Write Away! Poetry: A Guided Poetry Journal with over 101 Writing Exercises (Guided Workbooks) (Paperback)

Begin your epic poetry adventure today with engaging writing prompts that will have you turning out verse in no time.

No doubt you’ve fallen in love with a poem at some point in your life. Whether it was a nursery rhyme from childhood or something you read in a high school English class, something about poetry’s form has captured your attention. And now you’d like to try writing a poem yourself. But where do you start?

From the moment you put pen to paper, you’re a poet! And like other poets, your goal is to express yourself in a way that’s different from how you would write a short story or letter. But it’s easy to let your inner critic take over and silence your creative voice before you even begin.

That’s where the Write Away! Poetry journal comes in. The 101+ writing prompts and exercises will help you find inspiration, try new approaches to writing, and learn to play with language. They’ll encourage you to think creatively and look at your world (and yourself) in a new way. Use these prompts to get your creative juices flowing and shut down that inner critic. Remember, this is your journal—there is no right way to follow these prompts. Do them in order or jump around; do one a day or several in a row. 

Featuring a layflat binding for easy writing and a compact size perfect for writing on the go, Write Away! Poetry includes prompts like:
  • Write a poem about lost or forgotten things.
  • Write an acrostic poem—a poem in which the first letter of each line spells out a word—to your parent or grandparent, using their first name.
  • Write a poem about your favorite season.
  • Write a poem that plays around with onomatopoeia (a word that sounds like its meaning, such as “sizzle”).
  • Write a poem to your 13-year-old self with advice for living a good life (or avoiding heartache).
  • Write a poem using couplets, which are two-line stanzas.
  • Write a poem that describes how it sounds when snow, leaves, or rain falls.
  • Write a poem that is not about food or cooking but written in the form of a recipe.
Once you’ve gone through the book, challenge yourself by going back and writing fresh material in response to the prompts to see how your writing has evolved. Who knows? Maybe you’ll find the start of a brand-new poem to fall in love with.

With so much of our lives and contact going digital, the Guided Workbooks offer an intimate way to nurture your connection with yourself and the people around you. An entertaining way to get off your screen, the pages in these guided prompt books are great for writers and first-timers alike. Each workbook offers content around a different, compelling theme, filled with thoughtful questions, inspiration for composition, and interactive prompts to learn about yourself and the world around you. Beautifully designed on high-quality paper stock and full of mindful prompts, channel your inspiration as you put pen to paper to learn more about what inspires you. 

Other books in the series include: The Adulting Workbook, Finding Your Authentic Self, Stop Overthinking, 5-Minute Productivity Workbook3-Minute Positivity Workbook52 Weeks to Better Mental HealthTarot: A Guided WorkbookAstrology: A Guided Workbook , and Finding Your Balance: A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Workbook.

Publishing and supplying books to wholesalers, mail order companies, and retail stores for over 60 years, Chartwell Books publishes across a wide range of subjects, including history, craft, home reference, puzzles and games, music and music instruction, art instruction, transportation, and more.

Product Details ISBN: 9780785843429
ISBN-10: 0785843426
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Publication Date: September 5th, 2023
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Guided Workbooks