This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (May 4 – 10)

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: Today’s vocabulary challenge–Can you fit the terms stirring, claim, ticket, bra, and avocado into your poem?
Tuesday:Write a haiku set in your childhood.
Wednesday:Who’s your hero? Craft a persona poem using their voice in 16 lines.
Thursday:  Heat it up–create a poem in which the temperature drives every metaphor.
Friday: Write a villanelle about an idea trapped in one’s mind. What’s a villanelle?
Saturday: Tell a story in 10 lines catches itself in a new lie every line.
Sunday: Beg, borrow, steal-Covet “The Shipfitter’s Wife”. Write a response sharing her structure.

Fiction

Monday: Create a dialogue with a word that has meaning only in that world, use context to define it.
Tuesday: Write a 250-word flash story set in a tree house. Bonus points if it’s the tree house from last Sunday’s prompt.
Wednesday: : Develop 3 paragraphs in which each sentence contains exactly 7 words.
Thursday: Put your characters in the most uncomfortable situation you can imagine and describe their discomfort.
Friday: Create a table of contents for a novel that has 15 named chapters.
Saturday: Anaphora: Start 7 sentences with “She played…”
Sunday: Ride the line of fiction and memoir so closely that it blurs in your imagination.

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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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