Writing for Fun

Monday, August 15, 2005

Haiku Contest Winner

look at the dark night
I can not see anything
feel fear in my heart


Congratulations to Sao number 2 on her winning haiku!

It was a very difficult decision. I used the same guidelines as before to arrive at a winner:

1. Followed the formula for writing a haiku.

2. No spelling or grammar errors.

3. Creative and original.

Thanks to everyone who submitted an entry. Don't be discouraged! Just because you didn't win doesn't mean your haiku wasn't good.

Here are some other interesting entries.

She look like my mom
Small, thin and very beautiful
Everything is perfect


When it is raining.
The wind blow to shaking leaf.
I feel moist nature.


A beautiful night.
And I feel lonely.
I need love for along time.



The sign of pureness
It brings us felicity
Falling from the sky


I believe in love
It make me feel so happy
But sometime it hurt


Thanks again everyone! I will try to create a new contest soon.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Haiku Contest

a drop of moonlight
all life comes into focus
nothing left to fear

Haiku is an ancient form of Japanese poetry.

As we discussed in class, traditional Haiku has 3 lines with 17 syllables. 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second and 5 in the third.

I encourage you to follow the other guidelines as well:

1. It should be in the present tense.

2. It should be about a moment in nature.

3. It should not rhyme.

Follow the same procedure as before and post your haiku under the comments section.

The best haiku will win a prize.

Good luck!
Contest Winner

"Ooohh!! Budweiser, miracle water for me"

The winner of the caption contest is Peung! Congratulations and thank you to everyone who submitted a comment.

Each comment was judged according to:

1. If it was funny and related to the picture.

2. If it was original.

3. If it was grammatically correct and without mistakes.

Unfortunately, every comment (including the winning one) had at least one mistake. Many people forgot punctuation. However, overall, the winning comment had fewer mistakes than others and was stronger on the other points.

Sunday, June 19, 2005

Welcome to Extended Writing Class!

Yes, that means you, 24 (4)/14!

This is where there will be occasional comments related to something we are studying in class.

For example, we recently practiced writing captions in class.

A caption is the writing that appears under a picture or photo. It can be a description, something spoken by someone in the photo or something funny related to the photo.

Here is a cartoon with a caption underneath:

"These Rajabhat assignments are always so difficult."

The caption is surrounded by quotation marks (" ") because it is being spoken by Snoopy.


Now that you know what captions are, try to write one for the following picture. The best caption will win a prize.

To submit your caption:

1. Click on the word "comment" at the end of this post.

2. Write your caption in the box. Include your name and nickname.

3. Click next to "Anonymous."

4. Click on the box "Login and Publish."

Good luck!