Monthly Archives: February 2014

Poetry Writing Exercises 300: Friday 28th February

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: through, over, under, beneath, beside
  2. Random: a long way home
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: shine

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Poetry Writing Exercises 299: Thursday 27th February

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: think, sparkle, passion, orange, deem
  2. Random: it’s not her fault
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Too Dark for Winter

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Poetry Writing Exercises 298: Wednesday 26th February

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: uniform, whiskey, Charlie, red, fingers
  2. Random: getting into trouble
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: If you hold on…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 297: Tuesday 25th February

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: change, chance, black, heart, train
  2. Random: next of kin
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Simple Is

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Poetry Writing Exercises 296: Monday 24th February

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: trouble, you’re, minded, two, able
  2. Random: an unexpected visitor
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – about his mother

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Poetry Writing Exercises 295: Friday 21st February

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: thanks, British, earwig, youngster, 70th
  2. Random: too happy for a Monday morning
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: leave

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Poetry Writing Exercises 294: Thursday 20th February

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: flooded, towards, south, block, back
  2. Random: let yourself go
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Still Very Slow

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Poetry Writing Exercises 293: Wednesday 19th February

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: clearance, both, round, recover, thanks
  2. Random: driving the wrong way
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Wait a minute…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 292: Tuesday 18th February

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: downhill, Thursday, A199, closed, direction
  2. Random: avoidable accident
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Breakdown

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Poetry Writing Exercises 291: Monday 17th February

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: winning, icing, Oliver, voting, website
  2. Random: almost there
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – about a health issue

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