How to poem | Gtl writing tips

I consider myself to be a poet, but that’s what all writers considers themselves. Am I right?

No, but seriously. It was a while before I decided that I could write some decent poetry. I remember my father once found one of my poems insulting since I technically outed parents everywhere (I was still in primary school mind you) and I lost motivation for a while.

When I was in grade eight, I made a friend who taught me how to rhyme. It was very helpful and addicting for a while. I got more confident in the poems that I wrote and I started to enjoy writing again.

So you’re wondering how to poem like a pro? Here’s a tip from a self proclaimed poet.

Write.

That’s all for this post…

J.K. But that is part of the tip. If you want to write great poetry, just write. Don’t say you can’t write meaningful lines. Don’t say you can’t rhyme. Don’t say you can’t. Period.

What you say will happen. That’s what I was taught. I was told never to say negative things because if I say it, it will happen. So instead of saying negative things just say “I can poem” or at least “I’ll try my best”. That way you’ll be positive about it and you’ll be able to write much easier.

So what if there is someone who can write an award winning poem in one sitting? Well, there are others who take days, months even to finish their master piece. Writing poetry is not easy, but with a positive attitude it is doable.

My tip to all aspiring poets is to write.

That’s all I have to say.

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