Monthly Archives: December 2013

Poetry Writing Exercises 257: Tuesday 31st December

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: journey, film, train, rough, winter
  2. Random: an ending
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Two Toes

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Poetry Writing Exercises 256: Monday 30th December

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: without, word, soft, image, kilo
  2. Random: broken pipe
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – talking about someone who cares about them

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Poetry Writing Exercises 255: Friday 27th December

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: distant, blur, words, pickpocket, hum
  2. Random: come loose
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: trap

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Poetry Writing Exercises 254: Thursday 26th December

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: installation, wince, mince, florin, gulp
  2. Random: favourite piece of music
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: The Day After

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Poetry Writing Exercises 253: Wednesday 25th December

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: parcel, Santa, chimney, cheer, pie
  2. Random: eaten too much
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: “Bah humbug!”

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Poetry Writing Exercises 252: Tuesday 24th December

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: Eve (name), down, way, frown, superstitious
  2. Random: the night before
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Little Pieces

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Poetry Writing Exercises 251: Monday 23rd December

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: highway, Pisces, brings, fourth, happy
  2. Random: media
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – playing a guitar

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Poetry Writing Exercises 250: Friday 20th December

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: behind, fire, tame, still, broken
  2. Random: holding on too tight to something or someone
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: home

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Poetry Writing Exercises 249: Thursday 19th December

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: know, cage, stays, change, colours
  2. Random: a morning light
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Nineteen

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Poetry Writing Exercises 248: Wednesday 18th December

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: drive, all, warm, inside, take
  2. Random: biography
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Time holds no…

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