Monthly Archives: January 2015

Poetry Writing Exercises 536: Friday 30th January

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.

536 Pair of Tree Swallows 856708Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: together, divided, stand, fall, autumn
  2. Random: a sudden movement
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: outside

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

Continue reading

Poetry Writing Exercises 535: Thursday 29th January

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.

535 painted fingers 908853Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hope, no, all, turning, twist
  2. Random: helping a stranger
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Beyond the Wall

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

Continue reading

Poetry Writing Exercises 534: Wednesday 28th January

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.

534 orange sun 856801Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: unrequited, patience, soothe, breathe, nonsense
  2. Random: a limerick about a trip to France
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Breaking free…

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

Continue reading

Poetry Writing Exercises 533: Tuesday 27th January

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.

533 lego man 855690Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: bring, brain, work, worm, fortunate
  2. Random: a love poem
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: No Matter How

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

Continue reading

Poetry Writing Exercises 532: Monday 26th January

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.

532 grapes 931192Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: pen, county, August, fantasy, child
  2. Random: old and lonely
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – upset by a neighbour

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

Continue reading

Poetry Writing Exercises 531: Friday 23rd January

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.

531 flower 856080Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: just, everyone, does, like, song
  2. Random: needs to be loved
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: grip

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

Continue reading

Poetry Writing Exercises 530: Thursday 22nd January

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.

530 bookshelves 925347Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: particular, shoot, now, can, say
  2. Random: it’s not fair
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: It’s All Wrong

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

Continue reading

Poetry Writing Exercises 529: Wednesday 21st January

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.

529 baseball 856848Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: sun, air, earth, star, possible
  2. Random: ninety-nine today
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Going for a…

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

Continue reading

Poetry Writing Exercises 528: Tuesday 20th January

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.

528 balloons 932513Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: Sellotape, desk, sentence, jail, go
  2. Random: a new friend
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: How Soon?

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

Continue reading

Poetry Writing Exercises 527: Monday 19th January

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.

527 Mute Swan Landing 856707Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: tear, apart, fortune, lyric, stupid
  2. Random: twelve chapters
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – is angry about something new

Have fun, and if you would like to, do paste your writing in the comment boxes below so we can see how you got on! Remember though that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

Continue reading