Transformations…Poet into Novelist?

Hello Dear Bloginistas,

I would like to know your opinion…

I have several possible fiction ideas I am developing and wanted to know how easy a transition you think it is from Poet to Novelist. This is just about the process of novel-writing, not the process of being published, marketing, etc. That’s a whole other universe! 😉

Do you think it is a natural progression?

Are there steps that one should take in between (i.e., poems to short stories, then to novels)? Have any of you taken a poem and evolved it into a Short Story / Novel?

Those of you Poets out there in the Blogosphere who have written Novels, what was the experience like?

Let me know your answers to my burning questions in the comments…


Jamy 😀


2 thoughts on “Transformations…Poet into Novelist?

  1. It’s a pertinent query. The fact that you are a published poet must give you a lot of confidence to begin with. How about this that you take one of your poems out and rewrite it to give it the shape of a flash fiction (1000 words or less), making sure it has a beginning, a middle and an end?


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