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Why would you want to talk him into writing poetry, if he feels it is "not his way"? Motivation is the single most deciding factor in being successful in any field. If your friend is motivated, he will find his own lyrical voice. If it is not for him, nothing will change that. If he is talented, as you say in your comment, but believes he is not, then his ...


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Generally poetry in most cases transport emotions, that doesn't mean necessarily positive emotions. It could be happen, that what you wrote in anger is not in a condition that you like to publish it, but if you think it work that way, then you shouldn't be stopped by the emotional state you were in writing this. If you're unsure, give it someone else who you ...


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Worrying that a publishing company is going to steal your poems is like worrying that the dry cleaner is going to steal your clothes, or that the shoe repair shop is going to steal your shoes. Could it happen? I suppose. But on the list of things that are worth worrying about, this is very, very low. As others have pointed out, if any publishing company was ...


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In general it is good to write when ranting. You get to capture your thoughts and ideas. This makes for a great way to get them out of yourself and into a form that allows you to process them better. Generally it is not good to share or publish these directly. They should be contemplated, refined, and finally delivered from a place that is not one of ...


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I believe in your case writing was the medium to express those strong emotions. In case the emotions felt were towards a known person in your life, its better to share it with a few or the intended one only. Publishing such a literary work to the common is not advisable. But in case the emotions are generic that is felt by many, I would really advise you ...


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I don't think it matters what your state of mind was when writing; if anger motivates you to write, then why not use that as a muse? What matters is whether the finished work is any good or not. I'd suggest rereading and possibly editing the work later on, when you have a clear head and can be objective about its quality. If it's a good poem, then go ahead ...


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There are two reasons to write: because your writing earns you money (or status or power or affection); or because you feel strongly about something. Almost all literary writing is motivated by the latter, and especially poetry is composed to express emotions and read for the feelings it contains. Sadness, loneliness, anger and other non-happy feelings ...



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