Friday, April 5, 2013

Erin Bowman Takes the Dare

The dare I'm tackling today comes from our very own Megan Shepherd: Write three haikus about your book. I thought this sounded way too fun to pass up.

TAKEN is split into four parts, and I'm going to use the titles of the first three sections as jumping points for the poems...

Of Heists
for boys of eighteen,
an unavoidable fate:
gone, vanished, taken

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Of Walls
to climb would mean death
but it's beckoning, calling
the promise of more

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Of Rebels
a boy named Gray stands
among trees, his bones aching
for answers, for truths


Okay, this turned out to be way more fun than I expected. Perhaps it was just the creative break I needed from all the promotion/marketing I've been doing leading up to TAKEN's release. (Just a little over a week to go!)

Jenn will be up next week to answer a truth or dare, but in the meantime, check out our brain new Thirteeners tumblr! Our love of books and pop culture doesn't sleep over there, so don't miss out. :)

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Erin Bowman is a YA writer, letterpress lover, and Harry Potter enthusiast living in New Hampshire. Her debut novel, TAKEN, comes out from HarperTeen in April 16, 2013. You can visit her blog (updated occasionally) or find her on twitter (updated obsessively).

28 comments:

  1. Whoa, these are so good! They capture the book perfectly

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    1. Thanks, lady. I had such a blast writing them. (And thanks for the fun dare as well!)

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  2. A boy named Gray stands among trees, his bones aching for answers, for truths.

    This would have made a splendid opening line for TAKEN. Wow.

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    1. I really think I need to channel my inner poet more when I draft. Because, yeah. I agree.

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  3. Aww, these are awesome! Haiku's are really fun to do. It's a super easy way to get into a creative mind set. All of these would be amazing blurbs for Taken!

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    1. "It's a super easy way to get into a creative mind set." <-- Totally agree! I had so much fun playing with these :)

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  4. I love these! They're quite evocative, and yet you still don't give anything away!

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    1. Thanks, Krispy! They were a fun change of pace. ;)

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  5. Love it! Haiku are so much fun, and these are great! :D

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  6. I love haikus! Your three were very good :D <3

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  7. Oh, cool! Haikus are so much fun. :) :)

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    1. Agreed! I might have had a *little* too much fun writing these :)

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  8. Um, Erin? You're really good at haikus.

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    1. Perhaps my next novel should be written in verse. Haiku-only verse... :P

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  9. Erin, these are amazing. And they really fit the story.

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    1. Thanks, lady! They ended up being way more fun to write than I anticipated :)

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  10. Wow! Love these! :) It reminds me of all the love I have for TAKEN. Can't wait to get my hands on my very own copy!

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  11. These are fantastic, Erin! I'm very impressed!

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