Haiku A Day – Day 27

Photo by Gustavo Fring

On the last day of August, we’re wrapping up the Briefly Write ‘Haiku A Day’ Challenge… for now! We hope that these posts have served as inspiration for your poetry writing.

The Briefly Write Weekly Prompt Game runs every Wednesday on Twitter (via @dang_clark) and here on the Prompts page.

Keep your eyes peeled for some fiction inspiration in September – and more poetry prompts too!

And finally, if you’ve been inspired to write poetry, why not send some of your best creations into Briefly Zine? To see the sort of work we publish and support our wonderful contributors, you can check out Issue 2 which is launching on Saturday 5 September!

The Challenge

At Briefly Write we’re firm believers in the power of well-chosen words. The haiku’s tight form will make you pay close attention to word choice and help you hone straight in on the most powerful images.

Here’s what you need to do: Write a haiku. Every day. We might be ending the posts, but we’ll still be writing a daily haiku – and hope carry on too!

We’d love to see what you’ve been creating and hear how you’re getting on: tweet us at @BrieflyWrite or reply in the comments to this post! And if you’ve written a poem you’re especially proud of, have a look at Briefly Zine‘s submission guidelines.


sentiments are strained
don’t know what to think or say:
repeat the old lie


Our challenge is simple: write one haiku every day. Get inspired & join the fun on Twitter or in the comments!

Haiku A Day – Day 20

We’re almost three weeks into the Briefly Write ‘Haiku A Day’ Challenge. Hopefully, our daily posts have been inspiring you to write great poetry.

If fiction is more your thing, we’ve not forgotten about you: in September we’ll be launching a brand-new writing challenge that aims to inspire outstanding micro stories.

Writing every day is a great way to develop and sustain a writing habit. The words don’t always come easily and sometimes we all feel a little devoid of ideas. But getting something committed to paper — a first draft, however rough it is — is always a good way to go. The old saying isn’t wrong: you can’t edit a blank page.

The Challenge

At Briefly Write we’re firm believers in the power of well-chosen words. The haiku’s tight form will make you pay close attention to word choice and help you hone straight in on the most powerful images.

Here’s what you need to do: Write a haiku. Every day.

Following along with the ‘Haiku A Day’ Challenge for a month is an incredible achievement; it will help keep your mind active, hone your writing skills, and ultimately it will mean you have 30 poems — or seedlings — you can revisit, polish up and send off to lit mags!

We’d love to see what you create and hear how you’re getting on: tweet us at @BrieflyWrite or reply in the comments to this post!


step wearily down
well-trodden path, no choice left
leave it all behind


Our challenge is simple: write one haiku every day. Get inspired & join the fun on Twitter or in the comments!