I was sitting here last night sweating bullets while I tried to figure out what kind of idea I could use for today’s column and then it struck me -- I don’t have to think! It’s the third Saturday of the month and that means Priya P. already wrote my column for me.
In her submission last October, Saturday Writing Essential - Autobiography, she challenged us to... Nope, you’d never believe me if I said this so you need to read the way she worded her challenge.
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Friends of mine here, on Gather, say that I am an open book. That when they read my poems, they feel like like they are reading little bits and pieces of my life. While I never write about any specific event or of my personal details, my poetry here on Gather is my personal autobiography. Stephen B. once said that he felt like a voyer when reading my writings. I guess its in the way I write; revealing without truly revealing.
This Week’s Challenge:
I challenge you today to write a poem that reveals bits and peices of yourself. Much like a autobiography.
[I always specify prose or poetry, but it’s Priya’s challenge this week.]
A poem about your true feelings during a monumental moment in your life
A poem of an event that caused you great hurt or anguish.
A poem about your kids or your significant other.
For more ideas, feel free to read any of my poems. Unless its for a challenge, then chances are its a poem plucked right out of my life.
Watch Out For:
Specific personal details like names, dates. Remember reveal yourself without truly revealing.
This week’s submissions were really cool and I’ll invite you to read each of them.
Joe average does a good deed-satwe jan 12/13 by karen vaughan
Kathryn Esplin chose to post her story in a comment.
THE POLAR BEAR CLUB ~ SWE ~ GATHER WRITING ESSENTIALS by Sensational Sadie Sexy Senior Sitizen
Weekly reminder: Don't forget to recommend an article that you like (to learn why, read Ann Marcaida's article Attract More Writers and Artists to Gather!). Also, try to place a comment on at least one article and say more than you liked the piece. Tell the author what worked and what needs work.
Put this challenge statement at the beginning or end of your submission so readers will know what you’re supposed to do.
Challenge: I challenge you today to write a poem that reveals bits and peices of yourself. Much like a autobiography.
There is a limit of three submissions from each member per day. If you’re extremely prolific, spread out your work and post only three submissions per day.
Post to Gather Writing Essential.
Tag your submission with SatWE.
Include (Saturday Writing Essential) as part of your title.
I ask that you make your submission(s) by next Friday afternoon.