Wednesday, September 7, 2016

OctPoWriMo 2016

OctPoWriMo 2016 will be held at Poets on the Page. We are currently in our yearly countdown to October, sharing poetry tips and wisdom. Hope you will join us by signing up now!

Peace,
Morgan Dragonwillow

Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy News!

We have happy news here at OctPoWriMo, we will be moving to Poets on the Page as of January 2015! There will be weekly prompts every month except during April and October which we will have daily prompts just as we've had here in the previous Octobers. (We have already moved all of the posts over from OctPoWriMo to Poets on the Page.)

For our weekly prompts we - Julie Jordan Scott, Amy Phelps McGrath, Tamara Woods, and Morgan Dragonwillow - will be sharing all things poetry every Monday and you will be able to link up your blog to share as well as explore what others are writing and blogging.

It is going to be a lot of fun exploring the depths of poetry on a weekly basis and I hope you decide to join us! If you are on our Emailing list here at OctPoWriMo because you want to receive notification of our prompts, then please head over to, Poets on the Page, and get signed up so you won't miss a thing!

Hope to see you soon!




PageLines- picture20193.jpgMorgan Dragonwillow is a poet, author, worshop facilitator, Neuromuscular Massage and bodywork therapist and recovering perfectionist, 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 You can find her Playing with Words on her blog. She lives in Marietta, Ga.

You can also find her on Google+

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Poetry Prompt 31 - The OctPoWriMo Journey


“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway
Image by Morgan Dragonwillow


The last day of OctPoWriMo has arrived. It always seems to go by so fast. How has your journey been for you? Have you discovered new ways to write poetry? Were you able to dive deeper into the words and uncovered new/old truths?

I want to thank Bev and Tamara for helping out this year, I couldn't do this without our loving and compassionate voluteers!

I want to thank you for showing up, reading our prompts, and writing your poetry whether you used our prompts or not. I am just glad you came along for the ride and explored poetry with us.

Photo by Morgan Dragonwillow

Poetry Prompt: 

Write for ten minutes about your journey with poetry this month, ask yourself some of the questions I posed up above.

Word Prompts:

trip
expedition
excursion
trek
voyage
cruise
ride
drive
jaunt

Sentence Starters: 

The journey isn't ending...
exploring my depths...

Thank you so much for joining us, I hope you decide to join us again next year. Remember you can share your poetry all year long in our facebook group, Writing Poetry Group. I will also share with the group any prompts I write during the year within the group.

Oh and for those that would like to do some catching up with their poetry, the links will be open until Nov. 7th at the end of the day EST.


Peace to you,
Morgan Dragonwillow



PageLines- picture20193.jpgMorgan Dragonwillow is a poet, author, foodie, urban gardener, and recovering perfectionist, 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 You can find her Playing with Words on her blog. 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.
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Friday, October 30, 2015

Sensitivity

So we're almost there! We can see November on the horizon and I bet some of you are doing NaNoWriMo too! It's a bittersweet day where I'm so glad of all we're accomplishing together but I'll also miss sharing and reading with you lovely poets.

With all the feelings I've had, I thought for my last prompt of 2015 to think about the senses.

Your prompt today is to write a poem that incorporates each of the senses (Or I guess if you want, focus in on one of them?) Free for all on the form, but go one by one with see, feel, smell, hear, and taste. Tell me a story or tell me a memory. Really put the reader into that fleeting moment of life so that in every way those words are alive. Let them be the truth of the moment.

Wow, that was a short post.

Word Prompts:  
Present
Icy
Embers
Moonlight


Sentence prompts: 
Then it hit me like...
The breeze came through the window...
I love...
Into the puddle...


Photo of the day: 


I love you guys and I'm so proud of what you're doing! Keep in touch and follow me on Twitter/Instagram @BeverlyTanFilm and drop me a line sometime! I hope you've enjoyed my prompts and maybe I've been a little helpful somewhere. 
You inspire me. Keep writing! 
~Bev <3 






Thursday, October 29, 2015

Drawing to a Close | OctPoWriMo Day 29

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. ~Seneca
I think this will be my final post for this month. I'm a bit sad that the month is drawing to a close. It feels like October just began to me. But all good things must end. In honor of the approaching end, let's write a poem about endings. Think about an ending that's happened in your life, and talk about the positive aspects of it. We always talk about endings in negative terms, but there's definitely occasions where the end was needed. Like when you quit the job that made you cry every morning, or you stopped smoking. Be bold and write beautifully fellow poets!

Tamara Woods was raised (fairly happily) in West Virginia where she began penning poems after a boy broke her heart. She shares poetry, short stories and writer interviews on her blog, PenPaperPad. Her writing has been featured in Mamalode, In the Powder Room, and many others. She is the editor for The Reverie Journal, which released its first poetry collection early October. She also hosts #writestuff TweetChat where writers talk about writing every Tuesday at 9 pm EST. She is a hillbilly hermit living in Honolulu with her Mathmagician.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Poetry Prompt 28 - Will You Accept This Challenge?


“I have accepted the challenge of life, to be all that I can possibly be.” 


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Poetry Prompt:

It is that time of year again... Every year I post this challenge. Choose your favorite poem and record yourself reading it, either an audible recording or video. Remember, all of our prompts are only suggestions, but I hope you decide to take the challenge.

Word Prompts:

confident
positive
pessimistic
sanguine
inauspicious
buoyant

Sentence Starters:

Flying into the wind...
It's a bright new day...


PageLines- picture20193.jpgMorgan Dragonwillow is a poet, author, foodie, urban gardener, and recovering perfectionist, 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 You can find her Playing with Words on her blog. 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.
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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Poetry Prompt 27 - Whimsical


"Because I want to believe in happy endings."
 --MDragonwillow

Photo by Morgan Dragonwillow


I'm feeling rather whimsical as I've been looking at all things Fairy for possibilities for my granddaughters holiday gifts. Hope you are enjoying this last week of OctPoWriMo and have discovered new things about yourself and your poetry as well as discovered other new poets.

Poetry Prompt:

What is your happy ending? Write for ten minutes asking yourself that question.

Word Prompts:

fanciful
playful
mischievous
waggish
quaint
quizzical
curious

Sentence Starter:

Once upon a time...
As the sun broke the horizon...



PageLines- picture20193.jpgMorgan Dragonwillow is a poet, author, foodie, urban gardener, and recovering perfectionist, 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 You can find her Playing with Words on her blog. 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 also find her on Google+

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