Note: I try to update this list throughout the first week of the month, to capture everything we talked about during the previous month’s challenge. Check back for updates!

Prompt Books

642 Things to Write About, by the San Francisco Writers Grotto

Craft of Writing 

Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within, by Natalie Goldberg

Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel, by Lisa Cron

Watercolor Painting

YouTube Tutorials:


The Playwright’s Handbook, Revised Edition, by Frank Pike and Thomas G. Dunn

The Standard Stage Play Format,” a guide by Laura King, MFA, MA, Instructor of Theatre at Gordon State College


Academy of American Poets and Poetry Foundation Websites: Search for poems by author or keyword. The AAP and Poetry Foundation websites also have lots of articles, resources, and event listings for poets and those who like to read or hear poetry.

Rhymezone: Rhyming dictionary and thesaurus extraordinaire. This might just change your life.

Poetry Events

Poem in Your Pocket Day: An annual day of poem-sharing, to celebrate National Poetry Month. In 2018, Poem in Your Pocket Day was on April 26.

Sonnet Slam: Each year in NYC, people get together on Shakespeare’s birthday to read the sonnets, in order, live on stage.

Poetic Forms:

Selected Poems:

Writing Competitions

NYC Midnight Screenwriting Challenge