Cutups and Blackouts

As a writer, you owe it to yourself to explore cutouts and blackouts.

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You simply take a page of text and arrange (or rearrange) the words to form a poem.

Here we have visual art imposed to enhance the effect…

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…but it’s easy to just clip a page into 4 quadrants and rearrange them, looking for segments that resonate.  Write the poem you hear.  When you need to jumpstart your writing, this is a great place to go.  ~TH~

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Author: Tom Hitt

Retired teacher, now writing and creating paper crafts. Oh yeah, collecting typewriters as well.

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