Monday, March 25, 2013

Ideas to Consider as the Beginning Day of 30 Poems in 30 Days Approaches

As April 1st approaches and so also NaPoWriMo - National Poetry Writing Month - April 2013, with the goal of writing 30 poems in 30 days, I'd like to share a couple other links that I found helpful.

First, Poetic Forms and Techniques, provides descriptions and examples of 34 types of poems. I thought of using one per day, as a way to stretch my thinking and writing skills. You can find this page at:

Another site that I found helpful has writing prompts for poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. You can find this page at: and sign up for weekly prompts to be sent via e-mail.

I began reading a book, Finding What You Didn't Lose by John Fox, who says, "Poetry is within each of us. It's there waiting for you to find what you never really lost." (p. xv) I'll see if I can "find it" during the month of April 2013.

Whether you participate in the National Poetry Writing Month this April, formally or informally, or not, I hope you and I can enjoy the daily prompts sent by, or from other sources, and even from within our hearts and spirits and be encouraged to explore our creativity through writing.

Happy Writing and Creating!!

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