October 2006
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: worried, normally, charging, right, better.
    2. Fill in the blanks: “… used to be ______, but now _____”.
    3. Repeat the same sentence verbatim at least three times.
  2. A fat cat walked beneath a crepe myrtle tree.
  3. Poverty is worldwide.
  4. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  5. A man in black was playing a piano beneath a tree.
  6. What is an idea?
  7. He was a man who loved the world.
  8. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: suggestion, middle, little, there, staring.
    2. List at least three things one of your characters doesn’t want.
    3. Write about something (or someone) that is “the best.”
  9. The sun was out in full violence.
  10. It was her birth of understanding.
  11. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  12. A young man was doing T’ai Chi beside the fountain.
  13. Pain coming and going like waves on the sea.
  14. The cat climbed up on a counter and sat beside a plate of fruit.
  15. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: routines, doesn’t, understand, floor, somebody.
    2. Mention by name at least two kinds of animals.
    3. Write on the theme of “everything comes to an end” (using the phrase is allowed, but not necessary).
  16. The woes of many people haunted him.
  17. The host was a narcissist.
  18. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  19. His steely anger was evident.
  20. They need to wash the windows here.
  21. I’ll do anything for excitement.
  22. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: invested, menial, responsible, jittery, probably.
    2. Write about something done in secret.
    3. Write about unfulfilled desire.
  23. Converation buzzed around her in a pleasant fog.
  24. Two half eaten crackers among the cluttered end table.
  25. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  26. A broken bone.
  27. The lone set of swerving wheel ruts pressed into the snow.
  28. A pearl colored cowboy hat with a blue feather in the band.
  29. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: place, bleeding, around, lying, stayed.
    2. Write about a moment of silence.
    3. Write about needing something.
  30. She’d once been pretty.
  31. She smelled the frosty wet in the looming clouds.
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