Write Away Weekly
“Write. Find a way to keep alive and write. There is nothing else to say. If you are going to be a writer there is nothing I can say to stop you; if you’re not going to be a writer nothing I can say will help you. What you really need at the beginning is somebody to let you know that the effort is real.” —James Baldwin
What’d You Write?
A poetry prompt based on The Silk The Moths Ignore by Bronwen Tate
What Is Write Away Weekly?
- For those who have resolved to commit or recommit to their writing…
- For those who want a fun, creative way to express themselves every week…
- For those looking to breathe new energy into their practice…
- For those who need a little push, a little prompt
Every Saturday you’ll receive an email with a writing prompt and inspiration for the week. Each email is full of examples and craft notes that are practical and insightful.
Now you also can listen to our weekly prompt in podcast form at the Write Away Promptcast! (Found wherever you listen to your podcasts.)
To draft is to garden, to revise is to arrange.
Choose an Emily Dickinson line as an epigraph.
Write from a place of pettiness. Air your pet grievances.
Reflect on a photograph or document in your writing.
Write from a place of fear
Write about September from your corner of the world.
A collage prompt guest curated by our 6-month-old baby.
Write from an area of your expertise.
A contemporary sonnet prompt from poet Dan Brady.
Write about an unlikely friendship
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