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.
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.