Weekend Writing Prompt #25 – Fragment

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

 Fragment

Photo Prompt

 

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Tell a story in five sentences about why the ground is cracking up in the photo above.  Don’t forget to mention what implications it might have for your character(s).

Poetry Challenge – Write a five line poem that includes at least three of the following synonyms for “fragment”:

  • piece
  • splinter
  • snippet
  • particle
  • break
  • shatter
  • fracture
  • disintegrate
  • crack

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

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Weekend Writing Prompt #24 – Shadows

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes (it’s not a competition) but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

 Shadows

Photo Prompt

 

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in exactly 113 words that begins in the photo above.  Where you go from there is up to you.

Poetry Challenge – Write a haiku inspired by the word prompt.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

Love Letters to Gaia – a multi-author anthology of letters and poems

Love Letters to Gaia, an anthology of letters and poems inspired by the earth, from Dreaming Spirit Press, is available to read via Wattpad.

Within it you will find a selection of letters and poems written by a number of talented authors, covering a variety of themes and subjects all centred on the earth.

If you have a moment, please support the authors and poets who submitted their amazing work to the anthology, by reading, voting and commenting.

Thank you.  I hope you enjoy the anthology as much as I did 🙂


Other Dreaming Spirit Press projects coming up in 2017:

  • Whispers and Echoes Issue 2 – an online journal of small things (poems in any format as long as they are 10 lines or less; flash fiction in 100 words or less).  Submissions close 15th October 2017.  Work posted on blogs, websites and social media accepted.  Full guidelines can be found here.
  • Winter Wishes – will be the third seasonal anthology from Dreaming Spirit Press.  What does the theme “Winter Wishes mean to you?”  Let us know in a poem, micro fiction, flash fiction or a short story.  Submissions close 17 November 2017.  Full guidelines can be found here.

Weekend Writing Prompt #23 – Taste

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes (it’s not a competition) but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

 Taste

Photo Prompt

 

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 35 words, inspired by the theme of taste, without actually including the word “taste” in it.

Poetry Challenge – Write a rhyming couplet inspired by either your favourite food / drink or your least favourite food / drink.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

A Month of Mini Writing Challenges 2017 Days 21-30: The Links

It’s now October and that can only mean one thing…that the month of mini writing challenges is at an end.  My thanks go to all those who participated, whether once, a few times or every single day.  I hope you have had fun.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading all the challenge responses – you lot are a seriously talented bunch of writers and poets!

I would say that I enjoyed writing my own responses, but I faded away after the first ten days, rising once to publish a cluster of three posts, before fizzling out completely.  The challenges I did join in with, I had fun writing and couple of them I plan to return to in the future.

Below you will find the badges for those of you who wish to display them with pride, and below them, the final round-up of links from the 2017 challenge.  If I have missed any off the list, please do let me know, and I will add them.

If you’re looking for any more writing challenges or prompts to tackle, there are number to be found:

Have a great week everyone, and happy writing!

Participants Badge

To claim the badge all you need to have done is participated at least once in the challenge by writing something in response to one of the prompts and then posted it on your blog.  Easy!

Now go and display your badge with honour!

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Links Day 21 – 30

Day 21: Write a story in 25 words or less about a book.

Day 22: Write a 50 word story that includes the words: expedition, rainforest, discovery.

Day 23: Write a poem about an alien.  Any length.

Day 24: The prompt is return.  Any length.  Any form.

Day 25: Write a story in 75 words or less about an encounter with a stranger.

Day 26: Write a poem on theme of “rejuvenation” in less than 10 lines.

Day 27: The prompt is “crime”.  The length and format are your choice.

Day 28: Write a story in less than 100 words that opens with, “There once was a castle…”

Day 29: Pick the name of one or your favourite bands / groups / artists.  Use that as your inspiration to write a story in 50 words.

Day 30: Write a spooky poem in 13 lines for Halloween.

Weekend Writing Prompt #22 – Secret Doorways

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes (it’s not a competition) but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

Secret Doorways

Photo Prompt

 

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story with a maximum word count of 250 words that tells the story of a character or group of characters who discover a secret doorway.  Your story must include the following elements:

  • a description of the secret doorway
  • an explanation of how the doorway was discovered
  • a firm to decision to either go through the doorway or not

Poetry Challenge – Write a poem of no more than 20 lines where the first and last lines are the same, taking your inspiration from the photo.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!

Weekend Writing Prompt #21 – Day and Night

A word and photo prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  Use the prompts separately or together.  It’s up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes (it’s not a competition) but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments.

Word Prompt

Day and Night

Photo Prompt

 

Challenge

Prose Challenge – Write a story in 150 words that is set in both the day and the night or mentions both the sun and the moon.

Poetry Challenge – Write a rhyming poem inspired by the equinox in 10 lines or less.  The rhyming pattern is your choice.

Can’t wait to read what you have come up with!