Learn Your Writing Style

Do you have a way with words? Do you enjoy writing and reading? If so, you should investigate the pleasure and earning potential that a good writer can enjoy. Natalie Walet is happy to provide some reasons for such a decision.

If you believe that it is either too hard or too late to take on a career in writing, just consider the fact that every great (and not so great!) writer started out life by not being a writer. They just learned that they loved the task of writing and found their own writing style that urged them forward into a career that gave them freedom of time and the chance to create stories, poems, or even informational books.

There is no absolutely certain way of becoming a successful writer other than the willingness to sit at your computer (or typewriter, if you like the old fashioned way) and to start writing. You can read dozens of books by writers that tell you the way that they like to write and what works best for them, but once you have read a half a dozen or so books about how to write, you will most likely discover that there is no proven formula for writing a book, besides actually sitting down and writing it.

Some writers consider it a job and sit down each day of the workweek for a full seven or eight hour session. Others write in fits and starts, and may produce hundreds of pages in short shrift and then let it lay for a few weeks or months before going back to the project. Some writers get inspiration from real life events and others make up their stories and poems purely from imagination.

It all comes down to making the effort to write. Even if you are not certain what you want to say, experiment and try a few things out. Just remember one thing that is indeed certain: if you never start writing, you will never be a writer!

Four Features to Publish Your Poems

Originally posted on WordPress.com News:

Earlier today, we kicked off National Poetry Writing Month, also known as NaPoWriMo. Since you’ll be writing a poem each day, here are four easy-to-use features in your Post Editor to help with publishing your poetry.

Blockquotes

When you format your poems, consider blockquotes to call out bits of text. You can display text in a blockquote by placing it inside <blockquote> and </blockquote> tags in your Text Editor, or by clicking the blockquote button in your Visual Editor:

blockquotes

Here’s an example of how text is displayed in a blockquote:

Sifting through my Camera Roll

thousands of images not posted online

I hunt through my library

see the outtakes

and rejects of my days

the stuff I’d felt wasn’t good enough to share

yet these are the photos

unshared, unfiltered

that really tell my stories

“Fragments on Time”

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Shakespeare

Latest and greatest find : The Annotated Shakespeare – edited/annotated by A.L. Rowse and published by Greenwhich House. 3.5 inches thick, but worth the weight. There are line by line explanations of old language/verbiage, thereby reducing the tedious task of constantly cross referencing and looking up these archaic terms. I can’t wait to get started!

@Natalie Walet

The Long, Lingering Shadow by Robert J. Cottrol

You know a book is going to be excellent when you make it through the entire Introduction. This book is engaging, insightful, educational, and above all a thorough examination and comparison of the legal means by which racial inequality was instituted throughout the Americas, and the resulting cultural and legal impacts in existence today.

The author of the book is a notable and distinguished professor at The George Washington University Law School. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to expand their knowledge and understanding of society and race relations as they stand today and as they have evolved over time.