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 10 lines about the moment that a person realizes that their parent is not invincible.
Tuesday: Write a limerick–then transform it into a ballad.
Wednesday: Work on a pantoum that starts with the word “hate” and ends with the word “love.”
Thursday: Write a poem that is shorter than its title.
Friday: Diction challenge–use the same noun 7 times in a poem.
Saturday: Rx–write a prescription for (fill in the blank).
Sunday: Write a poem using only words you can find in the DSM-V.
Monday: Trade secrets between two characters in an unusual setting.
Tuesday: Write a story from the point of view of the Hulk’s downstairs neighbor.
Wednesday: Write a paragraph from the perspective of a person who is in love with two people at the same time, but does not believe, ideologically, that it is possible.
Thursday: Write a character description without using any form of the verb “to be.”
Friday: “I prefer not to.” Write a story in which the main character only says one thing.
Saturday: At karaoke night, the machine breaks and plays the songs in the wrong order. What happens?
Sunday: Write a story in which two characters can’t find their way out of a shopping mall.