Quotes on Poetry: Leonardo da Vinci

What is Art? What is Poetry?

For centuries, people have been asking what is art? Is art a question? An answer? An expression? A statement? Maybe it’s sheer entertainment.

It’s a question we must answer for ourselves, especially artists and writers.

I believe the best art entertains while it provokes thought or emotion, but that’s just my personal opinion. You might seek art that makes you laugh or fills you with awe. Some prefer art that is masterfully crafted, regardless of the content or messages it communicates. Read More

Creative Writing Prompts Inspired by Historical Events

Creative Writing Prompts Inspired by Historical Events

Creative writing prompts inspired by historical events. Today’s prompts include selections from the book 1200 Creative Writing Prompts. Enjoy! Nonfiction writers are... [Read more]

Good Grammar and Bad Manners: Writing Tips for Handling Mistakes Made in Public

Good Grammar and Bad Manners: Writing Tips for Handling Mistakes Made in Public

Good grammar and good manners. I’m a writer, but before I’m a writer, I’m a human being. And as a human being, sometimes I make mistakes. Let’s face... [Read more]

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Rock and Rhyme (Poetry)

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Rock and Rhyme (Poetry)

From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Rock and Rhyme Poetry. Today’s post features an exercise from my book, 101 Creative Writing Exercises, which is filled with exercises... [Read more]

Homophones: Hear, Here

Homophones: Hear, Here

How to remember the difference between homophones hear and here. When I see professional signs or business documents with words spelled incorrectly, it’s like someone’s... [Read more]

What is a Story Concept?

What is a Story Concept?

How can you put story concept and premise to use? Today’s post includes excerpts from What’s the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing, chapter eleven: “Concept,... [Read more]

How to Engage Readers with Emotionally Charged Writing

How to Engage Readers with Emotionally Charged Writing

Creative writing prompts that you can really feel. In fiction and poetry, one of the greatest skills that a writer can possess is the ability to make the reader feel. If you... [Read more]

How to Make Grammar Part of Your Daily Life

How to Make Grammar Part of Your Daily Life

Make good grammar part of your lifestyle. I recently started relearning how to play the guitar after a rather long hiatus. It’s not like I ever learned how to play it... [Read more]

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