Monthly Archives: January 2014

Poetry Writing Exercises 280: Friday 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: classic, love, years, piano, David
  2. Random: insomnia during the day
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: shift

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Poetry Writing Exercises 279: Thursday 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: sparkling, passion, hint, calorie, trace
  2. Random: nocturnal
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: The Wrong Place

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Poetry Writing Exercises 278: Wednesday 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: rage, phrase, phase, adage, usage
  2. Random: too quiet for that time of year
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Uncaring yet…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 277: Tuesday 28th 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: us, use, u-turn, usual, usher
  2. Random: newspaper article
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Accelerate

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Poetry Writing Exercises 276: Monday 27th 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: care, getaway, about, case, bad
  2. Random: a rampage
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – about an old scar

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Poetry Writing Exercises 275: Friday 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: news, listen, belated, giving, whole
  2. Random: an unheeded warning
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: waste

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Poetry Writing Exercises 274: Thursday 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: room, roof, feel, truth, know
  2. Random: next of kin
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Clapping Along

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Poetry Writing Exercises 273: Wednesday 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.

273 cats 590848You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: clever, know, you, curl, bring
  2. Random: just for a change
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Without warning…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 272: Tuesday 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: coincidence, UK, official, top, Sunday, radio
  2. Random: listening and watching
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Happy This Time

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Poetry Writing Exercises 271: Monday 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.

271 bird sunset 671148You can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: appreciated, need, texting, BBC, hashtag
  2. Random: reminded of a happy time
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – dancing around the kitchen

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