How to Write Poems Like a Pro

Most people believe that poems are pure literature, a form of writing. They are somewhat right, but there is much more to poems than meets the eyes! I see poems as the sculptures of literature, or a form of art than mere words.

You see, poems are meant for the benefit of an audience. You are writing much more than words, doing much more than rhyming or flowing. Your reason for writing poetry should be based on your emotional needs, and your poems should be full of emotions and sensations!

The real secret to writing poems like a pro is to write what feels right, write your deepest thoughts, filled with deep, penetrating emotions. Breathe deeply as you write. Feel sensations that you normally wouldn’t, like imagining yourself feeling as though you are floating by thinking of the Earth as a huge space station hovering around the sun. You can imagine what cosmic consciousness is truly like, or what true oneness is like.

The main thing here is to write what you feel. Poems are about showing off, letting loose, and poems are definitely about the nature of humanity and our place in the world! You have to put yourself into your poems, imagine living as though you were a sculpture and think hard on what it would take to sculp the real you.

In a literal sense, poems are words, but they aren’t just writing. Poems are also a form of art, poetry is the art of words. Poems should be written to express yourself.

Poems aren’t just rhythm and rhyme, because not all poems have to rhyme. But all poems should follow a certain pattern, much like songs written and recorded. Even if a poem doesn’t rhyme, it should be repeating the same structure throughout the piece. An example would be this pattern: A-A-B-B-A.

A poem should do more than simply rhyme. If your poem does rhyme, make sure the rhymes make sense(unless your poem is meant to be nonsense, which is an actual genre). Poems shouldn’t have a random scheme, they should come full-circle, and they shouldn’t break their pattern or style from one line to the other.

But if you’re not aiming to be a pro, or you just want to write poems for enjoyment, there is nothing wrong with being an amateur poet. You should ultimately take this article as advice or as a guide, rather than as rules for writing. Write how you want to write!

Write Articles Which Fizz, Dazzle And Keep Readers’ Attention

So many new writers seem to struggle with writing articles. They know a good article when they read one, but they just cannot seem to get the gist of how to do it themselves. If you feel that you are one of them, do not despair. There are a number of simple things that you can do to become a better writer over time, and here are some of the ideas I recommend.

The first thing that you have to do if you ever hope to improve your writing, is to make sure you do enough reading. Stephen King said it, and it is true, ‘If you do not have time to read, you do not have the time (or the tools) to write’. It is as simple as that.

Reading can help to teach you how to structure your writing; you get to understand how to arrange your words so that they sound good to a reader.

It does not matter what you read, so long as it is written by a good author. You would be well advised to read different styles of writing and get the feel of what grabs attention the best.

Because your particular interest is writing articles, you should go online and read a few articles every day. Sites like EzineArticles and other online article directories have plenty of well written articles. This can give you a fair idea of how to get a good article out. There are also plenty of tutorials which tell you about what a well written article looks like. They may not talk about word arrangement, but they will tell you about things like structure and keyword usage.

Another vital thing you should do to improve your writing is to actually practice. You just have to; there is no short cut to this. It took me about four hours to write a 500 word article when I started. Now I do it in less than half an hour. It has taken me some time to get there and it took a lot of practice.

In the beginning, a lot of time goes into the research, some of it goes into typing out the words, but most of the time goes into proofing and correcting what you have written. As time goes by, the amount of time that it takes to research goes down, the writing takes you a shorter time and because you do not make so many mistakes, your proofing can be done more quickly.

Finally, do not be too self conscious about your writing. Most people are at the beginning and that is okay, but you have to get over it. Write something and let others read it. Then ask them what they think; this way, you can improve your writing based on feedback.

Just the will to become a better writer means that you are more than half way there. With the help of some coaching, you could well find that your skill and confidence as a writer improves by leaps and bounds.

Sometimes it helps to remember how many rejections and failures were experienced by some of the most successful of today’s writers.