*Writing Tip #10

“How imprtent is gramer & spellin when writing.”

Well unless you want to appear to be illiterate, it’s a big deal. Sure, you understood it, but it’s time consuming and it takes away from the message being relayed. It simply isn’t a good look.

 

Proper writing, grammar and spelling is important in everyday use. When I was a supervisor, I cannot tell you how many grammar mistakes I would come across in cover letters and resumes. Resumes such as these were not considered, as it is a representation of the individual. It matters

Okay, everyone isn’t great with their grammar, understandable. Who doesn’t make the occasional typo, or simply forgot how to spell a word? We all have. But in today’s age of modern technology, mistakes such as these are avoidable and especially so when what you’re sharing is with the public.

 

I’m a decent speller & my grammar isn’t too bad either. However, I am about being correct and presentation especially when it comes to my poetry. I use Grammarly, because it works well in assisting me in correcting such errors and it’s FREE, lol! Sure, you can pay for the upgraded version, but the free one does the job for me.

 

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*Writing Tip#9:”Writing Dub Poetry”

Well Maxwanette! How do I write “Dub Poetry?” Good question!

First, let’s start with a few good popular and public techniques and methods…

 

1. Let’s expose ourselves to the “Dub Poetry” world!

a) https://www.poetrysoup.com/poems/dub

b) https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=dub+poetry

 

   2.  10+easy+tips+to+help+you+write+better+poetry+By+Gary+R.+Hess

 

 

3. And my fav! Turn on some good Reggae Chunes (Tunes), burn some incense, relax your mind and “level di vibes!” Let your poetic juices flow! You would be shocked, how you easily one may start rhyming when a beat is involved, lol! Have fun with it.

~By Maxwanette A Poetess

*Writing Tip #8: “Just Do It!”

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“What should I write?”

How many of us, have asked this question? Probably all of us, at one time or another.

I suggest that you don’t stress it. Simply grab a pen and some paper, cuddle up with your keyboard or maybe you rather record it. Whichever vice you choose, it’s fun and creative to just brainstorm.

Be free with your thoughts, even if they seem wild, mild, boring or exciting. The point is to get it on paper. You can then go over it.

This is a method that I use often. When going over my “Ramblings”, I make great discoveries. Once or twice I’ve even come up with an epiphany or two. I have amazed myself a few times as well, as to how deep the mind can go.

“Ramblings”, can be great. I’ve even laughed at myself (quite often honestly, lol!) and found humor in them. Every now & then, even some profound wisdom peeks out.

No matter how your thoughts and feelings are, they’re exposed and can be used in your poetry and writing. What I love the most, is that they’re ones raw thoughts.

So, don’t be afraid to write.

“Be like Nike & Just Do It!”😉🤓

-by Maxwanette A. Poetess

“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚

*Writing Tip #7: “Proofreading!”…Yes, It Matters.

I don’t know where to begin, but I am sure we can all relate “Proofreading!”…Yes, it matters. As a Poet, what is being said, how it is being said, read and interpreted is imperative to poetic expression. Punctuation and grammar set the tones of the words, as well as stress the intended meanings. 

The worst thing is to read a wonderful poem, novel and or article and it’s laced with grammatical errors. 

For me, it takes away from the piece. It has happened to me on occassion, but I try my best to stay on top of it. Because face it, there are a few things that Spell Check misses, doesn’t recognize or will constantly f$&k-up, lol! So, I take the time to proofread quite often. But at times, an error or typo will make it’s way to public viewing. I have edited and or corrected a few posts at times. But as we know, that option isn’t always available. 

After proofreading, I take a 5 minute break, then look at it again. Because when writing and reading consistently, your vision can play tricks on you. It is best to take a pause then return with fresher eyes. 

Happy Proofreading!!!
“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚

*Writing Tip #6: New to Writing Poetry? Then Start With A Haiku!

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“My Ancestors”

Ah, My Ancestors. (5 syllable)

Embrace me with your beauty. (7 syllable)

Long, strong, green-stemmed souls. (5 syllable)

by Maxwanette A. Poetess

If you’re new to writing poetry, I find that the best and easiest one to try, is the Haiku. They’re short, 3 lined and follow the 5-7-5 syllable method. “But how do I write it???”, the proverbial question, laced with a nice, nasal whine, lol! For some, writing poetry comes as easy as they breathe. I looked at this picture just now, felt the vibes, and there’s the Haiku. For others, it’s a daunting and difficult task.

I was shown by a teacher of mine in elementary school, to easily say the words I wanted to write and count the syllables out on my fingers. Works every time, lol!

Don’t overthink it or look to put too much into it. Simply, close our eyes, inhale, exhale slowly, look at the picture and write the first things that pop into your mind. Don’t worry, if it sounds silly, crazy, or what have you. Just go with it. Try it with a few pictures and see what you can come up with. Trust me, it’s fun, lol!

I have taken the liberty to share this article from:

http://www.wikihow.com/Write-a-Haiku-Poem

wikiHow to Write a Haiku Poem

Four Parts:Sample HaikuChoose a Haiku SubjectUse Sensory LanguageBecome a Haiku WriterCommunity Q&A

Haiku (俳句 high-koo) are short three-line poems with a 5-7-5 syllable structure that use sensory language to capture a feeling or image. They are often inspired by an element of nature, a moment of beauty, or another poignant experience. Haiku poetry was originally developed by Japanese poets, and the form was adopted (and adapted) by virtually every modern language, including English. The secret to writing great haiku is to be observant and appreciate nature, as detailed below.

Sample Nature Haiku

  • An afternoon breeze
    expels cold air, along with
    the fallen brown leaves.
  • Cherry blossoms bloom,
    softly falling from the tree,
    explode into night.
  • The warmth on my skin.
    Fire falls beneath the trees.
    I see the sun set.
  • Summer here again.
    Music plays sweetly, drifting.
    And life is renewed.
  • A winter blanket
    covers the Earth in repose
    but only a dream
  • An ocean voyage.
    As waves break over the bow,
    the sea welcomes me.

Again, check out this website. They go in great detail and have very helpful and useful information for Haiku beginners.

Have fun!!!

thHWTMHIK0

by Maxwanette A. Poetess

 

*Writing Tip #5: “Making-up Words Can Be Fun”…

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Okay, so you have this perfect poetic flow going and you just can’t seem to find the right

word that fits. Can you just make one up??? Why not? Lol! It’s your poem and your

creation. But I do suggest that the surrounding words have some form of context clues,

so people know what you’re talking about and or mean. So go ahead and keep writing

and be adventuristastical! Lol! Okay, that was a stretch, but doesn’t it sound great? Lol!

 #HappyWriting

by Maxwanette A. Poetess