This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (July 27-August 2)

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: Focus on Emotional Reaction As you explore the epistle poem.  An example can be found here–>

Tuesday:  #haikucommute–what advice given to you continues to impact your life?

Wednesday:  What patches are on a quilt of your life?

Thursday: #ThrowbackThursday– write a poem about an old favourite item of clothing and where it is now.

Friday:  Grab a memoir or biography off of the shelf. Turn to a page and write a poem inspired by that moment of the story.

Saturday: Close your eyes. Who do you see? Write a short freestyle poem describing them.

Sunday:  What do the lines on your hands tell you? Craft a 16 line poem about it.


Monday: Craft a full story in a singular sentence.

Tuesday: Take 300 words to describe the last days of one’s favourite chair.

Wednesday:  Turn the age old “a [blank] walks into a bar…” into a one page story.

Thursday: Get into your character’s psyche. Spend 450 words walking through their thoughts at a work meeting.

Friday: Where did that painting come from? Tell us in 400 words.

Saturday: Whatever happened to Chekov’s gun? Who lived to tell the tale?

Sunday:  There is a moment in the morning before your first sip of coffee. Describe that moment.

warm coffee


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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