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Mid-September (Sep 9, 2017)
Teratophoneus Limerick (May 11, 2017)
Doolittle and Higgins (Nov 8, 2016)
Clouds Drip Slowly (Jul 10, 2016)
Fly Away Birdie (Apr 26, 2016)
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My name is Doug, and I am the administrator of this site. I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to write, so dive in and have fun!

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Josiah T.KatieLaura
MathaxMissAnnieNate Churchill
stolen_waterThe Purple PowerTrent
du courageEHazeEmily
FerdinandfluffyfooHope Sinks
Invisible JoeJaneeJeff Howe
Kenzie Fell DownlostcerebellumLyz
Maine CharacterMichael Kpastorjon
R. Wesley LovilRabbit StuSammie Jo
SylavashThe One True Stickmanwordsmith

My Favorites

Dance With Me (May 1, 2008)
Heaven Is Where... (Oct 22, 2007)
Regrets (Mar 5, 2008)
Synchronized Swinging (Oct 2, 2007)
Taking a Mulligan (Mar 7, 2014)
Word Patterns in a Box (Oct 31, 2007)


du courage
Jul 25, 2014
Hi Douglas, you might be right. While walking (favorite pastime for letting poems emerge) I was thinking about how scarcity fuels creativity. Usually it means lack of money, but lack of words may work the same way. What do you think ;-)

du courage
Jul 25, 2014
The very thought indeed has passed through my mind lately, but I think it might be difficult to get them published, for these poems are not in my mother tongue and publishers probably won't be eager to publish them for poems never will be bestsellers (unfortunately).

du courage
Jun 28, 2014
I guess those who don't know Dr. Seuss (yes, that's possible) are at a disadvantage this week :-(

du courage
Dec 30, 2013
Thanks for all the inspiration this year, with a new writing prompt every week. It doesn't seem easy to me to think up something new every week for years on end.
So my new year's wish is for many new writing prompts to come and of course all the best for you and your family.

Oscar Wizard
Oct 1, 2013
Hello Douglass,

I must firstly say that you have a great website with genuine writing tips that helped me, and probably many others, to form up a good sense of writing skills.
I'm writing you with a question - How can you make money with Poetry?

May 7, 2013
I have a story and I want to name it "Dirty". Don't judge the story by it's title. It will be about philosophy, human logic, in a fictional way but nothing like the adult "Dirty" image. I'm still debating adding some romance limited to stalking and a single kiss scene.
I am decent. But I named my draft because I remember the quiz and "Doug is an evil dictator" line. So, I wanted to ask you first if I can name my story "Dirty" the clean way.
Take your time to answer me I'm sure you have a bunch of msg everyday piling up. Let me know as soon as you can.
~Steph~ :)

Mar 28, 2013
In sight
Flirting all the time
People spends time with those who they care about
did I get the format correct? first time doing this. I think i mess up on last line.

Sep 20, 2012
That's true... hmmm...

Sep 19, 2012
So when do we get to put Tobias on the Math Team?
(Now there is Matthias, Elias and Tobias.)

: )

Jun 8, 2012
Thank you very much -- both for the compliment and the tip! :) I can understand being leery about putting this particular subject-matter in a spotlight (of sorts) -- it IS a bit gruesome. XD

Anyway -- as for the inclusion of "did", the main reasoning for putting it there was because it was the only way to word things where I could include "stand", and it's simply the line that came out while I was writing. Part of it is the cadence, but I think the biggest part was the necessity of the wording. I'll be looking into ways in which I might fix that, though...

Thanks Again!

Mar 21, 2012
sooooooooooo, yeah that proverbs prompt? sorta got me inspired to actually make a series of proverbs! Thanks for the idea! And yeah I lost access to my old facebook so i added you and Laura on my new one.

Mar 9, 2012
Dont think I have forgotten! I am still working on it! I am still editing and stuff

Feb 23, 2012
You should make a prompt having people write riddles!!!! I've been writing a good share of mine and I'm contemplating weather I should post them or not

Feb 8, 2012
I won't be submitting anything any time soon, Dougllas, as I've gone blind in my dominant eye. Without the ability to see, I've lost my ability to read and write.

Brian Sloan
Aug 16, 2011
I'd like to see a section on connotation vs denotation and something dealing with word choice posted here:
Also, as a new user, loving the site--I'll continue to use it for quite some time.

Jul 27, 2011
I am not sure if my writing under " Alphabet Soup - I" follows the site guidelines for pieces . Could you check it out? I just wanted to be sure before it could lead to getting banned and so i could change it if it needs to be changed thanks

May 29, 2011
Hi! I think a writing prompt about your make-believe pet would be fun.

May 3, 2011
Hey Doug,

Thanks for the great surprise. I never expected for that piece to be featured, especially so quickly. I'm beyond flattered. Thanks.

Write on.


Apr 2, 2011
Thanks for the tip. I have editted the spacing and a couple of minor punctuation errors. I'm glad you liked it.



Apr 1, 2011
Then you should make a new site that is a social networking site that targets writers

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