Got Poet’s Block? Check out these writing exercises from Albany Poetry Workshop . . .

Trish Hopkinson

Albany Poetry Workshop’s online classroom provides “five exercises that we hope will inspire, cajole, and tease you into writing new work.”

The exercises themes include:

If these five exercises aren’t enough, check out their other sessions, including a Seven-Session Writing Exercise, a Thirty-Session Writing Challenge, and additional writing exercises from guest teachers:

This is a great resource if you need ideas for conducting a writing workshop for your own poetry group or just to get the poetry wine flowing.

I love this quote shared on their site, “The purpose of poetry is to remind us how difficult it is to remain just one person.” — Czeslaw Milosz

Enjoy and get writing!


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JOELLE’S TALES: FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH #TMAT120 #WRITING #PROMPT FOR OCTOBER

Two on a Rant

TELL ME A TALE IN 120 WORDS

You can do it!

After all — it’s about YOU!

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Welcome to October 5  Today’s prompt is:  Which do you prefer, city living or country living…and why?

So that you don’t feel so alone in your embarrassment, here’s the story of why I prefer country living:

I lived in South Florida when there was still space between the cities.  At 5, the street in front of our home became an 8-lane major thoroughfare when no expressways divided the state.  The sounds of traffic never ceased.

Mom had 2 rules about playing with kids in the neighborhood:  Don’t go past our block, and come home when you’re called.  The door was rarely locked.

By high school, fences began to sprout around neighborhood yards, we couldn’t stay out past dusk and the doors were kept locked.

In the country, I open my window and…

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October 5th is National Apple Betty Day!

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays

Here are today’s five thing to know about Apples:

  1. The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family (Rosaceae).
  2. It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, and the most widely known of the many members of genus Malus that are used by humans.
  3. Apples grow on small, deciduous trees.
  4. The tree originated in Western Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today.
  5. Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and were brought to North America by European colonists.

Today’s Pinterest Board Foodimentary


Today’s Food History

  • 1582 If you lived in Italy and many other Catholic countries, this day and the next 10 days did not exist due to the Gregorian Calendar Adjustment (it corrected an accumulated 11 day discrepancy). The day following Thursday, October 4, 1582 was Friday, October 15…

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