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April PAD Challenge

Post by Christina O Phillips » 30 Mar 2017, 20:04

Hello,
I'm wondering if anyone else participates in the April Poem a Day challenge?

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Post by DATo » 31 Mar 2017, 05:10

I've never heard of it. What is it?

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Post by Christina O Phillips » 31 Mar 2017, 08:44

April is national poetry month, some people celebrate it as a time to write poetry every day. I follow Robert Lee Brewer's blog Poetic Asides and he has two poem challenges a year. April he has something that he calls the Poem a Day challenge where he posts daily prompts and you can write to them.
Here is one link explaining the guidelines(http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/ ... guidelines) and another with tips (http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/ ... -challenge).

I do this challenge every year and eventually I hope to have my poems edited into chapbooks to self-publish.

PS: I saw that I got a PM, but haven't had the chance to read anything yet. I hope to have time this evening. :)

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Post by Jaime Lync » 01 Apr 2017, 12:23

Thanks a lot Christina, I have never seen this but I will definitely try it.

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Post by Christina O Phillips » 02 Apr 2017, 11:56

You're welcome. I did yesterday's prompt, but haven't gotten around to today yet. I'd be open to sharing if anyone does participate this year.

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Post by Amagine » 02 Apr 2017, 13:23

It does sound interesting and it sounds like something I should do! I haven't written a poem in quite some time. I need to try my hand at writing one again.
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Post by rssllue » 02 Apr 2017, 13:29

Sounds very cool. Thanks for pointing it out to us all!
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Post by Christina O Phillips » 07 Apr 2017, 09:55

Okay, we are now 7 days in to April, so if you're participating, you should have at least 7 poems.
Is anyone participating?
I am a little behind myself, I only have five, but today is not finished yet and I should have time this weekend to catch up and revise.

-- 03 May 2017, 13:43 --

April is over and I was able to write 30 poems last month.
Did anyone else participate?

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Post by Brandi Noelle » 26 Oct 2017, 23:43

[quote="Christina O Phillips"]April is national poetry month, some people celebrate it as a time to write poetry every day. I follow Robert Lee Brewer's blog Poetic Asides and he has two poem challenges a year. April he has something that he calls the Poem a Day challenge where he posts daily prompts and you can write to them.quote]

Yes, I do these every year! I also follow Robert Lee Brewer on the Writer's Digest University website (I have taken several courses through them) and I do other poetry prompts of his throughout the year. But, I love participating in his PAD challenges and I'm so excited to get started next week on the November PAD!

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Post by Christina O Phillips » 27 Oct 2017, 08:37

Hi, Brandi!
I, too, participate in the November PAD challenge. I also do NaNo in November. I'm excited for next month!

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Post by Brandi Noelle » 27 Oct 2017, 11:59

Christina O Phillips wrote:Hi, Brandi!
I, too, participate in the November PAD challenge. I also do NaNo in November. I'm excited for next month!
Me too! It is the perfect time of year to get cozy and hunker down for some writing! At least in my neck of the woods...I live in the Pac NW, so Nov usually means lots of rainy nights.

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Post by Christina O Phillips » 27 Oct 2017, 12:11

I'm in the Midwest so it's pretty cold here, too.
What genre are you writing in for NaNo?
Do you try to write with a theme for Nov PAD?

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Post by Brandi Noelle » 27 Oct 2017, 12:18

Christina O Phillips wrote:I'm in the Midwest so it's pretty cold here, too.
What genre are you writing in for NaNo?
Do you try to write with a theme for Nov PAD?
I'll be writing contemporary fiction for NaNo. I've never done a theme for PAD, that's an interesting idea. I typically just write wherever the mood takes me. How about you? Do you usually do a theme?

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Post by Christina O Phillips » 28 Oct 2017, 07:13

I've done both, depending on if I have an idea or not.

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