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What is home? Create a poem or a short story about home. Bring me there. Make me feel at home or not.
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Magic

My home, serenity and relief are found in his arms.

I Cradle my head in them,

Fears disappears, shield falls.

Magic exists, find yours.

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What is home? Create a poem or a short story about home. Bring me there. Make me feel at home or not.
Written by MediocreWords in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Magic
My home, serenity and relief are found in his arms.
I Cradle my head in them,
Fears disappears, shield falls.
Magic exists, find yours.
#poetry  #words  #love  #magic  #home  #wordporn  #french 
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Little things

Earthworms, woodlice, larvae, ants e.t.c feed on dead plants, excrements and others build their houses into the layers of the soil. Their different activities fertilizes and moisturizes it. I might continue with this geography lesson but it will become boring huh? That's not my goal.

Now, take a moment and imagine a soil without these tiny organism. The whole ecosystem will be disturbed.

Little things matters.

Little things generate big ones.

Take time for them.

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Little things
Earthworms, woodlice, larvae, ants e.t.c feed on dead plants, excrements and others build their houses into the layers of the soil. Their different activities fertilizes and moisturizes it. I might continue with this geography lesson but it will become boring huh? That's not my goal.
Now, take a moment and imagine a soil without these tiny organism. The whole ecosystem will be disturbed.
Little things matters.
Little things generate big ones.
Take time for them.

#poetry  #words  #poem  #nature  #littlethings  #Proser 
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Written by WhiteRaven

Word

On dusty shelves and withered halls

with rugs moth eaten and cob webbed walls

a row of words on paper's back

unwritten curves of fiction and fact

Unwritten to those whose minds haven't taken

to let their eyes dance to what the letters are making

a page or two and now it is known

the unwritten words to man has been shown

They grab a man and make him sit

on windowsill or parapet 

to allow the minds to tug and grasp

the words on paper writ to last

The book itself will take you far

beyond the borders of normalcy par

but the odder truth as truth will comb

is that while you read you're not even home 

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Written by WhiteRaven
Word
On dusty shelves and withered halls
with rugs moth eaten and cob webbed walls
a row of words on paper's back
unwritten curves of fiction and fact

Unwritten to those whose minds haven't taken
to let their eyes dance to what the letters are making
a page or two and now it is known
the unwritten words to man has been shown

They grab a man and make him sit
on windowsill or parapet 
to allow the minds to tug and grasp
the words on paper writ to last

The book itself will take you far
beyond the borders of normalcy par
but the odder truth as truth will comb
is that while you read you're not even home 
#poetry  #words  #read  #worlds  #simplelove 
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Your Words, More Powerful Than You Know

Morning, Prosers, 

Every now and then, we like to highlight the other companies from the literary sphere who share our passion for words. Today, we'd like to promote One Stop for Writers. 

Enjoy this blog and be sure to show them some literary love... 

Prose. 

Words are amazing, aren’t they? Just today I was reflecting on this and a video popped up in my Facebook feed where Off The Record TV host Michael Landsberg was opening up about an interview he did with Stéphane Richer, a retired NHL hockey player. In the interview, they’d had a short discussion on a shared struggle: depression. And while the two speaking candidly about their battle resonated deeply with viewers, it was what happened afterwards that is of note: a flood of emails thanking Michael for showing men that mental illness is okay to talk about.

One of these messages came from a viewer who was, in fact, about to commit suicide. Like others, he’d seen the segment and written to thank Michael for giving depression a voice. As he resumed his preparations, Michael responded to that email (not knowing at all what was about to transpire). It caused the man to stop long enough to read it, and then he replied.

They exchanged several emails. The man began to feel understood. He realized he had options, and chose not to go through with ending his life. He sought help, and years later, got in touch with Michael to tell him the impact of his words, and that he was here today because of them.

Powerful stuff, right? And this is why giving voice to our thoughts and ideas in writing is so important, and spending time to learn good craft, read, study, and practice is such a worthwhile pursuit.

Fiction: So Much More Than Entertainment

Some see fiction as a vehicle for pure enjoyment, but people usually read for a deeper reason: because life doesn’t come with a how-to manual.

After all, the real world can feel a bit isolating. There’s so much we don’t talk about openly. We don’t want others to think we’re clueless, lost, or maybe even a hot mess—it makes us feel vulnerable. But we also don’t always know how to navigate life’s ups and downs. Fiction gives us a safe way to experiment, and to experience hardship and struggles through another’s journey from brokenness to wholeness. And that’s important. Because really, aren’t we all a bit broken? Isn’t wholeness what we seek? I think so.

