All posts tagged: writing habit

How I Found My Niche

When I first set up this blog, I was at a loss as far as writing was concerned. This blog was my way of finding my writing self again, after almost a decade of being away from the real world of writing. I had no expectations when I began posting in this blog – I only knew that I needed to learn much about writing, and this blog would be my way of consolidating my “writing lessons.” I’ve been learning much, much more now that I’m blogging about what I learn.  Not only that, I have also found my niche – or should I say it found me, since  I didn’t even search for it? It just presented itself to me again and again until I finally recognized it and said “Yes, I have found my writing niche.” How did I find it? By writing, writing, and writing some more. Everyday, I write on my journals and/or on several private blogs. For the past 2 years I have also been writing for a London-based content …

Friday Web Finds

    This week, I learned a new Poetic Form: the Pantoum.  It’s a poem composed of four-line stanzas. The difference is that the second and fourth lines of each stanza are used as the first and third stanza of the next stanza. Sounds confusing? Here’s a sample: I listened and heard the trees Singing with the birds The sun shone brightly, dancing merrily As nature’s music played. Singing with the birds I felt my heart skip As nature’s music played; Life seemed so grand I felt my heart skip As nature welcomed me warmly Life seemed so grand, I couldn’t ask for anything more.   The Paris Review features an interview with Henry Miller, on The Art of Fiction. And if you’re still trying to begin a writing habit, you may want to read From Commitment to Writing Habit .     Photo credit: Joanna Kosinska via Unsplash