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Writing Prompt Roundup #1

Every two weeks (or so), I gather all my Twitter #WritePrompt posts and put them in a blog post for you. Here is the first batch of my Write Prompt Tweets.


  • Begin a story or poem with the sentence "It snowed, so I..."
  • This writing prompt is based on a book title, Glittery Images. What does this phrase suggest to you? Or, use it as a story or poem title.
  • Use the following five words in a story or poem: orange, clipper, svelte, rayon and marksman.
  • Like a modern day Alice, a girl finds a bottle that says "Drink Me".  She does. Write a story or poem about what happens.
  • You get a letter in the mail. The envelope is red...and smoking. Inside is a note that merely says 666. Set a timer for 25 minutes and begin writing a story or poem about this note.
  • Take a novel off the shelf. What is the first line? Begin a story, paragraph or poem with the same line.
  • You're walking in a woods when a tree speaks to you. What does it say? What happens? Set a timer for 30 minutes and write!
  • Four inches of a snow on the ground, yet a man is grilling chicken on the porch. What's the story?
  • You get in an elevator at the second floor and push the button for the tenth. A voice over the intercom says if you get off at the tenth floor, you die. Ready? Write!
  • This last prompt is a visual one. Look at the image below. What's going on? Write a story or poem based on what you see. 

If you'd like to see my #WritePrompt posts as I make them on Twitter, follow me at @JanetBoyer. Have you used any of my writing prompts for a story or poem? Feel free to post it here or email it to me at synerjay (at) atlanticbb (dot) net for possible inclusion in a guest blog post. Don't be shy...and don't forget to include your bio/website, too!

-- Janet



Thanks for the writing prompts! I want to get into the habit of writing a bit each day, and this is a good way for me to start.

Janet Boyer

You're most welcome, tamster! Prompts are a FANTASTIC way to dive right into daily writing. Even if you do just 15 minutes a day, you will have written SOMETHING. :o)

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