Monthly Archives: December 2014

Poetry Writing Exercises 514: Wednesday 31st December

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.  When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

514 sydney 919320Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: end, era, dance, kiss, mistletoe
  2. Random: a freakish season
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Another glass of wine…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 513: Tuesday 30th December

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.  When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

513 trees 844694Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: speak, demand, sparkle, view, corner
  2. Random: immediate redress
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Good Appetite

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Poetry Writing Exercises 512: Monday 29th December

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.  When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

512 barrels 919305Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: sea, finished, homework, remember, well
  2. Random: weekly poker game at 3pm
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – is alone at last

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Poetry Writing Exercises 511: Friday 26th December

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.  When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

511 snowmen 889183Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: snow, found, especially, higher, work
  2. Random: fifty squares
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: meter

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Poetry Writing Exercises 510: Thursday 25th December

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.  When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

510 liechtenstein 849684Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: argue, heat, clear, happened, came
  2. Random: an unexpected gift
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: An Unfriendly Reminder

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Poetry Writing Exercises 509: Wednesday 24th December

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.  When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

509 laughing lion 898171Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: last, four, report, worry, hundred
  2. Random: £150
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: It was worse…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 508: Tuesday 23rd December

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.  When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

508 barn 925888Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: menagerie, enthusiastic, position, became, independent
  2. Random: a u-turn
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Critical

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Poetry Writing Exercises 507: Monday 22nd December

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.  When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

507 banana toast 927999Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: admitted, react, questions, asked, admit
  2. Random: a human right
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – is at the top of a hill

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Poetry Writing Exercises 506: Friday 19th December

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.  When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

506 kitten 920867Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: terror, lump, fallen, evidence, message
  2. Random: skin unbroken and unmarked
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: restrain

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Poetry Writing Exercises 505: Thursday 18th December

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. Time yourself for 15 minutes per exercise, having a break in between each one or move on to the next.  When you’ve finished, do pop over to this blog’s Facebook Group and let everyone know how you got on.

505 holiday arch 914985Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: reassuring, rattled, mobile, beat, bleep
  2. Random: talking to himself
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: I Need A Drink

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