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NaPoWriMo Day 27 # 27/30 Golden Tokens


Love the prompt from NaPoWriMo today – I have really enjoyed writing a poem a day.

Today, I challenge you to use the wondrous powers of the Internet to help you write, and I have a particular method in mind. Think of a common proverb or phrase — something like “All that glitters is not gold,” or “If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.” Then plug the first three words of the phrase into a search engine. Skim through the first few pages of results, collecting (rather like a poetic magpie) words and phrases that interest you. Then use those words and phrases as the inspirations (and some of the source material) for a new poem.


Lifestyle. Opportunities. Wealth

We secure jobs on the other side

of the planet

We start our own businesses

serve clients thousands of miles away,

Exciting times.


With choices we become restless,

what we have does not satisfy,

we’re always wondering about

the next big thing.


Someone else is having a better time


We make ourselves miserable by

constantly thinking about

the unknown

in an endless


to find happiness.





Camp NaNoWriMo Smashed 40,000… then I go on to smash 41, 42, 43, 44,000!!


I managed to smash the 40,000 which was my hope, I have not started writing yet today and am about to JUMP offline to do just that! Trying to smash this last 10,000 words before the working week starts again!
Good Luck to all weekend Campers
Happy Writing


Average Words Per Day
Your Average Per Day
Words Written Today
Target Word Count
Total Words Written
Current Day
Days Remaining
At This Rate You Will Finish On
May 4, 2013
Words Per Day To Finish On Time
camp tent

Total Words Written
Words Remaining

Words Written Today
3,020 whoahoo
Target Word Count
Total Words Written
Words Remaining
7,773 Definitely manageable
Current Day
Days Remaining
At This Rate You Will Finish On
May 2, 2013 shaved a week off – closer to the 30th!
Words Per Day To Finish On Time
1,944 – under 2000 at last!

It’s great running downhill, I can’t believe how much I have managed to write today that new chapter idea really helped. As did a free day to write! My PC (not surprisingly) started to freeze just before midnight. This meant I raced into camp, but the latest 2500 words have started Sunday’s word count…. I know 5520 words were created today!

Although I have really enjoyed being part of the camp and desperately needed to dedicate sometime to getting (my very short) manuscript written, I am already looking forward to May with the deadlines and new varied opportunities I can write towards.

STATS at the close of play Saturday (right on track to WIN and finish on time!)

Words Written Today 2,500

Target Word Count 50,000

Total Words Written 44,727

Words Remaining 5,273


__two-way poem


I found this on Ermiliablog – it is truly awe inspiring, I hope to master writing a reverse poem one day!


Found this on Tumblr and I thought it was very creative! It might inspire some creative poets out there. 🙂

– Ermisenda Alvarez

Preaching Law to the Lost Generation_bnrRead this poem.
Then read it backwards.

Lost Generation

I’m a part of Lost Generation

and I refuse to believe that

I can change the world

I realize this may be a shock but

“Happiness comes from within”

is a lie, and

“Money will make me happy”

So in thirty years I’ll tell my children

They are not the most important thing in my life

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