If you are planning to writing a poem a day in April, there are sources of inspiration all around. Starting in the most obvious place, check out the NaPoWriMo site. You will find everything you need to get started. Add your blog to the list of participants and join the community of writers. There… Continue reading NaPoWriMo 2014 Begins Today
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has gained momentum over the past decade, and a number of best-selling novels–Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern– began in this veritable boot camp for writers. The appeal lies in the short intense nature of the project, with the product being a 50,000 word first… Continue reading Writing, Promptly
It happens to most creative people: one day Stefan Hengst found himself in a bit of a lull. In his effort to jump-start his creative process, he did a yearlong iPhone photography project that he called “My Daily Poetry Fix.” He collected snapshots he took with his phone each day and shared a few on Facebook Soon patterns began to… Continue reading My Daily Poetry Fix by Stefan Hengst
Every writer gets stuck on occasion. When that happens, there’s hope. Check out the Writer Igniter app on the DIY MFA website. The program shuffles an e-deck of cards and provides you with a character, a situation, a prop, and a setting. You take it from there, imagination not included! The DIY MFA concept is… Continue reading Igniters for Writers
If you’re trying to write a poem a day this April, here is a list of people providing writing prompts for the occasion: The official NaPoWriMo Headquarters (Maureen Thorson) The Best American Poetry blog Robert Lee Brewer lists a daily prompts at Poetic Asides More than 30 ideas can be found at Redactions Poetry and Poetics Kelli… Continue reading Resources for NaPoWriMo 2012
Here’s a list of blogs that are offering up poetry prompts for NaPoWriMo 2011. It’s short so please share with me links to other poetry prompts for the cruelest month. Big Tent Poetry (Carolee, Deb, and Jill) Kelli Russell Agodon NaPoWriMo (Maureen Thorsen) Poetic Asides (Robert Lee Brewer) Writer’s Island
Here’s a list of poets participating in NaPoWriMo 2011. If you’d like your blog link added to (or subtracted from) the list, just leave it in thecomment section. In an effort to save time I carried over my list from last year. If you’d like to set up a free blog, wordpress.com is an easy… Continue reading The Poets: NaPoWriMo 2011
National Poetry Month begins today, April 1st, 2011. At Writers in the Schools (WITS) we send out an email with a child’s poem every day for the month. Find out about that and other poetry offerings here. If you are truly brave and want to WRITE a poem a day this April, consider participating in NaPoWriMo. Don’t… Continue reading Happy National Poetry Month 2011!
Feeling anxious staring at the blank page? Check out the great writing prompt at Big Tent Poetry this week. Click here to join the fun in the Circus Big Top.
Black Hole Sun, originally uploaded by BrianKG.
Through the Looking Glass, originally uploaded to flickr by slackley.
This is Nini’s Painting by CyTwombly. Poets, take your mark, get set. Go!
My friend Jane and I are writing together this month. Twombly makes the job a lot easier.
Write with me?
I’ve been keeping busy trying to write to Cy Twombly art. I thought I’d post the painting of the day here. Please feel free to write along with me. My rough drafts will be on my Poem a Day blog, Rogue Notes.