Big plans are in place to spice up your November with the #novemberotic 30-day writing challenge on IMPROMPTU Instagram, featuring sweet and sexy writing prompts by myself and my babely compatriot, Joelle Barron. You may be aware that November is National Novel-Writing month - if that’s not your jam (it sure isn’t mine), but you still want to challenge yourself, #novemberotic is for you. What you might expect: saucy word pools, steamy erasures, provocative visuals, and more - posted first thing every morning on @impromptuprompts. I’ve been struggling slightly to keep IMPROMPTU up to date here on my website, so these writing prompts will be posted exclusively on Instagram. Do follow along! Check back in with us November 1st, and be sure to use our hashtag. We can’t wait to see what you come up with (heyo)!
Have you ever noticed how private
a wet tree is
a curtain of razor blades
Love me because nothing happens.
— Leonard Cohen, from Parasites of Heaven
Write a poem or story that begins with “Have you ever noticed…”
Make it ten lines long.
Include an unlikely metaphor, this to say, use an image in such a way as to reverse its usual associative qualities. (i.e. wet tree as a curtain of razor blades).
Use one example of synaesthesia (mixing the senses).
Include a stranger.
Include the colour purple.
“How can you love a city that will not stay?”
— Muriel Rukeyser
Write about a city.