This Week’s Tweeted Writing Prompts (August 17-23)

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: Craft a couplet from a line in the most recent thing you’ve read.
Tuesday: Write a poem about a random fact you know.  
Wednesday: Write a poem as a postcard letter. Go ahead and find some photo inspiration to pair with it.
Thursday:  Appease a sense of taste by constructing a poem on sandwiches. Bonus: the opening and closing lines are the same.
Friday: From @WritersDigest 2012–Write a hiding poem. Someone or something could be hiding. Maybe there’s a hidden meaning.
Saturday: Beg, Borrow, or Steal-Search for inspiration in a Bukowski poem. Find inspiration here–>
Sunday: Write a terza rima focused on an element of nature, i.e. rain, oceans, meadows, etc.


Monday: Craft a character study on a young man sitting at a bus stop. 450 words.
Tuesday: Someone has a secret. How far will someone else go to discover it. Explore a scenario in 600 words.
Wednesday: Some images are burned into your memeory forever. Take 500 words to detail an image that sticks with you.
Thursday: Create your own superhero and craft a storyline where he or she saves innocent people from a threat.
Friday: #FlashbackFriday–write a scene comprised of two flashbacks to describe a character’s feeling.
Saturday: A car is stolen. Write the same scene from the perspective of three strangers.
Sunday: What happens when a small dog begins following you, but you’re the only one who can see it? Spin an 800-word 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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