A wrap for NaPoWriMo & AtoZ Blogging Challenge 2017

Published 02nd May 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Did you survive?                        

I am so glad, finally finished the two blogging challenges I took up this year in the month of April successfully. This is the second time I am taking part in the two blogging challenge as the first time I took these challenges were in 2014.

This year I was not sure I would be able to finish both blogging challenges and if I could write every day.  Yes, in between I really wanted to quit, but still something, someone, some power in some or the other way pushed me on the next day as I woke up to keep up with the challenges.

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Day 30 – NaPoWriMo 2017 – “NaPoWriMo”

Published 01st May 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Day 30 – And finally, our final prompt – at least until next year! Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem about something that happens again and again (kind of like NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo). It could be the setting of the sun, or your Aunt Georgia telling the same story at Thanksgiving every single year. It could be the swallows returning to Capistrano or how, without fail, you will lock your keys in the car whenever you go to the beach.

NaPoWriMo

Year after year,
New Challenge in April,
New prompts for 30 days,
A new form of poem each day,
Due to NaPoWriMo Challenge.

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APRIL 30TH – A TO Z CHALLENGE – LETTER “Z”

Published 30th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 30th – Letter “Z” 

Film – Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Language – Hindi
Genre – Comedy-Drama
Written by – 
Director – Zoya Akhtar
Producer – Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani
Music Director – Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy
Cast – Hrithik Roshan, Abhay Deol, Farhan Akhtar, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin

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DAY 29 – NAPOWRIMO 2017 – “Snow”

Published 29th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Day 29 – And now for our (optional) prompt. Today, I’d like to challenge you to take one of your favorite poems and find a very specific, concrete noun in it. For example, if your favorite poem is this verse of Emily Dickinson’s, you might choose the word “stones” or “spectre.” After you’ve chosen your word, put the original poem away and spend five minutes free-writing associations – other nouns, adjectives, etc. Then use your original word and the results of your free-writing as the building blocks for a new poem.

My favorite poem is by Robert Frost called “Dust of Snow”.

Dust of Snow

The way a crow
Shook down on me
The dust of snow
From a hemlock tree

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APRIL 29TH – A TO Z CHALLENGE – LETTER “Y”

Published 29th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 29th – Letter “Y” 

Film – Ye Maaya Chesave (2010)
Language – Telugu
Genre – Romantic Drama
Written by – Gautham Menon, Umarji Anuradha
Director – Gautham Menon
Producer – Manjula Ghattamaneni, Sanjay Swaroop
Music Director – A. R. Rahman
Cast – Naga Chaitanya, Samantha Ruth, Prabhu Sudheer Babu
Image result for Ye Maaya Chesave telugu movie posters

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Day 28 – NaPoWriMo 2017 – “What Is Love?”

Published 28th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

Day 28 – And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Today, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem using Skeltonic verse. Don’t worry, there are no skeletons involved. Rather, Skeltonic verse gets its name from John Skelton, a fifteenth-century English poet who pioneered the use of short stanzas with irregular meter, but two strong stresses per line (otherwise know as “dipodic” or “two-footed” verse). The lines rhyme, but there’s not a rhyme scheme per se. The poet simply rhymes against one word until he or she gets bored and moves on to another. Here is a good explainer of the form, from which I have borrowed this excellent example:

Dipodic What?

Dipodic Verse
will be Terse.
Stress used just twice
to keep it nice,

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APRIL 28TH – A TO Z CHALLENGE – LETTER “X”

Published 28th April 2017 by viewsofpreethib

April 28th – Letter “X” 

Film – X-Men (2000) 
Language – English
Genre – Fictional
Written by – David Hayter
Director – Bryan Singer
Producer – Lauren Shuler Donner & Ralph Winter 
Music Director – Michael Kamen 
Cast –  Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Halle Berry, Famke Janssen, James Marsden, Bruce Davison, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Ray Park, Tyler Mane, Anna Paquin 

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