This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (March 9 – March 15)

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: Write a poem from the point of view of your favorite movie character.
Tuesday: Come up with ten different metaphors about the ocean.
Wednesday: Try starting your poem off with a knock-knock joke.
Thursday: Write a poem about a piece of trash that you found on the beach.
Friday: Lost! Write a poem about an object that’s lost on a vacation or trip. (5 lines)
Saturday: Do research about an historical boat or ship, write a poem about it.
Sunday: Write a poem about teeth.



Monday: We need a bigger boat! Write a short story that takes place on a boat.
Tuesday: Brrr, it’s cold in here! Write a story in which all the characters are cold, constantly.
Wednesday: Blur the lines of genre and write a story titled “Poem.”
Thursday: Write a one-paragraph story set in a particular season, then write the same story again set in a different season.
Friday: Why you actin’ spicous? Write a story about spring break. #springbreakforever
Saturday: Write a story that uses the diction and language of a swashbuckling sea-adventure. Set the story in a contemporary bookstore.
Sunday: Write a story about a dentist who falls in love with a patient who has terrible teeth.

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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