Tuesday December 4th, 2012

The exercise:

Write two haiku about: self-help.

Another prompt inspired by a radio interview, this one with Oliver Burkeman. His books is entitled The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can't Stand Positive Thinking.

Speaking of radio interviews, if you haven't already you should totally check out Q with Jian Ghomeshi. All his shows are full of good stuff.


He writes books to help
others but he's still working
on helping himself.

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Are you in search of
confidence? Then read my book:
Pep Talks For Morons


morganna said...

Help you? You want me
To help you? Honey, I can't
Even help myself.

Row on row of self-
Help books -- he's bought them all, for
All the good it does.

Joan Ark said...

I love your blog!

A Writer's Nakama

Greg said...

@Morganna: I like your first haiku better this week I think.

@Marc: I like your second haiku better, the Morons line is just great!

Or "self-help" if we're being
just euphemistic

Self-help is cheaper
Than the professional kind
So... talk to yourself?

[Sorry for the absence and lateness, things are a bit busy again!]

Marc said...

Morganna - I think 'for all the good it does' really makes that second haiku for me. Great line!

Joan - thank you, and thanks for dropping by! Feel free to share some writing with us :)

Greg - glad you liked it, I was stuck on that line for quite some time.

Hah, love your first one. And no apologies needed! I hope things calm down for you soon.

Gah, just realized I still owe you an email. Tomorrow, maybe.

(probably not)

Aholiab said...

Trying to get back after winning NaNoWriMo. My first win! Marc, the prompt that triggered my novel was "Dust". Thanks!


I must overcome
Read, read, read, read, read. Now do.
No more time for books

Eat, drink, breathe, love, smile
Sing, dance, run, swim, jump, climb, soar
My twelve step program

Marc said...

Aholiab - welcome back, and a big congrats on your Nano success! :D

Two solid haiku; I love your second one - I feel like I should write that on my mirror so I see it every morning.