Write 2 Be Magazine

For the Artists Who Like to Remain Strictly Out of the Box

Letter from the Editor

I have recently started writing poetry again.  It’s been a few years since I’ve even been inspired to write poetry again but the poetic urge somehow was there at the end of my fingertips once again.  I don’t know if it was because I found love again or because just as quickly as I found it slipped out of my reach but for whatever reason there it was.  Poetry was the very first type of writing that I did, well aside from the very short picture book that I wrote, drew up (even though I can’t draw at all), and bound together (with yarn of course) at the age of 6.  It was the way that I could express all of the feelings I had about the abuse from my mother at home, the bullying by the majority of the kids at school, and the insecurities I had about myself.

The imagery that goes into poetry is amazing, the way it only takes a few words just to describe a lifetime of feelings.  Now of course there is quite a lot of imagery in the short story and in writing song lyrics (which are mostly just poetry), and in writing novels and narrative essays, along with plays and movies.  However, poetry was what saved me in my childhood, it helped me deal with my childhood, and it gave me my first glimpse of my purpose.

Now April is National Poetry month but it is also Camp NaNoWriMo month for those that participate in that as well.  So this issue of Write 2 Be Magazine is not only dedicated to Poetry, but to the imagery that goes into weaving a story through its words.  Yes words itself are what make a story what it is but the imagery within it is what allows us to see the big picture, to envision the story in our own minds instead of it just being words on a piece of paper.  I hope you enjoy the articles, the poetry (both spoken word and written) and the overall content of this issue.  Take care and let your imagination soar!

Uniquely Yours,

CEO/Editor

Jimmetta Carpenter

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About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter is the Editor and Creator of the Free Fall Literary E-Zine and the Spoken Like A Queen E-Zine. She has dedicated herself to the power of the words and given into her passion for writing and has been writing poetry officially since the age of ten. She has a book of poetry titled “The Art of Love” published through lulu.com under the pen name Gemini. She is currently finishing up with her first novel and already working on her second. In 1998 she had her poem “Rest In Peace” published in an anthology put out by the International Library of Poetry and in the Spring of 2007 will have another poem titled “Through The Eyes of an Angel” published in another anthology also put out by the International Library of Poetry. She was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for that poem as well. She is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing N your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big. Jimmetta can be contacted by sending her an e-mail at freefall_lbp@yahoo.com or jcladyluv@yahoo.com.

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