Writing Prompt 2/14/13

Happy Valentine’s Day!
It’s a day when the schmalziest of poetry comes out and the day that the most greeting cards are distributed.

Your task: Write a love poem like no other, that’s right, like no other because it describes your most unique and precious heart. And, type it up and give it away to someone you care about by the end of the week.

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Writing Prompt 1/27/13

Torch Song Sunday

Here’s a litte snippet from a popular song that you may or may not know. It’s enough to get you started. What’s the resolution? Love is messy, cruel, unkind, and, the only thing that makes any sense. Does this make sense to you? To one of your characters? Need a good cry after a breakup?

“A hundred thousand reasons why I should walk away, and a hundred thousand more make me stay…….
I can’t help but love you, you know how I am…..you’re the only dream I understand……”

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Writing Prompt 1/26/13

It’s Robert Burns’s birthday today, the famous Scottish poet. In Scotland there are all kinds of rituals that take place on his birthday — including drinking lots of alcohol and eating strange food (haggis), and wearing strange outfits (kilts). Some of these might seem strange to us and some might not. Take out your anthology of British and European poetry and brush up on Robert Burns. He really was quite a force in poetry and in Scottish politics of the 18th century. And, some time this weekend, try a new food. Make notes

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Writing Prompt 1/7/13

Look over a piece in which a part or parts (scene or stanza) have not been working very well and see if adding any of the following will help:

a ringing phone, a sealed envelope, an unidentifiable sound, two men in orange sneakers, a rare bird, a broken clock.

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DON’T FORGET: Beginner poetry class is scheduled to start tomorrow. So far, no sign ups. Frowny face. I’ll be out shaking the trees for sign ups and will postpone the class for as many weeks as necessary. I have a Blackberry type site so online classes are a possibility. How do you want to do this, people? — January 8 or ?, 2013. 6:30-8:30 pm. Write for details: cvillewriter@mac.com. Call 293-3702 (writing is better).

Writing Prompt 1/6/13

Wow, I can’t believe it’s 2013. Seems odd.

Write about an Epiphany — one that you’ve had, or the one that is in the Bible. Link them if you are game.

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DON’T FORGET: Beginner poetry class starts on — January 8, 2013. 6:30-8:30 pm. Write for details: cvillewriter@mac.com. Call 293-3702 (writing is better).