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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. The leaf is browning.

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 “Good writing is not a natural gift.

10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy

You have to learn to write well. Here are 10 hints.” 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. This, and much more of Ogilvy’s timeless advice, can be found in The Unpublished David Ogilvy, a fine addition to this ongoing archive of notable wisdom on writing.

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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’re sitting at the breakfast table one morning, looking at the top news stories while drinking your coffee.

Creative Writing Prompts

The top story this morning is a crazy fan who was arrested for breaking into a local bookstore and stealing all of YOUR books! He’s quoted as saying “I just want to be their best friend!”... You hide in the museum bathrooms until the building is closed and everyone is gone. What is the first thing you do? Do you touch everything you possibly can or go exploring in the back rooms?

“I wasn’t planning on this. Your phone rings in the middle of the night. Grab the book, magazine, or newspaper nearest you and open up to a random page. “Get up. As you close your eyes you feel as if you’re being lifted. Ah the freedom of flight, the weightlessness of free-fall. "Be careful out there," your mom said as you grabbed your duffel bag and headed on a camping trip with friends.

A promotion at work has you head out with coworkers to celebrate. You've had a rough day at work.

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