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



I'm in
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LZPianoGirl says...



I'll happily be/have a NaPo Buddy!
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Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:08 am
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LadyVendetta 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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Katteex 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!
but i still 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
CqpM8012 says...



sign me up!!
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Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:52 pm
bpmzcpl says...



Is it too late to sign up?
One day longer,
A little bit stronger
  





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Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:02 pm
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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.
but i still 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 !! :)
but i still 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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Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:30 pm
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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!
but i still 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.
but i still 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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