NaPoWriMo – Why Do We Do It?

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Why indeed? This was something I was introduced to years ago following a failed attempt at the National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriPo which takes place in November annually.

I thought perhaps I should try my first love which is poetry. Established in 2003, NaPoWriMo is held in April every year. The website puts out a daily prompt which you can use or ignore as you choose.

I was successful this year because of 2 things, the lockdown and ignoring outside prompts and I went with my own flow. So sometimes I wrote about Covid-19, sometimes, other subjects.

I am happy with my collection of 30 poems and could even add my haiku which I started about half way through April and continue to do in May.

I like the challenge of NaPoWriMo so all things being equal I hope to do it again.

©The Vixen of Verse, 2020

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All good writing is swimming under water and

holding your breath.

F Scott Fitzgerald

Always be a poet, even in prose.

Charles Baudelaire

No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader. No surprise in the writer, no surprise in the reader.

Robert Frost.

Keep writing…

Keep Writing!