- 10 Reclusive & Anti-Social Overachievers, Geniuses & Pioneers
10 Reclusive & Anti-Social Overachievers, Geniuses & Pioneers – People who overcame their hatred of being around other people and became leaders in their field and, in some cases, changed the world.
- 17 Famous Musicians With Reclusive Or Anti-Social Tendencies
When we think of famous musicians, or celebrities in general for that matter, we think of people who thrive on attention and press, courting the media and often seeking out additional attention by purposely creating controversy. Contrary to what we may believe for the majority, the same cannot be said for all stars of the …
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- How Writing (About Pro Wrestling, Of All Things) Saved My Life
A blog post / article from 2014, when I first began writing about my experiences with depression and mental illness. I explore how any form of writing can be good for mental health, even if it’s about an obscure, niche or (to some people) silly subject.
- What Is Poetry?
An attempt to explain an art form that seems to defy definition. This article looks at the various meanings and interpretations of poetry, and why it is hard to give a definite answer to this question.
- Tools & Conventions Of Poetry
For beginners who want to get a better understanding of the various tools and linguistic techniques that are to be found in poetry. A look at the common conventions and the effects that they can have on your writing.
- Resources For People With Depression & Mental Illness (World Suicide Prevention Day)
Although not widely publicised enough, there are several other places that people can go for help, information, advice or support. Whether you are suffering from depression, anxiety, or any other form of mental health issue, or even if you want to get more information on behalf of a friend or family member, there is help available. Hopefully this list will point you in the right direction to find the help that you need.
- Understanding Poetry (A Brief History)
To understand poetry as a form of writing, it can help to get context of the genre by looking at its history and evolution over the centuries.
- Common Types & Styles Of Poetry
A look for beginners at the common types and styles of poetry, and what the conventions are for each style of poem.
- Why Does Everyone Hate Rhyme? (A Defence Of Rhyme In Modern Poetry)
Okay, so not everyone hates rhyme in poetry, but it has definitely fallen out of favour with a lot of poetry readers and is often dismissed as being ‘childish’, or as a tool only used by novice poets. I look at why rhyme has become unfashionable and try to come to rhyme’s defence.
- The Best Poetry Channels & Playlists On YouTube – Part 1 – (For Readers AND Poets)
I scoured YouTube to find the best channels and playlists dedicated to poetry. Whether you’re a reader looking to watch (or listen to) poems, or reviews and recommendations, or if you’re a poet looking for advice and tips for improving your work, pursuing publication, or increasing your fanbase, then this list is for you.
- The Best Poetry Channels & Playlists On YouTube – Part 2 – (For Poetry Readers)
Part Two of my continued search of YouTube to find the best channels and playlists dedicated to poetry. If you’re a poetry lover who is looking to watch (or listen to) your favourite classic poems, or get reviews and recommendations for new books and exciting new poets then this list is for you.
- The Best Poetry Channels & Playlists On YouTube – Part 3 – (For Poets Who Want To Improve Their Writing)
The third and final part of my YouTube deep-dive to find the best channels and playlists dedicated to poetry. If you’re a poet looking for advice and tips for improving your work, pursuing publication, or increasing your fanbase, then this list is for you.