Doggerel Contest Winner


Issue #1: 01/01/01

Feature Articles
Making Histories
By J.S. Burke
Women and Childbearing 
in Fantasy

By Bryn Neuenschwander
Matching Your Money to Your World 
By Ron Brown
Capturing Time for the Muse
By Vicki McElfresh
In Praise of Praise:
A Second Look at Critiquing

By Lazette Gifford
Building a Better Beast
By Sarah Jane Elliott
State of the Horror Genre
By Ron Brown
Poetry and Everyday  Life
By Jennifer St. Clair Bush
Your Characters Are 
Not Puppets

By Anne M. Marble
Science Fiction: 
Are We Going Somewhere 

By Bob Billing
Stage & Screen: 
The Promise of Premise
By Robin Catesby
Suspense & Mystery:
The Motives of Villains 
and Heroes in Suspense Fiction
By Shane P. Carr
Young Adult & Children:
The Gulf
By Justin Stanchfield
Young Writer's Scene:
Five Practical Tips for Young Writers
By Beth Adele Long
Book Reviews
Web Site Reviews
How Critique Circles Work
By Jim Mills
Doggerel Contest Winner
News from Forward Motion

The Rules were simple:  

Write a poem about writing, using the work of another poet as your base. Any published poet is fair game -- Whitman, Shakespeare, Belloc, either Browning, Andrew Marvell . . . 

And the Winner is:

Sittin' There, by Allison Starkweather
(Diving Board, by Shel Silverstein)

You’ve been in front of that keyboard
Making sure the font is right.
You’ve made sure that you know the plot.
You’ve made sure that the story's tight.
You’ve made sure that you’re in the mood.
You’ve made sure you know the motivation.
You’ve made sure that you’ve had some food,
And that it’s in the right location-
And you’ve been sittin’ there day and night
Doin’ everything...but WRITE.

2001, Allison Starkweather

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