So WoPoWriMo begins again. A month of poetic madness.

The challenge should you choose to accept it, is to write a poem a day for the month of February. Now these do not have to be whole complete poems but rather the beginnings of poems. They are a base to work from and we here at WoPo plan to give you all the tools you need to craft your poems during and after the challenge.

If you wish to sign up go to here and make a comment, remembering that if you are putting the poems on your blog or other site to link to it. You do not have to put your poems on line – many poets do not as they want to keep the poems for traditional publication routes or are worried about copy right issues, but if you do we would love you to share!

We are running on the idea of honor for the sigh-up and completion after all if you lie about how you are doing the only person it hurts is you. Also we realise some people do not want to make it public that they are in fact taking part and that is ok too – lurk all you want there are lots of good resources around the site and advice from established poets too!

Ok so those of you who are ready to go wax lyrical, hold your horses and pick up your free web-badge!

If you’d like to put it onto your blog or web site, just copy and paste this HTML into a blog post or your site template:

<a href="" alt="WoPoWriMo">
<img src=""
width="128" height="194" />

For those who want to just the image here is the code you need. If you feel happer with just copying the image from the site you are welcome to do that as well.

<img src="" width="128" height="194"

I'm releasing the image under a Creative Commons licence, so you can copy it and distribute it under these terms:

Creative Commons License
Creativi-Tea by Sarah Snell-Pym is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

If you are stuck with Ye Old Writer’s Block already then you might want to have a noodle around the Exercises section.

You may have noticed a tea theme going on with WoPoWriMo this year instead of the normal muse monsters – this is because it is actually our 5th Birthday! So we are having a birthday tea but more on that tomorrow! Mean while enjoy the Creativity of Creativi Tea, think of her as a mascot as well as a web-badge!

Now go get writing!