NaPoWriMo: I did it my way

  And now, the end is near ..and so I face My friends, I’ll say it clear… On 30th April I I won’t have written 30 publishable poems, of that I’m certain. But I’ve written some and certainly more than I would have done if I hadn’t signed up.  I’ve loved the extra focus.  It’sContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: I did it my way”

NaPoWriMo: 21 days and a brace of workshops

Week 3.  Poem count so far : 18   Three missing poems but no lost days because that was when I spread four years worth of poems across my sitting room floor and began to dare to believe that I might have enough poems strong enough to submit to a pamphlet competition.  The extra poetryContinue reading “NaPoWriMo: 21 days and a brace of workshops”

NaPoWriMo Week One (Never mind about dinner, is the poem written?)

Here is the first of my weekly NaPoWriMo updates.  I won’t be posting all 30 poems (30?! *gasp*) on this blog – maybe one or two – as I’d like to keep them available to send to magazines and competitions. I’m very grateful to Carrie Etter for suggesting I take part in this month-long poetryContinue reading “NaPoWriMo Week One (Never mind about dinner, is the poem written?)”

Off to Devon and off-line

I’m off to North Devon (in the South West of England) with limited internet access so I won’t be posting for a while. As I’ve mentioned before I’ve signed up for NaPoWriMo (as suggested by Carrie Etter) as have many others, including publisher and writer Colin Will and writer and poetry activitist Flo Reynolds, whoseContinue reading “Off to Devon and off-line”

NaPoWriMo – I’m in!

“Who’s up for NaPoWriMo?” asked Carrie Etter and I thought, “Why not?” For those who don’t know National Poetry Writing Month is a promise, a pledge, a dare, a boast to write a poem a day throughout April – 30 poems in 30 days.  Carrie has attempted to do this every April since 2008.  She’sContinue reading “NaPoWriMo – I’m in!”