7:34 a.m. — Atlanta
listening to Spinning Wheel by Blood, Sweat & Tears
Hullo! Where the heck did the week go? Yeh, I hear you snickering: Rookie! So, I’m guessing April is always like this for those of us crazy enough to participate. Mind you, I’m having a ball, not getting much sleep (too much adrenaline), but having a great time.
Something that occurred to me yesterday is that if you are all participating in NaPoWriMo, then you don’t need the regular sites [and if you do, here is last Friday]. For April, I will list the participating sites I came across, with Friday’s prompt as the link (except for Joseph, whose prompt comes later in the day :-) You’ll have his yesterday prompt.).
The Net centre of it all can be found at NaPoWriMo. Let us hear it for Cinquains. We can all write a Cinquain, right?!
Poets & Writers have all thirty prompts listed. This saves my bacon, because I can at least start thinking about a prompt. I am trying to write poems within a 24 hour period, however. Today’s has to do with overheard dialogue.
Probably the most well-known amongst us is Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem a Day Challenge. Head to his site to find out about plus poems.
Miz Quickly wants us to play with sound. Who doesn’t like to play with sound!
At Joseph’s Recursions, he tells us: The challenge here will be to combine the image and the state into a poem. It’s a nice little exercise that should not take that much time — a serious consideration!
We have a twofer at Joseph’s. He has posted for The Refinery, as well, taking one of Barbara Young‘s poems. Take the time out from your own mining, to read.
Tiffany Chaney has the first five prompts listed, so you will have an idea of her style of prompts. Today’s asks for a villanelle.
Adele Kenny is giving single word, occasionally a phrase, prompts for the month and has them listed, along with a link to a related poem.
For those following along (thank you) with my April Pulitzer Remix Challenge, today continues to introduce my first character, Erased Woman. She will have three more days, before I move on to Lost Man.
Remember that you can mix prompt sites. The point is not to stick with one, come hell or high water, but to write drafts of thirty poems. Have fun and I’ll see you in a bit for my Day 5 poem.
Happy writing, all.