A popular weekly poetry prompt
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Haiku Poetry Prompt Writing Challenge Useful Links.
Thesaurus: Chance, Equal.
The Guidelines are simple.
- Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in Englishas my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like. The link above has links within it to articles about how to write Haibun, Tanka, and even a new form I created called Freku. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you likeinstead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help visit HowManySyllables.com. (You would be surprised at how many syllables some words actually have.)
- The two words can be used as…
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if you chance your arm
make sure the odds are equal
or in your favour
Structures & Landscapes
This special-themed issue will consider poetry, reflective essays, stories, artwork, etc. that investigate the concepts of structures and landscapes whether real (e.g., a picture of a mountainside) or abstract (e.g., a portrayal of a structure collapsing). Some topics we’ll consider would include the structure of society or of social interaction; apparent structure of an unfamiliar culture (think of a time in which you visited another country). Elements of architecture, anthropology, etc. may be incorporated.
Deadline for submissions: April 30th, 2018.
Feel free to query us with a topic: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sage advice for students of the art such as I
A Writer's Path
by Ryan Lanz
Dumping is rarely appreciated anywhere, and inside your novel is no different.
When I started writing, I can remember feeling the urge to clue the reader in on every tidbit of information on a character/setting, including the culture, people, landscape, type of plants that grow there, every holiday, flavors of tea consumed, what type of bear is best (a Jim Halpert reference), etc.
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the urge to bloom,
in cold restraint until
the Spring, when in verdant glory,
The pickings were slim
down at the Last Chance saloon
but no one folded
Now is the winter of our discount tent made glorious summer by this sun of York… or some such rubbish. It is certainly not summer yet, but spring sprang today and, having sprung, will doubtless move on: nor all thy piety nor wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line, nor all thy…
via Horses, insane boat traffic, and venturing forth without a jacket… #narrowboat #england #springtime — The Diesel-Electric Elephant Company, England.
Brief, the operative word for the subject of this post, be brief but be quick as the end is nigh
The Flash Fiction Contests has been a lot of fun, but I am dying to read more of your work and the contest ends next week!
What is flash fiction? It is a story told in 100 words or less. Some of the most poignant stories can also be the shortest. One of the most famous works attributed to Hemingway is a six-word short story:
“For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
Remember, the winner of this contest will be featured on my blog! It’s a fun event and a great opportunity for your blog to get more publicity through another blog.
You can check out all information, rules, and prizes by clicking here!
So get writing!
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where once pictures
gazed down and smiled
content in their task,
ransacked, the gospels
in the glass now gone
the sins of the world,
through the arch revealed
let in with the cold