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Liebster Award

Today I’m extremely excited to share that I was nominated for the Liebster Award by Jasmine.

If you guys aren’t familiar with Jasmine’s Blog I suggest you visit immediately…well after you finish reading this post this is. Here’s a Link

You must be wondering what’s the Liebster Award? Well this award is a way for new blogs to be discovered but to also connect and support the blogging community. I humbly accept this award with great joy.

Jasmine’s Questions

Who is your favorite blogger?

My favorite blogger is Trish Hopkinson.

What inspired you to start blogging?

I started blogging because I felt the need to share my knowledge with young writers  throughout their path to becoming the next best seller.

Coffee or Tea?

Tea. I’m a big fan of Lipton Tea since I was a little girl growing up.

How many siblings do you have?

I have two younger siblings that drive me nearly crazy but I survive daily.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

I see myself completing University where I’ll be graduating with my Bachelor’s Degree, writing 5 more books and having them published. I most of all want to this blog to be known and shared worldwide so that it’s content can be benefited by more writers like myself.

Do you believe in love at first sight?

Yes I do believe in love at first sight. Ill let you in on a little secret that no one knows so shhh don’t tell anyone okay…

‘Two years ago my boyfriend and I met and fell in love at first sight. Yeaaah believe it and till today we are happily bonding in love’  

This is between you an me right so if you do tell someone, tell them to not tell anyone okay friend 🙂

If you had one super power what would it be and why?

Well ummm  I would love to have the ability to be invisible. I’d be able to travel the some of the world’s most exotic places without being seen. Sneaky nuh, but yeah that’s my super power dream.

Favorite thing to do to relax?

Music is the first thing I turn to. Helps to calm my nerves in any situation. I even turn to music when I’m writing articles, books, poems or having a mini writer’s block. For me it totally works!!!!

If you could only choose one for the rest of your life which would you choose, music or television?

I would choose music. The answer from the previous question should explain the deep love I have for music.

What is one skill you wish you had right now?

I wish I was a Pianist. It was that one dream in my heart all along but time was never given to pursue it. But I’m hoping that will change in the near future.

What are you most grateful for?

I’m most grateful for life that God grants me everyday I wake up. I would never be able to get through all of my challenges without God’s help.

My Questions

  1. What is your greatest fear?
  2. Apple or Samsung?
  3. Name the top 3 most beautiful beaches you’ve visited?
  4. When do you find time to blog?
  5. Would you rather explore the deep ocean or out of space?
  6. What’s your first reaction to an obstacle or challenge?
  7. What’s your favorite book or series?
  8. What are your 3 top conversation starters?
  9. If you were going to be a character in someone’s book, who would you like to write it?
  10. Favorite chocolate bar?
  11. Kittens or Rabbits?

To keep the tradition going I nominated 5 bloggers for the Liebster Award

My Blog Nominee

  1. Trendablaze
  2. Pack. Unpack. Repack. Repeat
  3. I Feel Therefore I Am
  4. Demi’s Corner
  5. Health & Wellness

PS this took a while man! But it was totally worth it and every bit was fun. All I ask is for you to mention the blogger that nominated you (that would be me) and keep the nomination going. Hope you all have an awesome time!

Best of luck

-ÝÁ

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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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What were the first writing tools?

The best part of moving forward is being able to remember where you came from and value that history. Which brings me to today’s topic “What were the first writing tools?”

As young writers we are so inclined to create the next best seller that we often forget how important roots are. Be reminded that learning of the past will keep your mind opened to possibilities and realities of what made the past so iconic.

Imagine if there were no tools to write the world’s greatest ideas? What if those ideas were forgotten and never recorded in history?

Thats how important writing tools were to history and they still are to present day. Even though educationally inclined people have created more advanced ways of documenting there complete oeuvres manual tools have stood the test of time. 

Around 3000 BC the scribes were the first to use thin reed brushes to write on papyrus scrolls.

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As the times aged the Romans used a metal stylus in which they scribed into thin sheets of wax.

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It was until in the 1790’s pencil lead was invented by the Australians and French. After a great amount of Technological advances roller ball pens that were invented in the 1980’s preformed with improvements as time aged. 

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I believe that opening one’s self to such inspiring information is important when as a young writer you are sharing your work to give feeling and motivation to the readers. 

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