RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge #105-Time & Grow

Haiku Poetry Prompt Writing Challenge Useful Links. Thesaurus: Time, Grow. The Guidelines are simple. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in English as my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what […]

This week’s words: Time & Grow. 

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RonovanWrites’ Haiku Challenge Prompt #91: Fray & Veiled

Haiku Poetry Prompt Writing Challenge Useful Links. Click HERE for LINKS to last weeks Entries for Friend&Shiver. Thesaurus: Fray, Veiled. Haiku in English How to do a Ping Back The Challenge Words! Fray&Veiled* (REMINDER: Check that your ping backs are working!) Not sure how to write a Haiku? Click HERE for a quick […]

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This Week’s Prompt Words: FRAY & VEILED


Interested in Writing Haiku?


Almost every week, we have been reblogging author Ronovan Hester‘s Haiku Challenge featured on his blog, Ronovan Writes.  The Haiku Challenge is a prompt using two words, usually a noun and an adjective, to inspire the creation of a haiku.  The Challenge is posted every Monday morning at 8:00 EST.  To participate, simply reblog the challenge with your haiku response. Click here for more information.

If you have never written a haiku before, the form is quite simple (yet complex).  Each haiku is comprised of 17 syllables, divided in 3 lines as follows: 5 syllables | 7 syllables | 5 syllables.  The themes of haiku usually deal with the seasons, longing, loss, and/or everyday life.  Of course, like a sonnet, a haiku can be written about anything.  The form itself began in Japan and reached its height with the 17th century poet  Basho (Matsuo Kinsako). Below is an example of the form:

Basho’s Sick on a Journey

旅に病で / 夢は枯野を / かけ廻る
tabi ni yande | yume wa kareno wo | kake-meguru

5 Syllables | 7 syllables | 5 syllables

(translation: Sick on a journey, / my dreams wander / the withered fields)


An untitled haiku in English from Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge Prompt 79

Clarity takes hold (5 syllables)

of me while walking: do leaves (7 syllables)

mind my crushing feet? (5 syllables)


Why not try your hand at writing your first haiku?

This Week’s Challenge Words: Fresh & Style

Happy Writing!


There are many contests available for aspiring writers to enter.  Many of these contests, however, require that entrants pay a fee to participate.  The fees typically have a range between $10 – $30, depending on the genre and length of submission.

Unfortunately, not every aspiring writer, especially students, is in a position to spend $10 or more for every contest that he or she would like to enter.

Fortunately, there are also many contests that do not require an entry fee or the entry fee is significantly lower than the average.

So, here are three upcoming contests for the end of July and during August.  Hopefully, one will spark your interest!

  • Blue Earth Review – Flash Fiction Contest 
    Deadline: Friday, August 1, 2014
    Entry Fee: $2
    Prizes: $500 (1st), $250 (2nd), and $100 (3rd)
    Submission Maximum: Two pieces of flash fiction, each of 750 words or fewer. Online.


Wishing You Luck and Happy Writing!