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How to Begin to Write Poetry

Just when the idea of learning to write poetry is entering my conscious awareness… this article is perfect timing. That’s my Universe connecting with my heart. Follow the link to Diana Raab, Ph.D! Enjoy 🙂

photo credit: Pixabay Marysse93

A Writer's Path

by Diana Raab, PhD

Poetry is the voice of the soul and is often considered a free-flowing form of expression. Poets help us see a slice of the world in a way in which we might not have observed it before. They highlight details to cast a light on a feeling, an image, or an event. Poetry also helps offer insight into both the human psyche and human behavior, and it is a place where the imagination can roam free.

Letting go and writing poetry is about just allowing life and experiences to unfold as they are meant to unfold. When writing poetry, try to release or let go of your rational mind and let your sensations and emotions take over. Letting go is also about slowing down and pausing while being mindful of what is stirring inside you.

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100 Unusual Interview Questions – Creating an Electronic Media Kit for Authors – Part One

REBLOG – 100 Unusual Interview Questions – Creating an Electronic Media Kit for Authors – Part One ~from Lisa Redfern’s Independent Author & Business How To’s website.
Lots of helpful links in her post as well. This is definitely something for me to keep working at… Thank you Lisa 🙂

Independent Author Business & How To's

In this first article of the Creating an Electronic Media Kit for Authors series, we’ll talk about the purpose of a media kit and provide a list of questions that you can use to get started making a Question and Answer sheet for your kit.

A media kit — aka. press room, media or promotion packet— is a collection of items that make it easy for someone from the media to do their job. In this case, that job is to write about you and your book. It’s like chefs on TV or YouTube teaching how to make a recipe. By the time they are filming, they’ve already got every item on the ingredient list premeasured and ready-to-to.

Press kits are everything that a media person needs (in resume quality) right at their fingertips. Who might want access to your press kit? Book reviewers, bloggers, literary agents, publishing houses, newspaper…

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World Suicide Prevention Day: In a Minute You Can Change a Life

I found a great post about World Suicide Prevention Day (today!) on an amazing website focused on spotlighting inspirational women.

When Women Inspire

The World Health Organization (WHO) has deemed September 10th to be annual World Suicide Prevention Day. The WHO sponsors this event with the International Association for Suicide Prevention.

As those who have followed my blogs for some time and read Pathways to Illumination already know, I tried to take my life. It was several years ago, and I have grown stronger, particularly in the past few years. Do I want pity? Heck no. I share this personal note as it

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