Writing Prompt for Thursday 12/01/16

Your Daily Writing Prompt

Poetry Writing Prompts

This week’s prompts focus on expanding your poetry repertoire. Experimenting with different forms of poetry can be fun and a great way to express yourself. For this week, I recommend writing by hand only.

Every Sunday we kick off a new theme for our daily writing prompts. You can read Sunday’s post here: https://www.lawritersgroup.com/writing-prompt-112716/

Today’s Writing Prompt

Today we are working with free verse poetry. Free verse poetry is exactly what it sounds like: freedom in verse. When writing free verse poetry, you aren’t constricted by anything, not by any meter nor rhyme scheme, nor do you need to tell a story with a beginning, middle, and end (like yesterday’s prompt, narrative poems). That doesn’t mean it shouldn’t have rhythm. Free verse poems often embrace a natural or intuitive rhythm rather than a prescribed one.

Write a free verse poem today.

I’d love to read your poems!

You can post your daily writing exercises in the comments section of the blog post if you’d like or you can post on our Facebook group. Or you can keep them to yourself. It’s all fine with me.

Go forth and write,



  • You can write about yourself or apply these prompts to your character.
  • It’s okay to change personal pronouns (he to she or she to I, etc.)
  • You don’t have to follow the prompt exactly; it’s more important that you get words on the page today.
  • You can get these daily writing prompts a couple of different ways:

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