Welcome!

Happy monday!

I’ve noticed a few new subscribers lately, thank you all for joining!

Now I’ve been maintaining this blog for a few months on a weekly basis. I’ve kind of just winged it and posted what was on my mind the minute before the week was up,

whether it be videos of my poetry, think pieces, show dates, interviews etc.

So I’d like to take a second and ask those of you that are reading, what would you like to see more of ?

Should I keep my random schedule or tighten up a bit?

A bit about me while we’re here: I have one poetry project out, working on a second….I’ve done a good amount of gigs in the local poetry scene, even did a short tour for my first project. I’m looking to prep and go to a college conference like apca next fall and eventually turn a living touring the college circuit and afford myself the luxury of working on my art full time.

Right now the purpose of this blog is as

1 A creative outlet

2 A platform I have full creative control over, and general hub for my followers/fans

3 A working resume or sorts, as much of my shows, interviews and poetry

All that being said, I’d love to hear you feedback in the comments!

Take care,

Sin.

Spoken Jazz Vegas

My Saturday

10 A.M: flight from DFW to Las Vegas 


11 A.M (Vegas time): touchdown and errands 


3 P.M: Powa nap

6 P.M: Get ready at venue 

8 P.M: Showtime

11 P.M: Dinna

1 A.M: Flight back to DFW

to touchdown at 6 A.M (DFW time)

And it was all worth it! 

We had an awesome show, and a healthy crowd for labor day weekend in Vegas.

I know there was some video taken, and I’ll be trying to track that down so check out my social media @sinspokenword I’ll most likely have it on my Facebook page

Critique me 

If I could paint

I’d lock myself within blank walls,

stare at your photograph

That is on the back of my new bookmarks (a recent marketing attempt on my behalf, my social media info is on the other side)

What do you think? 

Is it a poem ? 

Why or why not?

What does it mean?

Does it mean anything?

Is it simplistic ?

Is it lazy?

There’s an eternal debate over the importance of a creative’s intent on the meaning of their creations, and I most definitely know what it means to me, but I don’t intend for it to mean the same (or anything in particular) for you.

Does that make a difference? 

Comment your responses, I’d love to know what you think

Or hit me on social media @sinspokenword

My therapy tour is wrapping up this month so if you’d like to come hear me ask a million questions live I’ll be at 

The Dock Bookshop in Fort Worth TX Tuesday the 2

Franky Diablos in San Antonio TX Sunday the 14

And the Baobab Stage in Las Vegas NV Saturday the 27

Pictures from shows coming soon,

Til next time

Sin.

5 ways to beat writer’s block

What does one do with writers block?

Write about writers block!

If you’re frustrated or stuck in your writing endeavors I’m here to help

Here are a few tips that I think will help you out.

1.Write!

I know it sounds like a smart ass answer but seriously, just wing it !

I’m doing it now, all great artists wing it at some point.

The best advice I ever got was to write something every day, just sit down and write for a few minutes. Without worrying about punctuation or spelling or grammar. Whether you write 5 words or 5 pages the important thing is that you’re writing.

2. Consume

Listen to your favorite music,  read your favorite poetry, watch your favorite movie, all of these things can help get the creative juices flowing.

Bonus points if you go out and give new music, literature and movies a chance! Try going out of your comfort zone, after all if you never consume art you can’t produce any. Everything comes from somewhere! 

3.Exercise

I always find that going for a good walk helps me relax and free my mind a bit, a workout may be beneficial to your creative process. 

Aerobic exercises (fancy word for cardiovascular) like jogging swimming and walking are shown to help relieve stress and many artist swear by them.

Maybe little fresh air could help you get out of that writing rut.

4. Look back on your work

I personally keep all of my old notebooks and read through them from time to time.

Find some of your pre-writing block work and read through it. 

Sometimes re-visiting the past experiences and emotions can help you remember why you do this in the first place, and maybe you’ll see something that needs to be further explored. Maybe you just want to top your past self and re write some things!

5.Take a break

Another cliche, but seriously, if all else fails, take a break! 

Live life, spend some time with people you care about, have new experiences, fall in love, fall on your face, pick yourself up again. You can’t write about the world if you’re never in it!

Hope that helps, like and subscribe, share with a friend

And thanks for reading!

SMU show and youtube news

On Thursday I got to play for the Sigma Lambda Beta – Mu Delta Chapter at SMU

it was a great show! We had a good time and I got to perform some of Therapy for them.

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Speaking of Therapy, I kept my productiveness up and uploaded the entire project onto my Youtube page