Poetic Devices Every Writer Should Know How to Use

Posted on August 13, 2013
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Lots of people write poetry. Often, it’s during great times of emotional distress or exciting events that allow a person to express their sentiments. Keeping a journal is important. This book is a collection of ideas that can be reviewed from time to time during life. A poetry journal can be kept on a computer or in a notebook or even on a micro recorder. While some make a commitment to write in their journals every day, others make a point to just certain periods in their lives. Start by adding current poetry or older pieces into the journal. Whenever times of inspiration come, sit down and write. It’s amazing how many people discover that the poetry is a great outlet for frustration or too much stimulation in life. These poems are great to pull out at various phases over a lifetime and see what was being felt or thought. It takes a few things to keep a journal, the most important being time. Dedicate a certain amount of personal time to just write. Dedicate a space, a place that is thought provoking or a place that one has complete silence. Most important, details, there has to be a method of keeping track of poetry; whether it be computer or tablet to write on.

Six Benefits of Joining a Poetry Group

Posted on June 4, 2013
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Poets are often not joiners by nature. But here are six reasons to consider finding a poetry group.

1. You can meet people who share your interest in poetry. There aren’t many opportunities to talk about poetry at work or at the gym. Even family members tend to be politely bored.

2. You can make new friends. Common interests often bring people closer, and you can look forward to getting together with your poetry pals.

3. It’ll motivate you to Read more

National Novel Writing Month: The Ultimate Writer’s Challenge

Posted on March 26, 2013
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Writing a novel is painstaking work. Plot ideas swirl around, foggy characters emerge, and themes come in and out of focus in works in progress. For me, though, the real problem was finding time to sit down and hammer out the words. That’s when I decided to participate in National Novel Writing Month.

National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is a creative writing project that takes place every November. From all over the internet, amateur and professional writers accept the daunting challenge of Read more

Ten Best Beach Books to Read on Summer Vacation

Posted on August 20, 2012
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Summer is here and that means one thing – beach-reading time! Here’s a look at our top ten picks.

The Eyre Affair (Jasper Fforde) is part mystery, part fantasy, wholly entertaining. Just try spotting all the literary allusions!

The Good Soldier Svejk (Jaroslav Haek) is a darkly comic satire of war and Imperial incompetence.

On Writing (Stephen King) is a fascinating glimpse into the mind of this hugely successful author.

The Craft of the Novel (Colin Wilson) explores the creative Read more

After “Harry Potter”: J.K. Rowling’s Upcoming Adult Novel

Posted on August 17, 2012
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It’s certainly not “Fifty Shades of Grey,” but it is intended for an adult audience. Though she’s been associated with young adult novels for her entire career, author J.K. Rowling is about to release a book targeted toward older readers.

The book is called “Casual Vacancy” and it’s got the book world in a frenzy. The book will be released in just under two months and is being described as dark and comical. The book takes place in a small town in England.

Although the Harry Potter books were targeted toward young adults, many fully-grown people enjoyed them too. Read more

The 10 Most Promising Poets of the 21st Century

Posted on August 15, 2012
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Some form of writing is necessary in everyday life. You cannot get through a lifetime without ever having to write something down. There are many forms of writing out there. One fun form of writing is poetry.

Poetry is honestly a form of art. It takes a lot of time and dedication to write a poem of professional standards. There are many people out there who write poetry as a career option. There can be Read more

Five Ways for Writers to Improve Their Writing Style

Posted on August 12, 2012
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No matter what you want to write, there are a few simple methods to improve your writing style. No matter if you are young or old, a novice or a professional, these suggestions can help to improve your writing.

Read

Reading is an excellent way to improve your writing and there is always more things to read. The key with reading is not to limit yourself. Certainly read things similar to what you want to write, but it is crucial to expand your horizons and read a variety Read more

How to Keep a Poetry Journal

Posted on August 10, 2012
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Lots of people write poetry. Often, it’s during great times of emotional distress or exciting events that allow a person to express their sentiments. Keeping a journal is important. This book is a collection of ideas that can be reviewed from time to time during life. A poetry journal can be kept on a computer or in a notebook or even on a micro recorder. While some make a commitment to write in their journals every day, others make a point to just certain periods in their Read more