BEGINNING AS A WRITER – PART 1
The question that runs on most writers is how can one write in such a way that their work connects with the readers or listeners emotions, or what one needs in order to grow or be relevant as a writer/poet in the society
In order to grow as a writer, you’ve got to be willing to risk it all each time you sit down to write. You’ve got to be open and brave and curious. Whenever I’m asked, “When did you become a poet?” I’m always tempted to ask, “When did you stop?” When did you stop taking risks? simply because I believe that We’re all born poets, one way or another we all enjoy the sounds of language,(even the introvert). Every new parent knows that we’re all born with the need to “sound our barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world”
Poetry is a natural part of our lives. It’s not just something we have to memorize and recite in front of the class. Losing ourselves in a poem is one of the best ways of finding out who we are, getting in touch with our true self. The act of writing brings us to that point of self discovery, of discovering on the page something we didn’t know we knew until we wrote it. Don’t let reality cloud your imagination. Look up at the sky and find once again those long-tailed dragons and sailing ships, unicorns and mountain castles. Wake up to the world as though you are seeing it each day for the first time. Find the wonder. Question the way things are. Imagine new choices. Write from the child in you.
Style isn’t how you write. It’s how you do not write like anyone else. You don’t need a degree to be a writer. It doesn’t take teachers or textbooks to show you how to write. One learns how to write by writing. There is no other way.
So take that pen, put it on a paper and let your Ink be Loud.
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