Friday, September 30, 2016

Breakdown of 'I Lived'

Hello Poetteers,


This is up to my interpretation. The artist may have or may not have different thoughts. I enjoyed the lyrics and believe them. It's about living your life, not waiting for things. It's about going after it. It's about enjoying the little things. Live in the present. It's basically a song to sing when you tell someone life is too short to worry and wait. There shouldn't be doubts and regret. You shouldn't keep the what ifs open. Have faith in your struggles. Lastly don't let sorrow hold you back.


I hope you take a listen,
Fida

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fall Bucket List

Hello Poetteers,


Last week was the first week of Fall. Let's celebrate by creating a fall bucket list along with a second list of things you want to do before the year ends. I do have two lists but for this blog's sake I'm cutting it down and combining them.

17 Before 2017/Fall Bucket List

1. Read all the books to finish my Goodreads challenge
2. Participate in Inktober
3. Do NaNoWriMo
4. Go to an open mic night
5. Practice calligraphy
6. Make a list of things you’re grateful for
7. Take a day trip and listen to your favorite Fall Mix
8. Take pictures of the changing leaves


9. Press leaves you collect in your journal
10. Mail your friends themed cards
11. Do some Fall Cleaning
12. Make plenty of “pumpkin” typos
13. Make handprint turkeys
14. Write two short stories
15. Decorate bedroom
16. Jump in a neatly organized pile of leaves
17. Take a walk through a park and try to catch falling leaves

stay inspired,
Fida

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!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Process of Being A Poet

Hello Poetteers,

You can jump right into writing poetry or you can take steps to get you to a place where you feel comfortable to write and share poetry.

1. Gratitude List

Sharing a poem can be scary. Write and share a gratitude list as a baby step to sharing your poetry someday.

2. One Line Sneak Peeks

Writing poetry leaves you vulnerable. If you are not ready to share that part of you, pick one line from the poem that you will share.

3. 100-word flash fiction & Six-word stories

Flash fiction and micro stories will help you practice being concise and force you to use only necessary words.

4. Parody of a song

Write a parody of a song. Practice with rhythm because it's a tool to make a good poem.

5. Poetry form

Start with already made formats of poetry. It will help you find what you like and don't like in writing a poem. Some forms have repetition as part of its formula. Repetition, as I've mentioned before, gives emphasis to the important points.

6. Free verse

Now you're ready to write a poem on your own!!

stay inspired,
Fida

P.S. After writing a poem you have to come up with a title for it. There is a poetry titles cheat sheet now available to you.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Poetry Challenge for September

Hello Poetteers,

Recently I've given a week's worth of poetry prompts to work on throughout last month. I'm kicking it up a notch this month and giving a whole month's worth to do. I'll be participating along side you. The prompts are up to your interpretation and creativity.


You can repost my challenge graphic on your Instagram profile for reference, or download the prompt list PDF.

Be sure to tag your poems on Instagram with #dailypoetrygram so we can all see it.
Tag me (@poetfida) so I can leave some love.

stay inspired,
Fida