HAWMC Day 21


Health Madlib Poem. Fun with parts of speech! Today’s prompt is inspired by the classic game – and poetry – put together. A website I love to visit for writing prompts (when I want to push myself to be creative) is Language is a Virus. They have a few fun tools – one of which is a poem generator: http://languageisavirus.com/cgi-bin/madlibs.pl. You enter any words you want and they automatically fill the words into a classic poem.


As writers know best – the editing process (which often tedious) is invaluable and never really done. So remember when you create your poem today, and as it’s generated for you – you can edit it and make it more “you.” As sometimes happens with Madlibs – it may not make total sense. Fret not! Just add a few words (or subtract some) and try to make it better.


Today’s prompt is a meditation on words themselves – especially how they can be arrange to add meaning.


If you don’t feel like writing a Madlib poem – you can grab any passage from a magazine, newspaper, favorite book, blog post, or past entry you’ve written. Take out several of the worths and ask a friend or family member to fill in the words according to whether they are a noun, verb, adjective, adverb. Just like Madlibs.


Have fun! So often we find ourselves falling into the same writing patterns, using the same words over and over. Any opportunity to grab a thesaurus, broaden our vocab, and enhance our “voices” is not only going to make you a stronger writer – but enjoy it more when you read it back to yourself.


What words did you choose? How did your poem turn out?


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It’s not too late! And even though Health Activist Writer’s Month is underway – you can still check out the prompts to use any time you may want an idea for your blog. Click here to get for all 30 prompts.

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