Finding Poetic Inspiration

I've had a few poets ask me about poetic inspiration. Where do you find it, and how do you go about acquiring this precious commodity? I dedicated a section in Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry to just that subject. In my opinion, inspiration is everywhere. But not everyone feels … Continue reading Finding Poetic Inspiration

The Results ARe IN For the Winner of the Carrot Ranch Double Ennead Poetry Challenge

For this year’s rodeo, I created a special poetry form called the Double Ennead. The word Ennead means nine, and a double nine is ninety-nine! Carrot Ranch is famous for 99-word flash fiction. Finally, the ranch has its own syllabic poetry form written in 99 syllables! The Double Ennead comprised five lines with a syllable count of … Continue reading The Results ARe IN For the Winner of the Carrot Ranch Double Ennead Poetry Challenge

Carrot RODEO #2: DOUBLE ENNEAD SYLLABIC POETRY

Welcome to the Carrot Ranch Rodeo! This challenge is sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community at carrotranch.com and run by lead Buckaroo, Charli Mills. Almost everyone knows my love for syllabic poetry; especially haiku, tanka, cinquain, and more. Woo HOO! I've got something special wrangled up for this challenge! For this year's rodeo, I've … Continue reading Carrot RODEO #2: DOUBLE ENNEAD SYLLABIC POETRY

Writing Rodeo FREE Contest

Who’s ready to join the rodeo? All you have to do is to Write ONE original folk tale or fable in 99 words. Exactly 99 words (not including title and byline). Read the rest of Kerry Black’s post! It’s time to get your rodeo on!

 

Allusionary Assembly

This year, spin a yarn as long as the Rio Grande (in 99 words, that is) to be a contender in a Western-themed Folk Tale or Fable event of the Carrot Ranch Writing Rodeo

Yours truly is the leader for this event, so saddle up, round ‘em up, and write those words for a shot at winning a $25 Amazon Gift Card and your work immortalized at https://CarrotRanch.com/

How do you participate?

SIMPLE! Write ONE original folk tale or fable in 99 words. Exactly 99 words (not including title and byline) *Don’t publish the piece anywhere until after the contest is completed (The end of November, 2020) because we want the blind judging to be fair and uninfluenced.

Is there an entry fee? NO, Cowfolk! No Entry Fee!

Can I enter more than one story? No, one only. Sorry.

Deadline? All entries must be…

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2019 Rodeo « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

I'm thrilled to have taken part in this year's contest. I managed to win second-place for the Three Act Story category, with my piece called "The Game." I love flash fiction and have learned so much from the weekly challenges. Many thanks to the judges and to Charli Mills for her support of our writing … Continue reading 2019 Rodeo « Carrot Ranch Literary Community

The Rodeo is Coming! Are YOU Ready to Write?

From Charli Mills at the Carrot Ranch Literary Community: "Writers have to have the grit of a buckaroo who carries his saddle between rodeos. Writers have to have the tenacity to not quit the longest ride they’ll ever have chasing publication the way bull-riders chase those perfect 8-seconds. Writers have to be willing to take … Continue reading The Rodeo is Coming! Are YOU Ready to Write?