1. How can I help support ELOQUENCE?
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1. After reading ELOQUENCE share some of your thoughts.
2. Send or forward an email to your friends. Permission granted to copy poems from the website to include [From Eloquence: Rhythm & Renaissance by Usiku at http://www.usiku.net]. Non-commercial use only.
3. Consider ELOQUENCE when making gift decisions.
Thanks for your support. Each choice will also help you become an ELOQUENCE ELITE Member.
"I really love your book. I really got hooked when I read "To: Natural, My Love." It was amazingly, amazing. So cool! I'm taking your book to school and telling all my teachers and friends."
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3. Link PolicyLinks should contain the following: "< a href="http://www.usiku.net/poetry-book.htm">Eloquence: Rhythm & Renaissance; Poetry & Short Stories; Personal Growth, Nature & Spirituality." The link should show as Eloquence: Rhythm & Renaissance; Poetry & Short Stories; Personal Growth, Nature & Spirituality. OR Poetry & Short Stories; Personal Growth, Nature & Spirituality. OR Poetry & Short Stories OR Personal Growth, Nature & Spirituality.
4. Will you provide feedback on my writing?
I am unable to provide one-on-one feedback due to copyright infringement and time considerations. There are numerous groups and forums whose members gladly critique each other's work.
I participate in the following critique groups on an irregular basis:
Short Story Library Poetry Forum at http://shortstory.us.com/ (Forum, Writer's Group, Poet's Corner)
Livejournal Writing Feedback Community at http://www.livejournal.com/ (Communities, writingfeedback)
Please note that depending on your writing goals, posting work on the internet in some places might result in your work being considered “published.” Once published, the ability to sell your work or have it accepted for publication decreases since many online and offline publications only accept unpublished writing. Those that accept previously published work usually pay less. This varies. One publication might consider work posted in an online forum as published whereas another might not.
A word about critiques. I am not a lightbearer but a lightseeker. I will never “arrive.”
After all has been said, and in some cases, not said, each person must decide for themselves whether their work accomplishes what it should. The intellectual aspect and mental portion of writing and creating is one thing but there is no substitute for the intuitive and spiritual. Allow no one, no group or no organization to have the privilege over a decision that is yours by right. The ultimate determinant is you, your purpose and your spirit.
5. Will you provide insight about the publishing process?
I published my first book in 2007. Back then and right now many decisions have been and still are only pertinent to my beliefs. I continue to learn. I will do some things differently next time, add some things, subtract some things.
The are numerous websites and books covering the publishing process from traditional publishing to vanity publishing to print on demand to publishing your book yourself. The only thing I'm certain of is that it takes, spirit, belief, patience, endurance and all the other characteristics that are good for personal growth no matter what we pursue and which way we publish.
I've written many things about this wonderful journey, the one where I'm pursuing my dreams and my purpose, as opposed to one where I'm fooling around with the gifts of life and abilities. My blog is Writer's Whirlpool | Where Personal Growth, Nature & Spirituality are constantly mixing it up with Experience, Philosophy & Freedom.