Monthly Archives: January 2013

Poetry Writing Exercises 019: Thursday 31st January

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: twist, walk, wrong, pretend, hello
  2. Picture: what does this picture inspire?
  3. Random: you’re not where you are supposed to me
  4. Single-word prompt: paint

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Poetry Writing Exercises 018: Wednesday 30th January

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: smile, right, scarf, stare, enough
  2. Picture: what does this picture inspire?
  3. Random: a broken bottle reflects a light
  4. Single-word prompt: flower / flour (to use in any way you wish)

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Poetry Writing Exercises 017: Tuesday 29th January

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: money, great, sort, now, flower.
  2. Picture: what does this picture inspire?
  3. Random: a bat circling the sky
  4. Single-word prompt: call

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Poetry Writing Exercises 016: Monday 28th January

After a weekend off (sorry about that, but I’ve been engrossed developing a new interviews-only blog), here are your four exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1.  Single-word prompt: tone
  2.  Picture: what does this picture inspire?
  3.  Random: You’re standing by the side of a swimming pool…
  4.  Sentence start: Step aside…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 015: Friday 25th January

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Single-word prompt: fairy
  2. Picture: what does this picture inspire?
  3. Random: cotton wool bud
  4. Sentence start: The music plays…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 014: Thursday 24th January

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: breath, merry, stand-up, private and blade
  2. Random: A dog sits in front of a smouldering fire
  3. Mixed bag: An auction (location), old vase (object), pink (colour)
  4. Picture: what does this picture inspire?

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Poetry Writing Exercises 013: Wednesday 23rd January

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: edge, egg, envelope, elephant, easel
  2. Single-word prompt: calm
  3. Picture: what does this picture inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Time has gone…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 012: Tuesday 22nd January

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Picture: what does this picture inspire?
  2. Keywords: plot, red, super, path, cottage
  3. Random: you see someone you recognise
  4. Haiku poem: describe the view out of a window

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Poetry Writing Exercises 011: Monday 21st January

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Keywords: music, light, secret, bang, repeat
  2. Prompt: cold snap
  3. Picture: what does this picture inspire?
  4. Title: Sweet and sour

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Poetry Writing Exercises 010: Sunday 20th January

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes for each one, then either have a break or move on to the next one.

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  1. Random: the smell of your grandmother’s laundry room
  2. Location: set in an old house (empty or otherwise)
  3. One-word prompt: shake
  4. Picture: what does this picture inspire?

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