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NaPoWriMo Wrap Up – Megha Sood

Megha Sood is an avid reader, loves to sing, an ardent lover of poetry and sometimes can scribble few lines too. She has worked in the IT field for almost a decade as a manager, worked crazy hours and traveled around the world. She is also a contributing author at GoDogGO Cafe,Whisper and the Roar and Poets Corner. Her works have been featured in GoDogGoCafe, Whisper and the Roar, Duane Poetree, Visual Verse, Poets Corner, Modern poetry, Spillwords,Indian periodicals and soon to be featured in Literary heist,Morality park, Poets head and many more. You can find her work at meghasworldsite.wordpress.com How it started: This is my first time taking part in NaPOWriMo as I started writing poetry last September. Being on the author panel of few literary collectives, I was already aware of April being the National Poetry Month and I decided to roll out an anthology about the “Sexual Exploitation of Women”on my personal blog .While researching about the National poetry Month I came to know about the #NaPoWriMo started by Maureen Thompson and …

NaPoWriMo Wrap Up – Alison Aldridge

Alison Aldridge is a blogger and writer of fiction novels. Her short romance story was published in the Scribblers Anthology to raise money for the Children’s Hospice. She maintains a personal blog on writing and organic beauty. She has contributed articles to third parties on gaming, fashion industry and writing. She was one of the first featured writers on Opuss for her poetry. Alison has delivered courses to develop the English skills of her students. As well as education, Alison has experience as a model. She is a member of Scribblers, a local writers group and enjoys attending the annual Felixstowe Book Festival. Alison is an active member of many online writing communities. Alison is currently reworking Drift, a coming of age Young Adult novel about a mermaid and first love as well as other YA fiction projects. Why I took the challenge: This was my first year attempting the NaPoWriMo challenge to write 30 poems in 30 days. I hadn’t even heard of the challenge before I started. Posting one poem a day sounded …

NaPoWriMo Wrap Up – Frank Ray/PCGuyIV

While I don’t necessarily hide my real name, as my Smashwords and Facebook accounts both use it, I had started blogging as PCGuyIV well before I had either of those, and just never bothered to change it. I do kind of like the artificial anonymity it provides, but I don’t make a big deal about it if someone actually calls me by my name in a comment. Of course, when I started blogging, I wasn’t doing it for the sake of blogging, but rather for the sake of showing off my skills with HTML and CSS, though I quickly learned to enjoy the writing process as well. But that’s just blogging in general. I didn’t get around to the poetry thing unil a bit later. Whereas my decent into madness…er…I mean, my attempts at blogging began back in 2005, or maybe even earlier, I didn’t start posting poetry on my blogs until 2014. And that brings me to this year, when I found out about NaPoWriMo. I wish I could say exactly what possessed me …

NaPoWriMo Wrap Up – My Valiant Soul

First up in our series of guests posts for May is Devika Mathur from My Valiant Soul. I asked her to tell me about how she found taking part in NaPoWriMo and to provide us with her favorite piece that she created during the month. Devika is a published poetess residing in a country of stratified colours, India. Her work has been published/scheduled in Visual Verse, Sick lit Mag,Kitab.org, Subterranean blue poetry among various others. A lover of Oxymoron and words and a teacher, she loves to dance to rest her anxiety. The national poetry month was not an easy thing to comprehend. I took a pause and wrote my stress disguised as poetry like a thunder, one could say. It made me sturdy from within and outside. The poetry month is like a spring that soothes one’s soul. Healing with emotions.   Time & You I was the one with bruises and stones in my mirror-eyed reflection a reflection of you, mother the cacophony of time and hours floating inside your eyes, the heaviness of pebbles …

Wrapping Up April – 30 Poems, 30 Days – Well Almost

We’re at the end of April and I’m honestly not quite sure where the month has gone. With the start of May comes the end of NaPoWriMo and I must say, I’m sad to see this challenge reach its final day, even if I did run out of steam over the last few days. For those of you who are blissfully unaware of National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo). April is the month where insane poets like myself undertake the challenge to write thirty poems in thirty days. A lot of us share these poems on our blogs or social media platforms, and it’s a great opportunity to seek out fellow writers who share the obsession of poetry. This year I wanted to write a poem for each of the optional prompts that NaPoWriMo provided. As it stands, I have two poems still left to write as I missed the last four days and I decided that I’d still have a go at writing poems for those last four poems over the first few days of …

