Today’s writing prompts are ready to get you to color your writing talents. Writing Skill Builder (A Quick Exercise) Describe the color of an object near you without ever naming what that color is. Poetry Prompt Write a poem about a rivalry. Short Story / Fast Fiction Prompt Write a story in which one character […]
Today’s Poetry Prompt Write a poem that includes a delivery or an arrival.
Today’s Poetry Prompt Write a poem that involves a sequence of events or steps such as a process, a recipe, instructions, or anything that could only happen in a certain order.
We are near the end of this project. Most of our days are behind us and it is time for that final push to get to the finish line. Today is a good day to write poetry. Whether it is clear or raining, calm or exciting, joyful or depressing, this is a good day to […]
Playing with language is one of the more entertaining and challenging aspects of writing poetry. There are so many ways to play with words: rhyme, alliteration, assonance, puns, meter, obscure words, nonsense words, and so on. Today I thought I would introduce one trick that you may already practice without knowing the name for it. […]
Nature is one of the oldest and most persistent themes in poetry. There are many poetry forms that are specifically for meditating on and commenting about nature, such as the Pastoral and the Eclogue. It is an ancient topic, but one that remains relevant even in contemporary times. Today’s nature poems are often about the […]
I am feeling extremely random today. I am filled with brief thoughts but cannot seem to paste them together into a coherent article. Time keeps passing and I know people want their prompts. Anyone who blogs knows that this can only result in a list post. So without further ado: Six random thoughts about poetry: […]
Most of the poems I write are based on my life and my experiences. For me, poetry is a type of journaling. This isn’t true for every poem. Some poems are fantasy, fiction and fun. In the end though, most are about me in some way or another, even if they aren’t entirely based on […]
I hope that you will forgive me for rerunning information from last year, but in my opinion this is key material, especially because we will be discussing several poetry forms over the course of the month. I think that it is important to have access to some of the basic terms when it comes to […]