Today is the first day of National Poetry Month! Today’s prompt on Robert Brewer’s blog asks for a “New Arrival” poem. Visit the link below to post your own. Mine is below.
2013 April PAD Challenge: Day 1 | Write a Poem a Day Until May | WritersDigest.com.
on spare branches
on globe willows;
dusty next week,
miraculous as morning
or the word
If you write for children, take a look at this great blog.
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If you are working on a novel for children as I am, NaNo WriMo might not exactly fit your needs. This one is especially timely for me. I will be coming off a month of writing a picture book draft a day in February. (Okay, well, one a day sometimes and five in a day to catch up. Did I say they were good? Um, no, at least not at this point.)
March will be different. I want to finish a novel I have been working on for years and this challenge is perfect. Finishing it should just take a couple of weeks. I am very close. That will give me some time for edits I have marked. I know I shouldn’t do this, but I have been editing as I go, so when I finish at the end of March , I hope it will be ready to go. I plan to refine my pitch at an SCBWI regional mini-workshop. I am saying this now to commit myself to it.
If you want to finish or draft a book, click below. What do you have to lose? I have met some amazing people through these challenges.
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The blog in which this post appears is interesting, too. It hosts ongoing challenges and is the center of a lively community.
Announcement – Poetry Contest.
Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 205 | If I Were Happy Poem | Poems | WritersDigest.com.
It’s Wednesday on Robert Brewer’s blog. Today, fill in the blank in this phrase and make it your title: If I were…
Read the responses and add your own.
If I Were an Eagle
If I were an eagle,
I’d angle my wings
and slowly circle
over the frozen lake,
watching for an unwary
rabbit venturing out
across an unmarked
patch of snow. I’d
pass the cottonwood
aerie where I was raised
with my brother
and not wonder where
he had gone. I’d own
only the brittle winter
sky and a bare branch
with a hungry view.
If you need inspiration and a writing community all year, take a look at Kellie Elmore’s blog. She offers a visual writing prompt every Friday.
#FWF Free Write Friday; Image Prompt | Kellie Elmore.
Here’s my first poem for this month’s challenge. Poets, add your own on the blog. At the end of the month, you will have a chapbook. See the blog for submission details and to read the work of other participants.
2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 1 | Matches Poem | WritersDigest.com
OH! Mr. Brewer is having his Poem a Day November chapbook challenge after all! I thought he had moved it to April. Poets, take heed, do not feel left out of the NaNoWriMo fun. Zip over to the poetry blog at the Writers Digest site and check out the fantastic daily idea. You can catch up on the previous ones, too. It’s not too late. At the end of the month, you will have a chapbook, which you can submit. See you there.
2012 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 1 | Matches Poem | WritersDigest.com.
If you are a poet, you really should know about Robert Lee Brewer’s blog on the Writer’s Digest site. He offers ideas, challenges, prompts, and more all year long. The link below will take you there.
Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 197 | WritersDigest.com.