We all sighed and murmured when the writer got to this image in class. A phrase to be jealous of is a good one, indeed.
This poem was about sleeping in a hotel, but really about a love as big as the universe thanks to the sweeping metaphors.
Give the reader your most authentic voice and they’ll always turn the page.
A very wet bird alongside a very rich color description.
Here’s a character I won’t soon forget. Helping your reader visualize your world matters.
Tell the reader something honest, even if it feels trivial. Being relatable goes a long way.
Here a Fledgling illustrates how repetition can shed light on the speaker's nuanced attitude. There is something contentious about the changes happening that may seem positive to an outsider. An intriguing start to a powerful poem.
I love a story that begins with a negative comparison, something that makes you wonder, "if that's how it was how is it now?" Dreamy words from a past Fledgling participant.
There's no real dialogue in this piece, but the body language says it all. I love a writer unafraid to use every day situations to make us laugh.
This Fledgling can build a scene that felt so real you could almost taste the air. Here's hoping the things she worked on in the Nestling Course become a book some day.