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  • The "I wrote a poem, but don't need reviews" thread
    1, 2, 3, 4by Nate » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:54 pm
    58 replies
    19574 views
    Last post by Kelisot
    Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:32 am
  • Journal Making Challenge
    Prewriting Event
    by Aley » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:42 am
    14 replies
    7445 views
    Last post by Aley
    Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:40 am
  • Write the worst poem you can.
    1 ... 16, 17, 18by Horrorwriter » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:21 am
    266 replies
    15824 views
    Last post by RavenNaal
    Sat Feb 04, 2023 3:55 am
  • One Word Poems
    We've had one word stories, let's try for one word poems
    1 ... 10, 11, 12by Clarity » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:13 pm
    177 replies
    6956 views
    Last post by Dossereana
    Thu Feb 02, 2023 9:46 pm
  • Haiku Train
    1 ... 46, 47, 48by BarrettBenedict » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:14 am
    716 replies
    24801 views
    Last post by Corvid
    Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:06 pm
  • Poem Spot - [ on the spot ]
    1 ... 21, 22, 23by Hannah » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:50 pm
    334 replies
    21290 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Thu Jan 19, 2023 2:08 pm
  • What would your characters do?
    1 ... 59, 60, 61by Lorrilrakest. » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:25 pm
    907 replies
    23577 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Tue Jan 17, 2023 8:39 am
  • writen punctuation
    1, 2, 3by QiGuaiGongFu » Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:05 pm
    30 replies
    2522 views
    Last post by lliyah
    Sat Jan 14, 2023 4:54 am
  • Story in Six Words
    1 ... 35, 36, 37by leebass » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:50 am
    554 replies
    13961 views
    Last post by PaigeFantasy
    Mon Dec 26, 2022 2:28 pm
  • Prompt: You lost your sight along with everyone else...
    by Nate » Fri Dec 23, 2022 5:05 am
    1 replies
    104 views
    Last post by Nate
    Fri Dec 23, 2022 6:18 am
  • Opposites (a collaborative writing game)
    by Liminality » Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:57 am
    7 replies
    311 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Tue Dec 06, 2022 8:15 am
  • Describe your project with three nouns!
    Pretty much self-explanatory.
    1, 2, 3, 4by Evander » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:20 am
    46 replies
    2039 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:39 am
  • Tanka Train
    Like the haiku train but for tanka
    1, 2, 3, 4by Liminality » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:50 pm
    50 replies
    2284 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Mon Nov 21, 2022 12:12 pm
  • Title Feedback [2]
    1 ... 5, 6, 7by Mea » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:12 pm
    95 replies
    4439 views
    Last post by Omni
    Tue Nov 01, 2022 12:04 pm
  • YWS Review Training Camp
    1, 2by MailicedeNamedy » Sat Aug 27, 2022 10:50 am
    19 replies
    689 views
    Last post by MailicedeNamedy
    Fri Sep 30, 2022 9:56 am
  • The Six-Sentence Paragraph
    by Morran » Tue Dec 21, 2004 5:07 am
    7 replies
    7064 views
    Last post by lliyah
    Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:09 pm
  • Answering machines
    1 ... 9, 10, 11by Luxor » Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:00 am
    161 replies
    11669 views
    Last post by Spearmint
    Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:26 am
  • Rate the first sentence above you
    1 ... 30, 31, 32by lyrical_sunshine » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:26 pm
    471 replies
    14533 views
    Last post by Omni
    Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:45 pm
  • Whats in your Characters Closet?
    by LucytheBrave » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:48 pm
    13 replies
    885 views
    Last post by Omni
    Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:22 pm
  • You know you're a writer when...
    Join in. It's cool.
    1 ... 45, 46, 47by CastlesInTheSky » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:11 pm
    697 replies
    24707 views
    Last post by Moonglade
    Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:29 am
  • Alliterations
    1, 2, 3by McMourning » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:29 pm
    37 replies
    3935 views
    Last post by Moonglade
    Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:52 pm
  • Life by Haiku
    1 ... 8, 9, 10by Nate » Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:27 pm
    142 replies
    11744 views
    Last post by Moonglade
    Tue May 24, 2022 5:44 pm
  • My character would be friends with....
    by Carlito » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:11 am
    4 replies
    380 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Mon May 23, 2022 7:41 am
  • Do you listen to music while writing?
    1, 2by Lumos » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:28 pm
    26 replies
    1348 views
    Last post by PaigeFantasy
    Sat May 21, 2022 11:45 am
  • Haiku Battle!
    Battle with haikus!
    1 ... 9, 10, 11by Doctor Kitty » Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:25 am
    157 replies
    5021 views
    Last post by lehmanf
    Mon May 02, 2022 8:29 am
  • Haiku Battle
    Also, Senryu poetry is welcome as well.
