Author has written 5 stories for Avatar: Last Airbender.
here is little Effie's head
stooping by the coffinlid
bellowing through the general noise
whereupon its fellow five
cried the third crumb, i am should
and the last crumb with some shame
just imagine it I say
(want a match or can you see?)
coloured face on which a frown
with the strenuous music of
cross the threshold have no dread
Hey! Look at this!
Here's a cool editing idea from Monica Wood's book The Pocket Muse: Ideas and Inspirations for Writing. Try it!
"A Revision Tool for the Truly Desperate
Have a friend make ten random marks in the margin of your manuscript. Cut the manuscript into pieces, according to this random design. (You won't believe how good this feels!)
Now, mix up the pieces and tape the manuscript back together. It won't make much sense, of course, especially as you read the newly conjoined thoughts that occur at the random seams.
What happens? Something will dawn on you. Some configuration of words that did not appear in the original will spawn a new idea, a different angle, a peek into your subconscious."