It’s that time of year again…

Time for National Poetry Month again, which means it is also time for National Poetry Writing Month, a/k/a NaPoWriMo.

NaPoWriMo, as I see it, is the lesser-known cousin of NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month. Instead of writing a set number of words for the month, though, the goal of NaPoWriMo is to write a poem a day for the 30 days of April.

Though it has been around for a while, apparently, I first heard about NaPoWriMo two years ago. I thought it would be a good diversion from thinking about all the stuff that was going on in my life at the time, so I dove in. For last year’s iteration, I sought out other sources for writing prompts, so that I would have a variety from which to choose on those days where I didn’t like the ‘official’ prompt.

There are more places than I have listed here, but these are the ones I used the most:

Poe War
http://poewar.com/poetry-prompts/

LitBridge
http://www.litbridge.com/…/creative-writing-prompts…/

Kelli Russell Agodon
http://www.agodon.com/…/writing_prompts_by_kelli…

Language is a Virus
http://languageisavirus.com/writing_prompts.html…

Of course, the NaPoWriMo site will have a new prompt daily:
http://www.napowrimo.net/

Happy writing!

(31 March 2015)

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