NAPOWRIMO Day #17

Today’s prompt:
Form: Free Choice
Topic: From Natalie: You look in a mirror, but instead of seeing yourself, you see…

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Reminders
Read the NaPoWriMo Challenge Kickoff post for details on how the challenge works and how you can participate this month, no matter what your personal writing challenge is for the month of April.

Please read this page to find out how the prompt posts work. Remember that work shared this month is shared in precisely that spirit: sharing, as opposed to critiquing.

NAPOWRIMO Day #16

Today’s prompt:
Form: Free
Topic: From Rosalind: Start your poem with the opening line: I opened up the small red plastic egg

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Reminders
Read the NaPoWriMo Challenge Kickoff post for details on how the challenge works and how you can participate this month, no matter what your personal writing challenge is for the month of April.

Please read this page to find out how the prompt posts work. Remember that work shared this month is shared in precisely that spirit: sharing, as opposed to critiquing.

Tampa Look Back!

So, Tampa was fun! Busy. But fun! I have to say I actually enjoy myself more every year, and I’ve only gone twice! Of course with age comes freedom, I think we all know that. Being thirteen last time I went I didn’t have much of a long leash. Of course I wouldn’t. A fresh teenager in a strange city, no way would it be a good idea to just go anywhere. So most days, while my mother ran her workshops, I was confined to the hotel. This year though, I had the city in my hands! There was no stopping me. With a fat wallet and a pair of sensible shoes, I was ready to roll. The library came first (yeah, no duh) and boy oh boy it was one amazing place to be. You know, I think that a library is my idea of Nirvana. I think that’s where authors go at the end of the line, the perfect library. Sounds pretty darn beautiful right? This was. I took myself over there with my Macbook and my notebook, and I wrote and wrote and wrote. I got a lot done! Then, of course, I stopped in their little bookstore, and got a stack of books so big that I could hardly carry them back to the hotel, and worse, it was raining! But I was as happy as a tired writer in a pool of good coffee with my collection.
The museums where fun! I went to two of them. One was just a regular art museum, filled with all the usual works, and the other was all photography, which is my second strength in the arts. The first museum was a bit too quiet, which I guess that’s normal, and it seems like however hard you try to smile and be nice to the security guards, they just keep their scowls on their faces and their arms crossed tight. I don’t know, maybe I’m just a little more animated than that. The next museum, the one with the nice photos, the people were kinder, and the quiet wasn’t as oppressive. I enjoyed it more. I got through both in an hour all together, started on the dot at eleven, and finished on the dot at twelve. The rain for that day was starting to come, and so what I did was I went back to the library. That’s when the skies opened and sobbed on everyone. I walked back to the hotel holding my three new books to me like babies, and I was near soaked, even with the umbrella, by the time I was back in the freezing lobby. But oh, I can’t complain too much. It was all just such fun.
My mother and I did the Tampa Aquarium the first day we arrived, and I came out of that with some great photos! Plus, some new awesome speakers, and a Venus fly trap. We had great dinner almost every night! That city food is something to brag about. The shuttle was our car, but that was fine it was only late once. After the week length trip, I was ready to come home. I was tiered, and homesick. I was starting to really miss my Chihuahua! It felt good to get into the door, though I will miss Tampa. I will be excited to return again, whenever that may be. Hopefully within the next year or two at least!

NAPOWRIMO Day #15

Today’s prompt:
Form: Rhyming: AABB
Topic: From Cheyenne: Write how you would go about your day if you worked in a candy store in third person and through the view of your best friend’s eyes.

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Reminders
Read the NaPoWriMo Challenge Kickoff post for details on how the challenge works and how you can participate this month, no matter what your personal writing challenge is for the month of April.

Please read this page to find out how the prompt posts work. Remember that work shared this month is shared in precisely that spirit: sharing, as opposed to critiquing.

NAPOWRIMO Day #14

Today’s prompt:
Form: Free
Topic: From Lauren: Music is a good place to find inspiration. Put your playlist on shuffle and write down the first line of the first five songs. Create a piece of writing using the first lines from the songs.

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Reminders
Read the NaPoWriMo Challenge Kickoff post for details on how the challenge works and how you can participate this month, no matter what your personal writing challenge is for the month of April.

Please read this page to find out how the prompt posts work. Remember that work shared this month is shared in precisely that spirit: sharing, as opposed to critiquing.

The Last Surviving Flower by Tamar

The snow comes down,
The world does frown,
It’s cold and I’m alone.
The wind does blow,
And now I know,
That I’ll be on my own.
My family’s gone,
Their souls passed on,
And I’m all that remains.
My petals frail,
My stem-like tail,
As chills pass through my veins.
When will the sun
Be free and run?
When will it shine below?
When will my friends,
Come back again?
Where’s the end to this snow?
“Spring will come,”
Had said my mum,
But I’m not sure it’s true.
But either way,
I’m lost, astray,
I’m not sure what to do.

Meeting This Week!

Harks and alarms! Greetings and Salutations, Scribblers!

Our next meeting is Thursday, April 17, 7-8pm EST.

During this meeting we will discuss more poetry!
If you’re not able to join us this week, I will send out information about the assignment.

Open Mic
Want to read some of your writing at this week’s meeting or have someone else read it?
Open Mic Requirements:
-All poetry this month!
-You must email your piece by Wednesday, April 16.
-You can submit fiction, poetry, or non-fiction.
-Your piece or excerpt should be 500 words or less.
-Pieces must be school appropriate.
-Pieces will be read on a first come, first served basis as time allows.

Literature Chat
Do you want to share a book you’ve read or an author you love with the club? Maybe you read about a writing technique or idea that you’d like to share.
Literature Chat Requirements:
-You must be present to discuss your slide and have a mic to be able to speak to the group.
-You must create a powerpoint slide about what you’d like to share.
-You must email your piece by Wednesday, April 16.
-Your powerpoint should be limited to one slide.
-Topics must be school appropriate.
-Topics will be read on a first come, first served basis as time allows.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I hope to see you soon!

NAPOWRIMO Day #13

Today’s prompt:
Form: Rhyming: ABAB
Topic: Start with: “Do aliens like cheese?”

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Reminders
Read the NaPoWriMo Challenge Kickoff post for details on how the challenge works and how you can participate this month, no matter what your personal writing challenge is for the month of April.

Please read this page to find out how the prompt posts work. Remember that work shared this month is shared in precisely that spirit: sharing, as opposed to critiquing.

NAPOWRIMO Day #12

Today’s prompt:
Form: Haiku
Topic: Write about an avoidable tragedy.

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Reminders
Read the NaPoWriMo Challenge Kickoff post for details on how the challenge works and how you can participate this month, no matter what your personal writing challenge is for the month of April.

Please read this page to find out how the prompt posts work. Remember that work shared this month is shared in precisely that spirit: sharing, as opposed to critiquing.

NAPOWRIMO Day #11

Today’s prompt:
Form: Free
Topic: “It’s different for ________.”

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Reminders
Read the NaPoWriMo Challenge Kickoff post for details on how the challenge works and how you can participate this month, no matter what your personal writing challenge is for the month of April.

Please read this page to find out how the prompt posts work. Remember that work shared this month is shared in precisely that spirit: sharing, as opposed to critiquing.

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