Reaching people, connecting with them though our feelings and beliefs…this is why we write. It is our passion. And learning to craft strong prose is critical as it helps us draw readers in so they share the character’s experiences as they unfold.

This is largely why Becca Puglisi (my co-author for The Emotion Thesaurus), and Lee Powell (the creator of Scrivener for Windows and Linux) created our site, One Stop For Writers. We want to support writers as they create, and help them bring their stories to life.

The three of us share a love of learning and we’re always seeking to improve our writing. But we find it a bit overwhelming because there is just so much craft advice, methods, and resources to use and only so much time to assess what we really need for our writing toolkits. So, we decided to pool our talents and create a library filled with all the things a writer really needs to write more efficiently, and craft deeper, more meaningful stories.

One Stop is unlike other sites, and we love that. It’s a bit like Prose in that regard—your creators saw a need (a way for writers to connect with readers) and set out to make it (by creating a community for sharing work using a social media-like format). One Stop is sort of the writer’s resource equivalent in that we supply tutorials, lessons, and step-by-step instructions to navigate certain difficult areas like story structure and character arc, and we pair it with powerful tools and description databases. It’s a great match, because instead of writers wasting time and effort searching the internet for help, it’s all in one place. Writers spend more time actually writing their stories.

Our site helps writers brainstorm, draft, and revise. We focus on encouraging writers to “show” the details that matter most, and so offer in-depth description thesauruses for emotion, sensory settings, weather, symbolism, character traits, talents and skills, emotional wounds, physiological features and many more. Our story boarding and structure tools include a Story Map, Scene Map, and Timeline tool—suitable for planners and pantsers because we recognize not everyone works the same. And in addition to some very unique writing worksheets & templates, our Idea Generator allows you to brainstorm useful elements like a character’s fears, secrets, emotional wounds, and even that important (yet hard to define) area of character arc: inner growth.

Our goal? Help all writers reach their potential by giving them the help and support they need to craft meaningful fiction. We want their readers to crack the page of a book and find characters so well drawn they feel like real people. (If you think this is something you might like to check out, feel free to stop by sometime. Registration is always free.)

When we write fiction, yes, we’re entertaining readers…but we’re also doing so much more. Imperfect characters who struggle make readers feel less alone. So keep, striving, Prosers! The hard work is so worth it. Fill your creative well, keep writing, and continue to fascinate readers by offering them an experience that will not be soon forgotten.

Angela Ackerman is a writing coach, international speaker, and co-author of many bestselling books, including The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. Passionate about helping and supporting writers, Angela runs the successful blog, Writers Helping Writers, and is the co-founder of One Stop For Writers, an innovative online library built to help writers elevate their storytelling. Registration is always free, so stop by sometime if you like! 

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Your Words, More Powerful Than You Know
Morning, Prosers, 

Every now and then, we like to highlight the other companies from the literary sphere who share our passion for words. Today, we'd like to promote One Stop for Writers. 

Enjoy this blog and be sure to show them some literary love... 

Prose. 

Words are amazing, aren’t they? Just today I was reflecting on this and a video popped up in my Facebook feed where Off The Record TV host Michael Landsberg was opening up about an interview he did with Stéphane Richer, a retired NHL hockey player. In the interview, they’d had a short discussion on a shared struggle: depression. And while the two speaking candidly about their battle resonated deeply with viewers, it was what happened afterwards that is of note: a flood of emails thanking Michael for showing men that mental illness is okay to talk about.

One of these messages came from a viewer who was, in fact, about to commit suicide. Like others, he’d seen the segment and written to thank Michael for giving depression a voice. As he resumed his preparations, Michael responded to that email (not knowing at all what was about to transpire). It caused the man to stop long enough to read it, and then he replied.

They exchanged several emails. The man began to feel understood. He realized he had options, and chose not to go through with ending his life. He sought help, and years later, got in touch with Michael to tell him the impact of his words, and that he was here today because of them.

Powerful stuff, right? And this is why giving voice to our thoughts and ideas in writing is so important, and spending time to learn good craft, read, study, and practice is such a worthwhile pursuit.

Fiction: So Much More Than Entertainment

Some see fiction as a vehicle for pure enjoyment, but people usually read for a deeper reason: because life doesn’t come with a how-to manual.

