We dragged up the worst of the worst---things we’ve ever encountered in regards to rejections of our own work, as well as others we’ve encountered along the way, with the idea of turning the bad into something good. So your challenge is to transform one of these rude, catty, or ridiculous commentaries in order to make something fabulous. What if your character really DID have to burn his manuscript to stave off death? Is there a story in the tourist-trap writing business? What exactly happens when a poetry bomb explodes? You figure out how to turn the phrase or idea into something genius, and dazzle us!
- If he ever get’s stranded in the snow, he should burn this story to keep warm
- If we got something from Dr. Pepper, THEN I'd really be impressed
- Ditto. We're not his poetry toilet.
- SPAM? Maybe SPAM. Download at your own risk, dear readers. God, I hope this guy isn't for real.
- It took me right back to high school, so I hate it.
- Can we just accept the cover letter?
- Holy page limit. This thing is long. Where would we put it?
- I get it, and I think there is a very strong market for this in tourist trap shops all over Florida
- No. For all the reasons already mentioned, and because It rhymes terribly too much.
- What? Wow. So, I am going to vote no for reasons I think we all understand.
- Poetry bomb.
- This poem makes me hate poetry.
- Has he considered writing for the greeting card industry?
- Maybe she could publish this in the yearbook, assuming they need filler.
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