Monthly Archives: December 2016

Poetry Writing Exercises 1032: Friday 30th December

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.

1032-animals-44570_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: doctor, diagnose, shelter, flat, suitable
  2. Random: a church social club
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: care

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).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 1031: Thursday 29th December

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.

1031-animal-1295076_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: others, another, hidden, kitchen, lunch
  2. Random: elderly grandmother Monica
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: The Disappearing

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).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 1030: Wednesday 28th December

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.

1030-violet-1197047-smallBelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: caught, guard, looking, interest, vulnerable
  2. Random: someone my age
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: No longer nervous…

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 1029: Tuesday 27th December

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.

1029-vegetables-29063_1280-crop-smallBelow are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: hand, jagged, rucksack, bottle, theatre
  2. Random: potential evidence
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: A Slap on the Wrist

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 1028: Monday 26th December

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.

1028-toy-train-154101_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: bull, pay, another, value, help
  2. Random: finding him
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: first-person poem about learning a new skill

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 1027: Friday 23th December

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.

1027-tiger-156944_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: definitely, shops, traps, eureka, general
  2. Random: a new tactic
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. One-word prompt: combine

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 1026: Thursday 22nd December

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.

1026-teddy-bear-1244726_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: fantastic, together, surprised, shabby, bargain
  2. Random: caught red-handed (avoiding clichés!)
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Thursday Title: A Local Superstar

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 1025: Wednesday 21st December

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.

1025-smiley-1274739_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: privilege, can’t, believe, secret, long
  2. Random: one very special person
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Sentence start: Not having twigged…

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 1024: Tuesday 20th December

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.

1024-skull-1426813_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: brilliant, applause, between, sisters, 21
  2. Random: forgotten the words
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Tuesday Title: Going Once, Twice

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 1023: Monday 19th December

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.

1023-poison-1481596_640Below are the four – you can do them in any order.

  1. Keywords: final, count, chorus, golden, charm
  2. Random: still going
  3. Picture: what does this inspire?
  4. Monologue Monday: first-person poem about a reunion

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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