(5) Word Weekly Writing Challenge

Weekly Writing Prompt #
Week of Date

DOOR Template Instructions
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(5) Words: | 1  | 2  | 3  | 4  |  5 |  

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Poetry Suggestions
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Haiku (5 – 7 – 5)
Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)
Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)
six lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow meter
Nonet (9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1 ) progression downward of syllables
Cinquain (2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 2) five line poem on any theme with the earlier mentioned syllable pattern
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Fictional Suggestions
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Flash Fiction (500 – 300 words)
Any Genre: Mystery – Sci-Fi – Fantasy – Horror – Literary
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SUGGESTIONS FOR FLASH FICTION
***You have room for one main character.
***You have room for one scene.
***Get to main conflict of scene in first sentence.
***You have room for a single plot.
***You have room for a single, simple theme.
***SHOW anything related to the main conflict.
***TELL the backstory; don’t “show” it.
***Save the twist until the end.
***Eliminate all but essential words.

These are not set in gold.
Use your best judgement.
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