Monthly Archives: March 2016

Poetry Writing Exercises 836: Thursday 31st March

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… £1 / $1-2 until April 3rd (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page).

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.

836 london-underground 940142Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: refuse, debate, Iowa, corresponding, welcome
  2. Random: at the helm
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: The Update

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

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Poetry Writing Exercises 835: Wednesday 30th March

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… £1 / $1-2 until April 3rd (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page).

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.

835 little girl in dress 796851Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: strong, operate, month, December, reveal
  2. Random: indirect confirmation
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Ahead of the expected…

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

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Poetry Writing Exercises 834: Tuesday 29th March

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… £1 / $1-2 until April 3rd (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page).

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.

834 list 227431Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fox, share, sky, speculate, inevitable
  2. Random: a forthcoming bid
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Owning the Dream

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).

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Poetry Writing Exercises 833: Monday 28th March

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… £1 / $1-2 until April 3rd (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page).

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.

833 Lion 897102Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hack, reappoint, quick, stunning, heart
  2. Random: what’s behind the decision
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: first-person poem about leaving someone / somewhere familiar

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).

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Poetry Writing Exercises 832: Friday 25th March

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… £1 / $1-2 until April 3rd (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page).

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.

832 light bulb 866629Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: damaging, pretty, don’t, gather, intense
  2. Random: a new TV reporter
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: central

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).

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Poetry Writing Exercises 831: Thursday 24th March

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… £1 / $1-2 until April 3rd (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page).

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.

831 lift 166621Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: silly, nothing, grips, obviously, biggie
  2. Random: a monitor
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: Up and Down

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Poetry Writing Exercises 830: Wednesday 23rd March

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… £1 / $1-2 until April 3rd (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page).

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.

830 library 904484Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: wide, quieter, spell, prolonged, geek
  2. Random: saturated ground
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Going back to…

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Poetry Writing Exercises 829: Tuesday 22nd March

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… £1 / $1-2 until April 3rd (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page).

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.

829 lawnmower 819502Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: temperature, nasty, air, terms, cold
  2. Random: a seventy-mile-an-hour wind
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Over the Next Few Days

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Poetry Writing Exercises 828: Monday 21st March

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… £1 / $1-2 until April 3rd (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page).

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.

828 Karaoke 893223Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: difficult, painful, onset, speak, experience
  2. Random: an unnatural thing
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: first-person poem about catching up on some news

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).

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Poetry Writing Exercises 827: Friday 18th March

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… £1 / $1-2 until April 3rd (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page).

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.

827 judge 734777Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: normal, people, able, pressure, one
  2. Random: an individual thought
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: ugly

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).

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