I’m tired of my talented tweeps telling me they have nothing interesting to write. (Say that three times fast.) Whether on their blogs or on Twitter… Doesn’t matter.
So. We’re going to mine our tweets for inspiration. (Please do read that when you get a chance—it’s short.) Yes, you will have something to mine. And, no, it will not be boring.
I’ve had numerous fellow writers recently ask me about Twitter prompts.
I have pointed them (you know who you are!) in the direction of a variety of challenges but I think there’s some shyness or confusion somewhere.
Here’s the deal. I am going to give you a prompt each week and you will write a poem or micro fiction or memoir in 140 characters or less.
It will take no time at all and you will soon have a collection to scroll through for your blog. You might spark an idea or an entire blog post. Maybe a flash fiction piece.
I’m going to make this easy.
Every Tuesday I will pin a prompt to the top of my timeline. Why Tuesday? Eh. Why not?
Follow the prompt, write something, and use this hashtag: #Tweets4Blogs
I’m writing haiku
To demonstrate how easy
Tweets 4 Blogs will be
See, in that “haiku”, I’ve also managed to demonstrate how awful the writing can be. But that doesn’t matter. It’s the spark of the idea, remember? Good.
Once you’ve tweeted, move on with your day. That’s it. In a few weeks, use the search bar and enter your handle and the hashtag. Like this:
Look at the garden you have! No, seriously, look at that stuff. It’s gold.
The seeds of inspiration that move like ticker tape on a Twitter timeline don’t have to be masterpieces.
Here’s our mantra: It doesn’t have to be good, it just has to be done.
Two minutes. Every week.
Be your own muse!