Sometimes, it can be very difficult to succeed in poetry, when everything is public and open to criticism. With its growing popularity, the industry is becoming more and more saturated with work. Instagram is full of it and so finding the right recipe of engagement, marketing and quality of work while staying true to your … Continue reading The Moon – K.Tolnoe | A Book Review
As I finished Ruby Dhal's latest poetry collection (My Hope For Tomorrow), I was on the Gatwick Express from Brighton to London Victoria. It was late at night and I had just been to see a friend's gig. Life was looking up and I had been reflecting quite regularly upon the changes that have … Continue reading My Hope For Tomorrow – Ruby Dhal | A Book Review
(I seldom post poems on here these days, but I miss writing long-form poems that I don't feel fit my Instagram, so along with my reviews, I'm going to start posting more poems here so keep an eye out.) There is a name for this kind of feeling but it eludes my tongue. It is … Continue reading A Most Unnameable Thing | A Poem
Aisha Munir (known as A.Munir) is a talented writer, and the vocabulary and emotion displayed in 'Curing My Venom' is powerful, let down only by a few forced rhymes and the irrelevancy of 'Denial'. As a quick summation of the book then: Curing My Venom is structured along the 5 stages of Grief. I get … Continue reading Curing My Venom – A. Munir | Book Review
Robert Frost once said, "A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness" which is quite possibly one of my favourite quotes about poetry. Hannah Murray, a poet from the South of England, who posts poetry and photography on Instagram, and whose following is quickly growing, echoes Frost's … Continue reading Untangling Roots – Hannah Murray| A Book Review
For many of us, we begin our lives believing that the only way to succeed will be at the hands of someone else. We are almost conditioned to think that we do not have the ability, or the skills to hold our future in our own hands. I grew up admiring publishing houses, and large … Continue reading Why I’m Self-Publishing Again | Writing Advice
In the modern market, something like 70% of people would say that their end goal is to work for themselves, whether that is being the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or simply being a freelancer in their field. Whatever it may be, more than ever, people are making their lives their business. In the … Continue reading The Self as Brand: 3 Steps To Creating An Attractive and Consistent Brand Identity.
"written from a more positive standpoint but still punches an incredibly fervent emotional punch"
It's the old classic creatives issue. "I have loads of ideas, but not enough time to create them, and the ideas I do have I can never finish". At some point in the process of becoming an accomplished creator, we go through these periods of never finishing anything, putting off everything and blaming every element we can until we finally come back to ourselves.
As I write this, it is 14:50 on the 23rd August 2018. What that means is that in under 2 days, my first poetry and prose collection will be available to buy on Amazon! Last year, my life was a little confusing. I was writing poetry on my Instagram every day, as normal. Yet this … Continue reading Whispers To The World; 1 Day To Go.