Prompt/Cope 6.24.18: “Unwinding”

Many of us writers have day jobs. How do you unwind after the daily grind? Read? Watch tv? Soak in a bath? Go to a literary event? So many things to do in our daily lives. Ever wish you could be in more than one place at once? Write something imaginative about it! There are multiple versions of you and each one is texting each other. Have fun. But remember to unwind and take care of you! (David Welper). #buddykeepwriting

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2018 Denver Zine Fest Sunday, June 24 McNichols Civic Center Building 144 W Colfax Ave, Denver CO The Denver Zine Fest is back and bigger than ever! Don’t miss this free event showcasing zinesters, comic artists, and independent publishers from around the country!               Denver Zine Library…
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Prompt/Cope 5/9/18: “Jealousy”

Is jealousy a mental mental issue? I suppose it can be if you let it consume you. What or who are you jealous of? Why? As a writer there’s a certain level of “I wish I could write like that person” or “I want X award like that person has.” I feel the jealousy at times. But there’s a point where I tell myself “you’re doing Poetry your way, let them do it their way.” Easier said than done. But part of any creative Art is the “doing it my way” endeavor. Consider this: what if you didn’t get jealous of others’ successes and instead be inspired by them? (David Welper, EIC)

keep writing…#curestigma#writerslife

Prompt/Cope 4/19/18: “Fitting In”

You’re a square peg trying to fit into a round hole. You’re the black sheep. Even within a creative community it can be hard to find a niche. Write something about an experience where you were an outsider or outcast. Are you dreaming that you are literally a square peg trying to squeeze in? Are you a character from a movie that somehow got misplaced in a different movie? Are you Dorothy who is lost in a Star Wars movie? #buddykeepwriting

Issue #2 is online! Submissions for #3 start June 1st. We are looking for talented people to join the Buddy team. Follow us for more info.

(David Welper)

Prompt/Cope 2/10/18: “Cheers!”

Cheers to all the poets who are socially awkward, are shy, who feel not as popular as others, who hold off making too many plans until the last minute when they know they’re in the right mood to socialize, who deal with depression and anxiety or bipolar or psychotic symptoms but still have the GUTS to keep trying & keep writing & keep hope.

Here’s to those who understand that a lot of us have to work a lot at our day jobs to pay bills and sometimes even when we’re not working and not depressed we just need to stay home instead of going to this & that event cuz we’re exhausted and need a relaxing peaceful night at home.

Here’s to those who are underdogs/different/unique/weird/challenging/loners….poets who want to do it all THEIR way.

(David Welper)

…keep writing…