Write Right Now (Movie Night)


The Oscars are this weekend. Whether or not you’re planning to watch, grab your Milk Duds and popcorn! It’s time to cozy up for a movie (writing) night.

  • Use this action movie title generator and write a narrative to match your title.
  • Motionpoems celebrates collaborations between filmmakers and poets. Write a short screenplay that could accompany one of your favorite poems. Be sure to give lots of details about your imagined action, characters, and setting.
  • What would it take to boost the visuals in your prose? How can you bend reality? Write a story with extra special effects.
  • Considering this list of one hundred best-reviewed classic movies, write a piece that explores a memory of watching a favorite film.
  • Choose one of these Bechdel test failures and invent a scene that could change the dynamics of the movie.
  • Action! Pepper your short story with filmmaking terms.
  • Write a real or imagined scene about a chance meeting between two characters at a movie theater.
  • Silver screen, technicolor, Smell-O-Vision—write a poem borrowing from the historical lexicon of film.
  • Imagine your way into a movie theater and use all of your senses. Smell that buttery popcorn? Feel that scratchy seat? Build a scene or poem out of these (and more!) sensory details.
  • Create a piece borrowing the aesthetics of a retro theater marquee sign.

Did you miss earlier prompts lists? Here they are.

Like what you’ve written? Put it away for a week, then revisit, and revise, revise, revise. When it’s ready to go, submit. If you have feedback, or ideas for prompts, please get in touch.