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#ROW80 Writing Challenge

January 5, 2015 , , , ,

winter writing challenge

winter writing challenge

I just read in a fellow blogger’s post about the ROW80 challenge. I have just started a practice to improve my writing by creating poetry and art.  I had not planed to commit to a daily routine, but I am finding that starting the creative day by drawing, editing photos, and making visual art I am more likely to be observant for the day. Observant includes in this case a full attention to detail as I go through my life, and easy flawless observance of boundaries I have set.  Since the group is making personal goals a shared conversation, observant will also mean that I pay attention to my fellow writers and the way they express themselves.  This idea arrived at a most propitious time, since 80 days of tracking my goal of a more poetic life will give me a good jump start to a full time practice.  I look forward to learning how other people contribute to this exercise.

Observe and Grow are the key words for my goal.  I hope to grow my vocabulary, my skills, and my creativity by publishing art and poetry.  By observing the world, as well as my dreams, I will find richer, more vibrant subjects.  I tend to be a scribe, writing just the facts, and supporting the facts with some photo documentation.  I still enjoy that, but feel I could do some story telling, humor, and abstract sound pieces if I develop my poetic sense.  I want to see where poetry leads me.  I am not seeking approval for the work as much as I am wondering what will happen when I apply myself.

For the next 80 days I will observe what happens when I write a poem each day.  This is an adventure I will share. It will include:

  • dream diary work to bring images into daily life
  • reading poetry
  • visiting the U of A Poetry Center
  • developing photography and art to inspire my poetic sense

It is my desire to explore a different way of using the written word.  I think it will open new doors for my self expression.  I also believe my daily life will be enriched by looking for poetic subject matter.  I publish my art and poetry on my Tumblr blog, The Flow.

winter writing challenge

winter writing challenge

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Welcome to ROW80! It’s a great group of supportive people, and I continue to learn from others in the group.

It’s a great goal to work on being observant, and I agree it will help hone your poetic sense, I will be interested to see how your photography enriches your poetic sense as well.

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Elizabeth Anne Mitchell

January 5, 2015

Thank you very much Elizabeth. I look forward to knowing the group.

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Pamela Morse

January 6, 2015

Yay! I’m so glad to see you on on board, Pamela! Good luck in the coming days. 🙂

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theworld4realz

January 6, 2015

Your post was so timely. WordPress is having a course too, and I had considered doing it, but was not turned on. Good luck to you too, and thanks for showing me this group!!!

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Pamela Morse

January 6, 2015

That sounds like a very interesting project. You sure will start looking at things differently. Once you dive in a subject you find a lot of related information about this and wonder where it hid before. Looking forward to your reports about your poetry progress.

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Brigitte Kobi

January 6, 2015

Thanks. I was on the road and had started, but now have made a public commitment..which is a bigger deal.

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Pamela Morse

January 6, 2015

Indeed, it is.

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Brigitte Kobi

January 6, 2015

I’m new to ROW80 too. These are excellent ideas! Your writing and the photos are lovely. Best of luck meeting your goals!

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amyhaha

January 7, 2015

Thank you Amy, I look forward to reading your posts.

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Pamela Morse

January 7, 2015

Reblogged this on Lisa's A1 Reviews Blog.

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Lisa's A1 Reviews

January 9, 2015

I am so glad you are going to do this Pam. What an awesome way to get your poetry started!

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Stevie Wilson (@LAStory)

January 9, 2015

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