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  • The "I wrote a poem, but don't need reviews" thread
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5by Nate » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:54 pm
    60 replies
    19886 views
    Last post by avianwings47
    Tue Jan 23, 2024 7:21 am
  • Journal Making Challenge
    Prewriting Event
    by Aley » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:42 am
    14 replies
    7562 views
    Last post by Aley
    Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:40 am
  • Haiku Train
    1 ... 60, 61, 62by BarrettBenedict » Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:14 am
    925 replies
    28687 views
    Last post by Spearmint
    Sun Feb 25, 2024 10:56 pm
  • Make Up The Worst Possible Opening Line Ever
    1 ... 50, 51, 52by Nate » Sat Dec 18, 2004 1:09 am
    778 replies
    36763 views
    Last post by Youbeaucupid
    Sun Feb 11, 2024 9:38 pm
  • Describe the weather
    1, 2by Liminality » Sun Jul 30, 2023 8:51 pm
    29 replies
    434 views
    Last post by humblebard1
    Sun Feb 11, 2024 4:52 pm
  • You know you're a writer when...
    Join in. It's cool.
    1 ... 47, 48, 49by CastlesInTheSky » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:11 pm
    734 replies
    25698 views
    Last post by JazzElectrobass
    Wed Jan 31, 2024 5:32 am
  • Answering machines
    1 ... 9, 10, 11by Luxor » Wed Nov 29, 2006 2:00 am
    164 replies
    11935 views
    Last post by JazzElectrobass
    Mon Jan 29, 2024 5:32 pm
  • Life by Haiku
    1 ... 8, 9, 10by Nate » Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:27 pm
    144 replies
    12041 views
    Last post by herbalhour
    Mon Jan 29, 2024 12:10 pm
  • Create a Useless Superpower
    by GengarIsBestBoy » Tue Jan 23, 2024 9:16 pm
    3 replies
    98 views
    Last post by Spearmint
    Fri Jan 26, 2024 6:44 am
  • Connotations
    1, 2, 3by Liminality » Sun Mar 12, 2023 8:13 am
    40 replies
    568 views
    Last post by avianwings47
    Fri Jan 26, 2024 5:45 am
  • The Name Game
    A little writing excersize game
    by LittleFox » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:07 pm
    7 replies
    843 views
    Last post by avianwings47
    Tue Jan 23, 2024 11:01 pm
  • Write the worst poem you can.
    1 ... 18, 19, 20by Horrorwriter » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:21 am
    290 replies
    16977 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Sun Jan 14, 2024 9:50 am
  • Describe a Table
    Any table. Get creative.
    by Liminality » Sun Jul 16, 2023 1:49 am
    14 replies
    267 views
    Last post by Spearmint
    Fri Jan 12, 2024 7:26 am
  • Help create a poem
    1, 2, 3by deleted11 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 8:35 pm
    39 replies
    1385 views
    Last post by spottedpebble
    Sun Dec 31, 2023 4:48 am
  • Penny for Your Prompts
    Creative writing prompts.
    by spottedpebble » Wed Oct 04, 2023 10:42 pm
    7 replies
    109 views
    Last post by spottedpebble
    Sun Dec 31, 2023 4:31 am
  • What's in your character's bag?
    by Firestarter » Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:34 pm
    3 replies
    554 views
    Last post by GengarIsBestBoy
    Sun Nov 19, 2023 11:36 pm
  • Poem Spot - [ on the spot ]
    1 ... 23, 24, 25by Hannah » Wed Jan 09, 2013 1:50 pm
    363 replies
    37379 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Wed Oct 18, 2023 2:17 am
  • Alliterations
    1, 2, 3by McMourning » Sun Apr 01, 2007 12:29 pm
    43 replies
    4093 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Sat Jul 22, 2023 3:56 am
  • Tanka Train
    Like the haiku train but for tanka
    1, 2, 3, 4by Liminality » Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:50 pm
    57 replies
    2507 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Thu Jul 06, 2023 11:01 pm
  • What would your characters do?
    1 ... 60, 61, 62by Lorrilrakest. » Wed Sep 16, 2009 9:25 pm
    924 replies
    24644 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Mon Jun 05, 2023 10:43 pm
  • What's Happening In The Story?
    interactive creative writing & ideas
    by WinnyWriter » Mon May 15, 2023 6:29 pm
    7 replies
    198 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Wed May 17, 2023 11:12 pm
  • Word clouds
    Make word clouds out of your writing!
    1, 2by Hijinks » Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:09 am
    15 replies
    958 views
    Last post by alliyah
    Tue May 02, 2023 8:23 pm
  • One Word Poems
    We've had one word stories, let's try for one word poems
    1 ... 11, 12, 13by Clarity » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:13 pm
    183 replies
    7643 views
    Last post by Dossereana
    Thu Mar 16, 2023 3:05 am
  • Opposites (a collaborative writing game)
    by Liminality » Mon Dec 05, 2022 9:57 am
    9 replies
    383 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Sun Mar 05, 2023 8:16 am
  • Reverse Scrabble
    Change one letter from the word above you to form a new word.
    by Glauke » Tue May 24, 2011 2:56 am
    5 replies
    308 views
    Last post by Euphory
    Sun Mar 05, 2023 5:58 am
  • writen punctuation
    1, 2, 3by QiGuaiGongFu » Wed Oct 05, 2005 5:05 pm
    30 replies
    2630 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
    14329 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
    166 views
    Last post by Nate
    Fri Dec 23, 2022 6:18 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
    2191 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:39 am
  • Title Feedback [2]
    1 ... 5, 6, 7by Mea » Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:12 pm
    95 replies
    4580 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
    785 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
    8736 views
    Last post by lliyah
    Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:09 pm
  • Rate the first sentence above you
    1 ... 30, 31, 32by lyrical_sunshine » Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:26 pm
    471 replies
    14807 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
    965 views
    Last post by Omni
    Sat Jul 30, 2022 11:22 pm
  • My character would be friends with....
    by Carlito » Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:11 am
    4 replies
    423 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
    1439 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
    5312 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
    7560 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
    1783 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
    1179 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
    263 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
    480 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
    625 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
    1699 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
    9223 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
    3326 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
    432 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
    643 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
    598 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
    661 views
    Last post by Liminality
    Sat Dec 11, 2021 3:20 am

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