JPC Allen Writes

Inspiration for Beginning Writers


Monday Sparks

Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts: Spring Acrostic

spring-lake-w3399955_1280After haiku, acrostic poems are my favorite type of poetry. Here’s mine to celebrate the season. Please share one below.

Even during your darkest days,

Afraid and alone,

Still remember:

There always comes a third day,

Entering as quiet as the dawn,

Rising with the certainty of sunrise.

Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts: Spring Haiku

springw-316535_1280This month, my theme is poetry and figurative language. Here’s my haiku to celebrate the new season. IF you write a haiku, feel free to share it below in the comments.

Reaching, stretching, shoots

Push through darkness for one chance

To grasp a sunbeam.

Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts: What’s Your Favorite Poem?

picture-book-w21983812_1280April is National Poetry Month here in the U.S., so my theme is poetry and figurative language.

What’s your favorite poem? I have several, but I can’t reproduce them here. That would be mostly likely a copyright violation. So I will list titles and authors below.



Mondays Sparks — Writing Prompts: What are Your Other Creative Outlets?

stationery1-1158791_1280Creative people usually aren’t limited to one area of creativity. If you’re main art is writing, what are your other creative outlets? I enjoying baking, but I’ve gotten away from it lately. I should really get back to it. I love photography, especially trying to capture the wonders of nature. That love of images spills over into selecting photos for my blog. Searching for public domain images has become a surprising joy.

How do you get creative?

Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts: Writing Must-Haves

coffee1-2319123_1280Or maybe just “really wants”. Do you have to listen to a certain style of music when writing a certain genre? Do you need a cup of coffee handy at all times?

When I was younger, I had to have black ink pens and college rule notebook paper kept in a three-ring binder. I still prefer writing that way, but if a writing opportunity arises, and I’ve forgotten my binder, I’ll write on anything.

What are your writing must-haves?

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