"Remember the phrase, GET REAL! In poetry, we can get real quickly by throwing a problem on the page and defying the reader to solve it by the end of the verse. Poetry is often frighteningly REAL, and readers of poetry like real and keep coming back for more. I'm not talking blood and guts, but if blood and guts are real to the poet, then they will be real to the reader of the poem. One concise description can bring a poem to life. One action that leaps from the page can leave a wound deep enough to scar. If you want to write poetry well, GET REAL and allow the reader to GET REAL with you." ~ Freda
Stevie Nicks, "Why Writing is So Important." http://youtu.be/NFSMIla9SpE
"Is your story good enough to tell? Well YES! What matters is how it is written! Find what you have in common with others, and put your own spin on why that is important. Readers love to anchor themselves in a writer who shares something in common with themselves. They will wait anxiously for the next book in a series if the characters ring true to the needs of their individual lives. Readers live vicariously, and they want to identify themselves somewhere in that scenario." ~ Freda
Yellow roses stand for friendship. Give yourself plenty of them!
Dr. Ken Atchity with Freda
Listen up if you are having difficulty publishing your book! The face of publishing changes by the moment! The Story Merchant, Dr. Ken Atchity, a personal friend of mine, tells it like it is about your book, your efforts to publish, and what the alternatives are in this constantly changing publishing industry: http://youtu.be/FlF5RgV4Sho