Heads up. We’re moving the guilds to the archives. You’ll still be able to access old posts, but you won’t be able to make new…[Read more]
I just thought I’d share this, if someone didn’t know. For all you students out there, if you have a .edu e-mail you can get two months free on Skillshare. No I’m not sponsored, lol. I’ve been using this for about three weeks now and I’ve actually learned stuff, go figure.
If you’re like me and have had a little extra time on your hands then yo…[Read more]
@sir-leeds Thank you so much for your thoughtful answer. 🙂
The word count goal has a conundrum for me. You brought up a great point that stories and poems are so different. I think that word count might work against my poetry. I’m not sure, but it seems like stories are better for word count goals.
This month I’m going to log all of the words…[Read more]
Hey guys…so I’m a poet…and I’ve always pretended to be allergic to NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo. This was because I was thought, geez, a poet like me can’t do that.
Update: A friend of mine has, in fact, convinced me to do that.
I’m going to tackle a poetry editing goal and (I hope) a word count goal this month. So here I am.
I need…[Read more]
Thank you all so much!! Your answers are all thought-provoking. Here are some of my thoughts…
I’m conducting a survey, and I would appreciate it SO much if you answered these questions:
- Do you believe Christians should read secular literature (literature produced by non-believers)? Why or why not?
- How should a Christian approach reading secular and/or non secular) literature?
- Can (secular and/or non secular) literature be a source…
Hey SE people!
We’ve launched a cool new feature on the forum called groups.
You can find them in the nav bar like so:
Groups are hubs for writers to gather around something they share in common. They include a Facebook-like feed and most of them also include their own forums.
So far there are three types of groups:
1. Word war…[Read more]
OKAY! So, Hope Ann is currently launching Dust to Flame. It’s a…[Read more]
Here are the word war results!!
We didn’t do so hot, but I know I needed a break after the intense NaNo effort. We’ll do better next time! We got this!!
And congrats to the awesome…[Read more]
GO Rillumen! This time we’ll write! Or at least try, lol 🖊️
I have faith in you. But more importantly, I have motivational doughnuts! ヽ(ᵔᗜᵔ)ﾉ🍩 🍩 🍩 🍩…[Read more]
@sir-leeds I love your poem!
I do see what Story Ember meant now about the embellishments. You’re not flaunting a bunch of different poetry techniques in this poem (but you do use vivid language). Also, the poem’s character is a child, so there is power in the simplicity of the character’s voice. 🙂
I love the ending lines:
“And the lonely lamp…[Read more]
@sir-leeds Would you post that poem about the children? I would love to read it! Also, I made an account with Submittable. 🙂 I didn’t know Footprints in the Sand when I wrote my poem, but I see the similarity that…[Read more]
I saw that no Rillumen members had responded yet so I thought I’d go ahead and tag y’all just in case anyone missed it.
I’ve spent moke time baking so far this week than writing.¯_(ツ)_/¯ I will definitely try to wring a couple of hundred words out of tonight though. Does anyone have a word goal for this week?…[Read more]
I guess I can’t be sure, but I assume Brandon has said goodbye to you? Well, not bye, but that he’s stepped down from guildmastering due to an overwhelming work load.
I wanted to step in on his behalf to let you know about the future of the guilds.
Many other among the guildmasters noticed that the job is mentally taxing and that…[Read more]
@emma-starr I think it’s lovely. I think you have some great images in there, but you could, as @sir-leeds said, “embellish” it a bit. For example, try not to use trite expressions. We know that winter is grey and cold, now let us see it in a new way. So instead of saying the tea is cold, you could say it has “lost its warmth, lost its sou…[Read more]
@anne_the_noob14 Thank you!!
@sir-leeds I appreciate your feedback! What I’m actually trying to convey is a process of healing over the course of a year. As the seasons go by (with similar themes in each), the girl becomes more and more reconciled. In that light, what changes to you think should happen? Maybe what’s happening in the last section…[Read more]
I want to enter this poem in the contest. I need your help–please critique, praise, give advice, anything! I want to know if this is bland, if it means something, or if it’s powerful to you. Say anything that it made you think of or made you feel. Is the…[Read more]
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