Thursday, October 1, 2015

OctPoWriMo Begins!

“All great beginnings start in the dark, when the moon greets you to a new day at midnight.” 

Image by Morgan Dragonwillow
So glad you have decided to join us for the fourth year of the OctPoWriMo Poetry Journey!

There aren't many rules and we like to think of them more as guidelines.

  • Be courteous to your fellow poets.
  • Visit, share, and comment on as many participants as you are comfortable with (A minimum of one or two before and/or after your name in the linky.), sharing logs of encouragement and supportive word love.
  • And most of all have fun!

There will be a linky that you can link up to daily regardless if you write to the poetry prompt or not. Also I know that there is at least one person that is Tweeting her poetry instead of blogging it and you can link up your Poetry Tweets as well by clicking on the three dots at bottom of tweet and selecting "copy link to tweet" (it should look something like this - ) and after you copy your link bring it back to add it to the linky. You can do the same thing if you use Instagram for your poetry. If you are on Facebook you can come join in the fun there as well at, Writing Poetry Group.

Remember to use the Hashtag, #OctPoWriMo on Twitter and Instagram.

We are here to encourage and inspire you but where and how you come up with your poems is up to you. 

Now without further delay...

Image by Morgan Dragonwillow

Poetry Prompt:

Clouds are one of my favorite things. I love looking at them and seeing what they look like. As a kid I used to fantasize about floating on one or flying through them.  What comes to mind for you, a memory, an animal shape or...

Poem Possibilities

  • Free write for ten minutes about clouds.
  • Create an Acrostic for the word cloud or clouds.
  • Write about your first memory, or favorite memory about clouds.
If you are looking to explore poetry types, my favorite place for that is,

Word Prompts:

New Beginnings

Sentence Starters:

When I was young...
When I look up...

Inspiration from Previous Years

Remember, our poetry prompts are here to help light your words on fire but where you get your inspiration for your poetry is up 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.
You can also find her on Google+

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  1. Almost missed it...decided to join at the last minute. I will be sports oriented again. But the prompt helped as I wrote a cloud acrostic related to.sports. Thank you for letting me participate again.

  2. My first link didn't work, so I redid it using my wordpress shortlink. Worked like a charm. This is my first year participating, so I'm learning. Apologize for my newbie mistakes.