This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (May 25-31)

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: Dedicate 15 lines of poetry to someone in your family whom you’d like to remember.
Tuesday: Write a haiku about the taste of your breakfast.
Wednesday: Write a poem about what you find in your closet.
Thursday: Can you craft a poem only recycling lyrics from your favorite musician/band?
Friday: Take a page of text and craft your own Burroughs-esque black out poem.
Saturday: Write a poem without using “the” anywhere in it.
Sunday: Craft a sestina inspired by a phobia of your choice.


Monday: Write 500 words from the point of view of a pet who’s owner’s have been gone a long while.
Tuesday: Draft a character study on someone 14 hours into a 24-hour challenge.
Wednesday: Re-style your five paragraph essay in this afternoon’s non-fiction challenge. Tell us about your Memorial Day!
Thursday: Write a news article about an event that happened in your favorite classic tale.
Friday: Write 300 words about someone with a fear of elevators in a moment of irony.
Saturday: “Why is a raven like a writing desk?” Explore the answer to this riddle in 500 words.
Sunday: Get Social. Take a line from the middle of your favorite short story and make it the first line of your own tale.

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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