I am Sharon Atkinson and I was born and raised in East London and now I reside in Essex. I have always been interested in poetry from an early age but only started to write my own since 2001. Since 2003 I have had 18 of my poems published in different anthologies including, “Poets of Greater London”, “Love in Ink”, “The Path of True Love” and “Daily Reflections 2005”, to mention but a few. These have been published via ForwardPress.
I have always given my time and shoulders to listen to others who needs to be consolidated and gently pushed in the right direction, I express concern and heartfelt feelings to those in need of time and space to cry and shed off loads of stress and upheaval in their lives.
As a writer, I write poems straight from the heart and reflect this in order to inspire readers with a different level of understanding and a feeling of the side that is not usually portrayed in your normal line of poems.
I get my inspiration and motivation to write from the people that surround me, my friends and family.
My poems have been heart-breaking as well as mystical and in many ways consist of a little bit of magic and wisdom, although I have many more years to travel through, which is a great conquest for me and my fans to look forward to more writing from me.
My next instalment of poetry, “Beyond Darkness” is a working progress and it expresses my love for poetry but from a deeper, darker gothic side with the sometimes romantic twist.
Along side the poetry I am working on my first novel which is proving challenging but fun. I also love delving into the short stories, some of the dark influence and some with a more supernatural but romantic feel. Some of which have been produced in anthologies raising money for charities. Music is a big influence in my life and without it, I honestly think my writing would not be what it is today.
Needing discipline to sit myself down and actually do some writing, I was finding it hard. So I started up a writing group locally where we meet once a month, exchange ideas and news and get some ink on paper. Writing has become one of my main passions next to reading of course!
I’d like to encourage you on your novel. I find that prose written by a poet is a cut above other novels.
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Thank you. Your kind words and encouragement are very much appreciated.