September 2005
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Your main character is a kleptomaniac.
  2. Submit a story or article to a paying market.
  3. Scene: an arrow lands at someone’s feet.
  4. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following five words: mean, impressive, pumped, equal, prone.
    2. Write about a scar.
    3. Use the phase “it counts extra”.
  5. Write longhand in a notebook or diary.
  6. Use “evildoer” in a story.
  7. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  8. MC has a hidden scar.
  9. Submit to an online journal or magazine.
  10. Scene: Why is he naked? In public?
  11. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following five words: watched, existence, knot, blame, inside.
    2. Today is 9/11/05. Talk about a moment when you (or a character) recalls exactly what he/she was doing, and where s/he was
    3. Use the phrase, “hundreds of miles”.
  12. If you’re overwhelmed today, make a writing appointment for later this week.
  13. Use “spirit and “waste” in a story/poem.
  14. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  15. Give your MC a “pet phrase” s/he overuses.
  16. Write for the Three Cheers Contest this weekend!
  17. Write for the Three Cheers Contest this weekend!
  18. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following five words: conspiracy, still, pushed, head, already.
    2. Write about an obscure or hidden talent.
    3. Use the phrase, “there’s an extra”.
  19. Rewrite your Three Cheers story as a mystery.
  20. Use autumn colors creatively in a story/poem.
  21. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  22. MC is a vegan or vegetarian.
  23. Research contests. Write for one, even if you don’t enter.
  24. Scene: The hospital waiting room. A nurse enters…
  25. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following five words: indiscreet, would, trash, love, day’s (or days).
    2. Use the phrase “I like your…”
    3. Write about a rumor or an urban legend.
  26. Write something just for yourself.
  27. Use “yarn” and “cinnamon” in a story/poem.
  28. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  29. Make your main character “a little bit pregnant”.
  30. Do an in-depth critique of your own work.
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