Poetry Prompt: Write a Short Poem, Pack It With Punch

Short Poetry Prompt

All right, folks, autumn is in full swing (FINALLY!) and I’m back to writing poems. Which means I’m also back to bugging y’all with prompts to get¬†you writing, too. ūüôā Today’s prompt comes from a brief discussion I had over at deviantART about short poetry. I tend to prefer medium-length to long-form poetry, and I’m … Read more…

How to Turn One Word Prompts Into Cliche-Busting Poems

Turn One-Word Prompts Into Original Poems

In my¬†earlier post on poem starters,¬†I promised I’d¬†write a second article on handling¬†one word prompts. Well, here I am, being as good as¬†my word. One¬†word prompts abound on the Internet, from my 100 Themes challenge to the Wednesday prompts on Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides blog. They’re a great challenge because they force you to … Read more…

7 Poem Starters When You’re Feeling Uninspired

7 Poem Starters When You're Feeling Uninspired

Writer’s block happens to everyone, including poets. If you’re running low on inspiration, try these poem starters to get writing again! 1. Play Dictionary Roulette Take any book or dictionary,¬†open to random page, look away and stick your finger somewhere on the page. Whatever word (or words, or image) your finger lands on — write … Read more…