    1 ... 16, 17, 18by Lumi » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:28 am
    258 replies
    7408 views
    Last post by lehmanf
    Mon May 02, 2022 3:43 am
  • Idk if this would work but let's play a game
    Ok, we will be playing a game I called one word game.
    1, 2, 3, 4by 5h4d0W » Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:19 pm
    58 replies
    1657 views
    Last post by PaigeFantasy
    Tue Apr 12, 2022 9:56 pm
  • Post Your Favorite Lines
    1, 2by Vervain » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:25 pm
    19 replies
    1104 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Sat Apr 09, 2022 3:35 pm
  • Captivating Line Challenge
    by PoetryMisfit » Tue Mar 08, 2022 5:06 am
    4 replies
    222 views
    Last post by PoetryMisfit
    Tue Mar 29, 2022 3:19 am
  • Your character's poetry
    by Rosendorn » Wed Jul 28, 2010 1:37 am
    3 replies
    437 views
    Last post by AlmostImmortal
    Tue Mar 22, 2022 4:40 am
  • The Song Prompt Game
    Link a song, write an excerpt of a story/poem.
    by Evander » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:21 pm
    3 replies
    582 views
    Last post by PoetryMisfit
    Tue Mar 08, 2022 4:48 am
  • Critique game - first three sentences of your novel/story
    Read the first post for rules, please :]
    1, 2by crossroads » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:31 pm
    25 replies
    1623 views
    Last post by PoetryMisfit
    Tue Mar 08, 2022 4:22 am
  • Speedwrite the word above you #4
    1 ... 37, 38, 39by Carlito » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:25 pm
    572 replies
    8993 views
    Last post by lehmanf
    Tue Jan 18, 2022 5:07 am
  • Circle Story
    1, 2by niteowl » Mon Nov 29, 2004 1:57 am
    26 replies
    3259 views
    Last post by lehmanf
    Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:22 am
  • Nocturne
    A simpler poetic form
    by IamI » Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:04 pm
    1 replies
    388 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:36 am
  • Narrative Telephone
    a fun little game maybe
    by Ventomology » Mon Apr 20, 2020 8:56 pm
    1 replies
    593 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Mon Dec 20, 2021 2:33 am
  • Challenge the Person Below You!
    A YWS Writing Challenge
    by Vervain » Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:31 am
    4 replies
    545 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Sun Dec 12, 2021 3:06 pm
  • Modern Gothic Flash Fiction
    You open a thread. It opens within you.
    by Vervain » Sat May 12, 2018 1:09 am
    3 replies
    580 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:20 am
  • Word clouds
    Make word clouds out of your writing!
    by Seirre » Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:09 am
    14 replies
    859 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:16 pm
  • Child of the west
    by Knightdealer » Sat May 08, 2021 5:25 pm
    0 replies
    237 views
    Last post by Knightdealer
    Sat May 08, 2021 5:25 pm
  • And Then
    I start it you end it. Winner gets 100 points.
    by MapleWay » Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:09 pm
    5 replies
    327 views
    Last post by MapleWay
    Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:20 pm
  • Poem snippets
    Build onto the poems peices in this forum, use your imagination.
    by tatteredbones » Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:42 pm
    6 replies
    406 views
    Last post by QueenShadowGem
    Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:40 pm
  • Lying Description - Character Development Game
    by Liminality » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:24 am
    4 replies
    368 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:28 am
  • cinquain poem
    write about any topic
    by legolas1122 » Wed May 13, 2020 12:07 pm
    13 replies
    616 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:57 pm
  • Fugue poem
    A convoluted poem structure for those who want a challenge
    by IamI » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:08 pm
    0 replies
    264 views
    Last post by IamI
    Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:08 pm
  • Creatively Titled Poetry Challenge
    1, 2by KaiTheGreater » Sat Apr 25, 2020 2:25 am
    22 replies
    1311 views
    Last post by alliyah
    Sun May 24, 2020 5:02 pm
  • Willard's Christmas Writing v.3
    this is back
    by Willard » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:55 am
    1 replies
    416 views
    Last post by Willard
    Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:14 am
  • A diffrent type of story maybe ?
    by Rahulkanna » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:17 am
    0 replies
    394 views
    Last post by Rahulkanna
    Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:17 am
  • Cool Idea Generation Game
    A tabletop card game to help you build compelling worlds!
    by MythMashMaster » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:21 pm
    0 replies
    413 views
    Last post by MythMashMaster
    Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:21 pm
  • The Name Game
    A little writing excersize game
    by LittleFox » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:07 pm
    4 replies
    685 views
    Last post by PassionatePoet01
    Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:42 am

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