A and I Poetry Challenge- Tips on Writing and Prompt for August – see below
Hosts Blogger and writer from New Zealand, Ineke from scrapydo2.wordpress.com and Blogger, Amanda from Something to Ponder About, are jointly hosting the A and I Poetry Challenge in English and in Afrikaans, in the WordPress community.
The challenge is open to everyone, from complete beginners to advanced writers or aspiring poets. The challenge will run from March to October, 2018.
You can write in either language but please post a link back or comment at both WordPress blogs to indicate your interest and include the tag A and I Poetry Challenge.
Each month we will post poetry writing tips, (see this month’s below) and link-backs to those who contributed by posting a poem with the Tag A and I Poetry Challenge. on their blog.
Beginner poet, hobbyist or Advanced writer – we hope you will join in with us.
For Full guidelines click here.
August Prompt: Write a Heart poem
This might be a poem with lines written in the shape of a heart, or a poem about love, getting to the heart of a problem, about folks wearing their hearts on their sleeves, or someone showing a lot of heart in competitions.
Post on your blog on or before 30th August, 2018 to be included in the link-backs for August. The prompt is merely a suggestion and any topic is welcome.
August Poetry Writing Tips
Finding inspiration to write poetry isn’t always easy or may not come automatically to many of us. Sometimes, our minds just get stuck for the right word. Or you can feel the word on the tip of your tongue but cannot get it out?
There are loads of tools on the net to help you in this sticky situation.
This month we look at some sites to help us find inspiration and words for our Poetry.
The most popular rhyming dictionary is RhymeZone. Enter the word you need a rhyme for and Rhymezone returns multiple words that rhyme. RhymeZone also has some useful advanced features. If you want to find words that rhyme with love, just enter “love” at Rhymezone and you will get responses for one syllable and multi-syllable rhyming words. You can also search for synonyms or even definitions with this site.
This site gives you options to vary the number of syllables and use a pronunciation search as opposed to one that searches on correct spelling alone.
This site gives you options in other languages
allows you to search by tag, rhyme and submit your creation online so you can read others’ poems for inspiration.
This site gives you words that sound good together even if don’t technically rhyme.
More Rhyming Dictionary Sites