Teen poet and activist, Solli Raphael, shares poetry writing prompts to help young people use their voices to speak out for a better tomorrow. Activity is adapted from Raphael’s poetry collection and book of inspirational writing techniques, Limelight.
“Like figurative speech, writing prompts are another way to stimulate ideas and can enhance the writing process for any poet or writer. A writing prompt is an idea or sentence beginning that someone else has written and you have to finish that sentence off. I used writing prompts quite a lot when I was starting out with my poetry. The poems I keep or consider final aren’t the ones with writing prompts, but the prompts are what the ideas began with and they helped to get my creative thinking cap on.”
Download the prompts here, and start writing!
Limelight is a unique collection of slam poetry paired with inspirational writing techniques. With over 30 original poems in different forms, Raphael’s work tackles current social concerns for his generation, such as sustainability and social equality, all while amplifying his uplifting message of hope. Solli’s book also contains 5 chapters on how to write and read poetry, how to manage stage fright and writer’s block, and encouraging tips on how we can all make tomorrow better than today.
As a voice of his generation, and at a time when youth movements worldwide hold much importance, Raphael is taking on the world…one word at a time.
Limelight is available wherever books are sold.