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Mick’s Short Form Poetry Challenge #1 – Perpetuating the Rare Forms’ – Sept 16th 2017 – Prompt: ‘fresh’

A great idea, short form poetry concentrates your thought to make of them what you will. To paraphrase a wise old adage, “Hint don’t tell,” is a rule to remember.

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Mick’s Short Form Poetry Challenge – Perpetuating the Rare Short Form Poetry.

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Should you wish to skip the introduction and go directly to the poetry types please click here

Introduction:

Firstly; thanks to all who participated in the original Elfje challenge, it was a bit of a slow start, but we were getting there. However, a suggestion made by Jules Paige that I change the format to a multi one based on short forms of poetry, I thought a great idea, and for which I thank her, most gratefully. Here then are the forms, if they are new to you please click on the one that takes your interest for its guidelines, thank you. Some of them can be likened to rare breeds, and as the saying goes, “Use them or lose them”,. It might be that some of them were totally unknown to you, there were to me. So, I think by…

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You’ll Never Be A Good Writer If You…

Source: You’ll Never Be A Good Writer If You…

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Get Ready to Rodeo! — Carrot Ranch Literary Community

Norah Colvin writes in the upcoming The Congress of Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology, Vol. 1: “Flash fiction is a form of short writing. In its various forms, it may be known as, for example, micro fiction, sudden fiction, or six-word stories; the length may vary from as few as six to as many as […]

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Good advice never goes stale

Does this sound boring to you? Probably, but it’s likely the most important obstacle in the way for new writers. With so many distractions, how does a writer focus on what’s really important – writing? While there are many answers, I thought I’d offer some personal tips. Now realize, I came upon most of these […]

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How to Begin to Write Poetry — A Writer’s Path

by Diana Raab, PhD Poetry is the voice of the soul and is often considered a free-flowing form of expression. Poets help us see a slice of the world in a way in which we might not have observed it before. They highlight details to cast a light on a feeling, an image, or an […]

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VOICE & WATCH #1 – HAIKU

This is great speak it, shout it loud

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watch the world dying…
natures voice… decades ignored…
to late… start crying
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to late… start crying
natures voice… decades ignored…
watch the world dying…

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airing warnings… hark
hear the planet dying
my voice not enough
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my voice not enough
hear the planet dying
airing warnings… hark…

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watch now… life fading
voices shouting help… ignored
their death… imminent
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their death… imminent
voices shouting help… ignored
watch now… life fading

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watch television…
as naturalists voice warnings
fake news… of course not…
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fake news… of course not…
as naturalists voice warnings…
watch television…

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watch… your opinions…
read… make your voice heard
still in denial…
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still in denial…
read… make your voice heard
watch… your opinions…
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Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 50 #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: VOICE & WATCH #1

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Snack for thought

Originally posted on Rachel Poli: We already talked about the when and why I started writing short stories. But what about you? Pretend you’re back at school and your new English teacher is asking you to write an essay on the first day. (What a jerk, am I right?) Here’s the question: Do you write…

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Why Pinterest May Be The Greatest Website For Writers

A Writer's Path

by Teagan Berry

There are countless social media sites out on the internet, each of them offering us different means to share our thoughts and life with other people. For authors, social media can help us out in many different ways. Book promotion, connecting with fans, networking with other authors… and that’s just to name a few.

A little while ago I was introduced to a site called Pinterest by a fellow author and let me tell you, I will be forever grateful to her for it. In this post, along with another one I shall be putting up in a couple days, I hope to give you a few reasons why I believe Pinterest is so useful for authors. Right now, I’m going to focus on the private side of Pinterest, and what it can do for you and your specific writing.

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TOKEN Magazine Issue 2 – Call for submissions

Another exercise to help you get your voice heard

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TOKEN Magazine is calling for submissions for Issue 2, and this time we have a theme – BODIES. This can be interpreted as you wish.

We are accepting:

– Fiction/Non-fiction of up to 2500 words (maximum 2 pieces per submission).

– Artwork/Photography (maximum 4 pieces per submission) and a summary of your work to go alongside the piece(s).

– Illustrations – please send across recent illustrations, and once we have the writing sorted you will be given briefs.

With your submission we ask that you please also include your biography (max 200 words). If it is not obvious please can you also write why you feel you are under-represented in the arts and literature. It is important that you do this as we want Issue 2 to have as many diverse voices as possible.

Send your submissions to tokenmagazine@gmail.com by 15 July 2017 (midnight). Any submissions after this time will…

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Reflecting

Upon reflection

well, may we wonder

at the thought within his head

perhaps reflecting

we disregard the hunger

and can see only beauty

 

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