When do you know you actually are a ‘real’ writer, author and/or poet?

writer, author, poet, finding your niche, who you are

I don't know if it will ever dawn on us we are whether we are either genuine writers, authors and/or poets. Maybe, it will, maybe not. I don't know about you, but it is finally sinking in after decades and decades that I must have somehow become a real writer. I write about all kinds …

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The day I listened to a publisher’s advice…

your own style of writing, believe in you, don't do it for the money

I learned a valuable lesson in writing. It was to believe in my own style. I submitted a chapter of one of my books for evaluation and initially got a 3 out of 5 star rating. I thought that was pretty darned good for my first book. But, I got what I thought was 'constructive …

Madness of Poetry

edgar allan poe, steven humphreys, sage, poems, poetry, prose

Why do I write poems? I began writing poetry at a young age shortly after I began reading poems of Edgar Allan Poe and Henry David Thoreau. I give tribute to great poets such as these, including Charles Bukowski. I thank them for my inspiration. Writing in general and especially specific, poetry is my creative outlet. It makes me feel better …

Poems of the Masters

Henry David Thoreau, poet

I began reading poems of the masters at a young age. PoetryMadness.Com is filled with original poems by (me) Steven Humphreys. Poetry is a reflection of how one sees his own life and a personal interpretation of what goes on around him. It's an outlet to let all my thoughts and emotions out on website paper thereby releasing them in the realm …