Sam Rose - writer, geek, music lover, cancer survivor, optimist, Buddhist.

Category: Being a writer (Page 1 of 2)

Professor Green

Every time I listen to Professor Green’s music or watch one of his interviews, I feel so inspired to write something, to be brutally honest, to open up a blank Word document and spill my guts and share it with the world. Pro inspires me to write more than any author does, because he inspires me to be honest and open and to be myself, unapologetically. And for me that’s the most important part of writing, that I say something that’s important to me, and that writing it down makes me feel good, even empowered. He gives me self-confidence in that way. He makes me feel like if I have fingers and a pen or a keyboard, then I can do anything.

Extract from my first chapbook, Empowerthy. Available on

Free shipping until 4th June with code JUNESHIP and a portion of profits donated to Lynch Syndrome UK.

I submitted the book to Amazon today so it should be on there in like, six to eight weeks. Trying to get the word out so if you like my poetry, please take a look at the book and tell a friend. Thank you so much for your support!

Free priority mail shipping or 50% off ground shipping on my new chapbook Empowerthy! Use code JUNESHIP

My first chapbook Empowerthy is now available on! I’m so excited and pleased with how it’s turned out. The theme is empowerment and empathy, with poems about my experience as a cancer survivor with Lynch syndrome. There are a lot of poems I hope will resonate with others, and I hope some uplifting ones too!

Part of the profits will be donated to Lynch Syndrome UK.

Here are all the details:

Hard copy on

eBook on (ePub format for all eReaders):


Soon to be available in print on Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as KIndle, Kobo and Nook!

Thank you very much for your support; any reviews, comments etc are greatly appreciated!

Planning my chapbook

Spending the evening starting to plan my first self-published poetry collection! Exciting stuff. At the moment it looks like it’s going to be around 40 poems/pages, which is sort of a bit longer than an average chapbook and shorter than a typical collection. I think going for a chapbook length would be better, so I have some cutting down to do. This is going to be tricky.

My Patreon Account

Hello! I have set up a Patreon account for my poetry! If you don’t know what Patreon is, it’s a subscription service for creators. Readers can pledge a certain amount of money per month (anything from $1 or more – it’s up to you!) and get access to exclusive poetry by me, available only to subscribers. That’s stuff I don’t put on my Tumblr ( or anywhere else. There are some cool rewards as well for people who pledge $20 or more per month, like a free copy of my poetry collection when it comes out, and more!

The link to my Patreon is so please take a look, and if you’d like to read more of my work I would love it if you subscribed. $1 per month is less than a cup of coffee, and the benefits will last like, loads longer. I would love, love, love to make my writing a full-time job, so if you do subscribe, I cannot thank you enough!

Much love,


The problem with language

That’s the problem with language; sometimes you can be saying the right words but they don’t mean the right thing. Like an idiom or a turn of phrase when you’re learning a second language. Or even when you’re speaking perfect English, or whatever your first language is. You don’t have to be an amateur to say the wrong thing even when you think you’re using the right words.

Lynch Syndrome book

I’m writing a book about Lynch syndrome because there are like, none out there for people just diagnosed. I’ve started on it with a kind of self-help bent, but it already sounds too clinical. I think I’ll go more down the memoir route – still helpful, but putting my bad memories to good use. I think something personal will be more empathetic and appropriate.

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