Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #7

Welcome to my weekly writing prompt series. The rules of the challenge are simple. I’ve provided two options below, and there’s a handy link-up button at the end of the post, so you can upload your contribution and share it with others. If you prefer to use the pingback method, I’ll check out each linkContinue reading “Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #7”

Seeking Solace, a collection of poetry by Callum McLaughlin

I’m thrilled to announce that Seeking Solace, a collection of poetry, by the awesome talent who is Callum McLaughlin, is now available. Here’s information about the collection, with the all important purchase links. Seeking Solace is a collection of sixty poems that span a variety of topics and touch on universal aspects of modern life,Continue reading “Seeking Solace, a collection of poetry by Callum McLaughlin”

Not your run-of-the-mill Superhero

Some of you might know that I don’t write poetry unless I’m either challenged or psych myself up for it! Since Paul Burgess gave me a friendly challenge to write a Limerick, I decided to take him up on it. Paul has some crazy mad skills when it comes to poetry, and he favours theContinue reading “Not your run-of-the-mill Superhero”

A Small Victory – Be Inspired Weekly Challenge #27

This week’s challenge calls for a Decuain. As described by Amreen at Paint the World with Words, here’s how to write a Decuain – The Decuain is a short poem made up of 10 lines, which can be written on any subject. There are 10 syllables per line and the rhyming scheme can be either:Continue reading “A Small Victory – Be Inspired Weekly Challenge #27”

There is no greater gift than friendship – Be Inspired Challenge #26

Before I get to my entry for this week’s Be Inspired Writing Challenge, I wanted to say a huge thank you to Amreen for her recognition, her support and her encouragement. She awarded me with a much sought after ‘Be Inspired badge’, and I will display it with pride. If you’d like to read theContinue reading “There is no greater gift than friendship – Be Inspired Challenge #26”

Lighting the way – Be Inspired Weekly Writing Challenge – #24

Perhaps it’s not the best way to start a post, but I’m going to be honest and tell you I struggled with this week’s ‘Be Inspired’ poetry form – Quinzaine. The English word quinzaine came from the French word qunize, meaning fifteen. A quinzaine is an unrhymed verse of fifteen syllables. These syllables are distributedContinue reading “Lighting the way – Be Inspired Weekly Writing Challenge – #24”

Hidden Treasures Buried Deep: Be Inspired Writing Challenge #20

The Be Inspired Weekly Writing Challenge this week is to tackle a Memento poem (based on a holiday or anniversary). A Memento consists of two stanzas, with a syllable count of 8, 6, 2 – repeated twice in each stanza. The rhyme scheme is; a/b/c/a/b/c. A tricky one this week, but I had a great dealContinue reading “Hidden Treasures Buried Deep: Be Inspired Writing Challenge #20”