This is a promotional journal for this event which is happening in 20 days!
Hello all, it's me MagicalJoey
here, reporting live from the ProjectDFC
desk of all desks. We have a situation on our hands folks! A DIRE situation!
Oh the HORROR, the GORE, the REVOLTING SMUT!
Wait, that was October...but you get my drift!
Only 20 days until DFC 2015
What is DFC?
Do I hear thee utter this question?
Oh poor souls, how could you not know>
Never fear, I shall tell!
DFC stands for December Forms Challenge
and is a challenge that has been running for many years now. It takes place from 00h00 December first until 00h00 January first and is a poetry forms challenge
, where you are provided with different fixed forms of poetry to write on. It is a poem, and a form, a day for 31 days!
What Does This Mean For Me?
This means the following: YOU
(yes you, and you, and the one behind you with the Micky Mouse ears) are hereby challenged
everyone you know
, well, basically yourself, to write a poem a day for December 2015. There will be a chart that will become available closer to the time telling you what form goes with what day...and I have heard from
a cute little cannibal kiwi-damnation
that this year's chart will be off the charts
and chock-to-the-block with hits!
But It's Hard!
It's meant to be a challenge (hence the big capital 'C') that broadens your knowledge of poetry forms and things like rhyme, meter, syllabic counts, refrains and all the other jargon us posies
like to throw around. It's a good way to broaden your horizons and thresh out some basic things which you will hopefully
come back and edit in January to make them supercallafragalisticexpialladocious!
Quality vs Quantity
I've heard rumours that sometimes quantity doesn't equate to quality. Whereas in many cases this holds true, the beauty of the quantity of this challenge is that you will have certain days, and forms, where you have tons of quality. It's these gems you hold out for and then prune and preen during the editing process, which happens after. Think of this as WordWars
for poetry, kiwi-damnation
Previous Years Features
Previous years charts are here for you to peruse and
look at to get some idea of the amazingness
that is coming your way!
Like with previous years we will have a Chat Room
available for use during the process. Come and brainstorm with fellow participants and get your write on!
This year, with the arrival of our new Admin betwixtthepages
we have an exciting partnering with another group of Beth's, mainly LitRecognition
. Under foundership of chromeantennae
and with a brilliantly vibrant cast of writers on staff LitRecognition
promotes writing and writers with a daily (barring the weekend) feature of prose and poetry works from new and old writers alike. How Is This Good?
's own words: "Okay. So, we'll be doing daily cross posts between the groups called something like "Today at a Glance." These posts will include a walk-through of the day's poetry form, the prompts or challenge number and we'll include a few examples of the form, and will be featuring each of the previous day's prompt responses."What Does This Mean?
This means that the two groups are partnering to feature participants in the DFC through special features over at LitRecognition
Yesh, that's exactly what we want you to do - spread the word
. Tell your watchers in a journal on your page
, tell your group members in a promotional group journal/blog
, tell your friends and get them to come to DA
to participate in this AWESOMENESS!!
Still don't know what to write? Got any questions? Please, note the group ProjectDFC
with any questions you have. We will be happy to answer them and give you any details I may have missed in this journal.
Happy Holidays, Thankgiving-time and such stuff. I know you will all be preparing yourself for this excellence that is DFC 2015
coming this December
to a DA near you!MagicalJoey