Why A Poet Loves

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A poet loves someone not simply because that someone is poetry material. A poet loves someone because that someone makes them feel like poetry.

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New Age Poets Society Restoration 🌷

New Age Poets Society

I founded this group early this year, and it lost its fire for a while, but I am here now to rekindle its flames. New Age Poets Society is for aspiring poets in this digital age. You can learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/765496810308265/ 🌷

100,000 views

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Thank you so much, everyone, who regularly tunes in to my blog. I really appreciate you all reading my stuff. I really do. I don’t know what’s next now for this blog. I’m thinking that perhaps it’s time to buy my own domain.

I wish I had the right words to commemorate this moment, this milestone but my thoughts are all over the place at the moment. I’m feeling anxious and sad about some stuffs in my life but what keeps me pushing forward is my growth as a writer.

Thank you so much as well for everyone who supported my two poetry collections. The first one I self-published when I was nineteen Confessions of a Wallflower and the latest one I self-published just this June I Am The Architect of My Own Destruction

The real intention for this blog was really to just share my feelings because I was really depressed and sometimes I still am. I’m just blessed to have poetry as my outlet for coping with the harsh realities of human existence. I’m just blessed to have readers who also are feeling the same way when it comes to love, life, and mental illness.

So that’s all for now I guess. Just a simple thank you for each and every one of you for reading my stuff and being a part of the growth of my blog. This is where I first started sharing my poetry anyways, and I have great gratitude for my WordPress readers who’re still here with me after 2 years walking with me on my life’s journey. I love you all, and I just wish you all love, hope, and healing.

On Dealing With My Own Writer’s Block

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This my writing problem: I’m indecisive with the words I want to choose. There are so many possible ways a piece of writing can manifest itself. I don’t know if I want to choose the word beautiful or lovely or gorgeous. I don’t know if I started a piece right or ended a piece wrong. I don’t know if I wrote something too early or too late. Feelings are so hard to put into words. That’s why I think it’s important to set deadlines so when it’s done; it’s done. There’s no need to play with it or jolly it up. There’s only the next poem or prose. Moving on to the next big or small piece of writing is the only way a writer can stay alive in the art of creating. It’s both simple and complicated like that.

Writing Tips

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  1. Start with the small goal of writing one sentence a day, and you’ll write a thousand. Simplicity is the best form of writing, and the only way to be a writer is to sit down and begin with that first word.
  2. Said is not dead.
  3. Using the word very is lazy, but most people are very lazy. Using very instead of a complicated word is okay. In fact, it’s very okay.
  4. Same goes for really. “I really love you, and it’s really making my writing about my own sadness really hard because you really make me happy.”
  5. Sometimes you just have to use “in order to” instead of “to” because it just feels right in order to make your own poem sound really from the heart and it’s not redundant darling it’s very beautiful.
  6. There’s a saying that goes “bird by bird, buddy” and same goes with writing. Just take it word by word by word, and you’ll make a prose, a quote, or a poem. All you have to do is sit down and bleed your heart out.
  7. Breathe.
  8. Just enjoy the process.
  9. You are a word scientist.
  10. You are not an aspiring writer. You are a writer.