January 2006
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Do you have a writing resolution for the new year? Make one.
  2. “Pass me the graham crackers.”
  3. Your character is asthmatic.
  4. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  5. A storm rumbles in the distance.
  6. Use “orange” and “greet” in a story/poem.
  7. Set the scene in a coffee house that used to be a bar.
  8. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: sense, times, level, until, living.
    2. Write about something that could have happened, but didn’t.
    3. Complete the phrase, “that’s another way of saying ______.”
  9. “That’s not what George said.”
  10. Your character is a cat person.
  11. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  12. Enter an old flame with money trouble.
  13. Use “element” and “snow” in a story/poem.
  14. Set the scene in an ER waiting room.
  15. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: usually, theirs, listening, jumped, another.
    2. Use the phrase “what a night.”
    3. Write about a sudden change in the weather (literal or metaphorical).
  16. “I’m having trouble breathing.”
  17. Your character has memory blackouts.
  18. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  19. Begin your story/poem with the reading of a will.
  20. Use “toothpick” and “young” in a story/poem.
  21. Set the scene at a parade.
  22. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: emotional, reader, Friday, large, preferably.
    2. Use the phrase “my life has been completely upset.”
    3. Write a sentence (or phrase, or more than one sentence, however much it takes) where the each word begins with the following letters, in order: I, B, S, T, M, A.
  23. “What are the soups today?.”
  24. Your character has a bank balance of $/£43.76.
  25. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  26. Rewrite a conversation. placing your characters horizontal (or vertical).
  27. Use “false” and “fifty-five/55” in a story/poem.
  28. Set the scene in the town where you lived during 3rd grade.
  29. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: trading, crescent, first, battles, short.
    2. Use the phrase, “a week from now.”
    3. Incorporate a mistranslation, or something lost in translation, into your plot.
  30. “I want to watch.”
  31. Your character only eats green food.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email