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: Swag: Give poetry some swag in a poem (10 lines).
Tuesday: Bigger Fish to Fry: Describe the imagery of a common idiom. 8 lines.
Wednesday: National Poetry Month: Write a poem that includes each of those words.
Thursday: It’s #AWP15! Write a poem set at a conference booth. Rhyming couplets.
Friday: It’s #AWP15! 3 Haikus about the hotel/writerly environment.
Saturday: It’s #AWP15! Use a word you heard today to spark a poetic litany.
Sunday: Flying home from #AWP15! A series of quatrains that tackle the concept of travel, leaving, or going.
Monday: A paragraph in which a child imagines a camping trip that never happened.
Tuesday: What would you do if you were invisible at your biggest work conference?
Wednesday: Write a scene where the main character is a computer game that is trying to beat the player.
Thursday: Write a sentence of 20 words, then GoogleTranslate that sentence 10 times.
Friday: Flashback to a scene in which a main character learns how to dance Carolina Shag (see video below).
Saturday: An introvert gets trapped in an elevator at [a Writing Conference] w/ a young writer who confuses him for a famous writer. The introvert pretends to be the famous writer.
Sunday: A scene in which two characters argue about whose memory it is.