Monthly Archives: September 2013

Poetry Writing Exercises 191: Monday 30th September

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: close, piano, Moscow, remained, plywood
  2. Random: a jumble of things
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – losing a friendship

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Poetry Writing Exercises 190: Friday 27th September

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.

190 What makes you come aliveYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: desire, bold, choice, shadow, forever
  2. Random: carrying on
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: fire

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Poetry Writing Exercises 189: Thursday 26th September

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: stern, often, case, life, think
  2. Random: going the distance
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Full of Fire

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Poetry Writing Exercises 188: Wednesday 25th September

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.

188 old house 79959You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cast, one, suppose, call, leading
  2. Random: impact
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: It seems initially…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 187: Tuesday 24th September

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.

187 gun 228146You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: ignorant, circumstances, spent, child, visitor
  2. Random: aunts and uncles
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Disconnected

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Poetry Writing Exercises 186: Monday 23rd September

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: neighbourhood, brothers, involved, movement, young
  2. Random: a repetitive day
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – meeting the in-laws

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Poetry Writing Exercises 185: Friday 20th September

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.

SONY DSCYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: show, wonderful, gear, running, takeout
  2. Random: the only way to make a fortune
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: wind

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Poetry Writing Exercises 184: Thursday 19th September

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.

184 Bully 32629You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: saddle, final, never, seen, before
  2. Random: just for the money
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Cornwall

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Poetry Writing Exercises 183: Wednesday 18th September

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.

183 bride 182383You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: sober, time, look, another, fashion
  2. Random: another place to go
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Turning the corner…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 182: Tuesday 17th September

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.

DV IMAGEYou can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: everyone, next, thing, dream, three
  2. Random: reaching out
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Said from the heart

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