This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (April 27 – May 3)

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: Use the words: okra, silicone, grasp, play, trans

Tuesday: #haikucommute: Write 3 haiku about the last 24 hours.

Wednesday: Sounds like Hopkins-Write a 5-line poem with no narrative, but sounds superb.

Thursday: A matter of taste-tercets that tickle the tongue with dishes from your childhood.

Friday: Formal aspirations! Write a sonnet in which your unrequited love is yourself.

Saturday: Use the title of your favorite novel as a title for a short poem (12 lines).

Sunday: Beg, borrow, steal: Nip a bit of style from Oliver De La Paz. You can listen to his work here–>


Monday: Two people want the same thing, but don’t have the same words to say it. Write the conversation.

Tuesday: Craft atmosphere in a paragraph, set in pitch black night, where none of the characters can see

Wednesday: Syntax challenge! Use only commas and exclamation points in an expository paragraph.

Thursday: Write the moment in which a character reverts to the way they were in the first sentence of the story.

Friday: Cross genres with a narrative-ish prose poem, 600 words.

Saturday: Write a story in a sentence, then revise the sentence 5 times.

Sunday: Endeavor to include 6 footnotes in a flash story (400 words).

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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