After all, the real world can feel a bit isolating. There’s so much we don’t talk about openly. We don’t want others to think we’re clueless, lost, or maybe even a hot mess—it makes us feel vulnerable. But we also don’t always know how to navigate life’s ups and downs. Fiction gives us a safe way to experiment, and to experience hardship and struggles through another’s journey from brokenness to wholeness. And that’s important. Because really, aren’t we all a bit broken? Isn’t wholeness what we seek? I think so.

Reaching people, connecting with them though our feelings and beliefs…this is why we write. It is our passion. And learning to craft strong prose is critical as it helps us draw readers in so they share the character’s experiences as they unfold.

This is largely why Becca Puglisi (my co-author for The Emotion Thesaurus), and Lee Powell (the creator of Scrivener for Windows and Linux) created our site, One Stop For Writers. We want to support writers as they create, and help them bring their stories to life.

The three of us share a love of learning and we’re always seeking to improve our writing. But we find it a bit overwhelming because there is just so much craft advice, methods, and resources to use and only so much time to assess what we really need for our writing toolkits. So, we decided to pool our talents and create a library filled with all the things a writer really needs to write more efficiently, and craft deeper, more meaningful stories.
One Stop is unlike other sites, and we love that. It’s a bit like Prose in that regard—your creators saw a need (a way for writers to connect with readers) and set out to make it (by creating a community for sharing work using a social media-like format). One Stop is sort of the writer’s resource equivalent in that we supply tutorials, lessons, and step-by-step instructions to navigate certain difficult areas like story structure and character arc, and we pair it with powerful tools and description databases. It’s a great match, because instead of writers wasting time and effort searching the internet for help, it’s all in one place. Writers spend more time actually writing their stories.

Our site helps writers brainstorm, draft, and revise. We focus on encouraging writers to “show” the details that matter most, and so offer in-depth description thesauruses for emotion, sensory settings, weather, symbolism, character traits, talents and skills, emotional wounds, physiological features and many more. Our story boarding and structure tools include a Story Map, Scene Map, and Timeline tool—suitable for planners and pantsers because we recognize not everyone works the same. And in addition to some very unique writing worksheets & templates, our Idea Generator allows you to brainstorm useful elements like a character’s fears, secrets, emotional wounds, and even that important (yet hard to define) area of character arc: inner growth.

Our goal? Help all writers reach their potential by giving them the help and support they need to craft meaningful fiction. We want their readers to crack the page of a book and find characters so well drawn they feel like real people. (If you think this is something you might like to check out, feel free to stop by sometime. Registration is always free.)
When we write fiction, yes, we’re entertaining readers…but we’re also doing so much more. Imperfect characters who struggle make readers feel less alone. So keep, striving, Prosers! The hard work is so worth it. Fill your creative well, keep writing, and continue to fascinate readers by offering them an experience that will not be soon forgotten.

Angela Ackerman is a writing coach, international speaker, and co-author of many bestselling books, including The Emotion Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Character Expression. Passionate about helping and supporting writers, Angela runs the successful blog, Writers Helping Writers, and is the co-founder of One Stop For Writers, an innovative online library built to help writers elevate their storytelling. Registration is always free, so stop by sometime if you like! 
#words  #blog  #OneStop  #ProsePromo 
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Two Words. Create the most sensory inspiring - or adverse - two word phrase. The challenge may say 15 words minimum, but that's wrong. :)
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Irresistible

Bacon fantasies.

(Frying noises, crackling sounds, oily fingers, crunchy snaps, chew, gobble, munch, grab more!)

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Irresistible
Bacon fantasies.

(Frying noises, crackling sounds, oily fingers, crunchy snaps, chew, gobble, munch, grab more!)
#fantasy  #challenge  #words  #food  #sensual 
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"I should come with a warning sign." Show us what's written on it! 2-20 words only!
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Self-imposed Signs

CAUTION

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE.

WARNING

MIGHT EXPLODE ANYTIME.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

BEWARE OF FALLING OBJECTS.

DO NOT ENTER.

DO NOT CROSS.

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Self-imposed Signs
CAUTION
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE.

WARNING
MIGHT EXPLODE ANYTIME.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION
BEWARE OF FALLING OBJECTS.

DO NOT ENTER.
DO NOT CROSS.
#words  #safety  #me  #melancholy  #WARNINGSIGNchallenge 
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Write whatever you like, but it has to be about dealing with soul-crushing loneliness
Written by WhiteRaven in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Beat

Can a canned heart still beat

I'd think not 

then why does mine still bleed? 

