Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. With the New Year bringing silver new ideas and golden revisions, get started with the prompts below! Follow us on twitter (@TSHighSociety) to be inspired daily, or subscribe to the blog to get a digest of the prompts every Sunday!
- Monday: Describe the repetitive fullness of a pattern. 5 lines.
- Tuesday: Describe an object that someone cannot get rid of–despite the object having no tangible value.
- Wednesday: Write about three kinds of symmetry. 3 lines.
- Thursday: Write a poem where everything you write is untrue. 10 lines.
- Friday: Write about a place that is purely safe. Focus on all five senses.
- Saturday: Describe something using a sense other than the one we normally associate it with. For example, how does a painting feel?
- Super Bowl Sunday: Write a poem that includes or reflects on this strange American cultural phenomenon.
- Monday: Start a dialogue in which one character is apologizing for something.
- Tuesday: Select a song to be playing in the background of the scene, and allow the music to direct the conflict that arises.
- Wednesday: Develop the meeting of two characters on a long airplane flight. Make 10 bullet points to develop the action.
- Thursday: Describe a setting in the future when an ubiquitous resource such as wood, sand, or oil becomes unavailable. 1 paragraph.
- Friday: Sketch out a story where time is going backwards slowly.
- Saturday: Describe the night before a character becomes a single parent.
- Super Bowl Sunday: Write a story set watching–either live, or on screen–a football game.
How did it go this week? Which prompt was most generative? We’d love to know! Tell us in the comments below.
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About the Author: Abigail Browning
Abigail Browning, Founder and Managing Editor, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received her MFA in Poetry at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Abigail has poems either published or forthcoming in the Yemassee Journal Online, The Greensboro Review, Linebreak, and RHINO Poetry. In addition, she was honored to receive the Amon Liner Poetry Award, the Noel Callow/Academy of American Poets’ Prize, and was a finalist for the Linda Flowers NC Arts Prize. She also has a passion for jazz music and dance, and teaches swing-era dances in her free time: www.abigailbrowning.com. Currently, she is studying Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media as a PhD at NC State in Raleigh, NC.