..I keep a personal diary and when emotions come I write poems that express what I am feeling at the moment..I jot down my thoughts too and I keep special notes books with me, that have a special worth for me..sometimes i write little stories too and now I have recently started an ambitious project..I am writing a sort of book...it is still at the beginning but I love the idea of giving a sense to the emotions and thoughts that are in my mind
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I think I prefer story writing out of those three..because it's what I'm best at, and because I have a passion for the entire writing process when it comes to stories. I don't know if I'm half bad at lyrics either..but you are right, they ARE harder since you have to have this mental melody in your head without any music to give you an idea for the words most of the time.
• United States
8 Mar 07
Lyric writing, can be very hard but very rewarding.
• United States
9 Mar 07
I know that..I just don't know if I'm THAT good at it. I like writing lyrics..but stories just come more naturally for me. It takes me forever to work out a single song. Whereas I can work out the story in nice chunks as I please. It doesn't mean I stop writing lyrics, it just means I write stories alot is all.
• Philippines
9 Mar 07
I like story writing it makes me go way beyond my mind and gives me ideas of things I never knew..It is like me in a dream and I am the one in charge of the story.
• United States
9 Mar 07
I dabble in poetry, but really prefer story writing. I really admire those that can put music & words together - that's a special skill. Writing of any kind is a true craft, and I can appreciate all the hard work and effort it takes to create something for others to relate to and enjoy.
@ironstruck (2299)
• Canada
8 Mar 07
I just like writing. I have always wanted to write a book and finally did. I published it about 2 months ago and it was a few years in the making. Having someone read what you have written and gaining from it, is very satisfying. They say everyone has a story in them. I think there are probably plenty of myloters who are very capable of writing a book.
@greengal (4286)
• United States
8 Mar 07
I love writing poetry. It brings out the best in the me, and it also helps me vent. I've been writing poems since my early teens and very recently published my first poetry book. It was an immense feeling of happiness since it was nothing but a dream come true to actually publish a book. You can see it here. www.lulu.com/content/679023
8 Mar 07
personally for me, its abit hard to choose...but i think it would have to be poetry. i write quiet abit, i used to write alot more when i was at school...now im at university i have less and less spare time to write poetry.
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
8 Mar 07
I like story writer, or rather writing novels because I tend to go on and on and on. I can write a poem or a song, but I feel those are for feelings such as being in love, praising God, etc. while when you write a novel you can telling an adventure or doing "what would happen if '" or :"how did the body get there and who done it?" I know what you feel about lyrics, because you have to keep the melody in mind and get the words and notes to unite with each other. It isn't easy, but in novel writing, you have to use the correct word for the correct meaning, make the story interesting, easy enough to read and yet not insulting a person's intelligence. As for poetry, I can write off a limerick once in a while.
• Switzerland
8 Mar 07
It depends on the mood you are in. At times, it is easier to write the lyrics, and sometimes a poem. Story writing is more of a talent and is not easy to find. I can write poems more easily than songs. But, at times, can do that also.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
8 Mar 07
i love writing poems and my profession as a freelancer is story writing and drama writing so i love them both song writing i am not so good with and i do not deal with.. but i guess i love them all:)
• India
8 Mar 07
hi
@lols189 (4797)
8 Mar 07
i prefer poetry writing as its easier and not as complicated as song writing. also story writing seems to long and gets boring in the end. i have a book full of poems i have wrote about my life and friends.
• Philippines
8 Mar 07
i prefer short story or story writing since i can be more broad and descriptive in this are. i like song writing too but its too difficult. accompanying it with 12 notes plus the fracttions it has.