Author: Daeus

8 Ways to Write a Perfect Ending

Are you ready to type “The End”? For many writers, endings are intimidating, because they value a good ending and don’t want to botch it. However, this mindset doesn’t make endings any easier to write. Endings are one of my favorite topics, and below I’m going to share nine lessons I’ve learned on how to craft a solid ending for any story. 1. Plan the End from the Beginning Take a cue from God. Isaiah 46:10 (NET) says that He “announces the end from the beginning and reveals beforehand what has not yet occurred.” I understand that some of...

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Eight More Tips to Help You Become an Excellent Poet

Welcome to the second installment of my article on poetry. (If you haven’t read the first set of tips, access it here.) Let’s continue! 1. Repeat Lines Sparingly If you read “Excelsior” like I recommended, then you’ve seen how repetition can enhance a poem. Another great example is the last line in Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” which gives the poem a deep emotional aura. Many poets recognize the power of repetition, but sometimes they overuse it. Think of repeated lines as similar to a punchline. If you hit readers hard over and over again, they’ll...

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Nine Tips to Help You Become an Excellent Poet

Kingdom Pen has been receiving a steady stream of poetry submissions for a long time, but this summer they doubled. Pleasantly surprised, the KP staff convened to discuss what to do and resolved to be more selective about which poems to accept. Although the decision was tough, we were also excited about it. We are confident that raising the bar will bring out the best in our dauntless young poets. We also realized how much our subscribers love writing poetry. Kingdom Pen has published only a few articles on poetry composition, but that is changing. Lady and gentlemen poets,...

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I, Windkeeper

I, apprentice of storytelling Seeking to hold the wind in a cage Broken by trials unending The world will not fit on my page I, windkeeper, am searching for answers How can I spread wide the truth? Wisdom directs me to singers and dancers And old men regretting their youth For life is a joy and a pain and a yearning And a man who learns best is constantly turning With a spin from his Maker man goes round, round, round And he rises the highest who falls to the ground So this is the rule by which I...

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Five Reasons You Aren’t Writing Your Dream Novel

Grab a paper and pencil, because this isn’t an article you can just read and ignore. Instead, you’ll be forced to examine yourself and identify what’s hindering you from writing the book you dream about. Because, let’s face it, most of us haven’t achieved our aspirations. We’re in despair because our writing style hasn’t sharpened quickly enough or because we’re unable to finish a draft. We’re in trouble. We need a breakthrough—which can be accomplished by training ourselves to detect and destroy obstacles that might be holding us back. But first we must address the core issue. What’s Your...

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