Writing Prompts

The Briefly Write Prompt Game will get you writing. Every Wednesday, a new prompt will be posted on this page and on Twitter.

The aim is to inspire you to write bold, succinct micro fiction or poetry. Your creation can take any form and any style, and the prompts can be interpreted loosely .

Using a prompt is a great way to develop your writing skills. It forces you out of your comfort zone and nudges you towards topics or styles you wouldn’t usually approach. Moreover, the 280-character restriction makes you focus on the important elements of plot and the most powerful images.

If you choose to share your work, remember to include the hashtag #brieflywrite to give your writing more visibility.


This Week’s Prompt

#47: Combine the words OPEN & NOPE

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Past Prompts

#46: Be inspired by REST, RESET, RESIST

#45: Use the words GATHER & MEND

#44: Use the words UNLIKELY & OUTCOME

#43: Combine the words REPLAY & REVENGE

#42: Be inspired by NUMB(ER)

#41: Use the word LIMELIGHT

#40: Write about TIME

#39: Use the word CELEBRATE

#38: Use the word HINDER

#37: Ask yourself a QUESTION

#36: Use the word HIEROGLYPH

#35: Combine the words CHALLENGE & DEFY

#34: Be inspired by PILE THE PILES INTO A PILE

#33: Use the word DISSUADE

#32: Use the word GALLIMAUFRY

#31: Be inspired by SHOULDERS / KNEES / TOES

#30: Use the word DOG-EARED

#29: Be inspired by WHEN THE STARS COME OUT

#28: Use the word TRANSIENT

#27: Write a POEM about a POEM

#26: Be inspired by POSEIDON

#25: Use the words DANGER & REACH

#24: Be inspired to RIP UP THE RULES

#23: Use the words ROCKET, CRACK & RISK

#22: Use the word TRANCE

#21: Answer the question WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG?

#20: Write about a SPELL and a BAGUETTE

#19: Be inspired by ROLLING IN IT

#18: Write something COLD using the word BLAZE

#17: Use the words BEREFT & REPLETE

#16: Use the words DWINDLE & DWELL

#15: Be inspired by BENEATH THE MASK

#14: Mix something WHITE with a NOISE you can hear

#13: Be inspired by I ONCE SAW

#12: Write about the STRUGGLES OF WRITING

#11: Be inspired by TANGLE

#10: Use the words SCRIBBLE & RIDDLE

#9: Be inspired by TAKE ME AWAY

#8: Use the words FLAUNT, UNRULY & NOBODY

#7: Write something NEW

#6: Be inspired by THE LONG WAY HOME

#5: Write a ONE-SENTENCE STORY

#4: Write about WAITING

#3: Write about A LIE

#2: Write about TRACKS

#1: Use the words CHOICE, BLUE & SHUFFLE