Writing Prompt Saturday, Write an Ghazal Poem

Four days until a really awesome announcement Yet another really obscure poetry form, ghazal poetry is going to be my new favorite thing for awhile. For one thing, it’s all about couplets, which means that it is twitter friendly. So, a ghazal poem is at least five couplets, traditionally no more than fifteen. The firstContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday, Write an Ghazal Poem”

Writing Prompt Saturday, Writing As A Toy

What was your favorite toy as a kid? I was not loyal, or consistent.  I had a different favorite every week.  One time it was a mermaid doll that was accidentally left in a restaurant forty five minutes away.  Once it was a building set that consisted of little circular things with three feet.  TheyContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday, Writing As A Toy”

Writing Prompt Saturday, Write a Sestina

We do love our poetry here at Paper Beats World, even if I can’t write it very well. This week’s new form I bet you’ve never heard of is the sestina.  A sestina poem is a fixed verse form consisting of six stanzas of six lines each, normally followed by a three-line envoi. The wordsContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday, Write a Sestina”

Writing Prompt Saturday, When My Children are Older

I think we all spend more time then we should, dreaming of what our children will be when they grow up. Honestly, the only thing on that list should be ‘happy’. But we all dream. Today, write a list of all the things you want for your kids when they are grown. Not what youContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday, When My Children are Older”

Writing Prompt Saturday, Write a Epistle poem

I’m noticing a theme with poetry.  The different forms all have these lovely complicated names that give you no idea of what they’re actually for.  Why is that?  Personally, I think poets are just trying to punk us.  Epistle poetry is a great example, because it just means a poem in the form of aContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday, Write a Epistle poem”

Writing Prompt Saturday- Your worlds favorite author

Since we talked about literature in your world on Sunday, let’s get more specific. Who is the most famous author in your world? What genre is most popular? Is the author a man or woman? Are they nice, fat headed? What do they look like? What’s her opinion of her fans? How do people reactContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday- Your worlds favorite author”

Writing Prompt Saturday- Create a Found Poem

Warning; this is not a poetry form for you if you’re not really cool with defacing old books.  This is the poetry form for you if you’re also into drawing, painting, scrap booking, or collage work. A found poem is one that you discovered in the existing text on a page.  I think I usedContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday- Create a Found Poem”

Writing Prompt Saturday, Write a Ekphrasis Poem

Here again, we come to what has to be my favorite post, and I think it’s yours, too.  This week, we’re talking about ekphrasis poetry. Don’t be intimidated.  It’s a really big, hard to pronounce word that really just means a poem in which you describe something.  It was started in Greece, by no otherContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday, Write a Ekphrasis Poem”

Writing Prompt Saturday- Fantasy food world.

Remember how I like food? It’s kind of my thing, well one of my things. It’s not just me, though. Food tells you so much about a person, a culture, a life style. So for this week’s writing prompt, I want you to spend ten minutes free writing about the most popular food in yourContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday- Fantasy food world.”

Writing Prompt Saturday- List Jobs

This week, I’d like to continue a writers notebook building exercise that I started at the end of last month. That’s right, it’s a list! I love lists. Today, we’re going to make a list of jobs. 100 jobs someone can have, to be precise. Because sometimes you’re going to have that character that hasContinue reading “Writing Prompt Saturday- List Jobs”