Just heard about this – minutes away from the 1st of November – a Poem-a-day challenge to write in response to a prompt – then make the best poems into a chapbook (poetry booklet) of 10-20 page before midnight 15th January. Challenge by Writer’s Digest.
Why Take Part?
- Why not? There is no entry fee, no requirement to even post that you intend to do this challenge.
- Because someone else is deciding on the prompts, you are very likely to find yourself writing about topics you don’t normally tackle. Fresh ideas.
- The strength of the idea is in the increased practice in writing – it simply makes for sharper skills and more developed sense of smell for what works.
- it helps you find your own voice – you will be looking over a body of 30 poems – so easier to spot patterns and approaches.
- The person who sets the challenge has received notes from writers who took part, saying that they eventually printed some of the poems written in that November challenge – or that it formed the basis of a collection.
- It’s probably still easier than NaNoWriMo
- The thrill of the challenge. Stepping into the unknown.
Full details of the challenge here.