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by Nicole Mathew

 

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In Honor of World Poetry Day: vernal equinox

In honor of World Poetry Day and the celebration of Spring, I wanted to share this poem I wrote a couple of years ago. Collecting dust in an old blog and journal, I felt it would be better-served if I posted it here. vernal equinox spring out of winter, let the sun’s...

Monday Inspiration: Prompts to Get Your Pen Moving

Happy Monday! Oh, who are we kidding? Monday is probably our least favorite day of the week. To combat the Monday blues, let's do some writing to start the week off right! Here's my latest round of writing prompts, gathered from the web and the back of my brain. Give...

Onyx – Dreams Realized

When I was a kid, I thought it was so cool to have parents in a band. My dad was the lead singer, and my mom sang backup. We had a recording studio in our backyard, and when I was in third grade they released an album called Dreams Realized. When the band wasn't...

Brainstorming First Lines – More Writing Prompts

Happy Saturday, fellow writers! If you're sitting around with writer's block  and need something to get your pen moving, I have just the thing: Brainstorming First Lines. I have a confession: I struggle with first lines. When I sit down to write a fiction piece, I...

More Writing Prompts to Get Your Mind Moving and Your Ink Flowing!

By this point, there is no introduction needed. It's time for another round of writing prompts! The first one I often use because I'm such a vivid dreamer. I wake up able to recall the smallest details of a dream, so I've taken to jotting down or taking account of the...

Goodbye, 2014 & Goals for 2015. Happy New Year!

Whew, this thing is dusty! Time to get back in the swing of things... So, here we are. December 31. Tomorrow, 2015 begins. Can you even believe it? For much of the globe it's already 2015, but Indianapolis has about 8 hours left of this year. Looking back, it was...

Acrostic Poetry – The Temple Tree

I love rediscovering the various forms of poetry. Acrostic poetry is one of my favorite forms. Acrostic is defined as "a composition usually in verse in which sets of letters (as the initial or final letters of the lines) taken in order form a word or phrase or a...

Word Crimes – The Best New Way to Brush Up Your Grammar

This, my friends, is brilliant! Weird Al is at it again, releasing one new video per day to promote his new album, titled Mandatory Fun. The one released yesterday is titled "Word Crimes" and is absolutely share-worthy. It's catchy (you can't tell me you don't dance...

Writing Prompts: Collection Continued

Greetings, fellow writers. A little while ago, I posted a blog that included some writing prompts, promising it would be a regular feature on my blog. Well, I’d hate to disappoint you… so here are some more writing prompts I’ve found around the web or dreamed up on my...

Bidding Adieu to Maya Angelou

Today, our world lost one of the most wonderful souls: Maya Angelou gave up her ghost quietly in her North Carolina home this morning. Not only was she an accomplished writer, Maya Angelou wore several hats during her 86 years on Earth. Known for her poetry, she was...

Happy National Poetry Month!

It's National Poetry Month! Now is the time to celebrate our poet roots and refine those writing skills by creating new work or refreshing/revising some of your previously-composed poems. If you're a regular reader, you know I love asking if a poem is ever complete......

Jim Morrison on Poetry

Listen, real poetry doesn't say anything, it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through anyone that suits you. . . . and that's why poetry appeals to me so much - because it's so eternal. As long as there are people, they can remember...

Writing Prompts to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

Writing Prompts to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing

I enjoy looking around the web for writing prompts to keep my creative juices going. I have a few favorite places to go that always provide something obscure, fun, dark, or just plain ridiculous. To me, the prompt isn’t as important as the writing that follows. Don’t...

Create. Freshen. Revise. Repeat.

Is a poem ever complete? This question is one I have struggled with through most of my years of writing poetry. As much as I love revision, it’s worth locking things away or sending them off as complete, because I might go back in and change things again. I have works...

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