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Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:58 pm
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bluewaterlily says...



I'm in
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LadyBug says...



Sign me up! I'd love to do this.
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Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:45 am
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kattee says...



Oh my goodness, is it too late for me to sign up? I didn't know there was a need too :(
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Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:35 pm
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alliyah says...



@Kateex today's the last day to sign up to be paired up with a buddy for NaPo - you can sign up to participate in NaPo though anytime.

Pairings will be out tomorrow - if anyone has decided they don't want to be paired up, please let me know!
maybe i make up colors for poetic cadence, but i don't think i can ever love someone who doesn't understand that teal is a different color than dark cyan
  





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Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:14 pm
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sign me up!!
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Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:52 pm
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Is it too late to sign up?
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alliyah says...



Not too late, today's the last day to sign up but please make napo threads if you haven't already.
maybe i make up colors for poetic cadence, but i don't think i can ever love someone who doesn't understand that teal is a different color than dark cyan
  





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Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:34 pm
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bpmzcpl says...



Is it too late to join? I just joined yesterday and didn't know this was a thing until today, but I would really like to participate if I can.
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Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:42 pm
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alliyah says...



You are right in time! NaPoWriMo starts today, and I'll be posting the buddy pairings tomorrow - more info on napo right here and feel free to post a new thread for your poetry here (you also do not have to write a poem every single day of april to participate, but certainly can if you want!)

Welcome to the site @bpmzcpl !! :)
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alliyah says...



Hey everyone! Sorry this is a bit late - I've got the list of buddies (so no more signing up now unfortunately). I have made the decision to put everyone in groups of 3, because I noticed we have a lot of first time NaPo goers and felt like that would be the most supportive combination, and in case someone realizes that they thought NaPo was actually in July and they don't want to participate - then no one's left without a buddy!

Reminder that how you support your buddy over NaPo is completely up to you, you can do the activities I suggest, but however you want to be supportive works - there's not a required amount of comments or likes or anything like that. :)

So here are the groups:

@CqpM8012
@Querencia
@hiraeth

@Jaybird
@mckaylaam
@Katteex

@Liminality
@alliyah
@bpmzcpl

@MeherazulAzim16
@Arcticus
@Tuckster

@EverLight
@Lavvie
@bluewaterlily

@fraey
@LadyVendetta
@BluesClues

@Traves
@niteowl
@LZPianoGirl


Yay! My suggestion is if you don't already know your two buddies maybe introduce yourself to them on their wall? or send a PM. Also sharing what your goals are can be helpful at the beginning too, so your buddy knows not to encourage you to write 50 poems if you're only going for 15 :]

Have fun everyone, I'll check back in a couple of days with more ideas on how to support each other - if you have questions, prompts, or want to say hello to your new buddies here - go ahead!

Also if I missed anyone - let me know!
maybe i make up colors for poetic cadence, but i don't think i can ever love someone who doesn't understand that teal is a different color than dark cyan
  





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Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:05 pm
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alliyah says...



Hey everyone!



We're officially a week into NaPoWriMo! Time flies doesn't it? Hopefully you've had some time to read your Buddy's poetry this last week as well as get a poem or 10 written yourself! This week I would challenge you all to identify one of your poetry buddy's writing-strengths! [maybe they're a pro at imagery, or their poems are always really polished, maybe their alliteration is amazing, or their poems have a fabulous flow] Once you've found one of their strengths why not let them know! :)

While criticism can be a good direct way to help someone grow, being able to point out positively where someone's strengths are can sometimes be just as valuable and maybe even more meaningful. Remember you don't have to do this challenge, but it's here for you to give a try if you'd like to!

Also don't forget the Poetry Shout-Out Thread is available to you if you see any poetry you'd like to give a shout-out. Happy writing everyone!

Spoiler! :
If you needed a random poetry prompt today - here's a random one -> write a poem using some of the five senses (smell, taste, sight, touch, sound) but try flip-flopping some of the descriptions. ie. The forest left the taste of fire-crackers and felt like an echo.
maybe i make up colors for poetic cadence, but i don't think i can ever love someone who doesn't understand that teal is a different color than dark cyan
  





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Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:27 pm
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alliyah says...



Greetings Poets!


How are things going? We've made it two weeks through NaPo and are about half-way through the month! Can you believe it? Good job everyone!

It's around this time that for me inspiration starts to kind of dwindle... this week your buddy-challenge is to write a poem inspired by one of your buddy's poems! (This could be a response poem, something using a theme or a line, or inspired very loosely by their thread, interpret it how you want!) Make sure to give them a tag if you end up doing the challenge. Also if you do this challenge let me know, and I'll send you 200 points.

Keep up the good writing & encouragement - you've got this! :)
maybe i make up colors for poetic cadence, but i don't think i can ever love someone who doesn't understand that teal is a different color than dark cyan
  





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Tue Apr 21, 2020 5:33 pm
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alliyah says...



Hey poets



We've made it through week 3 and we're on the final stretch, less than 10 days left! Can you believe it?

Congrats to mckaylaam, Liminality, & Magebird who completed the buddy-inspo challenge from last week (I'll be sending points shortly) if I missed anyone who completed this challenge please let me know in this thread or in a PM.

This week, your challenge is to just keep encouraging your buddy. If they haven't posted in awhile, check in to see how their goals are going or if they need a poetry-prompt. We posted a few prompts over in the latest Squills Edition if you need help with inspo. And if your buddies are still rocking it hop over to their thread and cheer them on.

Let's do this!
maybe i make up colors for poetic cadence, but i don't think i can ever love someone who doesn't understand that teal is a different color than dark cyan
  








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