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:iconthe-poetry-cafe: has a 100 theme challenge on their front page.

Dirty Haiku Silly Generator Worth a :giggle: and maybe a little inspiration. Site seems to not be actively running.

:iconsixwordstories: <-This group is always running with prompts and ideas for something short to write.

:iconthe-haiku-club: & :iconhaiku-writers: <- Two great groups to watch if you're getting serious about Haiku writing. A great place to submit any haiku you write for this project that you are particularly proud of (but don't share them all! We want some new poetry to read come 2014 when we all swap!)

:icon100themewriters: <- Not a super active group, BUT, several members have put up their "100 theme" lists so there are plenty of little ideas to sort through.

Per The Wiki Master - Fragments
Literary fragments may comprise[1]:
works inadvertently left unfinished or never completed by their authors
surviving extracts of larger works subsequently lost as wholes
works deliberately constructed as fragmentary pieces
The deliberately undeveloped literary fragment played an especially important role in literary Romanticism. German literature of the Romantic period has left many such fragments. In English literature, note Coleridge's unfinished (but published as a fragment in 1816) "Kubla Khan; or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment" .

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What is a Word War?
It's a friendly competition to see who can write the most in a set period of time. This can be over the course of a month with daily interval updates, or over the course of a few minutes with instant results.
In a chatroom setting the game is fast paced fun with the timer set to a few minutes and participants compete in several rounds. Speed writing is key!
This is the standard way the Chat Tour hosts a Word War. If you are hosting your own Word War game you can modify these rules and timers for your own purpose, but be sure to inform all participants of the variations before you start!
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Creative Writing Now A great external link (which was featured on Oprah, no joke) of prompts.

:iconprojectdfc: and :iconformfindsfunction: both have great resources on forms (and new structures you can try out!)
DFC 2012 Form Chart by kiwi-damnation

One Word a great website which prompts you with a word and gives you 60 seconds to write about it. Suggested by :icondawn181:

"If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads. I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime. I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you. May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise. Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world." ― Ray Bradbury






Hey guys, how's it going? This journal is pretty darn late but on the bright side, it IS National Poetry Writing Month! :heart:

Although it's no different from the other months since we do get to write everyday for one year, what makes this month special is how poetry's celebrated as an integral part of literature. And ever since the widespread phenomena of the internet, NaPoWriMo can be celebrated from all parts of the globe! Isn't that neat? :heart:

Personally, I've never done any sort of blackout poetry or done any visual poetry in general, and I have yet to experiment with its different form be it a sonnet or a sijo or a tanka or a villanelle (did I spell that right, though?). But who says free verse isn't a poem, right? :)))

But I challenge you all to experiment like you never have before! *insertspropergifhere*

here's a list of poetry forms you could try.

So go forth and cultivate beautiful poetry in celebration of this wonderful artform! :party:

And, oh yeah, here's some visual and found poetry you guys might like:

electrolytes                                      She is
                              electrolytes shivering
                       off winter blue satellites orbiting
                     on ruptures in his arteries and wisteria
                  drenching his senses [clawing] dirt neath her
                      nails, trembling skeletal structures as
                         the stars scream in [unbalance]
                              churning mythology and
Accurate Prophecy - Found Poetry by Flutingspirit collision (and divide) by back-bones thieves of nocturne skiesPaper lanterns                                                                                            are midnight requiems
            That tell me                                                                            to look beyond the
                   light and have    &
The kind of boy mother warned you about by DearPoetry

(though I could be mistaken, click on the ones that aren't pictures and see why I consider them visual poetry :) )

Have a nice day and may the force be with you all! :iconbowplz:
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smallsincerities Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I just joined, and I'm slightly confused. I get that we write everyday, and then swap at the end of the year, but how often are we meant to submit pieces to the group? Is it mandatory? How exactly do the swaps work? I live in Australia, and I'm worried no one will want to mail anything that far away :(
DrippingWords Jan 15, 2014  Student Writer
Two submissions are allowed to the group a week. You can post as many as you want to your profile, but we only accept two a week.

Submitting to the group is not mandatory.

The swaps work however you need them to work. We've got deviants from all around the world participating, and you can do electronic swaps if need be.

Thanks for joining, and we hope you have fun!
smallsincerities Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks :D That cleared up a lot of things. If we swap with someone, and there are finished and posted poems in there, does the person get free reign over those as well? Sorry for all the questions ^^;

Thanks, and thank you for founding this group!
DrippingWords Jan 15, 2014  Student Writer
You're welcome.

I'm not quite sure what you're asking, do you think you could clarify?

No problem, but vespera and FuzzyHoser were actually the founders of the group. Myself and SilverInkblot are taking over the reins for this year, though.
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Princess-Num-Nums Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Um, why was I demoted down to contributors?
DrippingWords Jan 15, 2014  Student Writer
We only have need of one co-founder at the moment because of the way the group is set up. It seems that there was an error in the backrooms and permissions which was allowing people to invite themselves to admin positions. This has been remedied.

We're sorry for the confusion, but we hope that you'll be able to stay on and help as a Contributor, rather than a co-founder.
Princess-Num-Nums Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, Ok then! That's totally fine! I was just a little confused that I wasn't notified.
DrippingWords Jan 17, 2014  Student Writer
No worries.
vespera Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
(we are so glad to have you on board as a contributor!!!! :heart:)
SilverInkblot Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
We were pretty confused about suddenly having another admin on the team :XD:
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