As-salamu Alaykum (peace be upon you), Dear Readers...
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Monday, February 19, 2007
How to Become a Poet
How to Become a Poet, A Personal View
It can really stifle your output and creativity when you let others dictate what "real" writing is, whether it is poetry or something else.
If this is a block you suffer from, it will take some courage to break through it. It can be hard living in the shadow of a teacher, your parents or other people who might not approve of or understand your writing. At some point, you just have to assert your "right" to write and express yourself.
Have you ever experienced that feeling of breaking free from what other people think about your writing? If so, let us know how you coped.