Myth Four: The Writer is a Hermit

Myth Four: The Writer is a Hermit

  I know, I know, some of you are reading the title of this and saying, “But I write better alone” or “I like being alone.” It’s okay, I can be the same way. Though, when you’re a writer, I argue that you’re never actually alone. The characters are there with...
The History of Poetry

The History of Poetry

The word “poetry” itself comes from the Greek word poieo meaning “I create,” and create it does. Poetry is used to convey love, lyrics, anger, hate, magic… poetry is a method of creation and manifestation, a method of memory and preservation. Poetry is an art form,...
Poetry: Three Common Misconceptions

Poetry: Three Common Misconceptions

Although this chilly Monday morning may not be the spring weather many of us are looking for, it is indeed April! Therefore, in honor of National Poetry Month, I encourage you to grab a warm beverage, find a comfortable seated position, and, as a reader, to embrace...

10 More Poetry Terms That You Should Know

It’s all about the layers. The thing about poetry is that it’s not meant to be simple. Straightforward statements and easy explanations are not what a poet has in mind. Poet’s use many literary and poetic devices like word play, rhythm, enjambment, and more to add...

Myth Three: Every Writer is Perfect

We’ve been noticing that a lot of people think that every writer is born knowing how to spell a number of words perfectly and with perfect grammar. The Obsidian MythBusters are here to say: that’s not true. As we pointed out in Myth Two: Only Young Geniuses Create...

A Valuable Lesson

A good educationis something both children and adults take for granted. Collectively, many students and teachers have lost their passion and integrity in regards to the learning process. Due to a decreasing interest and engagement towards course material, the same...