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!


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.


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.


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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