A poetic kind of day

Konnichiwa Tomodahi’s,

How is everyone doing? I was just thinking about how it has been a while since I last posted anything poetic on my blog. Today feels like a poetic kind of day if you know what I mean. So, I decided to post another poem of mine since it has been quite a while since I last posted one of my own.

Though I have already posted this poem some time back, I made some changes to it and I was wondering if you could spot the difference, if you are even able to find the previous version of this poem, that is.

If you do not care much about spotting the difference between this poem and the previous version then I hope you just enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing and improving on it. I hope you take care and have a great day.

Almost anyone can be a writer if they have these 4 essential qualities.

Hello, all you lovely readers and followers. I really appreciate your continued readership and following.

Today my Thoughts of the Day topic will be about telling you all that: almost anyone who has the ambitions of becoming a writer can be a writer if that is what they really want.

After becoming a self-published author of my first poetry collection, I’m Only Human, (and a blogger of Angie’s Inspiration) I realised there are about four essential things all writers should have when venturing into the art of writing and book publishing. These four essential qualities are:

1. Having the confidence to put your work out into the world despite criticism that may arise in the near or distant future. You must always be prepared for criticism.

2. Having the drive to write your book because despite the consensus belief that writing a book is no big deal and is quite easy… think again. It is not easy. Writing your own book can be very hard and tiring. It takes time and consumes most of your time and mental energy.

3. Having a goal or vision for your book is especially important. Why is writing this book so important to you and how will you be conveying that message to your target audience in a way they can relate. So, no, you do not need to be a highly intelligent person to be able to write a book as so many people mistakenly believe. You just need to have a goal and/ or a vision and be convincing enough to convey your story.

4. A writer must have the perseverance to continue writing despite the past or future failures or if your work does not catch on to the general public right away. Writing,  like any other profession, takes a lot of time and you will need the will of steel to continue writing. You will not end up becoming a J.K Rowlings overnight because not even J.K. Rowlings became what she is today overnight. She also had a lot of publishers reject her work in the very beginning. Not to mention, writing books can be quite mentally gruelling. And not having your work recognised after all of the hard work you put into it can also be quite depressing. Especially, considering the literary sector is steadily growing smaller and smaller because in this advancing world of technology images and videos are becoming more and more the norm.

I hope you enjoyed reading my blog post if even just a little. If you have more to add to the list please post them in the comment section below. I would be very happy to read what you have.

Have a great day and see you all next time.

A creative person’s mind

Hello, readers and followers. Have you ever wondered what it is like in the minds of creative people or writers? These images below sum it up pretty well, I can attest to that! And just imagine trying to explain yourself, that would be another hassle in and of itself. This is why I would find it a little hard when trying to logically explain myself to others. Don’t you agree? Or, is it different for you?  Continue reading