Monthly Archives: May 2015

Poetry Writing Exercises 607: Friday 15th May

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.

607 xrail 690491Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fold, clique, safe, calm, outside
  2. Random: two groups
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: extra

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Poetry Writing Exercises 606: Thursday 14th May

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.

606 die 873584Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: interact, first, asking, old, familiar
  2. Random: An old pair of shoes
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Networking Skills

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Poetry Writing Exercises 605: Wednesday 13th May

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.

605 window 915122Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fighting, payment, drag, three, shuffle
  2. Random: a trolly dolly
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The speakers are…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 604: Tuesday 12th May

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.

604 telescope 936573Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: football, Tom, twenty, receives, horrible
  2. Random: an unfair challenge
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Line Manager

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Poetry Writing Exercises 603: Monday 11th May

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.

603 peacock 876577Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: report, scenes, staff, chant, change
  2. Random: late for breakfast
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – someone fighting racism

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Poetry Writing Exercises 602: Friday 8th May

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.

602 park 904417Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: four, one, seven, pulse, Cadillac
  2. Random: half-time
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: lean

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Poetry Writing Exercises 601: Thursday 7th May

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.

601 harley davidson 897940Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: manager, say, aware, rhino, however
  2. Random: not his intention
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Five Nil Down

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Poetry Writing Exercises 600: Wednesday 6th May

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.

600 clock 915122Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fourteen, Newcastle, accept, change, charge
  2. Random: a seven-game ban
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: On the Wednesday…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 599: Tuesday 5th May

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.

599 father daughter 876971Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: athlete, expect, myself, easier
  2. Random: an uneasy task
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Calamitous Start

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Poetry Writing Exercises 598: Monday 4th May

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.

598 doors 927109Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: moon, cliché, over, six, eighty
  2. Random: set a new British record
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: Write a first-person poem – someone about to jump out of a plane

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