Liz Newman is a poet (author of “Hope Between Heartbeats”) and a lifestyle blogger who is madly in love with the written word. She writes poetry book reviews as a regular contributor for “A Better Today Media” and is almost always reading, writing, or reviewing poetic works.

Do you ever feel stuck in a season of life you weren’t expecting? Do you ever feel pressure to tie your worth to your accomplishments? Do you feel a constant pull to compete and compare that leaves you miles from

October is a month with so much to offer, from fall foliage to fear-filled films. The environment surrounding this autumn month sets the stage for some great writing prompts. Whether you are a lover of all things spooky or prefer

September marks a change in weather but also a change in our hearts as we learn to let go and embrace a new season. Whether you are sad to see summer go or ready and waiting with your fall flannels,

The rise of technology has given writers lots of new opportunities to share their words with the world and connect with readers—but with its many advantages, there are also some pitfalls to be aware of as we write in this

Podcasts have been growing in popularity for the last several years with good reason. The platform provides listeners with great content that can be enjoyed on a busy schedule. Whether you prefer to listen while you drive to work in

Happy August, poetry friends! We are back with new poetry prompts to help you reflect on this hot, summer month and to help you look forward to new beginnings as you seek to grow and bloom in the days ahead.    1.

Every writer experiences their share of creative setbacks, whether it’s an isolated case of writer’s block or a full-on, long-term writer’s rut. While there are plenty of ways to spark that creativity again, like turning to writing prompts or optimizing

In our first installment of Beatles songs and poetry pairings, we introduced six Beatles songs—including “Hey Jude” and “Dear Prudence”—to their perfect poetic counterparts. To continue the saga, let’s dive into a few more beloved Beatles songs and the poets

What activities come to mind when you consider fun date ideas with your significant other? Maybe you think about long walks on the beach, a homemade dinner for two, or a movie night—but have you considered the idea of reading

With July in full swing, fresh poetry prompts are top-of-mind. Whether we are reflecting on celebrations observed in July or considering experiences that mark the season for each of us personally, there is much to draw inspiration from in this

Above image courtesy of Thought Catalog   Raquel Franco’s latest poetry collection, When The Bee Stings, is equal parts honey and sting. It is dripping with nostalgia, raw emotion, and wisdom gained from journeying through life’s ups and downs. Franco’s words seek

June marks the end of school and the beginning of summer. It’s an exciting time of year with poetry inspiration around every corner. Whether you’re writing a nostalgic poem about past summers or allowing powerful summer imagery to inspire you,