1. Don’t stop writing – Artists create art, Teachers teach, Writers write.
To excel your writing, you need to flex your poetic muscles daily.
2. Read Poetry by other writers – By reading other writers you may find new ways to express yourself. Learn a new form, and learn what you like or do not like from the work of others.
3. Attend Open Mics – Listen to the way words are spoken. Poetry is oral just as much as it is visual genre of writing. The way a poet speaks their lines is just as important as the meaning of the lines. Open Mics are a great way for you to meet new authors, and perform your own work.
4. Study Poetic Forms – Although you may not enjoy writing sonnets, or haiku’s trying various forms will help broaden your poetic development.
5. Experiment – Is there a form or rule you don’t like as a writer? If so, try breaking the rule. Often the poets that are remembered were rule breakers!
6. Revise – Don’t be afraid to revise your work. Revision is a great stage for experimenting with new thoughts and ideas.
7. Connect with other writers – Go to book signings, open mics, events, social media sites, anywhere you can connect with other writers. Often other poets can help you keep motivated to write and have insights to places accepting submissions or the best publishers to work with.
8. Share your work – Don’t be afraid to share your work. Share it with family, friends, and other writers. Through sharing you will receive feedback to how your writing is being perceived, connect with new people, and you may even find new writing opportunities.
Written By: Raja Williams
About the Writer:
Ms. Raja Williams, also known as Raja’s Insight, fiercely arrived on the writer’s scene in 2012 after being awakened by a prolific poet, lyricist, songwriter, and music producer whom encouraged her to write daily. After nearly twenty years of pent up words only floating in her own head she began to allow the words to spill out onto empty pages and find way to readers needing encouraging words.
Through her own publishing process and having connected with so many amazing writers and poets from around the world Raja was moved to create a community for writers; now known as “Creative Talents Unleashed.”
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