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Specifically curated pieces picked by the editor; the best of the best poetry, writings and prose.

How to Write Good Sentences: The Key to Excellent Communication and Why It Matters

How to Write Excellent Sentences: A Guide to Sentences Structure

Sentences are the building block of your writing. If your sentences suck, your whole writing pretty much sucks as well. “But how can I make my sentences better?! It is so difficult and time-consuming!” No it's not! All you need is a little practice.

I Have Been Raptured by the Lyrical Presence of Words

I have been raptured by the lyrical presence of words. Their harmonies sing within the teal seas, paralleling life beyond my reach. I float among them, my hand raised before me. Fingers open, the airway fills the gaps, the source of my euphoria.

Seasons change.

Seasons Change: A Poem of Change

“I send butterflies across the blooming fields,
Dancing til it rains making the sun fade.” 
“Beautiful muse of the rain shows the love I feel, 
For my heart forsook the thundering waves.”

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The creation of the Adam fresco painting on the Sistine Chapel.

Is There More to Art than Meets the Eye?

When we look at a piece of art, a poem or a book, different feelings flow into our hearts such love, reverence, awe, irritation, disgust, or outright hatred. What causes these feelings are myriads of meanings, memories, associations, and similar things that we experience in our lives. They give art its meaning by adding to its depth.

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The Art of Storytelling: 12 steps of the Hero's Journey

Stories are born in and around us. They shape our lives and transform us. They give meaning to the meaningless, the unknown, and the dark. We are all connected with stories. As a writer it is very important to have a good grasp of the art of storytelling.

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80 Quotes about Art to Inspire the Artist in You

Every artist, beginner or professional, needs a little boost in their inspiration to overcome artist's block or, perhaps, just get some motivation. Here's a list of 80 quotes from the master artists, from Picasso to Pike, from painters to philosophers, from writers to poets. Enjoy!

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Darth Vader & Joker: What Makes a Great Villain?

What makes a fascinating and intriguing villain? Great characters grow and evolve with the story adding a refreshing touch to our tales. Each chapter adds more depth to their personality and background. From Darth Vader's mysterious character to Joker's cunning, we see writers using the magic of mystery and a…

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50 Inspiring Writing Quotes to Boost Your Creativity

Writing has never been easier than it is today but in a way, it has also become harder. The humdrum of life sometimes real, sometimes imaginary, has leaves you with very little time for writing. Distractions suck out our inspiration and energy leaving you barren. In such a time, reading…

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Collage of classical poets like William Shakespeare, Percy Bysshe Shelly etc.

Blank Verse to Free Verse: 7 Styles of Poetry

Poetry turns a cup of water into a chalice, a wooden stick into Moses' staff, a mere fountain into the Fountain of Youth. Poetry carries emotions hidden by metaphors, allusions, and references. It strikes our hearts in the form of Cupid's arrow, scorches our mind in a fiery splendor, and…

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Book Review: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Book Thief by Australian author Markus Zusak is a fictional account based on real events and first published in 2005. Set in Nazi Germany, the pages take you on a journey through the streets of Molching. Molching is an imaginary town in the suburbs of Munich, where circumstances toss Liesel Meminger into the harsh reality of political strain and societal distress.

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