Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. 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: Make the ordinary extraordinary. Why create a field of flowers when a single petal will do?
Tuesday: Fill in the blank: Time is______________ (4 lines).
Wednesday: Choose your own adventure: Write a poem that has 5 alternate endings.
Thursday: Select an emotion and create atmosphere through a landscape only.
Friday: One word that changes vowels over 7 lines.
Saturday: 10 lines about the first time you tasted a specific culinary dish.
Sunday: Attach an unexpected emotion to an expletive.
Monday: To Infinity and beyond! Create a situation that makes interesting use of recursion.
Tuesday: Write a story that uses an anaphora of action: “She learned…”, “She discovered…”, “She noticed…”, “She was surprised…”, “She tried to deny…”
Wednesday: Betrothed: a story in which two characters believe they are engaged to people whom they aren’t engaged to.
Thursday: WoW: Write a paragraph introducing an extreme hobbyist.
Friday: Create a one page story in pure dialogue using first person plural and third person plural (we vs. they)
Saturday: Rewrite a popular main character perspective from another gender.
Sunday: 250 words of dialogue between friends who have an age gap of 30 years.
How did it go this week? Which prompt was most generative? We’d love to know! Tell us in the comments below.
About the Author: Neina Gordon
Neina Gordon, Contributor, is a graduate of the MFA Program at UNC Greensboro where she was the Fred Chappell Fellow and fiction editor for The Greensboro Review. She teaches creative writing at Salem College in Winston-Salem and at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. She has work forthcoming in Big Fiction.