Call For Guest Posts – #NaPoWriMo Wrap Up

We’re starting to close in on the halfway mark for National Poetry Writing Month so I would like see who would be interested in taking part in a Guest Post project this May. The plan is for each contributor to submit a post that contains their favorite poem (their own work) from this year NaPoWriMo challenge, and a little bit about how they found trying to write thirty poems in thirty days. You don’t have to go into too much detail with these posts, it’s more of a showcase of what NaPoWriMo can produce and the amazing quality of poetry that can be found here on WordPress. If you want to join in then please send me an email at caroljforrester@hotmail.com and leave a comment below so that I know to look out for it. (Hotmail loves to junk emails from strangers I’ve noticed.) I’ve had once poet say their in so far and that is My Valiant Soul but there are many more days to be filled in May if you’re interested. So, what …

Voices behind the words: An interview series with writers, (Interview #10, Carol J Forrester)

Originally posted on Real Free – Flowing Words:
Welcome readers to another entry on Voices behind the words: An interview series with writers. It’s the beginning of a new month which means another guest joins me on this series. I’m going to try my best to be concise in this interview excerpt. This time around I spoke with Carol J Forrester of Writing and Works and I asked her about the pros and cons about blogging on WordPress, her rankings on the blogging experience, and what she wants her readers to obtain from reading her work. In addition, she gave an interesting perspective on creative writing in schools and left a blurb from a newspaper article (at the bottom of the page) that explained the negligence in motivating students who would like to partake in learning and practicing poetry. All in all, in terms of information, this is the 2nd most densely packed interviews I’ve done. It’s quite long but I perceive that as a testament to my improvement in conducting these interviews. Check out…

Poetry Anthology Week Five – Just In Time

Just In Time – Brittaina Goffy Send a jolt as your feet hit the ground harder, faster lighter, quicker see all the people ahead unable to compute their times in your head If you make it Just In Time You’ll gain a loss rising up If you push it, if you make it Just In Time Just In Time – Carol Forrester It was always by the skin of your teeth, a hair’s breadth, a fingertip, a quarter of an inch, a whisker, a jot, just in time.   You had no interest in cushioning yourself, instead you barrelled in full force let the concrete skim past, admired the scuffs on your skin from that last close call. Did not look back to see how near it had really been or how much wreckage you had left in your wake.   Watching you I could feel the hitch in my throat, screams trapped behind my thorax convinced that this time you’d crash, you would burn and I would have to watch.   I did not …

Poetry Anthologia Four -The Other Side Of The Mirror

 The Other Side of The Mirror – Syeda Faiza Rocking the chair, I sit in solitude Waiting for the unbeknownst partner. I know he is already around, revealed by The moving curtains and tinkling chimes. He knows I’ve always waited for him To step out of the realm on the other side. In silence and darkness his reflection emerges And I see his steely cold blue eyes, gleaming. His fingers hold onto the edges, His veins tighten and knuckles crack, The feet protrude and his body slides out, From The Other Side of The Mirror. The Other Side Of The Mirror – Thom Boulton a.k.a Blaidh Nemorlith Perfect teeth, chiselled, in a row that looks like Greek architecture and there in the glint stands Herakles, trying to push them, shrug them, wrestle them free to the floor but in this moment he cannot.   Perfect nose, when leaning left, ensuring that bent bit stays on the other side of the mirror, away from the cameras and front page headlines, only the best, only the best …

On Dealing With Rough Reviews And Rejection by S G Basu

S.G. Basu is an aspiring potentate of a galaxy or two. She plots and plans with wondrous machines, cybernetic robots, time travelers and telekinetic adventurers, some of whom escape into the pages of her books.Once upon a previous life on planet Earth, S.G. Basu trained to be an engineer, and her interest in science and her love of engineering shows up time and again in her books.Besides writing, S.G. loves extra-hot lattes, fast cars and sniping on auctions. Staying up late, sleeping in, and binge watching sci-fi movies also make her happy.She shares her home with a large collection of Legos, a patient husband, and resident inspiration and entertainer, her daughter. Okay, I admit it! I’m a shy person. But I’m probably not the only writer who’s said that. Most writers are solitary creatures and it makes sense that we are built this way. If I were the love-to-socialize kind instead, where would I find the time to indulge those characters in my head? Anyway, given my introverted nature it follows that one of the …