Simple one: focus on rhythm. If you like Jazz, listen to a Jazz song and pay attention to its structure. How can you write a poem that’s Jazz-like in structure? (David Welper) #buddykeepwriting
How “midlist writers” cope with having all the drudgery of writing without the reward
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Write a poem or story in which you move back and forth in time. Flashback to a past situation (good or bad) and come back to the present. What happened then? How does it affect you now? Or does it affect you now? What metaphorical trope will you use? For example, will you use something in nature to compare this situation to? Did the situation involve you and somebody else? Or just you? If it was just you, consider creating a “past” you and a “present” you as if you’re communicating with yourself. Explore, imagine, be adventurous in your writing and how the structure of the piece reflects the situation. (David Welper, Founder/EIC) #Keep writing… #StigmaFree #Zines
July 2018 eUpdate – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
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When the old way isn’t working for you and you’re ready for a change, it’s time to create your own definition of success.
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Imagine Dragons’ lead singer Dan Reynolds talked about depression during the band’s concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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The artist’s poetic, colorful approach to landscape turns the natural world into an abstract playground. At 93, Adnan’s talents are finally in the spotlight.
— Read on www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-painter-etel-adnans-career-eighties-inspiration-young-artists
Many of us writers have day jobs. How do you unwind after the daily grind? Read? Watch tv? Soak in a bath? Go to a literary event? So many things to do in our daily lives. Ever wish you could be in more than one place at once? Write something imaginative about it! There are multiple versions of you and each one is texting each other. Have fun. But remember to unwind and take care of you! (David Welper). #buddykeepwriting
Ok, so let’s face it. We’ve all had those days when people are just frustrating us. How do you deal? Do you get home at the end of the day and write, vent to your spouse, have a drink (hopefully not too much)…? Write about somebody who irritated you today. Have fun with it. The purpose is to vent via writing, not via physically acting out. (David Welper) #buddykeepwriting
Is jealousy a mental mental issue? I suppose it can be if you let it consume you. What or who are you jealous of? Why? As a writer there’s a certain level of “I wish I could write like that person” or “I want X award like that person has.” I feel the jealousy at times. But there’s a point where I tell myself “you’re doing Poetry your way, let them do it their way.” Easier said than done. But part of any creative Art is the “doing it my way” endeavor. Consider this: what if you didn’t get jealous of others’ successes and instead be inspired by them? (David Welper, EIC)