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: Comparison poem: Select two completely different items and find the similarities.
Tuesday: Make Guy Fieri the speaker of your poem (12 lines).
Wednesday: Create and define a new word to describe a phenomenon that has no name.
Thursday: An ode to a word that is hated (20 lines).
Friday: Select an object, an emotion, and a location from your childhood (6 lines).
Saturday: Celebrate the success of poetry! (It’s National Poetry Month!!!)
Sunday: Switch: Write a poem in which words end up switching letters each subsequent line. Ex: card, cord, core, more, mire, hire, hare, hard…
Monday: A succesful standup comedian suffers a head injury and starts losing the ability to understand the meaning of specific words, like “cup” and “narcotic.” 1500 words max.
Tuesday: Write a story about a character who undergoes an entire life cycle–birth, life, death–within the span of a minute.
Wednesday: Write a story that includes every member of a second grade class as a character.
Thursday: “Can I haz cheezburger?” Write a story that imagines the difficult inner emotional lives of your least favorite Internet memes.
Friday: Write a paragraph about cheese.
Saturday: A scene in which a character confronts their own insecurity but doesn’t know it.
Sunday: “The first rule about Knitting Club…” Write a story about a knitting circle that devolves into violent conflict.
How did it go this week? Which prompt was most generative? We’d love to know! Tell us in the comments below.