Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 2.17

 

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I first read this poem right after the election and thought how timely now as when it was originally written. This exerpt was posted today on FaceBook and is even more timely after the past week … and the past two days for our immigrants. Read and respond in a manner comfortable to you. To read the entire poem go to this website — https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/let-america-be-america-again/ Also, I featured this poem in the current issue of Downtown LA Life’s Poetry Connection — downtownlalife.tripod.com/id728.html … this will be available until February 3rd.

Ok … you guys know the drill … go forth and write!

You have until Sunday, February 6, 2017 to share your writing … or when you feel the mood strike even after the 6th.

All prompts are active and feel free to go back to earlier ones if you have not been one of my Writing Rebels … the only challenge here is between you and what you have to write … the rules are few and open to everyone!

*For those new to this challenge, please read the particulars under the third tab that says “read first” https://annieswritingchallenge.wordpress.com/writing-outside-the-lines/ then return to the prompt page to post your response or your web site link in the comments section.

Copyright © 2017 Annie
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 2.16

Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 2.16

Good Morning Rebels! I treated myself to a copy of Mary Oliver’s newest book – Upstream – which is a collection of essays on her life. She is one of my favorite poets and this quote on page 16 spoke to me:

“I read my books with diligence, and mounting skill, and gathering certainty. I read the way a person might swim, to save his or her life. I wrote that way too.”

Think about this quote and your approach to reading and writing … respond in the manner that is most comfortable for you … you might want to just pick a word or a phrase from the quote or respond to the quote as a whole. Remember, you are in charge of your words and your writing and both are powerful.

Ok … you guys know the drill … go forth and write!

You have until Sunday, January 29, 2017 to share your writing … or when you feel the mood strike even after the 29th.

All prompts are active and feel free to go back to earlier ones if you have not been one of my Writing Rebels … the only challenge here is between you and what you have to write … the rules are few and open to everyone!

*For those new to this challenge, please read the particulars under the third tab that says “read first” https://annieswritingchallenge.wordpress.com/writing-outside-the-lines/ then return to the prompt page to post your response or your web site link in the comments section.

Copyright © 2017 Annie
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 2.15

Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 2.15

The following quote and picture were shared one morning on twitter by my friend Chris Caston. She sends me a wonderful tweet each  morning and night and I always look forward to what she has to share.

For the prompt this week – use the quote and picture together, the quote alone or the picture alone … always your choice.

“Happiness often sneaks in

through a door you didn’t

know you left open…”

– John Barrymore

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Ok … you guys know the drill … go forth and write!

You have until Sunday, January 22, 2017 to share your writing … or when you feel the mood strike even after the 22nd.

All prompts are active and feel free to go back to earlier ones if you have not been one of my Writing Rebels … the only challenge here is between you and what you have to write … the rules are few and open to everyone!

*For those new to this challenge, please read the particulars under the third tab that says “read first” https://annieswritingchallenge.wordpress.com/writing-outside-the-lines/ then return to the prompt page to post your response or your web site link in the comments section.

Copyright © 2017 Annie
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Writing Outside the Lines – Prompt 2.14

Wow … already beginning the second week of 2017. I have a feeling this year will fly by, yet crawl at a snail’s pace at the same time.

For today’s prompt, I want you to ponder the following quote written by Mark Helprin:

“It was a mad and beautiful thing … “

Ok … you guys know the drill … go forth and write!

You have until Sunday, January 15, 2017 to share your writing … or when you feel the mood strike even after the 15th.

All prompts are active and feel free to go back to earlier ones if you have not been one of my Writing Rebels … the only challenge here is between you and what you have to write … the rules are few and open to everyone!

*For those new to this challenge, please read the particulars under the third tab that says “read first” https://annieswritingchallenge.wordpress.com/writing-outside-the-lines/ then return to the prompt page to post your response or your web site link in the comments section.

Copyright © 2017 Annie
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie

Writing Outside the Lines – 2.13

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Source: Unknown

Happy New Year my Writing Rebels. Hope you had a wonderful holiday break and are ready to get back into the writing groove each week for 2017. I have a head full of ideas for so many different writing projects and need to sit myself down and organize thoughts and prioritize what needs to be done when … not first because I don’t work that way, but when!

I love the above quote because I love poetry … reading it and writing it.

Ok … you guys know the drill … go forth and write!

You have until Sunday, January 8, 2017 (don’t forget to turn back your clocks on the 5th) to share your writing … or when you feel the mood strike even after the 8th.

All prompts are active and feel free to go back to earlier ones if you have not been one of my Writing Rebels … the only challenge here is between you and what you have to write … the rules are few and open to everyone!

*For those new to this challenge, please read the particulars under the third tab that says “read first” https://annieswritingchallenge.wordpress.com/writing-outside-the-lines/ then return to the prompt page to post your response or your web site link in the comments section.

Copyright © 2017 Annie
Always…I wish you peace, joy and happiness, but most of all I wish you Love.
As Ever, Annie