RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #139 King&Day


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Haiku Poetry Prompt Writing Challenge Useful Links.
Thesaurus: King, Day.

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Image 2016

The Guidelines are simple.

  1. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in Englishas my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like. The link above has links within it to articles about how to write Haibun, Tanka, and even a new form I created called Freku. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you likeinstead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help visit (You would be surprised at how many syllables some words actually have.)
  2. The two words can be used as you…

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Submission call + editor interview — Virga, DEADLINE: Mar. 31, 2017

Trish Hopkinson

virgaVirga is an online poetry journal. They charge a low fee of $3 to submit. You can read the definition of Virga on their About page:

Virga is rain that takes some cloud down with it–precipitation with parachute.

Virga is also a poetry journal. Here, we hope to publish poems that take some of the sky down to the page.

I wondered how and why this lit mag came to be, so I asked Editor-in-Chief Laura Page a few questions to find out. See my interview with Page and a link to their submission guidelines below.

HOPKINSON: Tell me a little bit about Virga.

PAGE: Virga is an online, bi-annual journal. Issues are released in late Spring and Fall. We publish poetry exclusively, though we also consider work that is hybrid, that defies genre in some way. The word Virga is from the Latin, meaning “stripe” or “streak,” and describes the cloud streaks…

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Weekly Writing Prompt #79

the secret keeper

Weekly Writing Challenge
Poetry and/or Flash Fiction
Mar 6th – #79

DOOR Template Instructions=====================

(5) Words: | DIG | EQUAL | DEAR | WHITE | RUSE |

*A brilliant idea has been brought to my attention regarding the (5) word prompt. Please feel free to substitute any of the words with a synonym.🎈 🎭 ✨

Poetry Suggestions

Haiku (5 – 7 – 5)
Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)
Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)
6 lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow meter
Villanelle (19 line poem[no word limit]–2 repeating rhymes & 2 refrains)… Excellent example is Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night”
Nonet (9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1) progression downward of syllables
Cinquain (2 – 4…

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Writing Links 3/6/17

Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author


Writing Links…3/6/17

Traci Kenworth


  1. Deepen your ideas to hook your readers. Is your forest just a forest? Or is there something lurking there your readers should know about?
  2. Looking for inspiration? I love Joanna Penn’s notebooks! I wish I could find them in my area.
  3. May 31, 2017 deadline.
  4. What made you happy in February? For me, it was spending time with family.


Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. New imprints.


  1. Does your character experience a Black Moment?
  2. Will this freeze frame method work for you?
  3. Where do you take your breaks?
  4. Don’t let your writing take over who you are in Christ.




  1. Can you go too far with a character’s depravity?
  2. From Shirley Jackson to Gillian Flynn.
  3. Abrams and Stephen King team up for a new Castle Rock story.


  1. Going in the…

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