Monthly Archives: April 2014

Poetry Writing Exercises 343: Wednesday 30th April

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: move, all, gone, move, like
  2. Random: older and wiser
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: To confess…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 342: Tuesday 29th April

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: passed, door, guess, anymore, years
  2. Random: stepping off a train
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Missing A Trick

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Poetry Writing Exercises 341: Monday 28th April

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: alone, together, happy, sad, none
  2. Random: found somewhere better
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – missing someone

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Poetry Writing Exercises 340: Friday 25th April

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: boys, girls, party, happy, sad
  2. Random: here we go
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: struggle

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Poetry Writing Exercises 339: Thursday 24th April

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: heating, timer, fluid, transparent, whim
  2. Random: clicking off
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Superstar Mother

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Poetry Writing Exercises 338: Wednesday 23rd April

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: sunshine, effect, prompt, Jessica, account
  2. Random: solemn speech
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: As if it were…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 337: Tuesday 22nd April

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: meet, super, here, going, home
  2. Random: it has to end
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Just Like A Boy

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Poetry Writing Exercises 336: Monday 21st April

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: poem, non-fiction, twist, hair, band
  2. Random: holding a rope
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – too happy

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Poetry Writing Exercises 335: Friday 18th April

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: once, when, how, pierce, after
  2. Random: a stolen diamond
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: shine

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Poetry Writing Exercises 334: Thursday 17th April

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: polish, name, mention, success, prime
  2. Random: learning the guitar
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Under the Deck

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