Writing Prompts

Writing Prompts

To help inspire you to write, to provide a focus, or offer a new challenge, we’ll be posting fortnightly writing prompts on our Facebook, Twitter and blog.

Often these will be photo prompts, but sometimes they might be word games or particular exercises.  

They might inspire you to write a poem, craft a short story, a biographical piece of writing, a letter, some escapism.

You could decide to keep it to yourself, share with friends and family, or even send it to us! We’d love to feature your responses via our social media channels @DTCSwansea (Twitter) and @DylanThomasCentre (Facebook).

Prompt 1 #NationalWritingDay

 We’re starting our new series of writing prompts today!

Write a poem or a piece of short fiction inspired this image.
Here are two questions to help get you started:  

  • How did it get there?
  • Who was it intended for? 

Prompt 2

Write a poem or a piece of short fiction inspired this image.
Here are two questions to help get you started:  

  • Who lives in a flat like this?
  • What happens in this flat?

Prompt 3

Write a poem or a piece of short fiction inspired this image.

  • Where did this ship sail from?
  • Who is aboard?
  • Why is it in Swansea Marina?
  • Where will it go next?

Prompt 4

Write a poem or a piece of short fiction inspired this image.

  • Who is this?
  • Why are they here?
  • What is their story?

Prompt 5

Write a poem or a piece of short fiction inspired this image.

  • Who is this?
  • How did they end up here?
  • What happens next?

Prompt 6 #InternationalLiteracyDay

Write a poem or a piece of short fiction inspired this image.

  • Who is this?
  • What are they doing up here?
  • What are they looking at?

Prompt 7

Write a poem or a piece of short fiction inspired this image.

  • Who are these two characters?
  • What are they talking about?

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