WD Poetic Form Challenge: The Bop

Author:
Publish date:

What better way to follow up The Big 10 challenge than with The Bop!

This form, developed by Afaa Michael Weaver, incorporates several elements, including a refrain, problems, resolutions, and more. Click here to learn how to write The Bop.

As in
previous challenges, the poet who writes The Bop that I like best will be
featured in a future issue of Writer's
Digest
magazine (most likely the October issue). Poets should
paste their poems in the comments below; I will not accept submissions by any
other means--or attached to any other posts.

Click
here to read the general rules for the WD Poetic Form
Challenge.

The deadline for The Bop challenge is May 30,
2011, at 11:59 p.m. (Atlanta, GA time).
That means you have roughly 18 days to bop away. Now get poeming!

*****

Follow me on Twitter @robertleebrewer

*****

Image placeholder title
Image placeholder title
Image placeholder title
Image placeholder title

Check
out the magazine for everyday writers!

Each issue of Writer's
Digest
provides information for writers of poetry, fiction and
nonfiction, including articles that cover the craft and business sides of the
writing life. Also, each issue shares interviews with famous and emerging
writers. Plus, the magazine includes features throughout the year, such as the
Top 101 Websites for Writers, best markets for writers, and more.

Subscribe
today.

new_agent_alert_barb_roose_books_such_literary_services_adult_christian_fiction_and_nonfiction

New Agent Alert: Barb Roose of Books & Such Literary Management

New literary agent alerts (with this spotlight featuring Barb Roose of Books & Such Literary Management) are golden opportunities for new writers because each one is a literary agent who is likely building his or her client list.

Grinnell_10:28

Evoking Emotion in Fiction: Seven Pragmatic Ways to Make Readers Give a Damn

Evoking emotion on the page begins with the man or woman at the keyboard. Dustin Grinnell serves up seven straightforward tactics for writing tear-jerking stories that make your readers empathize with your characters.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 546

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a spooky poem.

Richard_Shadowlands

Learn Better World-Building Strategies Through World of Warcraft and the New Shadowlands Expansion

WD editor and fantasy writer Moriah Richard shares five unique ways in which writers can use World of Warcraft to better build their worlds—without playing the game.

Hall_10:27

Seven Tips for Intuitive Writing: The Heart-Hand Connection

Award-winning author Jill G. Hall shares her top tips for how to dive into your latest project head-first.

bearing_vs_baring_vs_barring_grammar_rules_robert_lee_brewer

Bearing vs. Baring vs. Barring (Grammar Rules)

Learn when to use bearing vs. baring vs. barring on with Grammar Rules from the Writer's Digest editors, including a few examples of correct usages.

15_things_a_writer_should_never_do_zachary_petit

15 Things a Writer Should Never Do

Former Writer's Digest managing editor Zachary Petit shares his list of 15 things a writer should never do, based on interviews with successful authors as well as his own occasional literary forays and flails.

Green_10:26

Evie Green: Imaginary Friends and Allowing Change

Author Evie Green explains why she was surprised to end writing a horror novel and how she learned to trust the editorial process.