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2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 8


We’re eight days into this challenge now, and I’m actually starting to feel more energized about what I’m going to write next. I hope you’re feeling the same way.

For today’s prompt, write an inanimate object poem. Obviously, you could write an objective poem about an inanimate object, or you can write from the perspective of the inanimate object. If you can think of a third option, have at it.

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Robert Lee Brewer


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My first step towards catching up tonight, with a poem called Cat – all about an ornament I bought from a Garden Centre many moons ago!

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 7


2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 7

Wow! We’ve made it a week into the challenge now. Let’s keep the momentum going.

For today’s prompt, write a hardship poem. The hardship could be moving forward after a tragic loss, having to work through a difficult problem, or even just showing up to work. It can be serious, funny, or complicated.

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Robert Lee Brewer

Robert Lee Brewer

And I am FINALLY (2 hrs later) up to date with the PAD challenges, with 5 new poems in the collection.

This Sunday is Remembrance Day and I am attending a Poems for Peace event, fs poppywhere I am reading a set (of yet to be written, chosen poems) – this prompt spoke volumes and I thought of the hardship soldiers face in life after the battlefields. It is a poem written especially for Sunday’s event. A list poem. Every verse is a question.

Thursday Night – Write Night


I am quite looking forward to my evening of writing. 2013-Participant-Twitter-Header

I wasn’t home from work until 6pm and I have some paperwork to sort for tomorrow and I may be going out.

I have decided to start with the PAD poems as I am falling behind with this challenge and want to get back the 3 days (4 poems) I have missed. Porcelain_Hanging_BIRD

Then I will write my NaNo Novel and be back in here to update the blog.

I also wanted to join the picture book Nano and I think today is the last day you can register for that. chn bks

2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 5


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For people new to these challenges, I like to do “Two for Tuesday” prompts on Tuesdays. In that way, I get to pretend like I’m a DJ on a radio station. Here are the two prompts today:

  1. Write a concealed poem. Could be about a concealed weapon, concealing emotions, concealing intentions, etc. Cover it up and write about it.
  2. Write an unconcealed poem. Okay, take everything from the first prompt and uncover it. Reveal everything that’s hidden.

Completed on day 7

I loved this prompt – had loads of ideas swimming around my head. What I finally wrote was semi autobiographical and was an experience I had once on a tube. The reveal was even better because I had no idea what was concealed and didn’t know until the end of the poem as I was still undecided.


Both poems have some amazing lines (you know when you write a stunner and think WOW!) and I have used clever word play in the title – I think I might perform part 1 or both next week at the SpeakEasy event.


2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 4


2013 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 4

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Hope the time change hasn’t been messing with folks too much (in places that have it–like here in Atlanta). Somehow I get an extra hour, and it still feels like I lost one. How does that happen?

For today’s prompt, take the phrase “(blank) Sheet,” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then write the poem. Possible titles might include: “Rap Sheet,” “Blank Sheet,” “How to Fold a Sheet,” “I Look Like a Ghost Beneath This Holey Sheet,” etc. Feel free–as always–to bend and break the prompt to your will. The poeming is what matters.

My 4th PAD poem was about the only sheet writers fear – The Blank Sheet!