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***BOOKED OUT*** Ready to kick #NaPoWriMo’s Ass? Join the #AprilWriteOff 30 Day Poetry Challenge!

Yep, National Poetry Writing Month is almost upon us - the time of year when writers around the world take on the challenge of writing a poem every single day for a month.

Are you ready to make 2019 the year you conquer #NaPoWriMo???

#aprilWriteOff: A 30 Day Challenge for #Napowrimo

Following the success of the January Write-Off, I’m launching a brand spanking new 30 day challenge to spark your imagination and get those creative juices flowing during April.

how does it work?

Hosted in a private Facebook group, you’ll receive:

  • a daily writing prompt,

  • ideas on how to tackle the prompt,

  • example poems for inspiration,

  • personal feedback from me on all work posted in the first week,

  • oodles of support and encouragement from me and the group during the Challenge.

It’s the perfect way to hold yourself accountable to your writing goals during #NaPoWriMo.

what can i expect?

All you have to do is set aside 15 minutes each day and free-write around that day’s prompt to find your way into a poem. The challenge isn’t about producing finished work but about playing with ideas and trying something new.

Over 120 writers from around the world joined the January Write Off, with 40-45 actively posting and commenting every day. It was great fun but a little bit hectic so this time numbers are limited for better interaction and a small fee (€15) applied to keep the lurkers at bay.

The group is a super-supportive environment — for each prompt you can post a poem, a fragment or just an update on how you’re getting on. The emphasis is on providing encouraging feedback that is constructive to your work at the first draft stage.

By the end of the month, you’ll have established a regular writing habit, a bunch of new first drafts and an overwhelming sense of achievement!

praise for the January Write Off

Here’s what writers said about the 30 Day Challenge experience:

The January Write Off exceeded my expectations. I wanted to try and regain a regular writing habit lost for a couple of years. I never expected to do most of the prompts but I think I only missed three or four. It was like doing NaPoWriMo but with better, more flexible prompts and no compulsion to write in any particular form. I found the encouragement from Angela and others especially useful. It truly has been appreciated.
— R. Kelsey
Angela is a talented writer with the generosity and ability to nurture, encourage and facilitate other writers at varying stages of their writing careers. The challenge is a heartening environment for fostering creative thinking. Place your seedling poems in this cloche, some will grow and thrive... this is the ecosystem that will give them at the very least a warm and nourishing start.
— R. Bugler

how do i join the April Write Off?

Here’s what to do:

  • Sign up for the Challenge below — invest only 50c per day to nurture your development as a writer.

  • Download the prompt image on 31 March – save to your laptop, phone or device, or print out and pin up in your writing spot.

  • Share the image on social media with the hashtags #AprilWriteOff #NaPoWriMoWriteOff and #NaPoWriMo. Don’t forget to tag me @adreamingskin (Twitter & Instagram).

  • Join the Facebook group for daily encouragement and to share your experiences.

  • Write every day!

SIGN ME UP — #AprilWriteOff Here I Come!!

Click the Paypal button below and make a payment to secure your spot. You don’t need a Paypal account - just follow the instructions for credit cards.

The Challenge is now FULLY BOOKED!

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more praise for the January Write Off

It helped me develop a writing discipline, opened my mind to the usefulness of prompts and I learned from others how diverse the understanding of a prompt can be. Angela’s daily post on each prompt and the poetry examples were great and I have been exposed to some wonderful writing I might not have stumbled upon.
— M. McKenna
I really have hankered to write for so long - and this challenge was the most precious gift in that it has empowered me to write - instilled a habit that I will never give up... Angela shares her wisdom and experience so freely and with such generosity that I feel I have to honour that by keeping my side of the bargain and write, write, write.
— R. Greene