You're invited to read Laurel Blossom's participation to the "Chapter One" series which you can see HERE, but here's an excerpt:
My advice? as Aunt Phoebe would say: follow your instincts. Follow the language that sparkles. One thing leads to another. Let the poem take its own sweet time. Let it tell you where it wants to go. Don’t be afraid to let go of the parts you love that don’t serve the needs of the poem. Don’t be afraid to leave in the parts that scare you. Have fun. Enjoy the process. The results will take care of themselves. You will reach success.