April 2005
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. A character is wearing clown makeup.
  2. Go to a public place and transcribe overheard dialogue.
  3. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words in a story or essay: bunch, drink, average, names, tophat.
    2. Use the phrase “I expect that behavior from my dog”.
    3. Write about the ringing of bells.
  4. Narrator’s name: Edgar Rush. Write your opening pp.
  5. Use “pungent” in a scene.
  6. Write a scene set in the 1980s.
  7. Find an abandoned story. Change all the char names & rewrite accordingly.
  8. A character is wearing a huge furry hat.
  9. Make a one-hour appt to write today and keep it.
  10. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words in a story or essay: modern, huge, believe, ranting,because.
    2. Write about a situation with nervousness, dread, or tension.
    3. Write about something that happens on the wrong day of the week.
  11. Antagonist: Sylvia Moon. Write a scene of conflict.
  12. Use “robust” in a scene.
  13. Write a scene set in the 1910s.
  14. Find an abandoned story. Post it and ask what changes should be made.
  15. A character is wearing stockings and garters.
  16. Read an archived AB article (and the new one!)
  17. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words in a story or essay: renegade, gone, making, feigned, planned.
    2. Write about one event or incident which is used as a metaphor for another.
    3. Write about plans that change.
  18. Love interest: Robin McCarty. Write a quiet romantic scene.
  19. Use “inclined” in a scene.
  20. Write a scene set in the 1950s.
  21. Find an abandoned story. Change the beginning to have the “opposite” result.
  22. A character has an odd and visible tattoo.
  23. Explore a writing technique book or website.
  24. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words in a story or essay: terrible, mess, other, born, relationship.
    2. Write about weather that reflects a character’s mood.
    3. Write about a rite or ritual.
  25. Hangout is named “Scarlett’s.” Someone unexpected enters. Write the scene.
  26. Use “moribund” in a scene.
  27. Write a scene set in the 2020s.
  28. Find an abandoned story. Start the main action in the first pp and rewrite.
  29. Combine all the Friday prompts into one character!
  30. Check out five links at Mustard & Cress. Submit a review!
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