Why Writers Need to Read Their Own Work

By Azuni World

It is a critical step in the writing process that can help to refine ideas, clarify thoughts, and ensure that the final product is well-written and free of errors. In this article, I will explore the reasons why writers need to read their own work and the benefits that can be gained from doing so.

One of the primary reasons why writers need to read their own work is to identify errors and inconsistencies in their writing. This can include spelling and grammatical errors, as well as issues with the flow and structure of the writing. By reading their work carefully, writers can catch these errors and make the necessary changes to improve the overall quality of their writing.

In addition to identifying errors, reading their own work also allows writers to refine their ideas and clarify their thoughts. Writing can be a messy process, and it is not uncommon for writers to have multiple ideas and thoughts jumbled together in their writing. By taking the time to read their work, writers can sort through these ideas and refine their arguments to make them more compelling and concise.

Reading their own work can also help writers to spot areas where they need to do further research or add more detail to their writing. This is especially important in fields such as journalism, where accuracy and attention to detail are crucial. By reading their work, writers can identify gaps in their knowledge or areas where they need to provide more information to support their arguments.

Another benefit of reading their own work is that it can help writers to develop their own writing style and voice. By analyzing their writing, writers can identify patterns in their language and sentence structure, and make conscious decisions about how they want to present their ideas. This can help to create a distinct writing style that sets them apart from other writers and makes their work more engaging and memorable.

Finally, reading their own work can help writers to gain a fresh perspective on their writing. This is particularly true if they take a break from their writing before returning to it with fresh eyes. By doing so, writers can see their work from a new perspective and identify areas where they can make improvements or rethink their arguments.

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The Top 5 Platforms to Promote Your Authorship Career

By Team Azuni

For any author, promoting your work can be just as challenging as writing it. While there are countless ways to spread the word about your books and your authorship career, the sheer amount of options can be overwhelming. To make promoting your work easier and more effective, it’s worth considering a few key platforms that can help you build your audience, connect with readers, and grow your career as an author. In this post, we’ll take a look at the top platforms to promote your authorship career.

  1. Goodreads

Goodreads is a social media platform for book lovers, making it the perfect place to promote your work as an author. Not only can you get involved in discussions with readers and other authors, but you can also create a profile for yourself as an author and promote your books directly to the platform’s millions of users. Goodreads also allows you to create book giveaways, which can help increase your visibility and encourage readers to check out your work.

  1. Facebook

As the biggest social media platform in the world, Facebook offers a wealth of opportunities for promoting your work as an author. While it can be tough to stand out in a sea of posts, there are a few things you can do to help your content rise to the top. These include creating a Facebook author page, joining book groups related to your genre, and using Facebook ads to promote your work to specific groups of people.

  1. Twitter

For authors looking to connect with readers in real time, Twitter is an excellent platform. With its short-form format, Twitter is great for sharing updates about your writing process, engaging with readers, and building your brand as an author. Twitter also allows you to use hashtags to promote your content to a wider audience, making it a powerful tool for reaching new readers and growing your authorship career.

  1. Instagram

While it may not be the first platform that comes to mind for authors, Instagram can be a highly effective tool for promoting your work. As a highly visual platform, Instagram allows you to showcase your book covers, share images related to your writing process, and connect with readers on a more personal level. You can also use Instagram’s built-in features like stories, IGTV, and highlights to create engaging content that will help you stand out from the crowd.

  1. Bookbub

Unlike the other platforms on this list, Bookbub is specifically designed for promoting books and authors. With its massive audience of avid readers, Bookbub can be one of the best ways to reach new readers, build your audience, and sell more books. While it does require a fee to promote your books on the platform, the cost can be well worth it for the exposure it provides to highly engaged readers.

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How to Find the Right Tone for Your Writing

By Team Azuni

Whether you’re starting a blog or writing for a potential employer, finding the right tone that suits you and your audience can be challenging. The wrong tone can make readers feel disconnected from your message, while the right one can draw people in and keep them engaged. Here’s what you need to know about finding the right tone for your writing.

Understand Your Audience

The first step in finding the right tone is to understand who you are writing for. Are they business professionals? Are they casual readers? What kind of language do they use? You need to understand their language and interests so that you can better relate to them. For example, if you are writing a blog post about technology, it would be best to use technical terms rather than general ones, as this would help readers better understand your point.

Be Authentic

No matter what kind of audience you are writing for, it’s important that your tone is authentic. This means being yourself and using words that you know best—it doesn’t mean using jargon or terminology that doesn’t feel natural to you. Being yourself will make your work stand out from other writers who may be trying too hard to impress their readers with overly complicated words or phrases. Additionally, being true to yourself will help create an honest connection with your readers.

Know Your Limits

When finding a tone that suits both you and your audience, knowing when to draw the line is key. While it’s important to be engaging and entertaining in order to keep readers interested, it’s also important not to overdo it with too many jokes or too much slang. You want your work to come across as professional yet relatable; otherwise, things could get awkward quickly! Knowing when enough is key here—just because something may sound funny doesn’t mean it should be included in your work!

Finding the right tone for your writing is no easy feat but by understanding your audience and staying true to yourself, you can find success in creating content that resonates with them on an emotional level. It takes patience and practice (and maybe even some trial and error) but once you find the perfect balance between professionalism and relatability, there won’t be any stopping you. With these tips in mind, go forth and find the perfect tone for all of your future writing projects.

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A Conversation With a Dark Foe

By Tonny Wandella

Depression, you again depression! You sneak in like a thief, Stealing some of my joy and peace and hope, Leaving only grief. You wrap yourself around me, A heavy cloak of blue, Dragging me down to the depths, Where I cannot break through.