Second hand emotions

I'm supposed to know

but even those are silent.

Taken and rewired

beaten and renamed 

blue coal still beats dammit.

What good are words

if they won't make up

for a body who knows love?

I've learned to find a friend 

in the mirror

but not by choice.

We can stand in our roots

no hallmark card here just truth

but I'd rather lean lazily on you. 

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Write whatever you like, but it has to be about dealing with soul-crushing loneliness
Written by WhiteRaven in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Beat
Can a canned heart still beat
I'd think not 
then why does mine still bleed? 

Second hand emotions
I'm supposed to know
but even those are silent.

Taken and rewired
beaten and renamed 
blue coal still beats dammit.

What good are words
if they won't make up
for a body who knows love?

I've learned to find a friend 
in the mirror
but not by choice.

We can stand in our roots
no hallmark card here just truth
but I'd rather lean lazily on you. 
#words  #lonely  #ache 
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I got this idea from a poetry workshop I went to yesterday: Write a poem about what your words do. "My words change" or "My words never lie" for example. Make it as creative as you want! And tag me @LiberalPoet.
Written by Cross in portal Poetry & Free Verse

Insignificance

My words ring

Hollow

And meaningless

Vain attempts

Eternally

Destined to fail

These walls are closing in

Gasping

For escape

Upon your throne

Insignificance

Reigns supreme

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Written by Cross in portal Poetry & Free Verse
Insignificance
My words ring
Hollow
And meaningless

Vain attempts
Eternally
Destined to fail

These walls are closing in
Gasping
For escape

Upon your throne
Insignificance
Reigns supreme
#poetry  #words  #insignificance 
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I got this idea from a poetry workshop I went to yesterday: Write a poem about what your words do. "My words change" or "My words never lie" for example. Make it as creative as you want! And tag me @LiberalPoet.
Written by crayzed in portal Poetry & Free Verse

My Words are everything

My Words are,

my oxygen, my food, and my water.

My words are,

my friend, my husband, my daughter.

My words are,

my strength, my courage, and my power.

My words are,

my life, my day, my hour.

My words are,

my taste, my sight and my smell.

My words are,

my life, my heaven, my hell.

My words are,

my gift, my love and my affection.

My words are,

my shelter, my home, my protection.

My words are,

my laughter, my joy and my pride.

My words are,

my tears, my guilt, my guide.

My words are,

my weapons, my tools and my vice.

My words,

are my gift, my cost and my price.

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Written by crayzed in portal Poetry & Free Verse
My Words are everything

My Words are,
my oxygen, my food, and my water.
My words are,
my friend, my husband, my daughter.
My words are,
my strength, my courage, and my power.
My words are,
my life, my day, my hour.
My words are,
my taste, my sight and my smell.
My words are,
my life, my heaven, my hell.
My words are,
my gift, my love and my affection.
My words are,
my shelter, my home, my protection.
My words are,
my laughter, my joy and my pride.
My words are,
my tears, my guilt, my guide.
My words are,
my weapons, my tools and my vice.
My words,
are my gift, my cost and my price.

#words 
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Written by WhiteRaven

Here Hear

I heard a scholar saying

that English men have died

and when we start complaining 

we've lose the sense of pride

Here hear the sadness 

The dictionary cries

I told him he was madness

his tongue was draped in fib 

yet all I feel is sadness

when he goes off that glib 

Here hear the sadness

The English word is lost

I strive to cast some sense in

an outrage to the host

but all I said was has been

and all my words were ghosts

Here hear the sadness

The pen is left to die

I left him in that booth

waving hands awry 

I knew he spoke the truth 

but I'll write till I'm dry 

Here hear the sadness

written by the dead 

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Written by WhiteRaven
Here Hear
I heard a scholar saying
that English men have died
and when we start complaining 
we've lose the sense of pride

Here hear the sadness 
The dictionary cries

I told him he was madness
his tongue was draped in fib 
yet all I feel is sadness
when he goes off that glib 

Here hear the sadness
The English word is lost

I strive to cast some sense in
an outrage to the host
but all I said was has been
and all my words were ghosts

Here hear the sadness
The pen is left to die

I left him in that booth
waving hands awry 
I knew he spoke the truth 
but I'll write till I'm dry 

Here hear the sadness
written by the dead 








#poetry  #words  #write  #poet  #dead 
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