Voices behind the words: An interview series with writers (Interview #3, Sylvester L.Anderson)

*Hey everyone this is my 3rd interview entry in this series I created where I gain insight from other poets in the WordPress community. This time around I spoke with Sylvester L.Anderson and we talked about his favorite styles of poetry, his opinions on publication, and the positivity he expresses through his everyday writing. It was pleasure to learn more about him and I look forward to reading more of his uplifting poetry. If you have not checked out any of his work, then you’re missing out on poetry that will make a moment of your day.  Also check him out on Twitter at @SylvesterPoetry for more. Peace

Q: What inspired you to start blogging, and when did you begin it?

Sylvester: I started blogging in 2010 and what inspired me was that I wanted to sharpen my poetry skills as I was preparing to publish my first poetry collection.

Q: What is your writing process like, do you hand write or type a draft?

Sylvester: I use to hand write a lot and still do on occasion. Now I think of a theme and type. If I am unable to finish I save a draft and come back to it later.

Q: How would describe the current state of poetry and should schools emphasize creative writing and poetry in English curriculum’s?

Sylvester: The current state of poetry has a heartbeat but I would like to see poetry get more exposure. Schools should emphasize creative writing in English curriculum’s. We need to cultivate that talent and creativity.

Q: What are your favorite book genres?

Sylvester: Favorite book genres…inspirational, poetry. Not a lot of time for reading these days.

Q: When your not writing how do spend your down time?

Sylvester: My down time is spent watching movies , listening to music and basically trying to enjoy life.

Q: What advice would you give to new bloggers who are in your niche?

Sylvester: As always blog what you enjoy, what you’re passionate about. Connect with other bloggers that have similar interests/blogs. Be yourself!

Q: Which style of poetry would you consider your favorite and easiest to write? i.e. (Haiku, Free Verse, Narrative)

Sylvester: I have always been a freestyle poet but I don’t limit myself to one style. Lately I have been doing haiku, shadorma and prose.

Q: Would you ever consider publishing your writing, and if you have how was the reception and reviews?

Sylvester: I have several collections published and the feedback has been positive. I encourage writers who want to get published to go for it..life is short.

Q: What is your favorite movie of all time/last movie you have seen?

Sylvester: My favorite movie of all time is Way of the Dragon (Bruce Lee fan) I love movies, so don’t get me started. Last movie seen..War For The Planet of the Apes.

Q: If you could describe your writing with one word what would it be?

Sylvester: Inspiring



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