I thought that I would share links to prompts that I enjoy. Many of you visit through prompts and maybe familiar with these already, but there may be one or two nice finds. I also invite you to post a link to a prompt that I may have missed in the comments section. If you say it is okay, I will edit this post and move the link into the text. You can also email me with a link if you would rather. My email address is to the right.


Kellie Elmore's Free Write Friday
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Kellie's prompt was the first one I discovered. She posts prompts on Friday and invites you to free write. The prompts vary in type (picture, question, word bank, etc.) from week to week. You post the link to your blog in the comments.

Kellie has also added a #MicroFWF prompt to her Facebook page! You share a piece that is five lines are less based on the prompt posted on her Facebook page that day.

dVerse Poets Pub

A very cool community. Tuesday they have an Open Link Night for poetry and Thursday and Saturday they post poetry challenges. Monday and Wednesday, they post an article and invite discussion in the comments.  There is so much to learn from this talented group. You link through Mr. Linky.

The Mag

You should visit this prompt if just to look at the pictures and stay for the cool posts. The Mag posts on Sunday and is a picture prompt. You respond to the posted picture on your blog and then post the link through Mr. Linky.

Three Word Wednesay

3WW posts three words and you write something that uses those words. This site has some very cool flash fiction participants. The prompt is posted on Wednesday and you link through Mr. Linky.

The Sunday Whirl

The Sunday Whirl is a word bank prompt. Each Sunday, you get a new Wordle of 12/13 words. You get your creativity on, and then link back through Mr. Linky


This is a beautiful, intense blog with one of the most delightful bloggers that I have met through writing. I am excited to write that she has expanded her prompt to daily and has invited some blogging friends to create new prompts. I am changing the link to take you directly to the prompts.   You link up through a Mr. Linky.

Mad Kane's Humor Blog Limerick-Off
Each week Madeleine Kane gives you the start and you write the limerick(s). If you are not sure about the form, she also has a helpful tutorial. The submissions are hilarious and the challenge is great fun. It is also not uncommon for limerick throw-downs to happen where submitters write limericks back and forth to each other.


National Poetry Writing month is celebrated each April and NaPoWriMo hosts a daily prompt for a month long, poem a day challenge. In the weeks leading up to April first, the website allows participants to register their blogs so that other participants may visit. There is also  a Facebook page and a Twitter account. I have to warn you, a week in and a poem a day gets compulsive!

Prompts I would like to try one day:

Imaginary Garden with Real Toads

ABC Wednesday

Sunday Scribblings

As with anything, you get what you put into these, so don't link and run unless they ask you to.

Last update 5/6/14

(Originally appeared as a post in August 2013)

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