After having the great honor to meet Misses Heidi S. Cuda in person this weekend, I also got to meet a rare gem, her young poet and I got to thinking having authored many poems myself on some friendly advice.
Don’t try to sell a few poems or a single poem. Instead concentrate on building an ‘anthology’ of many poems, that is a collection and here is a structured way to consider going about it.
First, figure out categories you want to author of poems. Some examples might be the seasons, or morning, or flowers, perhaps things like a poem for a great day.
Once you have organized several categories, start by writing just one poem a day, each day. It sounds like a lot, but actually it doesn’t take much to do. Remember there are many forms of poetry too. Not all poetry is rhyming as many think. A perfect example is a gift card like for example a Birthday Card, or erhmmm, a Mothers Day Card as all of our moms are always the very best. You will notice some rhyme, but many do not.
In a years time you will be able to organize the 365 poems you have into anthologies. Best to sell several anthologies, honest. So, for example you have an anthology of ‘Morning Poems’
It does add up over time and as you maintain your persistence at it daily, you can look back at the work and realize you have achieved much more than other young and budding artists as yourself.