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

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)