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We really believe in poetry – even if you don’t typically write it.

Poetry is a great way to hone your narrative voice. It’s a great way to learn expression and the art of the written word. Once you master poetry (or at least your own version of it), you can harness those skills to create beautiful scenes when tackling the novel.

Poetry is an interchangeable skill. We’d advise you to make the most of it.

The Purpose

This week’s prompt is all about painting a clear picture. We want you to focus on one thing and one thing only: stillness. Don’t stray from location to location, just focus on whatever the prompt draws your mind to.

Focus there and don’t dare take your eyes away.

The Prompt

Scenery/Vibe: Vast, open space. Lot’s of air and lots of freedom. Stillness.

Poem’s Message: It truly is the little things in life that free the soul the most.

ambience, atmosphere, autumn

Try this prompt for size and create something based on it. If you do write something, please share it with us in one way or another. Tag us in a post, post it in the comments, send it to us in an email – we’d love to read your work.

Who knows? If you send something our way and we really like the way you write, we might just offer you a discount on our editing services. Or we might even edit a few chapters for free. It’s worth a try on your part.

You can reach us with your submission or with any questions/inquiries here.

DISCLAIMER: These prompts are here for you to use however you like. You can use them to aid you and give inspiration for competitions, or even for full-length poetry collections. They’re yours. Consider them your little gift – from us, to you. Do with them as you wish!

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