How Writing Prompts Can Help Your Blog

H.R.R. Gorman has compiled a fabulous list of writing challenges, poetry challenges, and photo/writing challenges for use in our writing community. What are you waiting for? GET writing! ❤

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When you start a writing blog, there’s only a couple ways to start interacting with other writers and readers:

  1. Depend on people you already know to follow links to your blog
  2. Start using your blog to interact with other bloggers

If you’ve got #1 set because you’re a Twitter star, congrats!  That’s awesome!

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Most of us, however, have to (or want to) deal with #2, and a great way to do that is through the use of prompts.

Why Prompts?

“Aren’t prompts just limiting my creativity?” you may say.

To you, my fine friend, I must admit that it’s possible!  Sometimes I answer a prompt and feel like the sliver of garbage I spewed out would have been better left with my other thoughts that go completely forgotten.  You may, as well, be a person who isn’t blogging for interaction and, instead, want to just have a place to send…

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“Creative Intentions,” #Haibun #Tanka

This week for my weekly syllabic poetry challenge, I used the word, "frigid," for cold, and "tempest" for storm. I wrote a Haibun/Tanka Idyll which consists of a prose paragraph, followed by a Tanka poem (5/7/5/7/7). All syllabic poetry has rules, and the Haibun is no exception. Here are a few of the rules for … Continue reading “Creative Intentions,” #Haibun #Tanka

The Yule Log – A Tanka

Happy Winter Solstice! Welcome to my contribution for my weekly Tanka challenge. This week, I tweaked the prompt words: "warm = warmth and cheer = cheery." Both words have many connotations and can change the meaning of your Tanka poetry in many ways. By the way, please link your Tanka to my post found here. My husband … Continue reading The Yule Log – A Tanka

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #13 – Warm & Cheer

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ and your weekly prompt post. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's write some TANKA poetry. (Please note: I changed my blog name and address to colleenchesebro.com. silverthreading.com will … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #13 – Warm & Cheer

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #12 – Peace & Spirit

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ and your weekly prompt post. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's write some TANKA poetry. (Please note: I changed my blog name and address to colleenchesebro.com. silverthreading.com … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #12 – Peace & Spirit

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #10 – FATE & STARS

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ and your weekly prompt post. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's write some TANKA poetry. (Please note: I changed my blog name and address to colleenchesebro.com. silverthreading.com … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #10 – FATE & STARS

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #8 – TIME & LAUGHTER

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's write some TANKA poetry. (Please note: I changed my blog name and address to colleenchesebro.com. silverthreading.com will be dropped in the … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #8 – TIME & LAUGHTER

Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #7 – CELEBRATE & WATCH

Happy Tuesday everyone! Welcome to the TANKA CAFÉ. Are you ready to get groovy with your poetry? Then, you're in the right place! Pull up a chair, order some coffee or tea and let's write some TANKA poetry. (Please note: I changed my blog name and address to colleenchesebro.com. silverthreading.com will be discontinued in the … Continue reading Colleen’s Weekly #Tanka #Poetry Prompt Challenge #7 – CELEBRATE & WATCH