18 Ways to Overcome Boredom While Writing: A Guide for the Bored Writers

Boredom is a reality that writers often have to face. It can be a writing gig that is taking too long or perhaps it is that story that you thought about for a long while but now you are at loggerheads with yourself in the middle of it.

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A community of artists working together to grow, nurture and help build a better and artistic world where greatness is a measure independent of one's race, status, ethnicity, color or creed.

Dear Young Poet: A Poem

On the eve of the Election Day - Nov 2, 2020 - I wrote my first poem and opened this Instagram account. Not only did I admire the work I read but many of these pieces were written by young poets I wanted to uplift and inspire. I’m grateful every single day for all the lessons that brought me to today. I’m not sure I’d be as grateful had the journey been a simple one. Thank you Streetwriters for all you do in our community. We love you!

Alina de Albergaria

I am a California girl who loves the land beneath my feet. I am also a happily married mother of three and permanent resident of life’s gray area, always finding the need to unfurl a new shade.

The Decline of Poetry & How Our Expression Is Dying

There was a time when poetry played a central role in our culture and civilization but today it has been pushed backstage. It occupies an obscure corner in our society - one knows the foremost poets of today. The classics still have their audience, their aura of mystery and attraction but poetry as a living mode of expression for our cultural experience has died.

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A community of artists working together to grow, nurture and help build a better and artistic world where greatness is a measure independent of one's race, status, ethnicity, color or creed.

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7 Best Fantasy Books of All Time

If you are a man of literature, you must have heard of the Song of Fire & Ice, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings series. Thanks to these prolific books, the fantasy genre has exploded in the past few years. Everywhere you go, you will find people talking about…

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10 Minutes - A Science Fiction Short Story

Memories were supposed to last forever. Even when the moment had long passed and the tears had long dried. Even when the jokes were long said and laughter had long faded. But fate had dealt me with a cruel hand. It had left me with a fragment of my soul.

Write a Letter to Your Friend

Write a Letter to Your Friend

If you are new to letter writing, even a simple letter writing task like writing a letter to your friend may appear daunting to you. You may even start thinking, what has letter writing got to do in the age of the internet? In a world of fast messaging apps, letter writing makes no sense. Someone may even think that letter writing is an art lost in time but rest assured that letter writing is very much alive, and writing a letter is not that hard.

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Book Review: The Tale of Two Cities

The way Dickens portrays his characters and the shift from peaceful London to the terrified city of Paris is so flawless that it'll make you cry. It is, without a doubt, one of the best classics ever written. If you’re in the mood for a history lesson filled with a swashbuckling doctor, a pathetic impostor nobleman, a perfect maiden, and a knight shining in breeches, then this is your go-to book.

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I Sit Under the Greenwood Tree

Weekly Winners: I Sit Under the Greenwood Tree

"I sit under the greenwood" was initially inspired by the book of the same title, "Under the Greenwood Tree" by Thomas Hardy. There is also a poem by Shakespeare of a similar title. This is a reflective prompt and the submissions we got showed this character in almost every other piece.

Weekly Winners: If Tomorrow Starts Without Me

If tomorrow starts without me I wonder what will happen? Will anything change? Will the world stop for a moment and sympathize? Probably not. But if tomorrow starts without me, I am sure the night will miss me for it will have one less lover and the moon will weep for me for it will have one less friend.

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