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How To Publish Your Poem Online
How To Write A Poem and Publish On-line
I have published several poems on HubPages and the response is good. But then I wanted to expand my work and possibly my reputation as a poet. Poetry brings brings out the innermost thoughts and desires of a person. To me poetry is something that opens the window to my deeply embedded pains or pleasures.
This hub shows some steps on how to write a poem and publish on-line. Learn how to publish your love poem, famous poem, short poems, funny poems, a poem about life, or any type of poetry.
What is a poem?
A poem according to my own simple definition is a form of creative writing that uses evocative words to give meaning to situation or event. A poem uses words to draw a picture in the minds of those who write or read it.
Tips About Writing A Poem
Here are the basic steps I use and that entices and keeps my creative juice flowing to write a poem
1. Read many poems. Read and read and read.
If you can't read, you can't write. Simple as that. Poems use evocative words to give meaning to the word within or around you. Reading helps me in the my selection of vocabulary when I start a poem. Words come naturally because I am a good reader.
2. Be Attentive and Appreciative To Your Internal And External World
I don't know about you but for me, this helps a lot. When I am attentive or appreciate of what's happening in or around me, my mind clearly paints a vivid picture that I can later put to words. Smell, color, taste, sound etc. are some things that a write associates with words to express the inner feeling in him or her.
3. Know When To Write And When Not to
This is quit important. There are times a great idea suddenly pops up in your mind and you start writing but all of a sudden your mind becomes blocked. Stop! Take a break. Poem is about creativity and it should come naturally. Don't force yourself to write. Let the poetic words to come to your minds as feathers of birds or leaves blown across the face of the earth.
4. Know The Medium That Stimulates Your Mind To Write
For me its silence or and classical music. Natural beauty also stimulates my mind for writing. Know this mediums and learn be attentive to your inner feelings and translate that to your words.
Remember, emotions alone are not enough. Brush up your reading and writing skills is you want to write good poems that stir up others emotions and get them be attracted to your poems
- Smashwords - How to Write a Good Poem: Three Essential Elements - A book by D. Patrick Miller
The co-editor and publisher of the award-winning Fearless Poetry Series offers a concise and inspiring guide to writing a good poem. The three essential skills of Vocabulary, Compression, and Revision are explained, with helpful suggestions for pract
How Do You Publish On-line
Now you have written a great poem. The next question is, how do you publish on-line?
The first step is to look for appropriate sites that can publish your poems
Some sites you can publish your poems
This are few sites that I publish my poems with and even make money out of my poems.
You can source out more sites on-liine. I just listed few for you.
This hub by 'Ladybythelake55' also give some great tips on sites that you can write an not only publish your poems but other literary work as well and even earn some money to.
Internet has made the word smaller. All the information are at your finger tips. I just gave you some tips you can use to write a poem and publish on-line. You can always add to the list of sites I have listed here to help others in our dynamic hubpage community. Together we will learn and enjoy our time with hubpages.