June 2005
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Write about an unexpected test result.
  2. Use the title of a book as your opening line.
  3. List five excuses for not writing. Post them!
  4. Write about someone who thinks it’s Monday.
  5. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words in a story or essay: long, company, will, comment, never.
    2. Write about unexpectedly matching clothes.
    3. Write about showmanship in a situation where it’s unexpected.
  6. Protagonist: Birnham Wood. Write the opening paragraphs.
  7. Use “miasma” in a scene.
  8. Work on your “A Midsummer Tale” entry.
  9. Work toward this closing line: “No one did it better.”
  10. Research contests. Write for one, even if you don’t enter.
  11. Write a scene at an unconventional funeral.
  12. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words in a story or essay: rewinds, matter, about, concept, hundred.
    2. Use the phrase “I don’t believe that”.
    3. Write about haggling, or selling something.
  13. Antagonist: Lucy Pleasant. Establish her relationship with Birnham.
  14. Use “hoist” in a scene.
  15. Write about a dinner-and-a-movie date.
  16. Use circles or rings as a theme or symbol in a story.
  17. Buy or borrow a book about the business of writing.
  18. Rearrange and/or reorganize your writing space.
  19. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words in a story or essay: coworker, drive, works, laughed, married.
    2. Write about a character (or yourself) picking a pseudonym.
    3. Write about rearranging things.
  20. Love interest: Selene Widdershin. Write an argument scene.
  21. Use “deadline” in a scene.
  22. Write about someone addressing a crowd.
  23. Think of something you’d be uncomfortable writing about and write about it.
  24. Check out five links at Mustard & Cress and share one you like on the boards.
  25. Write a scene with a 20-something character watching cartoons.
  26. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words in a story or essay: anyhow, surge, woman, party, names.
    2. Write about two or more things happening in the same space (physical or metaphorical) at the same time.
    3. Use the phrase “… can’t remember ever feeling…”
  27. Write the scene revealing the surprise connection between Selene and Lucy.
  28. Use “a house divided” in a scene.
  29. Write about the aftermath of a disasterous wedding ceremony or reception.
  30. Show us a scene with a character who is knitting.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email