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23 Ways to Deal with Anger and Anxiety: How to have take charge attitude

Life overwhelms us. We feel anxious and angry. We try but despite our best efforts things go awry. You may feel like this happens only to you but in life this is normal. Things sometimes don't go as planned.

18 Ways to get rid of Writing Block: A guide for bored to death 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.

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.

How to Write a Good Essay: The Four Main Essay Types

Writing an essay might seem like a daunting task but the kind of freedom you experience is almost impossible to find anywhere else but too much freedom sometimes means no freedom at all. You have huge possibilities to choose from and you are dumbfounded.

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How to get rid of writer's block

I always hear people say they have 'writer's block'. I have been writing poetry consistently for almost four years now and I can't say I've ever experienced it. Not in the way that other people have, or mean when they say it, anyway. Do I have periods of time where I write less? Sure! But I don't label it or complain about it, in my head or to anyone else.

Is Poetry Dead? The Rise of Bad Poetry

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. Poetry is dead and we all have been its murderers in our own way.

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Thoughts with meaning, thoughts without

Thoughts with meaning, thoughts without
Order, chaos, clarity, doubt
All whirling in a dream
A turning, twisting, rushing stream

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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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