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Everyone has a Story to Tell and an Experience to Share!

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How are Poetry Websites helping you grow?

There are many websites that have imparted tons of opportunities to the budding poets.

There are many websites that have imparted tons of opportunities to the budding poets. Right from the seasoned poets to the amateurs that are still in the process of learning have benefitted and grown bigger than what they were before. This has been the incredible trait of the Poetry Websites . Also on forums like these, your poems or literary works are up for scrutiny. Any stuff you post is quickly reviewed. There are feedbacks, negative feedbacks but they have a positive scope. However, when you make your mind to participate in a contest, your work must be as perfect as gold. There are others in contest and each of them is vying for the top position, you just cannot let it go. The head and heart must all be there in the game besides you must put your best foot forward.

Getting rid of flaws

It is a given that creativity needs its own time to show up. However, you cannot have all of the time to complete a story if contesting in the Short Story Contests. Evaluate the piece you have written more than once and as many times as possible. If there are some improvements needed then work towards it. for instance, if you are participating in the seventy-five words flash fiction contest then a story of flash fiction has to be written using only seventy five words. This is a challenge and story will possess exactly seventy five words. Titles will not be counted. These small guidelines can make your brain go in the tizzy but the more you participate the more your brain is conditioned to work fast with the guidelines.

New contests each month

There can be no better platform than the websites because they help you hone your skills and you are a skilled pro by the end of it all.



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“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”

                                                                                                                  — Louis L’Amour

A 1000 words piece of writing begins with one word. While it may not lead you to the conclusion, but this first word can lead you to an idea, which becomes a paragraph, which becomes an article ...

JK Rowling started with an idea that came to her while delayed on a train travelling from Manchester to London King's Cross in 1990, an idea she refused to give up. And so was born Harry Potter, a story in 7 volumes! The rest is history.

To become a successful writer you need to keep this five key points in mind.

1. Stop making excuses and just "Write"

You must have decided to write a week, a month or years back. You feel guilty about not doing it, you get anxious and then a plethora of excuses come to mind relieving you of your obligations. Some of the top excuses are -

"There are too many people who are already writing"

Yes, it's true that there are lot of people writing on the same topic but it's your style that sets you apart from others.

"I do not know how to write"

It not that talent falls from the sky and has landed away from your cradle. No one is born a writer. Writing is learned by writing. It's as simple as that.

"I do not have time to write"

C'mmon...! don't make excuses. It really can fit into your busy schedule

To become a great you have to write every day. Not necessarily much, but the idea is that it is important to be regular. For aspiring writers 200 words a day will do. Whether you are looking for a full time creative writing career or you have a passion to write a book. Consistency and patience is the most important virtues of a good writer.

2. When you can not write…just think!

Tonight, you're in front of your screen, the words struggle to come and when they come, it's bad enough.

Tip: stop writing for tonight!

That doesn’t mean that you don’t have to do anything and relax in front of the television in an armchair.

Certainly not, you can do something else, among other things, think. Review your ideas. Maybe the idea you're working on is just not good enough. Besides, all the ideas you had before you started in this write-up are not necessarily good to put in your story. Which does not mean that they are bad, but they may not have their place here. If you compare to a recipe, it is not because we will put all the spices that the dish will be better, on the contrary.

3. Set your writing goals

To set your goals, use the SMART method:

Specific: Your writing goals must be clear. The more concrete they are, the more likely you are to reach them. Feel free to divide a goal into sub objectives. The more specific your writing goals are, the better.

Measurable: You need to be able to clearly measure your progress and know when your goal is achieved. This measurement of your progress must be objective.

Attainable: Of course, your writing goal should please you. Otherwise you will not have the motivation to succeed.

Relevant: A good goal is a realistic goal. Certainly, to motivate you, the objective must be sufficiently ambitious. But if it is not possible, then you will lose your energy and especially your motivation.

Time-bound: Remember to always set limits to your writing goal. Limits in content, but also in time.

Always define a duration, a deadline and steps. If your goal is too long to reach in one step, you can always cut it into sub objectives that will be achieved gradually. This will keep you motivated and satisfied with each successful sub-goal.

4. Choose the right platform to write

Often underestimated, choosing the right platform to write and publish is probably the most important choice you'll have to make. Indeed, all your writing efforts will be linked to this decision. And most of your hard-work will be in vain if you fail to choose the right platform for publishing. To become a successful writer, the right choice of publishing platform is a must.

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Last but not the least,

5. Stop constantly reviewing what you have written

Are you one of those perfectionist writers who continually re-read what they have written? Let me tell you, you'll have plenty of time to read your writing again. The replay stage is even fundamental. And you will do it with a little distance when your write-up is completely written.

The worst thing is that by rereading each time, you slow down unnecessarily and lose motivation because work is slower. Write without checking your mistakes, you will have plenty of time to reread.

Start your writing journey today. Happy Writing!

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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

― Maya Angelou

It's been a long time since you thought about it, you knew that your write-up would eventually see the light of day, but you still needed a little time to get started. May be you feel you are not prepared enough or you are waiting for the perfect inspiration to write. The inspiration you are seeking is already within you. It's time to unlock the writer within you. Remember, if you wait till you feel like writing, you will never write at all. Write to keep the memory, to testify, to feel lighter, to take stock ... or perhaps for all these reasons at the same time?

Write to keep the memory ... and transmit it!

Last year I met Ms. Marry, a 83-year-old woman who just published her first write-up, when asked about her motivation taking a deep breadth she replied "it's my 6-month-old grandson Alex. Like every Grandma, I want to tell him stories, share with him the family values. Unfortunately, I don't have enough time as I am suffering from some serious illness. However, my thoughts will still reach him through these write-ups". Like Ms. Marry, many want to give their children and grandchildren a record of their own lives. Conscious of the fragility of the memory, they wish to shelter it once for all and for several generations by inscribing it in blogs or in the pages of a book.

