It’s almost time for NaPoWriMo. Are you ready to write? What? You need something to get you going — something like a prompt? You’re in luck. For the third year in a row, we are sharing a prompt each day during the month of April as part of the Read Write Poem NaPoWriMo Challenge. This year, the prompts have all been provided by Read Write Poem members.
Each post will be labeled “NaPoWriMo” with a number (1, 2, 3, etc.) that indicates the day of the month. That post is both your prompt for the day, and the place where you will leave your link that day. Each post will show up just below this one — scroll down and you will see those posts. For example, today is April 1, and the “NaPoWriMo #1″ post appears just below this post.
As part of the challenge, we are also producing a digital anthology this year. If you write a poem every day during the month and post it here, you will have a poem included in the anthology. The rules are more detailed than that, so take a look at the Guidelines for Inclusion post to learn more.
Not ready for the challenge? No worries. As always, what you do here — and what level of participation you choose — is up to you. Write, and share, as much or as little as you like this month. The prompts are here to work for you, and with your life, not to make you feel restrained or constrained in any way.
Not doing NaPoWriMo? Again, no worries. You can swing by Thursdays as usual and still take part by leaving a link on the Thursday NaPoWriMo prompt post each week during the month of April. Select from any of the prompts shared thus far as part of the Read Write Poem NaPoWriMo Challenge as your inspiration — or write whatever strikes your fancy.
However you want to write in April, there’s room for your approach at Read Write Poem. Let’s make National Poetry Month a month to set, and exceed, our personal goals related to reading, writing and sharing poetry.