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 series of haiku that follow your commute to work or school during the day.
- Tuesday: Mash-up headlines from ten different news sources from one news day (10 lines).
- Wednesday: Write about a character trying to get over a “hump.” (whatever that means).
- Thursday: Persona poem from the voice of an inanimate human-made object.
- Friday: Rewrite the last line of a previous poem draft ten times.
- Saturday: Let it go! Rewrite a secondary Disney character’s story in poetic form.
- Sunday: Write a villanelle about a pattern you see in your life or a friend’s life.
- Monday: Be multimodal. Include an online chat conversation in a story about a gay couple.
- Tuesday: Write in 1st person from a perspective you generally avoid–either religion, gender, or political.
- Wednesday: Start a story where the protagonist is singing in the shower.
- Thursday: Sorkin It! Write a story in which the characters don’t stop moving.
- Friday: Write 5 opening sentences to 5 different stories. Then pick your favorite and start writing!
- Saturday: Rewrite your favorite fairy tale as a story about employees in an office.
- Sunday: Write a story in which the protagonist is reincarnated in every paragraph. As different animals.
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.