Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Important Transitions of an Author

Hello Poetteers,


In the 7th grade I learned about poetry but I was turned away from it. A year later I was taught about poetry and fell in love with it. I enjoyed the assignments and wrote a bit extra but I didn't continue. Throughout the year I got into it and eventually started a blog. It was a place I could share all my poems. A year after starting my blog I had my first piece published.


Towards the end of 2011 I started to learn about self publishing and read self published books. On Feb 2012 there was a independent author conference. Later that year, in the fall, I published my first poetry book. I called self publishing my business. My blog continued to be for me. Within the past year I've been working on my blog from being for me to being for my audience.

stay inspired,
Fida

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Poetry Prompt: Least Favorite Body Part

Hello Poetteers,


Last month, I gave a prompt to write about your favorite body part. Today I want you to write about your least favorite body part.

Questions to ask yourself:

What do you dislike about your body? Why?
It is something you can hide? How do you hide it?
What can you do to start loving it?

Share your poetry response on Twitter or Instagram with #dailypoetrygram.

Example:

I thought I was secure
loving myself
but it revealed itself
I wasn't
my shoulders looked big, announcing itself

I always covered them
even when I didn't have to
I let myself feel comfortable in that

Now I let myself sit with the uncomfortable
it holds up my head
holds the wight of the world
it shows my strength.

stay inspired,
Fida

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

A to Z Poetry Anniversary


Hello Poetteers,

Three years ago today I got to call myself a published author. Three years ago I published my first poetry book, A to Z Poetry. The journey was and still is full of discovery. It was the push I gave myself. It was the push that started it all. I'm so grateful for this.

The connections I made with people opened doors for me. Those people shared their knowledge with me.

For the first time there was a free online conference for independent authors. It covered everything from design to distribution. I got to teach myself what would have taken years in a matter of months.

It was a lot of trial and error. It is all about networking and what you can bring. There is more to come. I'm excited and can't wait to share it with all of you!

Stay inspired,

Fida

Friday, September 16, 2016

Top 5 Favorite Poetry Titles

Hello Poetteers,

As I keep on writing poems I find some titles I create for the poems stand out to me.
  1. Scars Are a Rebirth
  2. I Hear Your Wish
  3. An Ending to an Open Dream
  4. Falling Flowers
  5. Raining to Reflect 
For poetry title formulas I have created a Poetry Titles Cheatsheet

stay inspired,
Fida

Thursday, September 15, 2016

evolution of my own writing

Hello Poetteers,

You may know this if you've read my much older work.

My poems used to be dark and centered around frustration. I was vague and each piece didn't show much growth.

My poems now are varied with darkness and hope. It's shows love and growth.

I didn't push myself and now I really have to push myself/let go to be vulnerable in my poetry. It feels good to see depth and see its personable.

I'm proud of my work. In a few days I will be reaching my third author anniversary!!

stay inspired,

Fida

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Top 5 Poetry Title Formulas

Hello Poetteers,

As I write over the years I noticed that I like to stick to similar title forms. I went through my books and a handful of poems to see what I find.
  1. What is _______ 
  2. _________-ing 
  3. _________ and ______ 
  4. The_______ 
  5. _______ in _______ 
For more formulas like this I made a Poetry Titles Cheatsheet

stay inspired,
Fida

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Ways to Title Your Poems, Part Two

Hello Poetteers,

You have the title of your poem. If you don't, I give three suggestions in part one. Placement of your title is almost as important. You don't want the title to take away from the poem.

1. Have the title on top of the poem.
2. Put your title at the end of the poem.
3. Some poems already have a title placed for you. For example the acrostic has the title on the side of the poem.

stay inspired, 
Fida

P.S. There is a poetry title cheat sheet now available!