The initiative can also come from children. This is moreover the case more and more often. Realising that memory can be lost forever, they encourage their parents or even their grandparents to write their story. A nice gift idea!

Writing can also be an opportunity to portray a picture of a loved one who has gone missing too soon.

To testify

The people who write to testify are far more numerous than what we think. It is often a cry of the heart, a need, not only to tell each other, but to share the experience with the world. Most often their purpose is to denounce an injustice or, at least, what they feel is an injustice. The range of testimonies is broad enough: narrative of a battle against the administration, divorce that goes wrong, fight against the disease, etc. Fortunately, some testimonials can relate to a gay reality such as, for example, a beautiful love story or a reunion after years of separation.

Write to feel lighter

There is also the writing that liberates. The one that allows to discharge by putting on paper the thoughts and feelings that are too heavy to wear. So for some of us, writing can be a therapy.

But writing down one's story, especially if it's tragic, takes courage. It means plunging back into the torrent of past pain and reliving it. Events that had been forgotten, or more accurately tried to forget, come to the surface. It is a process that may jostle you, to bring down certainties, to bring you to painful observations, but also, when the work is finished, to feel freer, lighter, more in keeping with yourselves.

Write to take stock ...

For some, writing is a way to take a distance from their experience, to take stock, in a word to see a little clearer. "I'm going to rediscover my past," a gentleman once told me, comparing her pen to the pilgrim's staff.

Write to be reborn

Writing about your life is not an end, it's a beginning! We think that by writing our life, we are putting a final point. Surprisingly enough, it is often the opposite that happens. People reborn after writing their story and even prepare for a second life, filled with the energy they had just drawn from those writings.

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Once someone has read a book, they can to leave a review on a popular website, and this can take place even if they have bought the book offline. In addition to this, they can also leave a review if they bought the book on another site.

However, even though one has the opportunity to do this, it doesn’t mean that they will. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean they didn’t enjoy the book; it could simply come down to the fact that they can’t be bothered.

Other Priorities

For example, when one has read the book, they could end up moving onto the next one. Or, they could have other things that consume their attention, and this could show that they don’t even think about leaving one.

If they enjoyed reading the book, they might not feel the need to do anything else; it is then going to be as if they have got what they need and that’s all there is to it. But even if they didn’t enjoy reading it, they could still move on.

Feedback

This could be different if one reads a lot of books and their friends are also the same. In this case, they could talk to them about what they thought of it, and one could tell them to read it if they enjoyed it.

Yet, if they didn’t enjoy it, they could still recommend it, and this can show that they don’t believe that their view is the only view. Alternatively, they could say that it’s not a good book and that they shouldn’t waste their time with it.

One-Sided

If one was to read a book and they felt the need to leave a review, it could be sad that there is a strong chance that it wasn’t what they expected. There could be a number of things that they didn’t like about it.

Having said that, it could be far worse than this, and one could wonder why it was ever published. This is then similar to how people are more likely to talk about a bad meal than a good one.

Survival

It is said that human beings are programmed to focus on negativity, and this is seen as something that would have kept them alive in the past. As if one was to focus on the positive, their life might improve, but if they avoided the negative, they could die.

Times have now changed and it is no longer necessary to behave in his way, however, the brain is still responding to how life used to be. Therefore, if one was to read a book and it blew them away, for instance, it is not going to have the same effect as it would if it didn’t meet their expectations.

Out of Balance

Based on this, it could be said that it can be a challenge to understand how good a book is simply by looking through what people have said. With this in mind, one could miss out on a good book if they were to purely listen to what other people have said.

But if they were to allow other people to decide for them, it could be said that this will also be a result of evolution. Many, many years ago, doing what other people did would have also increased their chances of survival.

A Reaction

During this time, if one was to see a lot of people running and they were to think about what is going on, they could end up being eaten alive. It would have been in their best interest to do what other people were doing.

Going along with others would have been the best thing to do; whereas if would have been a risk for people to come to their own conclusions. Nowadays, even though it is generally in one’s best interest to think for themselves, it can be easier to follow the crowd.

Taking the Plunge

If one was to buy a book even though the reviews were not all positive, they could be in for a pleasant surprise. They could find it hard to understand why other people didn’t have the same outlook.

At the same time, they could read a book that has only received positive reviews and end up feeling disappointed. In the first example, they would have used their own brain and, in the second example, they would have put it to one side.

Another Position

If one was to reflect on this, they might see that it shows how they can’t always trust what other people say. When it comes to someone who has written a book (or a number of them), they could end up experiencing a negative reaction if another person was to leave a negative review.

What they could do here is to step back from how they feel and to look into what has been said. At this time, they could think about how this only going to be the other persons opinion.

A Subjective Experience

Ultimately, no matter what their book is like, it is not going to be possible for everyone to like it. When they read their book, there is the chance that this person was comparing it to another one they had read.

This can then mean that it doesn’t match up with this book, and this can be a book that also has negative reviews. If they have left a really bad review, it can be a sign that they are not currently in a good place themselves.

Conclusion

While one can be affected by what has been said, they might not respond in this way if they knew who wrote it. For example, if an athlete had just performed at their best and another person who had no idea what they were talking about said it was rubbish, there would be no reason for them to take it seriously.

One can see if there is anything positive to take from it, and if there isn’t, they can ignore it; what matters is that they don’t allow a negative review to hold them back. And if they don’t write to please others, it will be easier for them to keep going.

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