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How to Become a Successful Poet

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Frank O'Neal returns to the show to catch us up on his latest success story! If you're a poet trying to make it in the non-fiction writing world, you'll love this.

Frank S. O'Neal is a lifelong learner, writer, musician and world traveler. Through three major career changes and his constant pursuit of understanding, he has gained a unique voice for his writing. While in high school, an alert teacher recognized O'Neal's gift and encouraged him to use it as a tool to search for his passion and follow his dreams. He used the pen to help him stay grounded and connected to himself as he traveled through his careers in the US Coast Guard, then as an industrial paramedic and through taxing days working as an emergency room nursing assistant.

More recently, O'Neal's career path diverted him to all corners of the globe working in the telecommunications and cellular industry. As his teacher suggested, O'Neal has used poetry and writing to reconnect and reemerge continuously, while discovering where his life will lead him next.