Three Poetry Writing Exercises. Stretch your writing muscles with these poetry writing exercises.
If you’re going to exercise, it’s a good idea to warm up first. That way, you’ll get your body geared up to do the heavy lifting, the hard running, and the strenuous workout. Writing’s no different. Poetry writing exercises are ideal when you’re feeling uninspired or lazy, or maybe your poetry is getting stale and you need to take it in a fresh direction.
Write a scene showing a man and a woman arguing over the man’s friendship with a former girlfriend. Do not mention the girlfriend, the man, the woman, or the argument. Write a short scene set at a lake, with trees and shit. Throw some birds in there, too. Choose your favorite historical figure and imagine if he/she had been led to greatness by the promptings of an invisible imp living behind his or her right ear. Write a story that ends with the following sentence: Debra brushed the sand from her blouse, took a last, wistful look at the now putrefying horse, and stepped into the hot-air balloon. A wasp called the tarantula hawk reproduces by paralyzing tarantulas and laying its eggs into their bodies. Imagine if your favorite character from 19th-century fiction had been born without thumbs. Creative Writing Prompts. Ever since you were a child, you have burst into uncontrollable laugher every time you see a bare foot or bare feet.
So far you’ve managed to suppress your hilarity at the sight of feet. Today, your boss has assigned you to cover the foot fashion show that is coming town this weekend. The... You are flipping through the channels on TV one Saturday, waiting for your pizza to be delivered. On the coffee table sits an open can of soda. Margo Roby: Wordgathering. PROMPTed #25 Ego Is Not A Dirty Word. 28 Jul 2012 by Adam Byatt in Uncategorized | Comments Off PROMPTed is a weekly collection of writing prompts to inspire your writing week.
The prompts are loosely grouped under a common theme and include a random line prompt, a photograph, a song/music video, a sensory suggestion and a famous quote. Our guest programmer for the month of July is Adam Byatt. This is my final PROMPTed after having a guest DJ residency. My last one is inspired by a song, that when I first heard it, was immediately hooked by an iconic guitar riff. I’ve thought of this song about ego, and writers tend to have fragile ones for some reason. Random Line Prompt “You spout so much rubbish the sewage treatment plant wants to lease your mouth,” she said. Photo Sensory The gentle pressure of a shirt collar against the neck as a tie is adjusted. Music Living Colour – Cult of Personality Quote I fed my ego but not my soul – Yakov Smirnoff. Writing prompts.
I’ve been asked this question or some variation of it more than a few times in the last few weeks.
I’ll make you a deal and tell you a quick story. Here’s the quick story … I’d love to keep updating this site, but I’m really, really busy. Some of that busyness can be attributed to being so-close-I-can-taste-it to the end of a doctorate. I have a draft of the dissertation finished and one last class to take. Writing Prompts – Creative Copy Challenge — Curing Writer's Block One Fun Challenge at a Time. The Wilful Sunflower: Inspiration: Story starters.
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