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Today, I wanted to use my turn as host to spark new writing.
My critique group has been working from
First Line Auction*
I'm providing a bunch of first lines and image prompts from my writer's notebook.....and electronic journal.
Adapted to Poetry Friday = First Line Swap
|Page of my current notebook
Take as many as you like from the ones I give in this post or from comments left by others--- in exchange for your prompts. Please give an equal number as you take in a comment below.
Share what you do with the prompt when you are ready. Or, if you would like to keep it to yourself, that's OK too. Just have fun and let the writing happen.
READY? Each bullet point is a first line prompt....each image is a prompt on its own.
- So many steps down
- Someday, I’ll laugh
- I am obsessed with
- Peaches, ripe and sun warmed were the only items on the table.
- Clouds swam past.
- What is a house dress?
- The sign, in the shape of a…
- I met Glory after a long day and one long night.
- Crow could not find her daughter
- This poem wants writing
- Mother Nature lost her slippers
- A librarian can be
- Coffee, I need coffee like…
- I’m not going to lie
- In the sliver between twilight and night
- That’s some kind of poem
- Pieces of sea glass
- One…two….counting steps
- Inconsequential, insignificant, irrelevant…
- Peanut butter and jealous…
- Don’t worry—there are ladders
- Silver backed maple leaves
- Roxy was Mama’s best sister
- Buskers stood at the edges of the crowd
- The face of our house
- Whale Dancer
Any of these prompt stems or images are yours
Remember to leave as many prompts as you take in the comments below.
*Action: First Lines -- by the book directions
If we were face-to-face we would take turns reading a line aloud to the group.
The group would then discuss the line in terms of what sort of poem they see coming from that opening line and why.
The person offering the line becomes an auctioneer.
Group members make bids for the line. Each suggestion about the line and/or how it could be used becomes a bid.
The auctioneer agrees to give the line -- no strings attached -- to the person with the best bid. Best, might be a level of enthusiasm, creativity, the number of ideas....whatEVer the auctioneer likes.
It's time to link up!