Archive for the 'Writing Challenges' Category

World Poetry Writing Month 2018

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Just a reminder that I am running a poem a day writing challenge over on the WoPoWriMo site, there is a Facebook Page and various other things to help and there are lots of new writing exercises and new guest poets appearing on the blog to help inspire you

Month of Poetry 2018

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

I’ve been writing away – mainly using the beautiful origami papers I was given at Christmas as inspiration – the challenge is more than completed and I am very happy with some of the work I have produced. Now the tough bit begins – I have to type it all up and edit it all! […]

Happy New Year and Poetic Resolutions

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

The New Year is upon us so what are the plans? Well to start off with I do like my writing challenges and do 3 different poem a day challenges during the year – the first Month of Poetry is in January, the second is World Poetry Writing Month in February and is one that […]

New Leaf Writers

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

New Leaf writers asked me if I would like to join their closed group – I said yes and I have not regretted it! I love my writer communities weather they are on line or in real life. New Leaf has a local aspect to it for me and ties in with some physical go […]

WoPo 2017

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

February is almost upon us and that can mean only one thing!!! It is WoPo time. WoPo is a Poem a Day Challenge I set up years ago now, there are exercises and bits on writing know how going out on the blog and the Facebook Page through out the year but Feb. is the […]

Jan Food For Thought

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

Food For Thought is my local monthly spoken word event, this months one was lit. standing room only and was live streamed. I as always crashed into the speaker whilst getting up on the little raised platform but all was well. There was a brilliant mix of poems from conventional to rhyming comedics and pretty […]

Christmas and Winter and Poetry and Stuff

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

It is pretty much mid winter here in the northern hemisphere, we are shrouded in darkness for most of the day with murky reprieves. I’ve been writing a little bit here and a little bit there, Christmas tends to bring out two types of poetry in me – kids and dark introspective stuff. This is […]

Happy Poetry New Year!!! 2017!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Happy New Year and I hope this blog finds you all enjoying the festive season 2017 is going to be an EPIC year So what are my poetry plans? Well as always there are the poetry writing drives – there are four I shall be undertaking this year. Month of Poetry – which was started […]

SketchFest

Monday, November 28th, 2016

SketchFest is a creative drive – I believe it runs monthly – the idea is that there is a 48 hour window in which you can take one of the offered prompts and draw. You are only allowed to draw for hour and then that it s it. Thanks to the Squiffy Gnu drive I’ve […]

Squiffy Gnu

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Squiffy GNU was/is a brilliant online poetry writing drive fashioned after Chelt 52 where a prompt was given weekly. Run by Colin Waterman it has been an amazing source of support and inspiration. I have created a range of visual poems from the various prompts this year. Sadly the group is shutting :'( But thanks […]