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Congratulations! We made it through Week 1 of this year’s daily writing project. It’s Day 7 of our 2016 daily write-in. As you know, this year’s theme is FOUND OBJECTS. We have a new writing prompt for every day in February. The object of this project is to turn off our inner critics, play with a […]

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Saturday, 6 February 2016

It’s Day 6 of our month-long daily writing project. This year’s theme is FOUND OBJECTS. For those of you who are new to the project, please read my introductory post. You’ll find more information and all of the Week 1 FOUND OBJECTS at this post. FOUND: Antique Dolls I found today’s object in my home town, Ellicott […]

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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Hello, Found Object Poets. I am taking a break from blogging today. FOUND: Tomato Moon Don’t throw any rotten tomatoes my way! We’re still writing and sharing for Poetry Friday. You will find the Day 5 Found Object Poem Project post at Matt Forrest Esenwine’s blog, Radio, Rhythm & Rhyme. Thanks, Matt! And please stop by […]

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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Are we feeling the burn yet? It’s Day 4 of our 2016 daily write-in! This year’s theme is FOUND OBJECTS. We have a new writing prompt for every day in February. My favorite part of this annual project is seeing how the poems, written in response to the same prompt, resonate with each other. For those of […]

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Welcome to Day 3 of our month-long daily writing project. Newbies, this is an annual community writing project that I host every February. You don’t have to be a poet to participate. Short prose pieces are a great way to join in the fun. This year’s theme is FOUND OBJECTS. For those of you who are […]

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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

It’s Day 2 of our 2016 daily write-in. This year’s theme is FOUND OBJECTS. Thanks to all of the poets and writers who contributed objects for our daily prompts. For those of you who are new to the project, please read my introductory post. You’ll find more information and all of the Week 1 FOUND OBJECTS at this […]

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Monday, 1 February 2016

Welcome to Day 1 of our 2016 daily write-in! This year’s theme is FOUND OBJECTS. We have a new writing prompt for every day in February. The object of this project is to turn off our inner critics, play with a daily writing practice, and share the results in a community setting. For those of you […]

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Hello, friends! Think of today as the pre-game stretch. We are getting our fingers warmed up for 29 days of writing in response to found objects and posting that writing the same day, as a community. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Read this post to find out more about my annual daily writing project. […]

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Thursday, 28 January 2016

Happy Poetry Friday, friends. After nearly eight years blogging as Author Amok, I am moving to my new website! As of February 1, I will be blogging and participating in Poetry Friday right here at www.laurashovan.com. There are a few housekeeping items to share before I close up shop at the old digs. First, the annual daily […]

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Monday, 25 January 2016

Since my middle grade novel sold in 2014, I’ve gotten to know many of my fellow debut authors. Within that group is a small cadre of poets who also write fiction for children. Some of us have had long careers publishing in literary journals and teaching creative writing before we made the cross-over to a […]

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Laura Shovan

Laura Shovan is the author of the award-winning middle grade novel, The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary. Her second book, Takedown, is a Junior Library Guild and PJ Our Way selection. Look for A Place at the Table, co-written with Saadia Faruqi, in 2020. Laura is a poet-in-the-schools Maryland.

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