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Out of the night (a poem)

walkway candlelight

 

Let the pain fade away

And all the ache succumb  to it’s on decay

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Ever closer to the shores

Fully revived, fully restored

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With the candle now burning

With warmth and light

May we be brought out of darkness

And out of the night

 

This the the newest poem by the blog author Jason Greiner who has published two books of poetry to date.

 

 

Why every writer needs an editor

From the least experienced writing novice to the author with several books under his or her belt, everyone needs an editor. To some, this may seem obvious but to many the reaction may be quite different.

First off, what I’m talking about here is not an editor in terms of an intermediary between a publisher and a writer but more of a proof reader if you will.

Simply put, proof reading your own work will only get you so far.

In order to help to ensure your manuscript is in tip top shape, you should:

1. Have others review your work for mistakes

- From typos to incorrect grammar and phrasing, getting someone else to review your work can be crucial. Of course, the person doing so should have a good grasp on spelling and grammar.

2. Realize the weakness in our own perception

- Writers often miss their own mistakes by projecting their expectations onto the page while reading their work. We tend read things as we intended them to be rather than as they actually appear, leaving us vulnerable to missing our own errors.

Taking these basic precautions can work wonders for the quality of your final manuscript whether you are Joe Blow the aspiring novelist or have produced worldwide best sellers.

Literary genius without the credit as such

When we think of great literature, our minds probably reflect on the works of some of the classic authors. For example, the writing of William Shakespeare, Jane Austin, Earnest Hemingway and Mark Twain might come into play. Perhaps you like newer works by people like Stephen King.

There are some authors that have written incredible poetry books, novels and various other works from any number of genres that don’t quite get the recognition as the brilliant minds that they truly are. Although quite famous, one such example of someone who might fit this mold this the incredible children’s storyteller Theodore Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.

 

 

What makes his works so incredible?

1. The poetic and inventive nature

There is no doubt Dr. Suess was incredibly imaginative. He not only created charters and locations but even delevoped is own words and language in some cases. Not too many authors have been able to pull that off.

2. Many, if not all stories, have a deeper meaning

If you look beyond the silly surface, several of Dr. Suess’ works are quite profound. For example, the story of the Grinch deals with discrimination. “The Lorax” focuses on respect for our planet and the environment. “Green Eggs and Ham” encourages us to not be afraid to branch out from the familiar.

The next time you think about literary genius, consider adding Dr. Suess into the conversation.

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