Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. February’s a short month, so get started with the prompts below! Follow us on twitter (@tatestreetorg) to be inspired daily, or subscribe to the blog to get a digest of the prompts every Sunday!
- Monday: Write a persona poem from a fictional character’s perspective of someone who has a different gender than you identify with.
- Tuesday: Write an ode to a type of weather that you dislike. 10 lines
- Wednesday: Rewrite the lyrics to your favorite song.
- Thursday: Start a poem with the words “You are.” 10 lines.
- Friday: Research a historical figure you admire. Write a 12 line chronology of their life.
- Saturday: Yahtzee! Write a poem structured as “Yahtzee!” 5 equal stanzas, at least 6 lines long. [W/ Awesome photo of dice]
- Sunday: Write a pastoral about a biome on a different planet.
- Monday: Write one sentence that shows a character’s emotion about her brother’s death. Use the sense of smell.
- Tuesday: Bullet point a dialogue where two people are arguing over who pays for dinner. 10 statements or gestures each.
- Wednesday: Write a paragraph that takes place around a fire–of any kind.
- Thursday: Write a passage describing the experience of a bullet being fired from a gun where you personify the bullet.
- Friday: “Nobody calls me chicken” [w/ pic of Marty McFly.] Write a scene between historical personages from different eras.
- Saturday: Develop a setting where one essential societal element has changed (children have more economic power than adults)
- Sunday: Create a dialogue that involves playing a card/board game that also refers to something that happened previously between the group of players.
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.