Thursday, April 5, 2012
(Day 1. A to Z Blogging Challenge.)
So, on the first of April, I decided I was going to attempt a whole bunch of April challenges. Why? Because I'm nuts like that. I figured, if I'm going to be serious about putting together my first poetry collection, then I might as well write a whole bunch.
Thus, I laid out my plan in the post April, the month of folly. Since then, I have started four April challenges. So, here are my thoughts.
The first is the April Poetry a Day Challenge by Robert Lee Brewer/Writer's Digest. This one is easy. Each day has a prompt that actually inspires me to write something, or attempt to write the prompt. I feel like the prompts are so generic that there is no way you can't be inspired. So, yay!
April Platform Challenge, also by Robert Lee Brewer on Robert's personal blog. At first when I heard about this prompt by @FoggyLilCatFeet I figured I'd give it a shot silently. You know, those types of "I'm doing the challenge but I'm not going to share my results," type thing. The fourth day of the challenge changed that. I think I followed 30-some writers yesterday who are also attempting the challenge. Somehow, I feel that's going to keep me more involved and more vocal about the challlenge. It shall be interesting.
NaPoWriMo, the April is poetry month challenge by Maureen Thorson is difficult. I'm not sure if it's difficult because I'm making it difficult or because the prompts are very specific and very narrow. Like, writing a triolet, or a poem about baseball; I'm not sure. It is a very interesting and challenging experience so far.
The fourth challenge: April A to Z challenge. The gist is to write a new post everyday with the theme of the day starting with a letter from the alphabet. Of course, this would mean starting with the letter A. I'm particularly happy about finding this challenge because it'll (hopefully) kickstart my prose writing ability for Story a Day in May. Well, and ultimately encourage me to start blogging more often.
So yeah, here's to April being a fun writing month!
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