Wow. Sixteen poems so far. Has it been difficult? Yes and no. Sometimes the prompts from NaPoWriMo seem a bit too specific, but they are just suggestions and I have taken some liberties with them. A few of them I knocked out fairly quick, most took a bit of brainwork.
Here are the first 2 weeks. If you have a moment you can read them on Medium or on my Poem Page: National Poetry Writing Month
NaPoWriMo : Day 7 – Poem with strict syllables 😀
NaPoWriMo : Day 6 – Poem based on line from a book 🤔
NaPoWriMo : Day 5 – Imitation 🤔
NaPoWriMo : Day 4 – Odd transitional spaces (think Escher) 🤔
NaPoWriMo : Day 3 – Use of random words to inspire 🤔
NaPoWriMo : Day 2 – The road not taken 🤔
NaPoWriMo : Day 1 – April fools 😀
NaPoWriMo: Day 14 Name Origins 😀
NaPoWriMo: Day 13 A news story you wish to see 😀🤔
NaPoWriMo: Day 12 Past and Future 😀🤔
NaPoWriMo: Day 11 Letter from the Cat 😀
NaPoWriMo Day 10: Junk Drawers 😀🤔
NaPoWriMo Day 9: A to-do list 😀
NaPoWriMo Day 8: A monologue from a deceased person 🤔
As for regular posts:
Sunday Catch-up: Tools of the Trade – My tool/injury escapade (Yes, I’m fine. Thanks for asking.)
Weird Wednesday: It’s Been Awhile – Yes! Weird Wednesday returned.
Oops, I Did it Again: Author Interview – Another self interview. This time for Lunarian Press
Book news: If you have been reading my posts this week you will know about my book sale. If you haven’t heard:
Two weeks left to get your copy of Lines by Leon!
Notable Posts this week:
Story Info: How Much is Too Much? – Kinda why I mostly write short stories
Writing the short story part 3: extremely short fiction – Sensing a theme?
Alright. Now to write another poem…
Leon Stevens is a multi-genre author, composer, guitarist, songwriter, and an artist, with a Bachelor of Music and Education. He published his first book of poetry, Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures in January 2020, followed by a book of original classical guitar compositions, Journeys, and a short story collection of science fiction/post-apocalyptic tales called The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories. His newest publications are the novella trilogy, The View from Here, which is a continuation of one of his short stories, and a new collection of poetry titled, A Wonder of Words.
Free samples? You bet!