WRITTENSMITH101 IS BACK!!!!
Welcome to Writtensmith101! For those of you who are unfamiliar with the previous website Writtensmith101.info, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Nina St'cyr and I am a freelance writer and personal manager. I write a variety of genres and I enjoy listening to great music. Therefore, I have taken the liberty to combine, both, music and writing in an effort to create something truly amazing. In the past, I have written: poetry, songs, screenplays, dramatic plays, eulogies, comedies, and etc. I've won several online and offline writing contests. In 2005, I was nominated as a finalist at poetry.com. I have also received several prizes and awards, both, inside and outside of educational institutions.
WE THE PEOPLE:
We must not stand by ideally and accept situations in which we feel we have no control over. The truth is that we have control over ourselves. We must never forget that " we the people" are mothers and fathers raising future men and women. How can we preach and not practice? "We the people," are not perfect, however, our imperfections are costing us our children's lives. Are " We the people" blind? Can we not see that the burden falls on our shoulders, we are the ones that our children come to for guidance? If we continue to push our children away they will no longer need our guidance. Instead, the streets will become their mothers and fathers.
THE POWER OF MUSIC
I have come to realize that music plays a significant role in today's society. I, myself, have a certain respect for music, especially meaningful music. When I say meaningful music, I am referring to the content of the lyrics. Although, many people may not understand the importance of the lyrics. However, as a songwriter, I do. I have a great deal of respect for meaningful music and several years of songwriting experience. I have come to realize that music is merely an equal combination of rhythm and lyrics. Based on my experience, I have learned that a song should possess a generous amount of rhythm, just enough to touch your soul. Yet it must also possess an equal amount of lyrical power, just the right amount to stimulate your mind. Unfortunately, very few artists' have reached this level of expertise. As a result, our society has been forced to listen to anything that sounds good. However, there are a great number of artists' who have reached this level of expertise. I am not here to bad mouth the music industry. As I said before, my objective is to put the most meaningful topics in the spotlight. This site will be used as a platform for all of the subjects that we have chosen to sweep underneath the rug. I would like to shine some light on these topics because they have been sitting in the shadows for far too long.
Here, at Writtensmith 101 the goal is to reform the broken society in which we live in and happen to refer to as our, "neighborhood". My objective is to address the issues that we have chosen to, "sweep underneath the rug". These issues are primarily the most relevant topics, such as: child abuse, relationships, gangs, teen pregnancy, and subjects of that nature. In addition to writing, I also intend to use music to highlight these controversial topics.
My motive is to enlighten a broken community of children who are motivated to achieve greatness. However, they are in need of reassurance. I would like to help them turn their dreams into reality. I want them to know that aiming for great things in life is not harmful to their reputation, however, having toxic people around them while they attempt to do so, is. My objective is to encourage women to behave as queens and to classify themselves as such. I want women to look past the labels that society has branded them with. My objective is to applaud the good men and to uplift the men who have lost their way. No! I am not here to shun the few men who have made the wrong decisions in life, that is not my objective. Everyone is entitled to make a few mistakes in life and no one is perfect. We are only human. We are not GODS! However, I intend to transform every man and woman into Kings and Queens.
I would like my writings and musical works to make you laugh, cry, smile, but most importantly grow.