Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day Writing Prompts

It's Father's Day. Read this poem by Donna Pflueger on Your Daily Poem.

After you read the poem, write a story or poem about your dad or a man who gave you wonderful memories.

Happy Father's Day!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Issa Haiku Writing Prompts

Tiger Lily by Kristymp
Tiger Lily, a photo by Kristymp on Flickr.
Happy Birthday Issa!
Last year I celebrated the birthday of  Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa by posting some of his haikus and a haiku prompt. In honor of Issa's birthday, today I will post more Issa haiku and challenge you to write haiku again for poetry prompts. Click on the other Issa link for how to write haiku. Enjoy!

amid blooming lilies
many, many prayers
to Amida Buddha

dangling from
the young buck's antler...

a green paper
mulberry leaf, offered
to the stars

For story or essay prompts today, write from the beginning of one of these phrases (from Issa's haikus): 

Dangling from. . .
Amid blooming lilies. . .

Happy Writing Everybody!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Barefoot Writing Prompts

For your barefoot creative writing prompts today, you have a couple of options.

1. Write from the pormpt, "Barefoot". (I know I don't usually do one word prompts, but some people like this.) Just go where the Muse leads, and time yourself for 5 minutes. This can emerge a story, essay, poem or play.

2. Fiction or play: Give this character a name and tell us where she is going. Then throw in a conflict while she is on her way there.

Hats off (or should I say "Shoes off") *to "colorblindPicaso" for putting on the share button so we could use this awesome picture for our writing prompts.