Ask any poet you know if they ever considered making a living from their writing and you’re likely to get an incredulous laugh in response. That’s because most poets—particularly the ones who have tried to do it—understand that the prospect of making a career out of their poetry is slim… well, very slim.
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Do you know writers experience a block from time to time, especially when they are working on a book project and they need to complete sections or chapters or advance a story line further?
Writing is hard enough with all the self-evaluation and doubt about your abilities. But then sharing your work with other people so they can critique or review it? CRINGE.
Writer’s block is no joke, and the path to publishing is a long and sometimes bumpy road. Take comfort in knowing that many bestselling writers were once in your shoes and can share their wisdom based on their experience for your benefit.
Written A Book But It’s Not Selling Well?
If there’s something I can tell you concerning this journey of becoming a published author, it’s telling you not to write a book that you can’t sell.
You see, some folks who call themselves Amazon bestsellers aren’t actually making money even when they tell you that they’re bestsellers.
When I was out of secondary school, I managed to create/design blogs/websites for clients and also successfully ran a news blog that earned me fat figures.
You live in a world of conflicting opinions, absurd societal stereotypes and religious conditioning that conspire to pressure you into fitting into a box of who/what the world wants you to be.
A question poem is described by its name: it’s a series of queries, often rhetorical in style. The poem generates one question after another, building upon a topic.
There are no easy ways to dispel these biases. Poetry is difficult because very often its language is indirect.
According to the Bureau of labour statistics, the demand for technical writers will grow by ten percent by 2024 which is faster than all average occupations.
I write to ponder on my own questions and hope to find someone with the same questions as mine, in my readers.
So You Want To Be a Poet? I remember dressing up and whistling Don William’s ‘Jamaica’ while getting dressed up for a poetry get-together organized by FOS, Owerri chapter. I was feeling both anxious and intimidated at the same time, owing to the fact that I will be meeting poets I admire from a distance, […]
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Ever felt out of place? Have you ever wondered why you are thinking or feeling a certain way? Ever been frustrated because your friends or partners couldn’t ever possibly understand you because you don’t even understand what is going through your head? I have found that the best way to grasp internal turmoil is to […]
A friend once threw a certain question I dread, at me. She asked ‘who is Stefn?’ I leaned over and whispered: ‘Read my poems and you will get to know the real me’ My poems are from my heart and I write them about myself and things that has happened in my life. So my […]
Imagine how different your life would be if you could focus on your writing and research instead of whether or not your book would sell! Wouldn’t it be a dream come true to have readers come to your site and purchase your books and products while you sleep? If this appeals to you, then Self-publishing […]
Writeousness: This Is How I Wrote My First Chapbook Whenever you published writers give advice on writing, it almost always includes this: Start to Finish. What they mean is, don’t just start a bunch of writing projects and never finish them. This is the struggle, because we are prone to getting rather too excited about […]
Understanding the Power in Your Writing, by John Chizoba Vincent UNDERSTANDING THE POWER IN YOUR WRITING It is only passion, dream, aspiration and wit that makes life worth living. Even if you find your passion late in life, don’t let it go, pursue it with all your being. I have looked for many excuses to […]