This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (June 1-7)

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: Can you fit the words hotel, episode, improper, neon and pattern into you poem today?
Tuesday: Write a haiku that examines the nature of your coffee experience.
Wednesday:  Focus on alliteration in today’s 6-line poem.
Thursday: Take an old poem of yours and revise it by adding a new kind of sense imagery.
Friday: Try crafting a sonnet about a memory from your childhood.
Saturday: Write a poem as a story in reverse, that also reads well from last line to first line.
Sunday:  “I Turn My Camera On” Create a visually stunning poem about a road trip.

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Fiction

Monday: Turn a classic horror story into a comedic re-telling.
Tuesday:  Create a character with synesthesia, and sees color in sounds
Wednesday: Challenge syntax skills in a dialogue where one limits sentence length to 5 words, and another expands past 7.
Thursday: Generate a detailed character sketch of the most trivial items a character somehow has a hard time throwing away.
Friday: Flash Fiction Friday! 500 words set in a breakfast joint in the 80s.
Saturday: Complete the sentence: “It was hard to miss. The “Now Open” sign on the corner featured…”
Sunday: Try out your comedy chops by writing an 800-word parody of a classic tale. Check out where inspiration can go with this wonderful parody musical below:

 

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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