by Jill Crammond Wickham
Write a “how-to” poem.
Need some inspiration? Free-write a list of all the things you wish you knew how to do. Pick one and write a poem about it. Brainstorm a list of things that are impossible to do. Choose one and write a poem about how to do it. Open a cook book. Choose a recipe. Using the recipe format, insert your own instructions for something completely different. Turn a meatloaf recipe into “how to get a date.”
PS: Remember your list of 50 words? Try throwing some of them in the mix, just for fun!
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A note from “admin”: This month, since we’re all trying to write every day, we’re leaving the comments open with each prompt so you can post links to your poems as you write them. So, go ahead and write your poem, post your poem (with a link to Read Write Poem and a Read Write Poem tag, if you would) and come back to this very spot and share your link with us.
Of course, if you’re a creature of habit, you can always post your links at next week’s “Get Your Poem On” post. Who are we to mess around with what works for you?
And don’t forget to go read the poems of others in this wonderful writing community. We’re all in this NaPoWriMo “mess” (ha ha!) together; let’s support each other in the insanity that is writing (every day)!