by Valerie Flokstra, Book Review Editor jaBlog!
91 Days of Fall Poetry Inspiration is a 14-page book of creative poetry prompts. As the instructions at the beginning of Victoria’s book state:
“There are two ways to use this book. One way would be to go straight through. Use the prompt for Day 1 on your first day of using this book, the prompt for Day 2 on your second, and so on. This will help you build the habit of writing every day, and you just might write some pretty good poems. You can also just skim through this book until you find a prompt that sparks an idea, whenever you need inspiration.”
I would recommend the consistent sharpening of skills through daily writing. But there is something to be said for picking up this book and finding inspiration when you’re itching for poetry ideas. If you enjoy variety, then Victoria’s book is definitely a good book for you. The prompts will challenge you to write across the range of poetry styles, from iambic and limerick, to dactylic, and you have my compliments if you know what all three of those are. These unique styles, combined with topics from November to nuts to rain boots, make this a superb book of poetry prompts.
91 Days of Fall Poetry Inspiration can be purchased on Lulu.com.
I’d also like to remind all you young writers that there are so many different forms of writing. Books don’t have to be long. They don’t have to have complicated themes. They only have to be created by you! My advice is to write something now. I wish you all the best on your way to publishing something!