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Lace Under the Stars. It was another Twitter poetry party, and the poetic lines just glistened.

Lace Under the Stars

Here are the first seven poems of our recent TweetSpeak Poetry-sponsored meet-up/mash-up poetry slam. Lace Under the Stars By @llbarkat, @ericswalberg, @Doallas, @lauraboggess, @jejpoet, @mmerubies, @monicasharman, @SandraHeskaKing, @kellysauer, @dukeslee, @pathoftreasure, and @chrisyokel. Lurking by @monicabrand (who guessed the source for the prompts – Macbeth by William Shakespeare).

Edited by @gyoung9751. Liquid color in my arms Gin, wine, vodka, what’s your liquid color in my arms, distilling drops of warm light? Eternal questions What’s your splicing frequency? The moon shines always The moon shines always, when I’m in your arms. The last sober leaf We spin to the last sober leaf as the leaf’s shadow turns in the sun. I Don't Remember... by Ash L Bennett.

I don't remember, any more, The exact shape of your handsAs I held them in mine, Caressed them, Memorized the length of your fingers, The depth of your calluses.

I Don't Remember... by Ash L Bennett

I don't remember, any more,Exactly your height, how muchTaller than meYou were, whereMy head rested on your chestWhen you held me tightly close. 10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy. By Maria Popova “Never write more than two pages on any subject.”

10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy

The better you write, the higher you go in Ogilvy & Mather. People who think well, write well.Woolly minded people write woolly memos, woolly letters and woolly speeches.Good writing is not a natural gift. You have to learn to write well. Here are 10 hints:Read the Roman-Raphaelson book on writing. This, and much more of Ogilvy’s timeless advice, can be found in The Unpublished David Ogilvy: A Selection of His Writings from the Files of His Partners, a fine addition to my favorite famous correspondence. Via Lists of Note Donating = Loving Bringing you (ad-free) Brain Pickings takes hundreds of hours each month. You can also become a one-time patron with a single donation in any amount: Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter. Share on Tumblr. Homework Center: Writing Skills - FactMonster. 55 Interesting Ways to Support Writing in the Classroom. Writing Task Resource List. Summary: This resource will help you find OWL material for the many different kinds of writing tasks you may face in school and in the workplace.

Writing Task Resource List

Contributors:Allen Brizee, Allen BrizeeLast Edited: 2011-02-17 11:01:05 Overview What kind of writing task do you need to complete? The list below will help you pinpoint the OWL’s resources that will be most helpful for you according to the kind of writing you need to accomplish. If you’d like to see a complete list of our resources, please visit the OWL's main page. When You’re Just Beginning Your Writing Task When You’re Ready to Compose Your Writing Task For an Abstract: For an Academic Research Paper: Style Guides (for citation format) For an Argument or Position Paper: For a Bibliography or Annotated Bibliography: For a Book Report or Book Review: For a Business or Cover Letter: Descriptive Writing Techniques. Creative Writing Prompts.

You went to bed like any other night and were out like a log in minutes.

Creative Writing Prompts

But when you woke up, you weren't at home. You were in a car (that wasn't yours), wearing clothes (that weren't yours), and holding a bag full of money (that wasn't yours). Suddenly, a police car turns on... On the wall next to your desk you have the picture of someone you greatly admire. It's been there for a few years, but today you notice something different about the eyes—they are looking in a different direction. Entering the “Oracles Den” at the fair with your significant other seemed novel at first. Your house always had that spooky charm, what with the old chandeliers, cobwebs everywhere and the occasional knock no one could identify. The last thing you remember hearing before your friend thrust you out of the plane was: “Don’t forget your parachute!” Surfing through the Internet you find a strange pop-up: “Click now to receive three million dollars!

The click of the pistol’s hammer wakes you.

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