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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!!

Stealing ideas

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.

Money

 

 

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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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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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”