This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (February 2-8)

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!

Poetry

  • 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.

Fiction

  • 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.

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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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