Artwork by Melissa Stevens at theillustratedauthor.net.
Here is a collection of poetry, plays, and other creative writing by Chris McMullen.
Once Upon a Time
A poem made from clichés.
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Beating a Dead Horse
The sequel to “Once Upon a Time.”
There’s no I in EYE
A poem on the challenges of phonics and language
Look into My Eyes
Of all my poetry, this may have the best rhythm.
Which Part of the Book Is Best?
A play where the parts of a book argue with one another.
One Muse Is not Enough
A poem about writing and publishing.
Which Genre Is Best?
A follow up to “Which Part of the Book Is Best?”
When Amazon Buys Heaven
That’ll be the day…
Oh, How I Love Thee, AMAZON.
Let me count the ways.
My favorite word; a poem for Halloween.
Writing Is a Bad Romance
A poem authors may be able to relate to…
What words can do.
Counting with Clichés
Another poem made out of clichés.
You Might Be a Writer if…
A list just for writers.
Ever Cheat on Your… MUSE?
A fun poem for writers.
more, More, MORE; will it ever be enough?
A poem about commas, of all things.
A poem about how a writer is similar to a chef.
Reading & Writing with Passion
An extended analogy between buying a book and going out on a date.
The Cheer of the Naysayers
Motivational: Don’t let ’em get you down.
Something we can all relate to.
Giving Birth to a Book
Our books are our babies.
If Reading Were a Spectator Sport
This list puts the value of a book in a different perspective.
Murphy’s Laws of Writing
Some corollaries of Murphy’s law for writers.
Prepositions: To End With
One of the rules of writing serves as the theme of the poem.
You Might Be a Stat Junkie If…
A little humor for authors or bloggers who frequently check their stats.
Home of Phones Homophones
A poem where every sentence includes a homophone pair.
A numerical poem.
How can you write a poem about ISBN’s?
A poem about a bookmobile. Yep, you read that right.
Apples to Oranges
Who Says You Can’t Compare Them?
A very short poem featuring punctuation marks.
Grammar Style (Short ‘n’ Fun)
Some fun with the rules of grammar.
The Squeaky Wheel Poem
Followed by a note about marketing.
The Power of an Inch
What could you do with one inch?
Just a Moment
What could you do with one moment?
If You Were in Charge of Time
A poem where you imagine changing clocks and calendars.
Experiencing the Genres
A poem for writers.
This is the Title of This Self-Referential Blog Post
Infinitely Long Title
Simple word art.
…Psst… (-: SMILE! 🙂 …Pass it along…
A simple and quick idea to spread a little cheer.
Counting to Ten
Strive to B+
A little positive visualization.
The Entertainment Society
This poem illustrates the impact of technology on our daily lives.
Has a Book Ever Made You…
A poem about the benefits of good books.
Attention All Book Zombies: Time to Snap out of It!
Are you a book zombie?
Which Came First: The Painting or the Artist?
A little philosophical question.
A Humble Little Book
The life of a humble self-published book.
All Books Go to Heaven
Another humble self-publishing perspective.
It’s a Smaller World Thanks to Blogging
Blogging brings us all together.
How to Cook a Book
A recipe of sorts.
You Have Talent
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A note regarding daylight savings.
It really is. You’ve been warned.
Does Your Book Wear Boxers or Briefs?
A self-assessment about your reading preferences.