Monthly Archives: October 2016

Poetry Writing Exercises 988: Monday 31st October

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page) and another is FREE!

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.

988-lifesaving-ring-639034Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: gimme, shimmy, gimmick, pregnant, breathe
  2. Random: just having fun
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: first-person poem about blind dating

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).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 987: Friday 28th October

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page) and another is FREE!

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.

987-jazzbistro6-873670Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: enjoy, dark, witness, desert, words
  2. Random: raising a glass
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: cake

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).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 986: Thursday 27th October

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page) and another is FREE!

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.

986-its-still-puzzling-me-943765Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: laughing, mocking, shocking, commit, love
  2. Random: changing her mind
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: A Small World

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 985: Wednesday 26th October

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page) and another is FREE!

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.

985-hiking-boots-915684Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: cordial, Sarah, bouquet, strange, feeling
  2. Random: “You’re like a hot towel in first class”
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: The reason why the house…

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 984: Tuesday 25th October

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page) and another is FREE!

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.

984-hazard-warning-228265Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: filing, hair, cabinet, clothes, course
  2. Random: mother of the bride
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: One of Us

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 983: Monday 24th October

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page) and another is FREE!

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.

983-happy-birthday-927218Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: lazy, Judy, congratulations, beautiful, question
  2. Random: stealing a seat
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: first-person poem about a pessimist meeting an optimist

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 982: Friday 21st October

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page) and another is FREE!

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.

982-balloons-909715Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: lapel, label, noisy, fridge, matter
  2. Random: ebony vs mahogany
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: 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 981: Thursday 20th October

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page) and another is FREE!

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.

981-tinsel-996522Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: mistaken, addict, beard, holy, area
  2. Random: January 1st 1994
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: The Welcoming Committee

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 980: Wednesday 19th October

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page) and another is FREE!

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.

980-grandma_and_horror-858646Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fluid, eye, line, bicycle, balloon
  2. Random: not wanting a baby
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Joining the march…

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 979: Tuesday 18th October

Here are your four poetry exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts, do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using the coupon codes on my main blog’s online courses page) and another is FREE!

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.

979-grand_parc_denghien-851655Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: baton, return, there, hearing, speak
  2. Random: performing a mime
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Gaby

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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