In recent years, it has become quite common to avoid reading poetry, and the benefits it provides, due to the reputation it has built as a difficult genre to understand. Indeed, with its often puzzle-like nature and use of literary techniques not found anywhere else, many find themselves confused as to how a poem written in English can be so foreign, and so incomprehensible.
As the Atlantic writes,” poetry suffers from an image problem. …
Often times when a video or article I create doesn’t perform as I would have liked, I look not to the actual content, but to how I marketed it, and no where is that more apparent than with my titles.
Constant refining and alteration of what I include and don’t include in my title and subtitle, along with classes I’ve taken by those who work in the field of marketing, has thus led me to four premiere tips on how to write headlines that make people want to know more.
Although it may not be one of the traditional sense…
In the context of our contemporary, the importance of supporting debut authors is now more vital to the success of their stories than it ever has been. They are trying to create a scratch on the fluid wall of the human experience, and buying their books or yelling about them helps the cause. And so I’d love for you to check out The Truth Project, a book in verse about the meaning of family and finding out who we are, which is out now!
The Truth Project is about a girl named Cordelia who finds out…
I, like many others, sat in utter awe as Gorman walked up the podium to perform her poem The Hill We Climb. Her utilization of simple language and constant repetition and metaphor mesmerized me. And as reports came out later of how she struggled with a speech impediment that made it difficult for her to say “poetwy,” I instantly began to look for everything Gorman had ever said about writing to try to inspire myself, inspire you.
Gorman had been halfway through the process of writing her poem, after finding she was chosen to write it in late December of…
Recently I was listening to Marissa Meyer’s Happy Writer Podcast, in which she brings well-known authors to talk about how to create joy in what can many times be a very draining artistic process.
If you’ve read any of my other articles, you might know that writing is a huge passion for me. Expressing myself through my art — the philosophes I’m interested in, the stories I want to give to those who need them, the characters I want to create — has always been a fascination of mine.
However, it is hard not to think about what comes after…
Parmenides argued against the prior and future philosophies regarding the utter inconsistent state of the world — or rather, how the world is always changing.
His philosophy stood in the way of empirical science, directly opposing Aristotle’s philosophy. Parmenides said that to make sense of the world, it is not a matter of the senses, or observation, but that it goes beyond that, that reality is changeless, and that all change is only a problem that derives from sense perception.
“For you could never learn what is not; that is impossible; nor could you describe it.” — Parmenides
In the past couple of days, my Youtube channel has bear witness to a huge surge of growth, boasting hundreds of subscribers, and while luck may have played a part, today I want to share some tips I used to garner this newfound success. Some of them are related to optimization and keywords, while others can be used more broadly, especially through an artistic or creative lens.
In the past two months, I’ve been posting content three days a week, every week, and for the past four days I’ve even challenged myself to post a video every day.
We all want to be happy. Why wouldn’t we? Happiness implies satisfaction, and satisfaction implies success. It’s the equation of life that’s never doubted, the variable of life solved from the moment we’re born.
However, getting there is always a lot more difficult than the script our younger selves create of it. The trials and obstacles are long and intense, seemingly never-ending.
So what if I told you the key to gaining happiness might be found in a relatively old mythical storytelling structure?
The Hero’s Journey was created by Joseph Campbell as a way to help others understand the basic…
Becoming published is, especially in today’s world, almost as difficult as getting drafted for the NBA. You need to have a sweet combination of luck, talent, and tech-savvy if you want to have a published book, and Katy Loutzenhiser is one of those such people.
She gave me an interview despite being busy, and so I wanted to share it with you all today.
1. What is the main message you want to get across with this book?
My hope with this book is that readers walk away with the idea that it’s worth living your life in a vulnerable…
Theodore Roosevelt is widely considered one of the most productive human beings in history. Besides being America’s youngest president, he also wrote 40 published books, was an avid sportsman, and was a police commissioner and assistant secretary in New York City and the Navy.
His ability to accomplish so much in so little time is nothing short of astounding. In fact, a look at his daily schedule during his vice presidency under William McKinley demonstrates just how rigidly Roosevelt planned his schedule.
7:00 AM Breakfast
7:30 AM A speech
8:00 AM Reading a historical work
9:00 AM A speech
10:00 AM Dictating letters