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!

Poetry

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–>http://ow.ly/MpcH5

Fiction

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.

Share your thoughts with TSHS!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: