"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."
~ Ernest Hemingway
This week we offer you the simplest most difficult nearly impossible a child can do it prompt.
Your poem or prose should be titled “Untitled”. We want you to free write. To purposefully have an untitled poem. Don't give it a name. Don't give us one you have already witten. Write a new one! Let the writing give each person a different name for your poem when they read it. When time permits sit down and spend 15 minutes writing. Don’t pre-plan your poem just plan your time. Sit down at your lap top or grab your pen and paper and just write. We want your raw emotion and imagination of that singular unplanned moment to take over your pen. Maybe right after reading this you can start writing.
Empty your mind so that nothing influences you and when you have done that open the flood gates. Let the ink flow at whatever races to the front of your amazingly creative brain!
The fun thing about it being untitled is that folks maybe can attempt to guess what you are writing about. When you visit some of our shared writings this week see if you can’t figure out what you are reading. Plus it will be kind of fun to see all the poetry blogrolls suddenly pop up with a bunch of "Untitled" poems.
We look forward to seeing what a blank page can do for you. Remember no cheating!! Meditate if you have to and erase the world so that you can once again create it and show it to us. I personally can’t wait to try this and read what others produce.
If you have a prompt idea (even a Music or Film inspired one) that you would like to suggest or share with us please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org . We keep a folder set aside with all your suggestions and just might use it one day.
There 3 simple rules:
1. Don’t link to more than 3 poems per week.
2. Please visit some of the other poems linked here when you link to yours.
3. Leave a comment after you have posted your link.