Your darkness seeps in like a creeping vine, Wrapping its tendrils around my mind, Choking the light, drowning out the sun, Till all that’s left is a heavy heart, undone. The weight of the world is on my shoulders, And I cannot seem to shake it off, It’s a never-ending cycle of pain, And I’m trapped in this eternal suffocating cough.

The tears flow like rivers down my cheeks, As I scream out in silent despair, No one can hear me, no one can see, That I’m suffocating, gasping for air. In this abyss of darkness, I am alone, With nothing but my thoughts and fears, And I cannot find a way out, So I sit here, lost in my tears.

You make me doubt my worth, And question all I do, You tell me lies and whispers, That I am not worth pursuing. But I know I am strong, And I will fight this war, I will not let you defeat me, Depression, I am more.

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A Tribute Video-To Hell With King & Country

By Azuni.blog

Every year on November 11th, we remember those who have sacrificed and continue to protect our nations.
Veterans Day is an ideal time to educate civilians about the sacrifices that military men and their families make throughout history.  This video is a poem dedicated to veterans. We hope it inspires us to value them more and celebrate their heroic sacrifices.

A Poem by Mark Weeks

Monadnock in Early Spring

By Amy Lowell

Cloud-topped and splendid, dominating all
    The little lesser hills which compass thee,
    Thou standest, bright with April’s buoyancy,
Yet holding Winter in some shaded wall
Of stern, steep rock; and startled by the call
    Of Spring, thy trees flush with expectancy
    And cast a cloud of crimson, silently,
Above thy snowy crevices where fall
    Pale shrivelled oak leaves, while the snow beneath
    Melts at their phantom touch. Another year
Is quick with import. Such each year has been.
    Unmoved thou watchest all, and all bequeath
    Some jewel to thy diadem of power,
Thou pledge of greater majesty unseen.

O Captain! My Captain!

By Walt Whitman

O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
       But O heart! heart! heart!
         O the bleeding drops of red,
           Where on the deck my Captain lies,
             Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up- for you the flag is flung- for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths- for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
       Here Captain! dear father!
         This arm beneath your head!
           It is some dream that on the deck,
             You’ve fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still,
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will,
The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done,
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
       Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
         But I with mournful tread,
           Walk the deck my Captain lies,
             Fallen cold and dead.

Songs for the People

By Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Let me make the songs for the people,
   Songs for the old and young;
Songs to stir like a battle-cry
   Wherever they are sung.

Not for the clashing of sabres,
   For carnage nor for strife;
But songs to thrill the hearts of men
   With more abundant life.

Let me make the songs for the weary,
   Amid life’s fever and fret,
Till hearts shall relax their tension,
   And careworn brows forget.

Let me sing for little children,
   Before their footsteps stray,
Sweet anthems of love and duty,
   To float o’er life’s highway.

I would sing for the poor and aged,
   When shadows dim their sight;
Of the bright and restful mansions,
   Where there shall be no night.

Our world, so worn and weary,
   Needs music, pure and strong,
To hush the jangle and discords
   Of sorrow, pain, and wrong.

Music to soothe all its sorrow,
   Till war and crime shall cease; 
And the hearts of men grown tender
   Girdle the world with peace.

The Slave Mother

Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

Heard you that shriek? It rose
   So wildly on the air,
It seemed as if a burden'd heart
   Was breaking in despair.
Saw you those hands so sadly clasped--
   The bowed and feeble head--
The shuddering of that fragile form--
   That look of grief and dread?
Saw you the sad, imploring eye?
   Its every glance was pain,
As if a storm of agony
   Were sweeping through the brain.

She is a mother pale with fear,
   Her boy clings to her side,
And in her kirtle vainly tries
   His trembling form to hide.
He is not hers, although she bore
   For him a mother's pains; 
He is not hers, although her blood
   Is coursing through his veins!
He is not hers, for cruel hands
   May rudely tear apart
The only wreath of household love
   That binds her breaking heart.
His love has been a joyous light
   That o'er her pathway smiled,
A fountain gushing ever new,
   Amid life's desert wild.
His lightest word has been a tone
   Of music round her heart, 
Their lives a streamlet blent in one--
   Oh, Father! must they part?
They tear him from her circling arms,
   Her last and fond embrace.
Oh! never more may her sad eyes
   Gaze on his mournful face.
No marvel, then, these bitter shrieks
   Disturb the listening air:
She is a mother, and her heart
   Is breaking in despair.

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod

By Eugene Field

Wynken, Blynken, and Nod one night
   Sailed off in a wooden shoe,—
Sailed on a river of crystal light
   Into a sea of dew.
“Where are you going, and what do you wish?”
   The old moon asked the three.
“We have come to fish for the herring-fish
   That live in this beautiful sea;
   Nets of silver and gold have we,”
            Said Wynken,
            And Nod.

The old moon laughed and sang a song,
   As they rocked in the wooden shoe;
And the wind that sped them all night long
   Ruffled the waves of dew;
The little stars were the herring-fish
   That lived in the beautiful sea.
“Now cast your nets wherever you wish,—
   Never afraid are we!”
   So cried the stars to the fishermen three,
            And Nod.

All night long their nets they threw
   To the stars in the twinkling foam,—
Then down from the skies came the wooden shoe,
   Bringing the fishermen home:
‘Twas all so pretty a sail, it seemed
   As if it could not be;
And some folk thought ’twas a dream they’d dreamed
   Of sailing that beautiful sea;
   But I shall name you the fishermen three:
            And Nod.

Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes,
   And Nod is a little head,
And the wooden shoe that sailed the skies
   Is a wee one’s trundle-bed;
So shut your eyes while Mother sings
   Of wonderful sights that be,
And you shall see the beautiful things
   As you rock in the misty sea
   Where the old shoe rocked the fishermen three:—
            And Nod.

(Public Domain Poem)

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