Summer mini-writing workshop

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There is a story behind every new technology. https://sarahleastories.com/2015/10/07/writers-digest-wednesday-poetry-prompt-325-theme-forget-blank/

Just as Cecil B. DeMille believed you could take a page out of the Bible and make a movie, grab a medical coding book and find something to write about (other than cancer, unless it’s a memoir). The complexities of the human mind and body are vast.

https://sarahleastories.com/2016/07/21/writers-digest-wednesday-poetry-prompt-359-theme-uncontrollable/

Rather than write a movie review, write a poem about it. It still requires analysis on a deeper level. https://sarahleastories.com/2015/10/27/writers-digest-wednesday-poetry-prompt-328-theme-movie-inspired-poem/

“Just So” type stories (a la Rudyard Kipling) have always helped me answer questions no one ever thought to ask. https://sarahleastories.com/2015/11/05/poem-a-day-writers-digest-challenge-4-theme-once-upon-a-blank/

Write about something that seems like a contradiction but isn’t.  https://sarahleastories.com/2015/11/03/poem-a-day-writers-digest-challenge-theme-united-andor-divided/

The metaphor is what poetess Kim Addonizio refers to as the shimmer. Make a list of your favorite things and come up with metaphors for each. https://sarahleastories.com/2015/04/18/poem-a-day-writers-digest-challenge-17-theme-swing/

Pick a line from one of your previous works. If doing this sparks a series, tie the last poem in with the first. This is a great exercise because you never begin with a blank page. https://sarahleastories.com/2018/04/29/poem-a-day-april-2018-writers-digest-challenge-29-theme-response-to-a-previous-poem-this-month/

Serve up a slice of Americana. https://sarahleastories.com/2016/04/08/poem-a-day-2016-writers-digest-challenge-8-theme-doodle/

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