RSS

Daily Archives: December 22, 2016

Today’s online writing groups’ poetry and story exercises: 22nd Dec 2016

*** If you enjoy these prompts, or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript, do take a look at my seven online courses… six currently half price (coupon codes on the online courses page) and one FREE!, and / or my Writer’s Block Workbooks… my best-selling eBooks – now available in eBook and paperback format!

Every weekday I post a set of poetry prompts on poetrywritinggroup.wordpress.com and a set of story prompts on the scriptnovel and short story blogs. As you’ll see by the heading numbers, you may have missed a few but the links are listed on the relevant group’s Exercises page so you can always find them there. So here are your poetry and short story exercises…

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that it counts as being published so don’t post anything that you would want to submit elsewhere (where they require unpublished material).

See below for explanations of the prompts, they do vary…

  • Sentence starts = what it says on the tin. You can use it at the beginning of the poem or include it later, and being poetry it doesn’t have to be exact – just be inspired by it.
  • Keywords = the words have to appear in the poem but can be in any order and can be lengthened (e.g. clap to clapping).
  • Single-word prompt = sometimes all it takes is one word to spawn an idea. Sometimes it easy, sometimes hard but invariably fun.
  • Mixed bag = an object, a location, a colour.
  • Picture prompts = nothing other than a picture. What does it conjure up?
  • Title = The title for your piece.
  • Haiku poem= 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables
  • Random = whatever takes my fancy!

*

Story Writing Exercises 1030: Thursday 22 December

Here are your four story exercises for today. If you enjoy these prompts (or are looking to improve your writing or submit a manuscript), do take a look at my online courses… six are currently half price (when using coupon codes) and the other is FREE!

Read the rest of this entry »

Advertisements
 
Leave a comment

Posted by on December 22, 2016 in ideas, novels, poetry, short stories, writing

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

One World, Many Angles: A Selection of Images from 2016

One World, Many Angles: A Selection of Images from 2016

Discover

To compile this collection, we sifted through our editors’ picks, photography posts with the most views, likes, and comments, and the sites of photographers who published standout work this year. These photographs represent a small sample of the images you’ll find on WordPress.com. We’re proud to host such a diverse and enthusiastic community of photographers.


Photo by Carlos Eliason, Elias Visuals. Photo by Carlos Eliason, Elias Visuals.

At Elias Visuals, visual artist Carlos Eliason shares images from his travels and outdoor adventures. Earlier this year, he explored the abandoned PG&E Powerhouse in Sacramento, California, which is soon to become a science museum.


Photo by Hristo, In a Search of Balance. Photo by Hristo, In a Search of Balance.

Hristo at In a Search of Balance is always on the move, having traveled to Antarctica, Turkey, Iran, and more in 2016. In June, he published a photo essay from his trip to the old Buzludzha Monument in the Balkan Mountains of Bulgaria. Here, he frames a…

View original post 769 more words

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on December 22, 2016 in writing