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Why I'm Leaving Teaching..

It’s true. I am leaving my job as a middle school English teacher after working in Education for six years, and the only way to describe it is bitter sweet. I have seen quite a few stories floating around the internet about teachers leaving the profession. Sometimes it's because of money (though not usually), sometimes it's "kids these days," sometimes it is a general feeling of not being supported, and sometimes it's the sheer mental tax of the job. Let me just begin by sayi

3 Easy Ways to Level Up Your Poetry

I am often asked the question "How do I become a better writer?" Let me begin by saying I am by no means an expert, and writing is a highly personal and subjective art. However, I strongly believe in constant growth so here are three of the easiest ways to up your poetry game regardless of current skill level. 1. Tell a story When I set out to write a poem, the first thing I decide is what story I want to tell. People want to read poetry they can connect with, and the best wa

The Dos and Don'ts of Growing Your Writing Account on Instagram

Whether you are a published author or just want to share your fiction or poetry to an audience other than your mom, social media is probably one of the cheapest, most accessible way to get your name out there. I began posting poetry on my Instagram account (@evergreen.reveries) in January of 2017 and have since curated 72K followers. I have been asked quite a few times how I “got so many followers,” so I decided to make this post to easily answer that question. When I began p

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