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Letters for Creatives #17: January poetry prompts, a chance to get featured and annual planning
Thank you for your support this year
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This week is a short one as I am working on a few projects, including putting my debut poetry book together. The poetry book will come out in 2021. It has been a great year. Thank you so much for your support in the poetry community and Twitter. It means a lot that you decided to get updates from me.
Essays and medley in 2020
Year review & Merry Christmas! - 24th Dec 2020
A mysterious group do these things to get inspired - 17th Dec 2020 (for paying subscribers)
Set intention with your time - 10th Dec 2020
Tips to arrange your time when you are a writer or artist - 26th Nov 2020
Go on airplane mode to help you relax - 19th Nov 2020
Self-publishing on Amazon - 12th Nov 2020
Bret Alan Hart – Interview with an artist vol. 1 - 5th Nov 2020
Life lessons that Mary Oliver taught me - 29th Oct 2020
Book marketing - 15th Oct 2020
My favourite poems that I wrote this year - 8th Oct 2020
Lessons about creativity we can learn from children - 1st Oct 2020
What to do when you are in a creative rut - 17th Sep 2020
Nurture your creativity with these habits - 11th Sep 2020
How to write better poetry - 5th Sep 2020
Annual planning advice for a creator
The CEO of Patreon made a few videos that I found very useful as a creative person. He explained that being prolific will help you increase your chance of making the work that may get nominations or awards if you are into that.
His way of making an annual plan is very useful that will help you to hit the targets that you want to hit next year or any year. Having a vision statement, key results and areas of focus help you focus on the right thing when you want to achieve a goal.
He has tried everything he could to make his music go viral. He found that not changing the values that he cares and trying creative ways to do the things that he does not care helps him to reach more people.
January poetry prompts
Please mention the prompt you use and mention #poetryandlightjan21 in the caption, so I can see your poems. I will post my favourites and they will stay on my 2021 prompt highlight on my Instagram. I will retweet my favourites on Twitter. My absolute favourites from my subscribers will be featured in future newsletter issues with your social media. Happy writing!
For those of you who do not use Instagram or Twitter and want to be featured in the newsletter, email me your poetry or prose and mention your preferred social media. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Submission for January 2021 prompt”.
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Happy new year! Wish you all the best in 2021!
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