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How To Spot A Fake Poet From Lines Away

False Poets????

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Yes…Believe it or not false poets are out there but we are often so caught up in our own little worlds that they become invisible.

But the questions is ‘Who is a false poet/writer?’

A person who….

Hahaha thought I was going to tell but I want you all to find that out for yourself. Drop your comments below.

Moving on…. lets get to juicy part of things

Ways in which a person can be seen as a false poet/writer

Stealing the works of others –  In other words PLAGIARISM!!!! demeaning the value of someone else’s work by claiming that its your own without even giving any credit to the author. My! I wonder how people do it and still feel good about themselves hmmmm.

Another thing is writing just to impress someone. Maybe you don’t think you are talented enough to write a piece of your own but if you take another person’s work source it!!

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Writing anything that comes to mind and calls it art just for the money – This commonality isn’t just opened to poets but writers as well get caught up too. You could be a poet but putting numbers on a page and calling it a poem is ridiculous. Then again you could be a writer and binding blank pages with no cover and calling it a book is even worst all in the name of art. This certainly isn’t fooling anyone but yourself.

Money shouldn’t be your ultimate goal when writing but embracing your art and adding value to people lives should matter more. Its not all about the money young writers!!!

Yes after putting in tons of hard work you would want to see some monetary returns but don’t let rise to your head.

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The Rich overusing their power –  This point may turn some heads but its a fact. The ‘High Class’ people as some may say, misuse their power just to make a name for themselves. But how is that fair to the people who are actually working hard and trying to live their dream. Not because your family may be billionaires or have a well recognized name gives anyone the right to overuse that power when the area you are forcing isn’t your field of expertise. Its not just unfair but wrong to the persons who toil day in and day out to honestly make a difference in this world.

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Well after reading this article young writers I hope you agree with me that fake people do exist and by extension we need to beware of them.

Please remember to share this with your friends on facebook, twitter and even by email. Thank you for reading

 

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Inspirations

Introducing Old Inspirations With A Stronger Drive

“Behind every successful writer there were a list of inspirations” – Unknown

This facet can never be overlooked guys. Many times people underestimate our abilities because they don’t know where we have come from but its our job to remember the inspirations that got us to where we are today. So without further a due I give you a list of my early inspirations from books to TV shows, movies and much more.

Summer of us – Holly Chamberlin

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I read this book in 2015 and found it incredibly amazing. Each character had a subtle way of growing on me though individually they were very different. The unique relationship they developed over one  summer was remarkable since they were strangers at the beginning.

Lesson Learnt: Well in my opinion every lesson would vary for each character but as a writer I loved the complexity Holly developed while still keeping the reader connected with everything that was happening throughout the entire story.

Sisterhood of the traveling pants series – Ann Brashares

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My most admired author wrote this young adult book in 2001. Before becoming eclectically balanced I was a dedicated reader of the adventure genre. This series always made me miss home during my teen years but I also enjoy the luxuries of being in the outdoors. In this series Ann used the reflective tone to recount the various experiences of each of the girls’ summer while there were apart. She also used humor and sarcasm as a way to showcase the funnier escapades of the girls.

Lesson Learnt: Value friendships even when things get tough and also remember that there is nothing more important than family.

You may have a hard time collecting the entire series from your local library but you can always watch the movie

There will so be a special blog post up soon giving you an insight into my life and everything that has happened so far. Look out for that….

Are you still with me? If yes lets keep digging into my pocket of inspirations

Have you ever watched the movie A Princess for Christmas?

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Writers Janeen Damian and Micheal Damian did a fantastic job in brining out the inner princess in me. I mean its not Christmas yet but boy these movies just unravel all the jolly feelings.

The movie started with Young woman given the responsibility of taking care of her niece and nephew. As the drama continued they journeyed to a castle in Europe where Jules fell unwittingly for Prince Aston. The suspense as the movie trails closer to the end gives me chills every time.

Lesson Learnt: ‘The best relationships start unexpectedly.’ The techniques used here aren’t as clear as day but after detailed research Plausible Alternate Plot and Advanced Foreshaming were the only two that remained consistent throughout the movie.

Bare with me dear readers for film analysis isn’t my strong suit but surely I tried my best to provide you with the most accurate information as I can.

But did you know Aston has oped his game since then? Last I heard he was sleeping with a time traveler

The Big Bang Theory

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Oh my I could never get enough of Sheldon!! He is the glue that fits everything together and keeps me laughing all night. I’m sure you’ve see this sitcom before right?

Much of this series is based around science particularly physics. Even in their relationships there has been subtle interferences every now and then.

Lesson Learnt: Well there are too much to mention…..But do share some that you have learnt if you watch as much as I do 🙂

Be sure to check out Young Sheldon!

