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Don't Talk About It - Write About It

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Author's Note: This narrative poem is from my 2018 poetry archive. The subject and theme for this particular poem speaks for itself. (Gary Bateman - May 27, 2020)

Don’t Talk About It—Write About It As a writer and a poet, sometimes people ask me how I do, what I do, every day as I research themes and topics for poems or prose works that I want to write about and develop for potential publication in the future. The “how I do” and the “what I do” with regard to my everyday writing on any given theme or group of themes are predicated on the active notion that I don’t, as a rule, talk idly about people, topics or themes per se, rather I go ahead and focus exactly on a certain theme or subject of interest, and then I begin to write about it. What’s the magic formula for doing all of this research and active committed work associated with professional writing? The answer can be summarized in two words: Hard Work! If one is not willing to engage and to put the effort and work into any certain writing endeavor, a true quality writing product won’t be the result. I write because I enjoy writing very much. Poetry is the one literary undertaking that I like to do the most. I find often that writing poetry has helped me to focus, and then to write on given ideas, topics or themes more succinctly. When a person sees a book of poetry that has, for example, 200 poems listed in it, just think of each poem, in essence, as its very own story. Concerning the infamous “Writer’s Block” syndrome, all I can say is that a writer or any aspiring writer just needs to keep working away at their various writing efforts and never give up. Having the requisite skills and talent to be an effective and interesting writer, poet, or novelist are a given. Yet, one also needs a high degree of raw moxie and a measure of commitment and steadfastness too, in order to see any writing venture or product to its end point, and especially toward eventual publication. My final closing thought concerning the writing of poetry and prose, and any other literary endeavors, in general, is: Don’t Talk About It—Write About It! Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved December 31, 2018 (Narrative)

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Date: 6/27/2020 2:31:00 PM
You said it all with, "I write because I enjoy writing very much." I think that goes for all writers. It is a love for pen, paper and words. Enjoy your weekend.....
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