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 12 line poem with each line set in a different month.
- Tuesday: Zombie love. Write a love poem from a Zombie. [include Cranberries music video]
- Wednesday: Aquarius or Scorpio? Rewrite your horoscope as a sonnet.
- Thursday: Turn 5-10 headlines from your social media feed into a found poem.
- Friday: Write a poem inspired by the contents of your breakroom/office fridge.
- Saturday: Write a poem about secrets you don’t have.
- Sunday: Write a cento created from your favorite movie quotes.
- Monday: Write a story set entirely on a trampoline. Include at least three characters.
- Tuesday: Write a story in the 2nd-person about an historical personage. Research ideas here!
- Wednesday: A four sentence story, each sentence set in a different season over the course of a year.
- Thursday: In the Capital! Write a dystopian story from the POV of a character who benefits from the system.
- Friday: Write a scene where a character admits to themself what they really want is against everything they have been up to that point.
- Saturday: Dialogue set in an Uber or Lyft or taxi.
- Sunday: Write a story in which a pre-recorded voice–say, the Movie Phone guy–becomes increasingly unhinged.