Monday, November 3, 2014

And the Winners Are...

Thank you all for participating in OctPoWriMo and sharing your love of poetry with us!

And the Winners of the Raffle are...

5 autographed copies of Wild Woman Waking

Stephanie N.
Bee L.
Meg H.
Alexis M. C.
Lance S.

An autographed copy of The Shaping of an "Angry" Black Woman

Jessica S.

Magnetic Poetry Little Box of Happiness

Jo T.

$25 Amazon Gift Card

Raven S.

Congratulations to all of the winners!



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Morgan DragonwillowWriting rebel, stress relief explorer, recovering perfectionist, cooking as therapy, poet & author that (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she's a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn't.
You can find her on Google+

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Update on the Winners for the Raffle

Hello OctPoWriMo Participants!

I am working on finalizing the winners for the raffle and just as soon as I do I will be posting them here.

If you haven't checked your email (and junk email) yesterday or today I highly suggest you do, you may have a nice surprise waiting for you to respond to. Unfortunately I will have to choose others if I don't get a response by this evening.

Peace to you,
Morgan Dragonwillow


Friday, October 31, 2014

Poetry Writing Challenges

Congratulations, you made it all the way to the end of OctPoWriMo 2014! It has been a wonderful journey this year from September's poetry tips through October's poetry prompts. Some of you have been with us every single day and some of you popped in when your schedule permitted.

You shared your poems - your heart, your life, your experiences - with us and they have touched our hearts. We have one last prompt for you and we look forward to reading your poems.

Poetry Prompts:


What have you learned from this journey? Did you stretch in unexpected ways? Did you take it easy during OctPoWriMo compared to years past?  Free write about your OctPoWriMo experience.

Photo by Morgan Dragonwillow

Word Prompts:


Poetry
Writing
Experience
Journey
Flowing
Sharing


Feeling Words:


Feeling
Love
Hope
Excitement
Gratitude
Wonderment



I want to thank you for participating in OctPoWriMo and I look forward to seeing you next year. Make sure you sign up to receive our posts in your email so that you know when we begin again.

Special thanks to the other contributors of OctPoWriMo who shared their creativity and love of poetry with us.

Julie Jordan Scott - You can find creating her literary themed mixed media art every day during November.

Amy Phelps McGrath - Will be participating in NaNoWriMo during the month of November and hopefully she will keep us updated on her blog about how things are going for her.

Tamara Woods - Will also be participating in NaNoWriMo but has decided to share her experiences through vlogs as she tries to stay sane during the challenge.

You can find me, Morgan Dragonwillow, sharing writing prompts and inspiration on Mondays and Wednesdays over on my blog.

It has been a pleasure and an honor sharing our love of poetry with you.

I will be announcing the rest of the winners of the Raffle tomorrow, Saturday.

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Morgan DragonwillowWriting rebel, stress relief explorer, recovering perfectionist, cooking as therapy, poet & author that (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she's a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn't.
You can find her on Google+

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

OctPoWriMo Poetry Prompt #30 - The Day Before....



Ironic: Today is the day before the final day of OctPoWriMo.


This is the last prompt I am writing and it is coming to you late.  I wish I had written this yesterday, like I had thought at one point.


Alas, I didn’t.


And now, I have the just right prompt for this just right moment.


Your prompt:

The Day Before.


Watch this one minute video about the day before the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake.







Your Prompt:


On the day before…..


Word prompts:


before

preface

precursor

front

antecedent


Visual Prompt:



Now write your next to last poem!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Poetry Prompts - For All the Loves You've Loved Before

The time is drawing near for the last day of OctPoWriMo and this poetry challenge. It makes me think of things in the past and when I think of things from the past I think of past loves.

When first falling in love there are the moments of joy and euphoria, being completely head over heals. When the honeymoon phase was over did you start noticing all the things that you used to love but now annoy the heck out of you or are they still endearing? Are you one of the lucky ones and your love keeps growing each day.

Poetry Prompts:


What phase of love are you in, before, during, or after? Are you dancing with euphoria or are you crying with despair at the unfairness of life and love?

Is your relationship one of passion and romance, playful and fun, or each of you doing your own thing?

Is your beginning love story one of magic or of fumbling awkwardness?

Did you have a relationship in the past that burned hot and fast, or did it grow over time?

Share your love journey through your words, through your poetry, dance with us on the page.

Word Prompts:


Photo by Morgan Dragonwillow
Love
Bliss
Consuming
Blind
Honeymoon


Feeling Words:


Euphoria
Joy
Bewildered
Annoyed
Grief






Congratulations to Alexis for winning an autographed copy of Wild Woman Waking! Congratulate her on Twitter  

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Morgan DragonwillowWriting rebel, stress relief explorer, recovering perfectionist, cooking as therapy, poet & author that (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she's a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn't.
You can find her on Google+

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

OctPoWriMo Day 28 Poetry Prompt - Hunger + Secondary Emotion = Your Successful Poem

Today, as we enter the very last of OctPoWriMo, we will focus on one of the most basic experiences, one which we have all known at some level:

Prompt: Hunger + Secondary Emotion = Your Poem


HUNGER - as told by Merriam Webster:

1.
a feeling of discomfort or weakness caused by lack of food, coupled with the desire to eat.
"she was faint with hunger"
synonyms:
lack of food, hungriness, ravenousness, emptiness; More
starvation, malnutrition, famine, malnourishment, undernourishment
"she was faint with hunger"
o  a severe lack of food.
"they died from cold and hunger"
o  a strong desire or craving.
"her hunger for knowledge"
synonyms:
informalitch, yen
"a hunger for news"
verb
verb: hunger; 3rd person present: hungers; past tense: hungered; past participle: hungered; gerund or present participle: hungering
1.    
have a strong desire or craving for.
"all actors hunger for such a role"
synonyms:
desire, crave, covet; More
long for, yearn for, pine for, ache for, hanker after, thirst for, lust for;
informalhave a yen for, itch for, be dying for
"all actors hunger after such a role"
2.    
archaic
feel or suffer hunger through lack of food.


Now add to HUNGER another, secondary emotion of your own choosing.

Possibilities include
sadness
joy
ambition
lust
yearning
self doubt
boredom
(or fetch your own via five minutes of free writing on the theme of hunger.)

Ready, set, 
WRITE YOUR POEM