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Glee

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Everything about this TV show gives me chills. I may have watch the entire thing twice but hey who’s counting right.

Mr. Schuster was so optimistic about making the New Directions national champions that they ended up finding their individual strengths, achieved goals and accepted their voices all in the process. But Sue! She was their cheerleading coach always out to sabotage every move they made. The glee club was never out of a challenge.

Lesson Learnt: There is much to be learnt about friendships, relationships and most of all daily realities that young teenagers face.

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You want more nuh?? I cant give it though there needs to be space for your inspirations too so I’ll be anxiously waiting.

So Let me know in the comments!!!

 

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5 Poetic Devices That Will Actually Make Your Like better

Listen,

You wanna be a better writer, right well let me tell you a secret that will make your life better.

Only a fraction of the poetic devices have been exploited by some of the world’s greatest poets and writers but greater minds have come to realize that the fraction rarely used has a greater effect on the minds of people who interpret poems in their own way. So my job today is to enlighten my now eager young writers on some of poetic devices that can change the way they see life and even make it better.

Lets begin!!

Couplets – This literary device is found at the end of sonnets to add versatility to one’s work. It gives a surprising comments that reflects the entire piece. Couplets can be written individually or included in longer poems using other poetic devices along with it. To add a comical effect to life couplets are often used to show life from a different perspective. Here is an example from Lateefah16

Wonder walks

We walked across the island so white

Like timeless waves who wanted to stop and explore

Our foot steps in the sand so white

Even stars at night couldn’t sparkle this bright

The smell of the ocean salt

Touch my nose with intention to assault

The grainy feel run rough as a bike

Who knew sugar and sand aren’t exactly alike 

The cool ocean breeze crash against rocks

‘While clouds block sun and smooth yachts dock

The seagulls screaming to go to the sea 

At first touch you’re already chilli

But as the sun starts to set

The sky turns fiery red, bright orange and hot pink you bet!

Allusion – “When I was running late this morning I thought Barry Allen would ever have to run being the fastest man alive” Deeptanshu Prashad.  

A writer would use allusion to get across a point minus the unnecessary details. With the intent that the reader understands the event being referenced. In other words a writer indirectly making mention to something either by way of metaphor or simile.

Synecdoche – A rarely used device in poetry but very important. Often used to describe part of something to represent the whole thing. It can also use an entire thing to represent part of it. Metonymy often said as the same thing but they are slightly different since synecdoche would use ‘wheels’ because it is part of a car ‘wheels’ would stand as the whole car. Whereas metonymy is a ‘substituting word’ used to stand in for another word or for that off the thing meant.  For example ‘Bread – refers to food or money’ or ‘Glasses – refers to spectacles’ 

Wow you must be thinking this secret is very big but I hope you’re following along with me so that we can share this wonderful bundle of knowledge with you. So if you’re ready lets keep going!!

Satire – Writers use this techniques by way of humor, exaggeration and irony to ridicule and/or expose a person, country, or the entire world.

For example Satire in real life is used in cartoons characters to expose politicians and present day actions. Television shows such as Family Guy, The Simpsons and The office.

Just one more to go, hope I haven’t lost you yet 🙂

Allegory – A moral person can be easily thought using Allegory in which symbols are used. Most times involves characters and/or events that stand for an abstract idea in the form of a stray. This archaic term is used in daily life but is often seen in debates in schools, politics etc. Adding allegory to work evokes meaning and generates layers as the writer would express his/her own moral view on a specific topic. For example in the Hunger Games Series we see a political allegory that makes a statement of modern society (‘The Obsession with reality Tv’)

What am I missing here? Let me know in the comments an I’ll add it in!!!!

 

 

 

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Back To The Basics Of Writing

Hi readers and writers seeing that our opening post was a welcome and invitation to get started with this blog let’s get down to business and solve the task at hand.

Since the purpose of this blog is to advise young writers there steps to writing better in there various areas of interest, it only seemed best to commence your learning at a common topic “The Art of Writing”.

What is a piece of writing?

Written material done by a writer that describes their considered style and vision.

The Art of Writing is all in what you think and feel. Writing a book is not all about just using words that make sense but it’s about using attractive words and deep thoughts, expressing your deepest fears and fails into words and thoughts that make a person. The art of writing exposes your character and who you really are inside.

Think about why a person writes. Someone once told me “If you wake up in the morning an all you want to do is write then you’re a writer”

Many times we all struggle with believing in ourselves but just a little nudge every now and then would help the cause. 

I believe everyone has an inner talent of writing but it takes a dedicated mind and heart to go beyond what they can feel and write about it.

“Just be you at everything you do”