Are you a poet? Or even a prose scribe with poet-y inclinations
looking to broaden your writing horizons?
In the InkWell section of Writer’s Digest, we publish
WD Books editor Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides
column, a magazine adaptation of his rockin’ blog of the same name.
With the column, Robert has been offering his blog readers a
chance to have a poem appear in the magazine—the WD Poetic Form Challenge. It
basically entails writing to the poetic form he intends to feature in an upcoming installment, which we then use as the example in the column. The next form up is the
Monotetra. Click here to find out more about the form, and to enter your poem
for a shot at appearing in the magazine.
The deadline for this edition of the Poetic Form Challenge
is Sept. 7—hope to read yours when Robert sends the column my way!
And now, for today’s (unrelated) regular Promptly prompt…
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WRITING PROMPT: Timequake
Feel free to take the following prompt home or post a
response (500 words or fewer, funny, sad or stirring) in the Comments section below.
By posting, you’ll be automatically entered in our
occasional around-the-office swag drawings.
you’re having trouble with the
captcha code sticking, e-mail your piece and the prompt to me at
firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Promptly” in the subject line, and I’ll
make sure it gets up.
Write a story about a character who digs up a time
capsule—and within it, a powerful memory.
Want more writing prompts and exercises? Brian Kiteley has packed more than 200 wildly original ones into his 3 A.M. Epiphany. Check it out here.
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