People on Reddit (just Google Reddit photography. Too fucking tired. WTF is Reddit? All I know is they use Python. Why the fuck would they use Python? I hate Python. I know Python. I minored in Comp Sci.) were acting all artsy saying one must read a lot of poetry and read a lot in general to write excellent work. Someone also said to write a lot of poetry. Someone said their are some with raw talent but that must be further cultivated.
Well I’m gonna break some news about me. This is just me. My xp.
I’ve been published around thirty times. I’ve been awarded a Gold Key and 2 Silver Keys for my work in poetry. My poetry has been published in numerous anthologies, magazines, and other things my mind can’t remember because I took my meds. I won other awards but need to check my CV and I don’t feel like it.Most of my work is shit. Most of my work I even post here is shit (imo, though thanks for the compliments!). But every so often I write great stuff. And that stuff is like whoa. And I get mad props. I’m tired. I’m not going to be so fucking formal. Fuck off.
I rarely read other “poets” and I rarely read in general and I never studied poetry or creative writing or anything along those lines (even though I’ve been an employed journalist for a long while… When I write for work, my writing is very different than this 3:30AM blahblah).
Why? School. School broke me. Going to a top University took all the love of reading from me and now I look at a book and just think about how I have to memorize all the shit inside. It’s work. It’s not a beautiful escape anymore. And, I find if too many voices that aren’t my own speaking inside my head, my own voice is drowned out and suddenly I’m writing through the mindset of another.
What I do, instead, and what I’ve always done, is listen to a wide variety of music. Okay, not that wide. Right now I listen to African tribal music and Halsey. Adele makes me really depressed. I don’t listen to Adele. I’m depressed enough.
I also paint and sew. I make little plush dolls. I suppose I’m just creative. And here I am. I’m going to start saying, “I’m an artist,” to people just to see their reaction. :O
Not saying I’m going to win a Pulitzer. But, tbh, I read some #1 Bestsellers and thought they were pretty shitty. I couldn’t relate. I felt like they were trying too hard. Other books were awesome. It all depends.
Point of Writing
What the fuck is your point? You wanna be a big shot, dontcha? Lols. You wanna connect with people? It’s up to you.
Who is your audience? Your cat? The Interwebs? Your class? Your blog with the 1 viewer who you know is your mom? A NYT Reviewer (btw, they are still going out of business)?
My point, which may very well be a very bad point, is to connect via my work to as many people as possible, no matter their religion, ethnicity, income level, generation, or level of education.
Btw, GG Google Translate for making the world a more inclusive place to share thought!
So, that’s why so much of my work is “simple”. That’s why I get in disagreements with certain professors. And, probably why my blog only has around 1,000 views in 13 days. IF ONLY I STUDIED POETRY!
So, who are you and what’s your fucking point?
So, who are you, why do you write, how do you write, did you study, are you happy, and what color is your underwear?
Tell me everything, darling.