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For today’s prompt, take the phrase "(blank) Ways to (blank)," replace the blanks with a word or phrase, make that the title of the poem, and then, write the poem. Possible titles could include: "The Proper Ways to Write Poetry," "10 Ways to Fall in Love," and/or "Wrong Ways to Toronto." Here's to finding ways to poem this week!

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Re-create Your Poetry!

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Revision doesn’t have to be a chore–something that should be done after the excitement of composing the first draft. Rather, it’s an extension of the creation process!

In the 48-minute tutorial video Re-creating Poetry: How to Revise Poems, poets will be inspired with several ways to re-create their poems with the help of seven revision filters that they can turn to again and again.

Click to continue.

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Here’s my attempt at a Blank Ways to Blank poem:

“so many ways to end a poem”

an image is usually effective
though an idea can be powerful
or a punchline to a joke

but then sometimes a poem
resists all conventions & just
ends when it's supposed to

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Robert Lee Brewer is Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community and author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53). Follow him on Twitter @RobertLeeBrewer.

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