NaPoWriMo: Friday Freeforall

05 Apr

7:34 a.m. — Atlanta

listening to Spinning Wheel by Blood, Sweat & Tears

Hullo! Where the heck did the week go? Yeh, I hear you snickering: Rookie! So, I’m guessing April is always like this for those of us crazy enough to participate. Mind you, I’m having a ball, not getting much sleep (too much adrenaline), but having a great time.

Something that occurred to me yesterday is that if you are all participating in NaPoWriMo, then you don’t need the regular sites [and if you do, here is last Friday]. For April, I will list the participating sites I came across, with Friday’s prompt as the link (except for Joseph, whose prompt comes later in the day 🙂 You’ll have his yesterday prompt.).

The Net centre of it all can be found at NaPoWriMo. Let us hear it for Cinquains. We can all write a Cinquain, right?!

Poets & Writers have all thirty prompts listed. This saves my bacon, because I can at least start thinking about a prompt. I am trying to write poems within a 24 hour period, however. Today’s has to do with overheard dialogue.

Probably the most well-known amongst us is Robert Lee Brewer’s Poem a Day Challenge. Head to his site to find out about plus poems.

Miz Quickly wants us to play with sound. Who doesn’t like to play with sound!

At Joseph’s Recursions, he tells us: The challenge here will be to combine the image and the state into a poem. It’s a nice little exercise that should not take that much time — a serious consideration!

We have a twofer at Joseph’s. He has posted for The Refinery, as well, taking one of Barbara Young‘s poems. Take the time out from your own mining, to read.

Tiffany Chaney  has the first five prompts listed, so you will have an idea of her style of prompts. Today’s asks for a villanelle.

Adele Kenny is giving single word, occasionally a phrase, prompts for the month and has them listed, along with a link to a related poem.

For those following along (thank you) with my April Pulitzer Remix Challenge, today continues to introduce my first character, Erased Woman. She will have three more days, before I move on to Lost Man.

Remember that you can mix prompt sites. The point is not to stick with one, come hell or high water, but to write drafts of thirty poems. Have fun and I’ll see you in a bit for my Day 5 poem.

Happy writing, all.


Posted by on 05/04/2013 in exercises, poetry, writing


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7 responses to “NaPoWriMo: Friday Freeforall

  1. Carol Carlisle

    05/04/2013 at 12:44 pm

    Thanks for all the info! I always get it late your time. I did manage to produce poetry and Dance Around Friday without hurting myself too badly 😉

  2. Hannah Gosselin

    05/04/2013 at 4:03 pm

    Oh, wow. I’m not doing as well as I did last year with this…*shrugs* oh well I guess! Happy NaPoWriMo to you!!!

    • margo roby

      05/04/2013 at 4:54 pm

      That’s a healthy attitude! This is my first year. We’ll see what breaks first. Meanwhile I’m running crazy on adrenaline.

  3. julespaige

    05/04/2013 at 10:14 pm

    I’ve two for you…once Son of Son went home and I had some quiet time:
    The first from a Miz Q prompt:

    And the other inspired from hummingbirds
    (yes it’s a new blog…I was going to do it for WWP anyway, because well you know that some WWP / WP folks have issues with *cough* that other major blog place not cooperating with comments…so anyway)…

    And now since it has been a long day…Good night.

    • margo roby

      06/04/2013 at 9:36 am

      You just wanted to start another blog! Admit it, it’s fun trying on themes. I’ll be over for a visit in a bit. Weekends are always different.


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