Writing Prompt 11/13/13

Today’s idea is largely taken from Writers’ Digest author Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem-A-Day challenge for November. His challenge today is to write a self-help poem. That is certainly a great idea. I was thinking of focusing my prompt on the examining the pieces of what that self-help poem would look like. For example, what are the practices that the SHP would promote, what is the diet it would advise, what are the thought patterns it would change? Is the self-help poem an instructional piece? Is it a feel-good treatise? A combination? Is each line a direction? Is each stanza a new mission statement? Is a poem essentially a self-help document?
Just some things to think about and hopefully have fun with as you write your self-help poem.

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