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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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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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The Truth About Smart Writing Is about To Be Revealed

You must be thinking….Have I come to the right place?

Will I find what I’m looking for at this page?

Well the answer is YES!!! Continue reading and see for yourself…

Its a general misconception countless times that writing smart is tedious and only best sellers can achieve it. But I have a few tips that will help even kids who are adamant about writing.

Be Consistent

The aim of any writer is to remain consistent throughout their career. Ruling out distraction plays a key role in continuous consistency. A schedule or a plan is very important since it enables you to eliminate everything and focus whole heartedly on finishing that book even if its just for a few minutes. For those who write on the go, this may be hard but remember remaining consistent takes hard work and dedication.

Show don’t tell

Its often a custom where we tell the readers whats happening but why not show them? Not to say that we wont tell the story but dig deeper into the feeling behind the action with descriptive words allowing readers to visualize, feel, internalize and experience the story you are telling. Being explicit with detail which will immerse your readers into deep thinking.

Avoid Cliches

‘Washed over’ and ‘over-used’ words – If its been heard already then its a cliche. Make it your own with individuality and uniqueness because there is only one you. Originality should be every writer’s main aim in order to keep their work fresh. Anything that is perfectly acceptable shouldn’t be used in your story. There should be a time where everything is scrambled changing the end view your reader had in mind.

Ask these questions if you ever feel a piece has cliches

  • ‘Is it what I meant to say really?’
  • ‘Have I found the best way to convey it?’

Attack you work as an editor and reader

Young writers who aren’t yet published often fall behind when it comes to editing your own manuscripts. Editors and critiques comb through your work for the smallest mistakes that can dreadfully pull you down but being your own editor helps you to discover new techniques, learn more self editing tools and have an insight into the revision process. In the webinar titled: “Be Your Own Editor: Tips for self editing your own work”  Instructor Harold Underdown will teach you the techniques he uses to self edit his own work as an editor.

Procrastination

“Don’t put off until tomorrow, what you can do today” a wise person once said those words to me.

Well technically Benjamin Franklin said it but over time it resonated within me. In my younger years I certainly didn’t understand what they meant but after taking three years to finish my first book I came to understand the negative effects of procrastination.

  • Procrastination promotes more stress
  • Procrastination makes your memory work harder
  • Procrastination actually takes more time

Be confident with your work

The most important ingredient any author needs to write smart is self confidence . Its easy to feel inspired by the work of others but to value your own work and see a vast amount of creative vibe is truly important. On the other hand isolation will only bring introvertism which is not a road to follow since the encouraging words of fellow writers like yourself helps to boost confidence levels and bring forth positive thoughts.

All this to say that there is no universal way of writing since every writer is unique and exhibit different qualities but these tips are sure to help you succeed on your path to being an accomplished writer.

 

Do you have some smarts tips of your own?

Let us know in the comments

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10 Top Writing Sites For Young Writers

How’d you like to learn of different sites to share your stories to a wider community of people?

What if I told you that millions of other professional writers use these sites to publish their work too?

Better yet, what if I showed you how to leverage these sites to your advantage an attract more readers, followers and subscribers? Here are ten sites that are sure to help

Writing Communities

Wattpad – A redefined way of storytelling and everything you love into a social on-the-go experience. More than 45 million people worldwide have joined the Wattpad family. Wattpad enables you to discover, create and express yourself with uniqueness and true voice to be acknowledged. Young writers are given the opportunity to inspire millions of readers with stories and watch their audience grow.

Commaful – Takes everything from creativity, best selling and bundles it into a wonderful experience. It allows writers to share their deepest secrets, funniest stories, poetic feelings and more to the community. Authors are allowed to reach millions of people from around the world just by sitting in the comfort of their home.

Movellas – This global platform gives teenagers and young adults who love to read, write and unfold their creative sides a chance to do it. Movellas takes social writing to a worldwide community of people through personal movellas. Users are able to participate in contest follow friends, get professional tips from writers and download their mobile app. Stories can be read offline and accessed anywhere, anytime.

Swoon Reads – The undiscovered is given a chance to become the next best seller. Swoon reads publishes the latest and greatest YA fiction with the help of readers and writers like us. This community is there throughout your publishing process until the book is ready for publication. Together they bring your story to life “Great books are better shared”

Figment – An online community to create, discover and share new reading and writing. It allows young writers to find fans, share, vote up other stories and embrace their inner nerdism. And although procrastination is bad, Fig allows you to do it all from sonnets  to mysteries, sci-fi to cell phones novels fig has it all.

Scriggler – This debating platform involves writing, blogging and much more. A place for young writers to write and read on any topic in any level of detail. Writers, bloggers and journalist are able to share their thoughts from fiction to poetry, science to politics and book reviews to philosophy. Growing an audience, interact with them and learning who they are. Scriggler is open where you can experiment and try new things you’re allowed to join clubs and find the exact stories that you need or even discover more talented people like yourself.

Getting Published

Inkitt – Wanna get a publishing deal? Inkitt is the place to visit. Inkitt believes every author should have the same choice to succeed. There marketing team are focused on building a long term career for young authors.

Completely Novel – This friendly publishing platform is dedicated to helping authors create, publish and sell awesome books. They offer free advice and their friendly team is always ready to guide whenever you need them. They boost an eclectic mix of authors from fiction to non- fiction by providing simple tools to create professional books and distribute them all over the world within days. “Want real friends ask completely novel”

Poets, I haven’t forgotten you just yet. These sites are for your benefit to explore and transform your poetic skills daily.

All Poetry – Mingling with the largest group of poets from beginners to experts. Creating a fan base, share your poetry, read and much more. All poetry is a home base for poets.

Hello Poetry – A peaceful space for young poets to share poetry. This site serves nearly a million readers a month and is a home to hundred of thousands sharing their poetry. HePo remains a labor of love.

If you enjoyed this post, I’d be very grateful if you’d help it spread by emailing it to a friend or sharing it on facebook or twitter. Thank you!!

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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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