Actually, you probably shouldn’t use that last line. I'm still learning.
Edit, edit, edit
Whether you’re writing poetry, a narrative, or even a silly listicle, you always have to edit. Once you go over it a first time, go over it a second time. Once you go over it a second time, go over it a third time. Edit until it feels right and then let it go. You’re never going to have a perfect version, but that’s the double-edged sword of writing. A double-edged sword with a third, far sharper side.
The point is, you can’t throw down words onto a page and walk away from it like… well, anyone in any Michael Bay movie.
You have to work on it, finesse it, and care for it -- just like the crabby little Cupids who are paid under-the-table to hand-shape those heart-shaped chocolates!
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Jeremy Glass is a writer for Thrillist and goes for the erotic drawing over your typical love poem.