How is everyone doing? If you can tell by the title of this post today is Saba Day and it is one of the few reasons to celebrate today. And my way of celebrating my island’s day is doing what I do best and that is, of course, writing poetry.
Hey, you lovely folks. These past few days I have been feeling a little irritable but every day cannot be sunshine and roses, right?
Anyway, on Sunday I was told by my singing coach to write a spoken word poem because he though it would help me with practicing how to sing properly. However, the problem (well, not really a probem) is I have never written a spoken word poem before. I have no experience in this area but I still took the challenge for myself. I have read a couple of my poems when I record myself on camera, but that is nothing compared to spoken word, so this was sort of a new area for me.
I never said I could not write it but I just never tried. It never crossed my mind before to try even though I have posted many spoken word poems on my blog before. Within less than a day my poem somewhat completed. This morning I sent my spoken word poem voice recording to some friends asking for their feedback. Although, I have never had explicit content in any of my writings, this piece called for it and it might be a smidge explicit for some. So be Warned.
I do intend to share this spoken word one of these days but not at this moment. Once I have perfected it I might share it later.
Well, that is all for today, folks. Have a great day and see you all next time.
Konnichiwa, Minna! Is everyone doing alright? I am doing alright but could be much better. If it were not for this bothersome cold I caught from the little rascals I am carrying for I would be so much better. But what can you do? (shrug)
Anyway, WELCOME to my What is Angie up to Mondays blog posts for those of you who might be new to my blog. As for my continued followers and readers, also welcome and thank you for continuing to read my blog. You all keep me motivated to continue writing. Continue reading
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.
Hello, everyone and good evening to you all. My Writing Related Fridays post is going to be especially short today. I just wanted to place this quote here for all my aspiring fellow poets, writers and bloggers out there. Read the quote below and please let it sink in:
“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.”
– Barbara Kingsolver
Even as a writer, I must keep this in mind as well. I believe that this is because once you try to figure out what you think someone might want to hear, you lose your originality and what makes you different from the rest.
Honestly, anyone can become a writer. It greatly depends on how much is their desire to write and what you have to offer.